Tarte Tatin is a classic French dessert. It is a delicious upside-down apple tart that is sure to impress your guests! Plus, it is easy to make!
For my Tarte Tatin, I used the recipe from Jean-Francois Mallet in his French cookbook “Simplissime Desserts”. I love this book as its recipes are very easy to follow, and always delicious. As a far as I know, this book has not been translated into English, but you can find the French version here:
The dough needed for the tart is the French “pâte feuilletée.” Its US equivalent is Puff Pastry.
This is what I found at my local store that was closest to the “pâte feuilletée” you would find in a French grocery store. It actually says “European Bakery Style Dough” on the pack:
All the other ingredients are easy to find.
Here is what you will need:
|6 tablespoons of Honey|
|70 grams of Unsalted Butter|
|1 pack of Puff Pastry|
Making the tart
Step 1: Peel the apples and cut them into quarters. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Step 2: In a hot skillet, put the butter and the honey. Once the butter and honey are hot, add the apples and caramelize them for about 5 minutes.
Step 3: Put the apples in a cake pan. Wait for the apples to cool down, and cover them with the puff pastry. Use a fork to make little holes in the dough. Like this:
Step 4: Bake in the oven for 1 hour at 350 degrees. When it comes out of the oven, it looks like this:
Step 5: Wait for the tart to cool down for about 5 minutes, and then, turn it upside down onto a serving plate:
TIP: to turn the upside-down tart right-side up, you can put the serving plate upside down on top of the pan. Then, firmly hold the pan and invert it quickly onto the plate.
Serve immediately. The Tarte Tatin is served warm, usually with vanilla ice cream or light cream.