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Spiced Sweet Potato Tian

4 to 6 Servings

1 hour 20 minutes 20 minutes active, plus cooling

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When you prepare sweet potatoes like this, you get the best of both worlds: tender, buttery rounds of sweet potato with crisped, browned edges. To balance the natural sweetness of the potatoes, we toss the slices with vinegar, spices and red pepper flakes, then tuck sliced shallot and sage or rosemary leaves in between the layers. Sweet potatoes can vary greatly in size. Try to choose medium-sized ones of about the same diameter so the slices fit neatly in the pie plate. The quickest way to slice the potatoes is with a mandoline—aim for slices about ⅛-inch thick. Serve this with a pork roast or pork chops, or alongside the roasted turkey on the Thanksgiving table.

4 to 6



Don’t worry if you don’t have a mandoline—you can slice the potatoes by hand. Just try to keep the slices thin and even, no thicker than ¼ inch, or they will take longer in the oven.

1 hour 20 minutes

20 minutes active, plus cooling



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Thomas F.
February 16, 2023
Very good
A nice compromise between people who prefer sweet and savory. This dish has sweet, savory, spicy, and acidic flavors.
Pat B.
February 18, 2023
Super side dish
Looking to change up our menu, I choose this recipe instead of a loaded potato with steak. It was great. A change of pace, not hard to fix, and really enjoyed it. Give this a try, it is worth it.
Devin E.
November 24, 2023
Easy and delicious
Made this for Thanksgiving, and it turned out great! It was easy to peel the potatoes and slice on a mandolin. The butter mixture was great and the red pepper flakes gave it a nice heat. We topped it with maple syrup at the table, and it was a nice mix of sweet and spicy. I would definitely make this again.