Tarte Tatin

Food Network Canada
Cook Time
40 min
8 servings

After you go apple picking you’ll want to whip up this classic French upside-down apple pie.



Tarte Tatin

cup all purpose flour
Tbsp granulated sugar
tsp salt
cup unsalted butter, cubed
tsp white vinegar


Northern Spy apple
Tbsp lemon, juice
cup unsalted butter
cup granulated sugar


Step 1

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

Step 2

In large bowl, combine flour, sugar and salt.

Step 3

Using pastry blender or two knives, cut in butter until in coarse crumbs.

Step 4

In measuring cup, stir vinegar with enough ice water to make 1/4 cup (50 mL).

Step 5

Drizzle over flour mixture, stirring with fork until dough holds together when pressed and adding a few more drops of water if necessary.

Step 6

Press into ball; flatten into disc.

Step 7

Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or for up to 3 days.

Step 8

For filling and final directions, see “Filling”.

Step 9

Meanwhile, peel, quarter and core apples; cut in half lengthwise.

Step 10

In bowl, toss apples with lemon juice.

Step 11

In 8-inch (20 cm) cast-iron skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat.

Step 12

Add sugar; cook, stirring, for 3 to 5 minutes or until starting to bubble. Remove from heat.

Step 13

Discarding juice, arrange layer of apples, flat side down, in concentric circles in syrup of pan.

Step 14

Layer remaining apples over top to cover first layer evenly.

Step 15

Cook over medium heat, basting with bubbling syrup, for about 15 minutes or until apples begin to soften and syrup starts to thicken.

Step 16

Cover and cook for 5 minutes or until apples in top layer are just tender.

Step 17

Remove from heat; let cool for 5 minutes.

Step 18

Meanwhile, on lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 10-inch (25 cm) circle; cut 4 small steam vents at centre.

Step 19

Loosely roll pastry around rolling pin; unroll over apples.

Step 20

Trim pastry and press edge down between apples and pan.

Step 21

Bake in oven for about 25 minutes or until pastry is golden brown. Let stand for 4 minutes.

Step 22

Invert heatproof serving plate over pastry.

Step 23

Wearing oven mitts, grasp plate and pan; invert onto plate.

Step 24

With tongs, quickly arrange apples stuck in pan over top.

Step 25

Serve warm.

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