French-Style Apple Tart (Tarte Tatin)

Apple tart made in French style is known as Apple Tarte Tatin, which is same as an upside down tart. Easy, simple and simply decadent Apple Tarte Tain recipe you'll ever find, you only need 4 ingredients to make this.
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A Tarte Tatin is a classic French dessert that is basically just an upside-down pie. It is said to have been invented by the Tatin sisters at the Hotel Tatin back in 1880’s when Stephanie Tatin got distracted while baking an apple pie and left her apples cooking in the butter and sugar too long. Upon realizing her mistake and trying to save the pie, she placed her pastry on top of the pan of apples and finished it off then turned it out into a platter. The hotel guest loved it and a new classic was born.

Tips: Granny Smith, Honeycrisp or Fuji apples are all great choices to use in this recipe. A Tarte Tatin can also be made with other fruits such as pears or apporcots.

If desired, you can prepare the caramelized apples the day before and store in the refrigerator. Remove from refrigerator at least 30 minutes prior to baking. When ready to bake top apples with pastry crust and continue as directed.

This recipe was prepared in a springform pan. It can also be prepared in any 8-9” oven-proof skillet.

  • Prep time: 20 min.
  • Cook time: 60 min. plus cooling time
  • Servings: 8

It’s time to make Apple Tarte Tatin

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French-Style Apple Tart (Tarte Tatin)

This Classic French Apple Tarte Tatin recipe is a pure pleasure to enjoy during apple season. Despite the scary name it is very easy to make, requires only one pan, simple ingredients and a tiny portion of your day. Enjoy this golden caramelized treat with the fragrant vanilla bean ice cream.

Prep Time 20 mins Cook Time 60 mins Total Time 1 hr 20 mins Difficulty: Advanced Best Season: Suitable throughout the year

What You'll Need To Do....

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.

  2. Spread softened butter over the bottom of a 8-9” springform pan or ovenproof skillet.

  3. Sprinkle sugar over the butter layer.

  4. Layer apples in a repeating circular pattern over the sugar layer.

  5. Bake for 20 minutes or until the caramelized sugar is bubbling in between the apples. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool completely.  Turn off oven. 

  6. Once apples have completely cooled, Preheat oven to 350°F. Roll out dough on lightly floured surface to a circle slightly larger than your baking pan.

  7. Place pastry on top of apples.

  8. Bake for 20-30 minutes or until golden brown.

  9. Remove from oven, cool for 10 minutes.

  10. Invert a serving platter on top of pan. Quickly and carefully flip so that the apples are now on top of the pastry.

  11. Serve warm with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.


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