Sweet, warming and satisfying
Serves 8
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Sweet memories are formed with this spiced sweet potato and zucchini tart, a fantastic holiday treat with hearty ingredients and warming flavours. Roll the slices and bake them upright for an impressive final look that’ll put a smile on the faces of your guests; with how much you can pack into a pan, we assure you they’ll be satisfied, too.


  • 40 g butter
  • 2 medium (300 g) brown onions, sliced thinly
  • 2 clove garlic, chopped finely
  • 1 medium (200 g) red capsicum, chopped finely
  • 1 cup (120 g) almond meal (ground almonds)
  • ¼ cup (20 g) grated parmesan
  • ½ tsp finely chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 egg, beaten lightly
  • 3 large (1.5 kg) orange sweet potatoes
  • 5 medium (600 g) zucchini
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp ras el hanout
  • 2 tbsps currants
  • 2 tbsps extra virgin olive oil, extra
  • Baby coriander, to serve

Preheat oven to 200 C (180 C fan-forced). Grease a 27 cm (top measurement) enamelled frying pan or a 22 cm springform cake pan; line base and side of cake pan with baking paper. Place on an oven tray.


Heat butter in a medium frying pan over medium heat. Cook the onion and garlic, stirring occasionally, for 15 mins or until caramelised. Add the capsicum; cook for a further 3 mins or until soft. Remove from the heat; cool for 5 mins. Stir in half the almond meal, the parmesan, rosemary and egg. Transfer to the base of frying pan or cake pan.


Cut unpeeled sweet potatoes into 2 mm slices lengthways and zucchini into 1 mm slices lengthways. Combine oil and spice in a small bowl. Brush sweet potato slices with oil mixture. Lay 1 slice of zucchini over each sweet potato slice. Roll each into a spiral and stand, spiral-side up, on onion base. Press lightly into base to secure rolls.


Sprinkle over remaining almond meal and currants. Drizzle with extra oil; season.


Bake the tart, covered with foil, for 30 mins. Remove the foil. Bake for a further 20 mins or until top is crisp and sweet potato is tender. Cool a few minutes before scattering with coriander.

TIP You might need a second pair of hands to hold the first few rolls in position. Not suitable to freeze or microwave.

Photo: bauersyndication.com.au

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