Carrot Rose Tart

This post contains affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.

This beautiful carrot rose tart is an elegant way to present vegetables at brunch or dinner.

I wish I had something romantic to say to you about this tart, but the fact is I don’t. Sometimes tarts are just tarts, despite how it had been sitting in my mind for a while, waiting for the time I’d finally be able to get three colors of carrots at the market.

Carrot Rose Tart - This beautiful carrot rose tart is an elegant way to present vegetables at brunch or dinner.

Sometimes you just need to create something methodical like this, spending time peeling carrots and wrapping their resultant strips around themselves. All the better if you can do it in a quiet house, although my house was anything but quiet while this was happening.

It’s OK, though. If I can lose myself within the task of creating something, so can you. I may not have the patience I need to have with my kids most days, but I can recapture that in making recipes, even when I know those same kids will prefer other foods.

Carrot Rose Tart celebrates the beauty of a simple vegetable.

This carrot rose tart was born after seeing similar tarts created out of apples. Although apples have that beautiful curve that lends to a more rose-y shape,  the carrot strips are easy to work with.

Carrots deserve to be celebrated. I mean, everyone likes carrots, but no one really says, “Ooh, I could really go for a carrot right now.” Not really fair to carrots is it?

The crust is filled with an herbed neufchâtel cheese, then topped with the carrots. The carrots retain some of their crispness, so this tart reminds me of the garden veggie “pizzas” my mother and I used to eat a lot of when I was a teen.

Carrot Rose Tart is a beautiful way to present the familiar vegetable for brunch or dinner.

Although forming the carrot roses does take some time, it’s fairly methodical work. You don’t need to use multiple varieties of carrots for this, if you can’t find them; it just makes the final product prettier. My favorite are the purple carrots, which have orange insides and create the most lovely strips.

Try this carrot rose tart for your next brunch!

Love this recipe? Please leave a 5-star review below!
It means so much when you enjoy my recipes, so let me know how it goes and leave a comment if you have any questions.

Carrot Rose Tart

Carrot Rose Tart

This beautiful carrot rose tart is an elegant way to present vegetables at brunch or dinner.
Author : Megan Myers
5 from 1 vote
Print Pin Recipe Review
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 280 kcal


  • 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 8 tablespoons cold butter, cut into chunks
  • 3-4 tablespoons ice water
  • 1 pound carrots
  • 8 ounces neufchâtel cheese, softened
  • 1 tablespoon chopped chives
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon cracked pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • In a food processor, pulse together flour, thyme, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Pulse in butter until mixture is crumbly, then pour water in through the tube, 1 tablespoon at a time, and pulse until a cohesive dough forms.
  • Press dough into a tart pan, trim edges, and put into the freezer.
  • Wash carrots and cut long strips using a vegetable peeler. They do not need to be evenly sized; irregularity will make the carrots look more rose-like.
  • In a small bowl mix together cheese, chives, parsley, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and pepper.
  • Remove tart from the freezer and spread cheese mixture into the crust.
  • To form the carrot roses, roll up a strip of carrot, then roll another strip around it. Continue until you have the desired size, then gently press carrot rose into the cheese so it retains shape.
  • Continue until tart is filled.
  • Drizzle olive oil over the top of the tart and bake for 25-30 minutes.


Serving: 1 ServingsCalories: 280 kcalCarbohydrates: 21 gProtein: 5 gFat: 20 gSaturated Fat: 11 gCholesterol: 52 mgSodium: 418 mgFiber: 2 gSugar: 3 g

Nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate based on online calculators. Any nutritional information found on Stetted should be used as a general guideline only.

Tried this recipe?Leave a comment below!

About Megan

I focus on fresh ingredients and easy methods, with spins that keep meals interesting. Dinnertime shouldn’t be stressful or complicated, and I’m here to help you enjoy the time spent in the kitchen. Read more…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.