Caramelized Upside-Down French Sweet Potato Pie {Tarte Tatin}

Caramelized Upside-Down French Sweet Potato Pie {Tarte Tatin}

Caramelized Upside-Down French Sweet Potato Pie

Holiday Spiced Sweet Potatoes are our seasonal favorite side dish, where thinly sliced sweet potatoes are baked with rich cream, brown sugar, warm spices, salt and pepper.

Apple Tarte Tatin, the world famous upside-down apple tart with buttery caramel-y flavors, is super easy to make and results in one impressive dessert time and again.

Here, the recipes are blended together – where the French tart’s apples are replaced with sweet potatoes and seasoned with pumpkin pie spices (cinnamon, ginger, lemon peel, nutmeg, clove, cardamom) for a unique pie that will definitely make it onto my Thanksgiving menu this year. Caramelized Upside-Down French Sweet Potato Pie makes a fabulous dessert, but could be equally successful served as a sweet-savory vegetable side dish, perhaps along side a Standing Rib Roast or Holiday Turkey.

Caramelized Upside-Down French Sweet Potato Pie Recipe

Caramelized Upside-Down French Sweet Potato Pie {Tarte Tatin}
Caramelized Upside-Down French Sweet Potato Pie {Tarte Tatin}

Ingredients:

  • 2 large sweet potatoes
  • olive oil
  • 6 T. sugar
  • 6 T. butter
  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • kosher salt
  • fresh ground black pepper
  • fresh grated nutmeg
  • pumpkin pie spice (cinnamon, ginger, lemon peel, nutmeg, clove, cardamom)
  • ground cinnamon

Caramelized Upside-Down French Sweet Potato Pie {Tarte Tatin}

Method:

Peel and slice sweet potatoes into 1/8″ thick disks. A mandoline is a handy tool for slicing the potatoes. Lightly toss potatoes with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Cook on a baking sheet at 400°F until tender (about 20 minutes). Remove from oven and let cool to room temperature.

Heat butter and sugar in a tarte tatin pan or oven-proof skillet over medium-high heat until sugar begins to caramelize. Add potatoes to the pan in a single-layer overlapping fashion. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, nutmeg, pumpkin pie spice. Then add more layers of potato and repeat the seasonings. Cook on the stovetop for an additional 5 minutes.

Cut a sheet of puff pastry into a round slightly larger than the pan. Turn off the heat and lay the pastry over the potatoes. Tuck the edges under the potatoes. Poke a few steam holes in the pastry.

Bake in a 400°F oven on the top shelf for 20 + minutes or until the pastry is puffed and golden brown. Allow to rest for 5 minutes. Loosen the edges with a small heat-resistant spatula then invert onto a platter.

Caramelized Upside-Down French Sweet Potato Pie {Tarte Tatin}

Sprinkle the top of the pie with cinnamon, salt flakes, and fresh ground pepper. Serve warm. A glass of milk or a dollop of sour cream makes a nice accompaniment to this sweet-savory fusion pie.

Caramelized Upside-Down French Sweet Potato Pie {Tarte Tatin}
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15 thoughts on “Caramelized Upside-Down French Sweet Potato Pie {Tarte Tatin}”

  1. i really cannot type any words that are worthy of what i am looking at on this page. instead of a cake i was planning on making tomorrow, i will make this beautiful share. all i need is a trip to the market, my oven, and two forks… the friend that is joining me for an evening of hanging out is going to lose their mind. props~

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