Free Recipe Apple Tarte Tatin

Recipe Type: D Recipes

Recipe Preparation: bake

Cooking Ingredients for Apple Tarte Tatin Recipe

6 lg Firm; sweet apples (such as
-Winesap, Golden Delicious
-or Matsu), peeled and
-halved (6 to 8)
1 Lemons; halved (1 to 2)
1 c Sugar
1/4 c Water
4 tb Unsalted
1/2 lb Puff pastry

Apple Tarte Tatin Preparation

Apples are most bountiful during the fall, and there”s no better way to impress your family or dinner guests than with a freshly baked Apple Tarte Tatin, a simple and elegant dessert created by two sisters from the Loire Valley who earned their living making what the French call tarte des demoiselles Tatin, or the tart of two unmarried women named Tatin. This famous French upside-down apple tart is made by covering the bottom of a shallow baking dish with butter and sugar, then a layer of apples and finally a pastry crust. while baking, the sugar and butter turn into a delicious caramel that becomes the topping when the tart is inverted onto a serving plate. Choose firm apples that won”t soften while baking, like Northern Spy, Winesap or Granny Smith. You can save time and add richness to the tart by using a store-bought puff pastry, instead of making p‰te brisZe or p‰te sucrZe. Whichever pastry you use, make sure to keep it well-chilled. Martha Stewart likes to make this tart in a cast iron skillet because it helps the fruit to caramelize, but any heavy-duty nonstick pan with a heat-proof handle will do. Tarte Tatin can be made in advance and left in the pan; simply rewarm it on the stove over low heat to loosen the caramel, making it easy to remove from the pan. For a change, try making this dessert with peaches or pears, and don”t forget to serve it with a dollop of freshly whipped cream, cr