TikTok's Viral Upside-Down Pastry Is The Perfect Blend Of Sweet Meets Savory
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TikTok's Viral Upside-Down Pastry Is The Perfect Blend Of Sweet Meets Savory

Finding our way around the kitchen comes naturally for some and can be a bit intimidating for others. Especially when it comes to baking — there’s chemistry, ratios ingredients, and measurements to learn that all take a little more precision (and patience) to master.

Thankfully, there’s a new baking sensation to hit our timelines that offers a simple-to-follow and delicious-to-eat creation, that puts the ‘ease’ back into easy baking. And did we mention it was upside-down?


Upside down puff pastry with caramelized shallots, ham and gruyere cheese 🧀

This upside-down pastry trend is all about taking a combination of your favorite sweet or savory ingredients and loading them into a buttery, puff pastry to bake and enjoy. The now viral recipe was originally started by TikTok creator, @lilyghodrati, and has since accumulated over 51 million views and 3.4 million likes.


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Pastry lovers from all levels of baking knowledge have been captivated by just how easy it is to make their own variation of this treat, taking a spin on the recipe with different fruits, spreads, veggies, cheeses, oils, and herbs to try.

What makes this pastry so fun to recreate is just how personalized and creative you can get with what goes inside — like making it tangy with onions, balsamic vinegar, oregano, and parmesan cheese, or keeping things sweet with peaches, berries, and honey. The options and flavor combinations are endless.

Traditional Danish and puff pastry desserts are usually constructed by placing the puff pastry on the baking sheet first and adding the filling of your choice on top. However, this new take on the classic dessert does just the opposite by laying your ingredients on the tray and covering them with a puff pastry on the top — thus creating a flakey, treat with a surprise inside.

So if you have a sweet tooth to satisfy and 30 minutes on your hands, we’ve got the step-by-step guide to making these must-try treats at home.

Upside Down Puff Pastry Viral TikTok Recipe


  • 1 sheet store-bought puff pastry, thawed
  • 4 tsp honey
  • 1 apple or peach, sliced
  • 1 cup of assorted berries
  • 1 egg for egg wash


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Place a small rectangle dizzle of honey on the parchment paper.
  4. Top with thinly sliced fruit (such as apples, peaches, or berries) that overlap slightly.
  5. Cover with a square of puff pastry.
  6. Crimp the edges of the pastry to seal it.
  7. Brush the pastry with egg wash.
  8. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the pastry is golden brown and the fruit is tender.
  9. Let cool for a few minutes before serving.


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