Apple Tarte Tatin

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Recipe by Emile Henry

Tarte Tatin is a classic french dessert made from fruit, caramel and pastry. Despite having a reputation for being a difficult dish to master, when created in the correct pan, it can be a simple way to create a show-stopping dessert to impress family and friends.

Prep Time: 25 Min

Cook Time: 40 Min

Serves: 8 Serving


Shortcrust pastry

250 g (9 oz) plain flour

125 g (4 ½ oz) butter

5 g (1 teaspoon) salt

5cl water

1 egg yolk


6 - 8 apples (depending on size)

200 g (7 oz) caster sugar

80 g (3 oz) butter


Shortcrust pastry

  • 01

    Add the egg yolk and water, and bring the mixture together to make a smooth ball of pastry. Knead the pastry with the palm of your hand to avoid over-handling it.

  • 02

    Leave it in the refrigerator wrapped in film for 1 hour.

Making the tart

  • 03

    Heat the dish for a few minutes over a low flame. Pour 170 g (6 oz) of sugar in the bottom and leave to caramelize. Still on the heat, add 50 g (1 ¾ oz) of butter, cut into small pieces.

  • 04

    Remove from the heat and place the apples cut into large quarters over the bottom, rounded-side down in the caramel, squeezing them together. Add a second layer of apples, rounded-side up, so that they fit snugly between the first ones.

  • 05

    Sprinkle 30 g (1 oz) of sugar over the top and dot 30 g (1 oz) of butter cut into small pieces over the apples.

  • 06

    Roll out the pastry and cover the apples, tucking the edges inside the dish.

  • 07

    Place in a pre-heated oven at 180°C (350°F) and cook for 40 minutes.

  • 08

    Once removed from the oven, leave to stand for 10 minutes before turning out onto the serving platter.

Tips: you can also use puff pastry instead of shortcrust pastry.

Emile Henry Tarte Tatin Set

By Emile Henry

One single dish for the whole recipe! First make the caramel on the heat, then use the same dish directly in the oven for baking the pie. Turn out and present your tarte tatin directly on the serving platter. The famous French Tarte Tatin made quick and easy!

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