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Tarte Tatin

Moderate
Ready in:
25 min
Serves 6-8

Authentic French recipe

Tarte Tatin is a classic French dessert. It was invented by accident by the Tatin sisters who dropped an apple tart and finished baking it upside down.

Ingredients

  • 750 g Red apples
  • 50 g Sugar
  • 75 g Honey
  • 1 Zest of orange
  • 1 Vanilla Bean
  • 50 g Butter
  • 8 Puff pastry cut to the size of the moulds

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Directions

  • 1. Melt the sugar over low heat in a saucepan.When it is caramel in colour, add the honey followed by the orange zest, vanilla bean split in two and scraped, and the butter.
  • 2. Add the apples which have been peeled, cored and cut in six.
  • 3. Lower heat and cook gently, stirring with a spatula from time to time being careful not to break up the apple pieces.
  • 4. Test to see if the apples are cooked with the tip of a knife. They should be tender.
  • 5. Arrange three or four pieces of hot apple in individual silicone or metal moulds lined with plastic film. The shape of the moulds does not matter as long as they are no more than 1 ¼ cm high.
  • 6. Press gently to even out. Cover with plastic film and place in the refrigerator.
  • 7. Demould and place the apples on top of the pieces of cooked puff pastry, then heat in the oven at 120°C for 10 minutes.
  • 8. Serve with vanilla ice cream or crème fraîche.

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