Apple Tarte Tatin

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Carmelized apples are covered with puff pastry, baked upside-down, and dramatically inverted to serve. Try experimenting with other fruits like pears, quince, or peaches.

recipe updated Oct 8, 2019


  • Apple icon
    700g (about 4¾)
  • Salted butter icon
    Salted butter
    50g (about 3½ tbsp)
  • Water icon
    100ml (½ cup)
  • Granulated sugar icon
    Granulated sugar
    200g (about 1 cup)
  • Puff pastry icon
    Puff pastry
    x 1 (about 1200g)


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Step preview

  1. Pre-heat - 190°C
  2. Add apple to a clean large mixing bowl then set aside
  3. Add salted butter to a clean small bowl then set aside
  4. Add water to a clean small bowl then set aside
  5. Add granulated sugar to a clean large cast iron skillet
  6. Heat slowly until completely melted - low heat
  7. Transfer water to large cast iron skillet carefully
  8. Transfer fruit to large cast iron skillet
  9. Mix
  10. Cook until lightly browned - 5 min
  11. Transfer content of small bowl to large cast iron skillet
  12. Add puff pastry to the large cast iron skillet
  13. Bake until golden brown - 25 min, 190°C
  14. Let cool - 5 min
  15. Invert carefully
  16. Serve immediately
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