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Best Apple Tart Tatin

By Ally @allykitchen
Best Apple Tart Tatin

How can something so simple be so delicious! This Apple Tart Tatin focuses on the star. The apples. Oh, yes, you'll say 'seconds please'!

Easy Apple Recipes

It's an apple pie. It's an upside down pie. It's both! Yes, this apple tart tartin can be made ahead then popped in the oven then ready when dinner's over and you want an impressive dessert!

Things to Make with Apples

One key to this recipe is to first make the Skillet Spiced Apples and Coconut. You won't be disappointed. And, you can use for other things like topping on ice cream, yogurt, pancakes, waffles, French toast and more!

Cooking Apple Varieties

Do you know apples have various varieties? With a lot of apple varieties, how do you choose when a recipe calls for 'Cooking apples' Here are suggestions that help you to choose the right flavor such as gala, fiji, honeycrisp, Jonagold, pink lady, etc. Give it a try now!

Apple Tart Tatin

According to Wikipedia there's a story behind the tart tatin definition.

"The tarte Tatin was created accidentally at the Hôtel Tatin in Lamotte-Beuvron, Loir-et-Cher, 169 km (105 mi) south of Paris, in the 1880s. The hotel was run by two sisters, Stéphanie and Caroline Tatin. There are conflicting stories concerning the tart's origin, but the most common is that Stéphanie Tatin, who did most of the cooking, was overworked one day. She started to make a traditional apple pie but left the apples cooking in butter and sugar for too long. Smelling the burning, she tried to rescue the dish by putting the pastry base on top of the pan of apples, quickly finishing the cooking by putting the whole pan in the oven. After turning out the upside down tart, she was surprised to find how much the hotel guests appreciated the dessert. In an alternative version of the tart's origin, Stéphanie baked a caramelized apple tart upside-down by mistake, regardless she served her guests the unusual dish. Whatever the veracity of either story, the concept of the upside down tart was not a new one. For instance, patissier Antonin Carême already mentions glazed gâteaux renversés adorned with apples from Rouen or other fruit in his Pâtissier Royal Parisien (1841)."

Pretty cool, huh?

Easy Tart Tatin Recipe

What makes this 'easy'? Well, it's basically apples and puff pastry. Then you'll add some sugar and spice and everything nice!

Apple Tart

The thing about an apple tart tatin is that it's like a tart, but it's upside down.

I've also made these tart tatins, or upside down pies, with savory ingredients. Yes, tomatoes.

And, this upside down pie is so delicious beautiful and amazing that it graced the cover of Food Network Magazine. Now recipes don't grace the cover of a magazine until they undergo rigorous testing. Rest assured, it passed the tests!

Apple Tart Easy Recipe

Like many great dishes, the recipe for tarte tatin is said to have been born out of culinary clumsiness.

As National Geographic describes, "In layman's terms, it's a topsy-turvy apple and caramel tart, baked upside down so the apples stay soft and jammy and the pastry on top crisp - and then flipped over at the last minute.

This little piece of showmanship makes it the perfect dinner party dessert; impressive to look at, yet surprisingly easy to pull off - once you understand the recipe."

Apple Pie Crust

Try some of my other easy rustic fruit pie recipes! Yes, apples are quintessential American favorites, but peaches run a close second!

And, crusts, well, there are options. I love to use the roll out refrigerated pie crusts, too.

Simple Quick Apple Tart Upside Down Peach Pie Mounds Easy Apple Custard Tart Southern Cinnamon Peach Pie

Apple Pie with Puff Pastry

Nothing beats puff pastry. And, when you need to save time, how convenient and always perfect is puff pastry.

For me the key is the heat and baking. Yes, you want to follow those instructions on the packaging. However, I'm usually at 400 when I have my pie chocked full of apples like these that are sliced into healthy wedges. If I see the crust getting to a golden brown and still more then 3-5 minutes on the timer, then I'll reduce the heat to 375. I don't want the crust getting too brown.

Best Apple Pie Filling Recipe

The best apple pie filling recipe? It's a no brainer. Apples. Lots of beautiful wedges of apples that are scrubbed, rinsed and cut into wedges.

How do I cut them. Cut the apple in half, then the halves in half. Remove the seeds/core. Then cut these halves into two to three pieces each. You'll end up with healthy size wedges of apples that you can actually taste.

And, the remaining filling is simple, just something to sweeten the apples a tad and a thickening agent for all the juices that will emerge as the tart bakes. There're no spices in this apple tart tatin. I want you to taste what it is an apple tart tatin!

Best Apple Tart Tatin
Best Apple Tart Tatin

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