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easier than apple pie apple tarte tatin

Apple Tarte Tatin

Demetra Overton
Gala, Golden Delicious, Pink Lady,and Honeycrisp apples are all good choices for cooking and baking You will need a 10 inch cast iron or other oven proof skillet. You may want to put the pan on top of a baking tray or a piece of foil You will need a plate with a lip to invert the tarte tatin onto. Make sure the plate is large enough to cover the skillet.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 6 -8 servings


  • 4-5 apples
  • 1 sheet of puff pastry
  • 4 tablespoons softened butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar


  • Pre-heat your oven to 425 degrees
  • Peel, core and slice the apples into halves. Slice each half into 1/4 in slices but try to keep the slices together. Or you can just cut the apples into 6 pieces
  • Roll out the puff pastry until it's as wide as your skillet. Trim the pastry to fit the skillet if you like
  • Rub the butter around the bottom and sides of the pan
  • Sprinkle the brown sugar evenly over the bottom of the skillet
  • Place each sliced apple half over the sugar and an the apple slices out completely covering the sugar.
  • Over medium heat cook the apples for 15 minutes. Don't shake or stir the apples during this time.
  • Turn off the stove top.
  • Place the puff pastry over the apples and put the pan into the oven. (you may want to put the pan on top of a baking tray or a piece of foil)
  • Bake for 30 minutes and remove from the oven.
  • Let cool for 5 minutes.
  • Put the platter on top of the skillet and using potholders to hold skillet and plate tightly together, invert tart onto platter