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Apple Tarte Tatin

Apple Tarte Tatin

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Chef John

The beauty of a recipe that uses just pastry dough, butter, apples, and sugar to make the magic, is that no matter how yours comes out you'll enjoy it.

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 351 kcal
  • 18%
  • Fat:
  • 15.7 g
  • 24%
  • Carbs:
  • 52.8g
  • 17%
  • Protein:
  • 2.4 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 15 mg
  • 5%
  • Sodium:
  • 198 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  2. Coat a 10-inch oven-proof skillet with butter. Sprinkle sugar evenly over the top of the butter.
  3. Place apple quarters, rounded sides down, on top of the butter and sugar in a circular pattern.
  4. Place skillet over medium-high heat and cook until butter melts and sugar dissolves and begins to caramelize. Continue to cook until apples soften and caramel begins to brown, 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from heat.
  5. Sprinkle work surface with flour and roll pie dough into an 11-inch circle. Pinch edge to create a ruffle around crust.
  6. Place crust on top of apples and tuck in edges around apples.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven until crust is golden brown, about 20 minutes. Allow to cool for 5 minutes. Place a plate over the top of the pan and carefully invert to release tarte from the pan. Scrape any remaining apples stuck to the pan back on top of crust.
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Reviews

Julia H
10
2/5/2013

Pam, if you watch his video on this recipe it shows exactly how he does it and takes the mystery of the butter away. We plan on making this with the added bonus of watching his video first.

Columbiagorgelvr
10
12/27/2012

This is a marvelous recipe. It was so very delicious that I have made 3 in 2 weeks. Being adventurous, it sounded kind of like a pecan sticky bun which I adore, so I included whole pecans just before the carmelized apples were to go into the oven. Then I topped it with some cinnamen and topped it with the crust. It was appreciated by all.

Monique
4
8/20/2013

I used medium sliced apples and packed them closer together. Also used shredded almonds and 1 tsp cinnamon. Being very naughty I used store bought puff pastry. It was fantastic!