Sweet Potato Tårta

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Jun. 06, 2007

Marcus Samuelsson is my husbands favorite Swedish/Ethiopian chef, I add this dish to our holiday menu, but can be used anytime of the year. This is from Marcus' recipe book, Aquavit: and the New Scandinavian Cuisine


Unsalted butter 1 Tablespoon , softened
Orange zest 1 , grated
Orange juice 1 Cup (16 tbs) , freshly squeezed
Heavy cream 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Honey 2 Tablespoon
Cinnamon stick 4 Inch
Tarragon sprigs 2
Sweet potatoes 2 , sliced vey thin (peeled)
Kosher salt To Taste
Fresh ground black pepper To Taste


1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.

2. Grease a 9 1/2" - deep dish - pie plate or round 2 quart baking dish with butter.

3. Combine zest, juice, cream, honey, cinnamon, and tarragon in medium saucepan and bring JUST to boil. Reduce heat and simmer 30 minutes. Remove from heat and discard cinnamon sticks.

4. Layer potatoes in pie plate or dish, pouring some cream mixture over each layer and seasoning each layer with salt and pepper. Pour any remaining liquid over last layer of potatoes.

5. Bake 1 to 1 1/2 hours, until potatoes are tender and liquid has been absorbed.

6. Cut into wedges and serve.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Preparation Time: 30 Minutes
Cook Time: 90 Minutes
Ready In: 120 Minutes
Servings: 6