Upside-Down Apple Pie

  • serves 4
Michael Smith
Michael Smith Chef at Home

Ease of Preparation: EasyA recipe is merely words on paper; a guideline, a starting point from which to improvise. It cannot pretend to replace the practiced hand and telling glance of a watchful cook. For that reason feel free to stir your own ideas into this dish. When you cook it once, it becomes yours, so personalize it a bit. Add more of an ingredient you like or less of something you don't like. Try substituting one ingredient for another. Remember words have no flavour, you have to add your own!

145 Ratings
Directions for: Upside-Down Apple Pie


The Pastry

1 cup pastry flour

1 Tbsp sugar

½ tsp salt

½ cup frozen butter

4 Tbsp ice water

The Apples

¼ cup butter

½ cup sugar

3 golden delicious apples, cored and sliced into 6 pieces each



The Pastry

1. Put flour into a large bowl and whisk in sugar and salt.

2. Grate in frozen butter and blend lightly with fingertips.

3. Add ice water, 1 tablespoon at a time and stir until dough comes together. Pat into a flat disc and refrigerate for at least a half hour.

The Apples

1. Melt butter in an ovenproof skillet and add sugar.

2. Swirl pan around to help dissolve sugar and then let it caramelize.

3. Add apple slices in an attractive pattern and let them cook until they begin to brown and get soft.


1. Preheat oven to 375°F.

2. Roll dough into a 10-inch round and lay it over the apples in the skillet, tucking edges around apples.

3. Bake for 30 minutes, until pastry is golden.

4. Invert onto a serving platter while tart is still warm.

See more: Bake, Dessert, North American, Eggs/Dairy, Fruit

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