Potato, Beet, and Apple “Tian”

A tian is a native dish to Provence and is basically a colorful, yummy, simple vegetable casserole.  You might recognize Ratatouille as a tian. I wanted to make something the “looked” and tasted Christmas-ey, so I came up with this idea.  It was easy and very yummy.



1 pound of fresh beets

1 pound yukon gold potatoes

1 pound apples (I like honey crisp apples the best)

1 tsp thyme

1 tsp rosemary

1 tsp onion powder

1 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp pink Himalayan salt

1/2 tsp black pepper

Spray olive oil


  1. Wrap beets in foil and bake for an hour or until the beets are softened.  Cool the beets.
  2. Slice the potatoes, apples and beets to a 1/4 inch thickness.
  3. Stack the potato, apple and beet slices into individual stacks.  Fan out the stacks in a cast iron skillet to make a pretty pattern.  Spray the vegetables with a light coat of olive oil.  Sprinkle with spices.
  4. Cover with foil and bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes.  Uncover and bake for 25 more minutes.

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