Japanese Sweet Potato Tart

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We can’t say no to puff pastry everything at Haute Appetite. Mixing the savoury in baked goods is always a must so that we don’t have a sweet overload. Squash varieties are well known for being used in desserts (think pumpkin pie!) and we love how this Japanese Sweet Potato is used to create a delicately sweet yet savoury tart. Dotted with sesame seeds on top, this puffed tart is a Japanese-inspired dream.

Japanese Sweet Potato Tart

by Alyssa Noui


1 pkg frozen butter puff pastry (2 sheets)

1 medium japanese sweet potato

3 tablespoons butter

3 tablespoons almond milk

½ teaspoon vanilla extract

¼ teaspoon cinnamon

2 tablespoons muscovado sugar


1 egg yolk

1 teaspoon black sesame seeds



  1. Preheat oven to 425F
  2. Thaw puff pastry on the countertop or in the refrigerator. Keep chilled.
  3. Cut sweet potato into large chunks and steam for about 15 minutes or until soft. Remove from heat.
  4. While the sweet potato cooks, melt butter over medium heat until the milk solids just begin to brown. Turn heat off and cool.
  5. When potato is just able to be handled, remove skin, mash and pass through a strainer or ricer for smoother texture.
  6. Stir in browned butter, milk, vanilla, cinnamon and sugar until incorporated. Cool mixture until room temperature.
  7. Unfold puff pastry sheets onto a lightly floured surface or parchment paper. Spread mixture on one sheet, leaving a 1 inch border. Alternatively you can split the pastry lengthwise and make 2 rectangular tarts, spreading mixture and leaving a ½ inch border. On the unfilled sheets using a pastry roller or a knife, cut slits leaving a one inch border and spaced out top to bottom. Cover the mixture with this sheet and line up the corners and edges. Using a fork, press down along the rim to seal the edges. Brush with egg wash and garnish with black sesame seeds. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until golden brown and puffed.


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