Video:Recipe for Apple Tarte Tatinwith Elaine Lemm
Tarte tatin is one of the most famous French desserts and has been adopted worldwide. Watch the tarte tatin video to see how quick and easy it is to make.See Transcript
Transcript:Recipe for Apple Tarte TatinHello, I'm Elaine Lemm for About.com Food and today I am going to show you how to make a classic apple tarte tatin. Tarte tatin is probably one of France's most famous desserts which is hardly surprising as this caramelized apple tart is absolutely delicious.
Ingredients for Tarte TatinTo make apple tarte tatin you need:
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 2/3 cup granulated sugar
- 2 pounds (about 5 to 6 medium) sweet-tart cooking apples, cored and peeled, cut into 1/3" slices
- 1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon zest
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/16 teaspoon (dash) ground allspice
- 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, cut to 11" diameter circle
- 1 10" skillet pan
Prepare the Tarte Tatin SaucePreheat the oven to 400°F.
First, with the skillet over a medium high heat melt the butter, once the butter's melted add the sugar and shake the pan then leave on the heat to melt until until golden brown, you cant go away this point, you need the butter and sugar to melt together, about 4-5 minutes. Once golden brown you must remove from the heat or it will burn.
Prepare the Apples for the Tarte TatinOnce you have a lovely golden caramel sauce, the next thing you need to do is add the lemon zest, cinnamon and allspice to the apple slice and mix well, making sure the apples are really well coated with the spices and the lemon zest. Next place the apples neatly into the toffee sauce, don't just throw them in, you will hear the sauce sizzling. Pack as many apples as possible into here.
Prepare the Tarte Tatin PastryLay the pastry on the skillet and tuck the edges down into the pan, wrapping it down, under the apples, tuck all the edges in. Place in a preheated oven, 400°F and cook for 30-35 minutes until the pastry is risen and golden brown.
The Cooked Tarte TatinRemove from the oven and rest for 30 minutes before turning out onto a serving plate.
The Tart Tatin has had about 30 minutes to rest, the pan is still quite hot so you need to be careful when we do this. You need to turn it out, take a serving plate, turn over the pan and here's hoping ... Yes, gorgeous, look at that.
There you have it, a delicious classic apple tarte tatin, delicious. Smells wonderful. To learn more, join us on the web at Food.About.com.
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