Apple tarte tatin

What do you think of first when someone says french cusine? Baguettes and cheeses, ratatouille and amazing wine, long dinner with family and friends and incredible desserts...

For me, it's ELEGANCE. It's all about simple food made to look gorgeous (Okay, not so simple). Don't all french people look amazing after all? Even though I have a thing for italian cusine too. One of my most favourite chef of all time is Raymond Blanc. A true Frenchman whose masterpieces absolutely amaze me. And just like any other fan I did try to recreate his recipes. Tarte tatin is one of the examples of french simplicity. But despite only two main ingredients, this tarte is not just another dessert but a real tribute to apples.

Dreamy soft apples are just melting on your tongue and added creme fraiche brings the flavour to the whole new level. 

You need:

6 big apples (Braeburn apples)
100g caster sugar
60g + 30g unsalted butter (optional)
pinch of cinnamon
puff pastry (1 round layer)

Step by step:

Preparing tarte tatin is quite easy but you should try and not miss any step. Preheat the oven to 180°C.

Prepare a tin you are going to bake the tarte in. Cook the sugar and 60g of butter together over medium heat. Stir and wait until brown but be careful, it can get burnt easily!

Dice apples in quarters and place them with core side up. However you can shape fruits any other way. The important thing is to create tight surface with no gaps. Loosely placed fruit will not hold the shape of tarte tatin (as you can see in my photo).

You can also brush apples with some more butter but that's optional. I didn't do it this time and it turned out quite well. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes. Then take the tin out, put the puff pastry on the apples and tuck in the edges.

Puff pastry will hold apples in place and add a crunchy and super delicious texture. Put back in the oven for another 45 minutes.


  1. Congratulation to your recent blog launch!

    I love all french pastries, too! That Tarte Tatin looks simply delicious :-)

  2. Thank you so much! Your comment made my day :) The French just know had to make it, right? I will post more and more recipes and hope to see you on my blog again :) ♥



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