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Upside down carrot tart recipe

Upside down carrot tart recipe

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Try something different with your veg and make this showstopping upside down carrot tart recipe. A savoury twist on a classic French tarte tatin, this surprisingly easy tart combines caramelised carrots, buttery puff pastry and crumbled cheese for an impressive vegetarian dinner. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 10 mins to prepare and 50 mins to cook
  • 531 calories / serving
  • Vegetarian


  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 30g unsalted butter
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • 4 sprigs thyme, leaves removed & chopped, plus extra sprigs to garnish
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 600g carrots, peeled & cut into 2cm chunks
  • 375g ready-rolled light puff pastry sheet
  • 40g Greek-style salad cheese, crumbled

For the salad dressing

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • ½ tsp Dijon mustard
  • 90g bag mixed leaves

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    32g 46%
  • Saturates

    17g 84%
  • Sugars

    19g 21%
  • Salt

    1.1g 18%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 52.8g Protein 8.2g Fibre 8.4g


  1. Preheat the oven to gas 6, 200°C, fan 180°C. Melt 10g butter in a small saucepan over a low heat and add the sliced onions. Stir regularly and cook for 10 mins until soft and golden brown. 
  2. Meanwhile, melt the remaining butter with the sugar and chopped thyme in a large frying pan. Stir until the sugar is fully dissolved. Add the carrots to the pan in a single layer and pour in 75ml water. Cook for 10-12 mins, turning once halfway. The carrots should be golden at the bottom and a very small amount of liquid should remain in the pan.
  3. Unroll the puff pastry and cut out a circle 2cm wider than a 22cm pie dish. Tip the cooked carrots into the pie dish and arrange in a single layer. Sprinkle over the caramelised onions.
  4. Carefully place the pastry on top, tucking the overhanging pastry down the inside sides of the pie dish. Bake for 30 mins until puffed and golden.
  5. Whilst the tart is cooking, whisk the dressing ingredients together. Toss with the mixed salad.
  6. Remove the carrot tart from the oven and leave to cool for 5 mins before turning out onto a serving plate. Sprinkle over the crumbled salad cheese, decorate with a few extra thyme leaves and serve immediately with the salad.

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