Tarte Tatin recipe – An easy dessert with wow factor

If you can’t be in France, bring some of your favourite French things to your table. After trying my first Tarte Tatin in Paris many years ago I was determined to recreate the magical taste of the famous French dessert.

I hoped that one bite of buttery pastry and caramelised apple would transport me back to that moment in the café in the Marais where I lingered over my pastry and watched the passing Parisians go about their daily lives.

These days I love spending time with friends and family over a long leisurely lunch and I often make my favourite Tarte Tatin. This dessert is very easy but looks amazing and is incredibly delicious – I hope you try and enjoy this recipe and that it transports you to France, wherever you are.

Tarte Tatin

Tarte Tatin

Ingredients

1 sheet/packet of puff pastry 375g (butter/the best you can get e.g. Careme)

5 large apples – peeled, cored and quartered (you can use any type of apples)

The juice and finely grated zest of 1 lemon

200g golden caster sugar

75 grams of butter, cubed

Directions

1  Preheat oven to 200ºC/180ºC fan forced

2  Add lemon juice and zest to the apple and stir well

3  Roll out pastry so it is approx 3cm bigger than a 26cm frying pan (cast iron is best) and prick all over with a fork

4  Add the sugar and butter to the frying pan. Over high heat stir until the sugar has melted and the mixture is light brown/caramel in colour

5  Remove your pan from the heat and carefully arrange the apple pieces in a circle pattern in the pan, taking care to cover as much as the caramel as possible

6 Carefully place the pastry on top of the apple and caramel and tuck the overhang edges down into the sides of the pan

7  Cook for 30 minutes or until the pastry is golden brown

8  Be very careful to remove the pan from the oven, place a dinner plate over the pan and flip the pan quickly so the tart is now on the plate. Remove the pan and there you will find  your delicious Tarte Tatin

9  Serve your tart with lashings of cream or ice cream


If you would like to plan a Parisian food adventure of your own take a look at my tips for planning the ultimate foodie trip to Paris


I have added this article to All About France – a wonderful collection of French travel and lifestyle blogs


 

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  1. 10th January 2017 / 1:30 PM

    J’adorrrre a good tarte tatin and you’ve reminded me just how easy they are to make. Thanks for linking to #AllAboutFrance Katy!

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