Apple Tarte Tatin

3 reviews

Voted #1 dessert by Jow!


20 minutes

Prep time

40 minutes

Cook time

456 cal.

Per serving


Oven, Stovetop, Frying pan, Peeler, Rolling pin, Round baking dish, Knife


Red apple

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 400°F. Wash & peel the apples. Cut them into quarters, removing the core.

Sugar (granulated)
Butter (unsalted)

Step 2

Add half the butter & half the sugar to a pan over medium heat. Stir frequently, until it melts & caramelizes.

Vanilla bean

Step 3

Cut the vanilla bean in half lengthwise. Scoop out the insides using a knife. Feel free to use vanilla extract, essence or paste instead. (Optional)

Red apple
Vanilla bean

Step 4

Once the caramel starts to darken in the pan, add the vanilla (optional) & the apples. Reduce the heat to low & cook for 15 min. Stir occasionally, but keep an eye on it to be sure it doesn't burn.

Flour (all-purpose)
Sugar (granulated)
Butter (unsalted)

Step 5

In a bowl, combine the flour, the rest of the butter (softened to room temperature), the rest of the sugar & a pinch of salt.


Step 6

Mix with your hands until the dough forms a crumbly texture. Add the egg yolk & mix. Add dash or more of cold water, until the dough comes together to form a ball.

Step 7

Flour your work surface. Roll out the dough to 1/4 inch thickness. Then roll it up on the rolling pin.

Step 8

When the apples are lightly browned on the outside & slightly translucent, remove from heat.

Vanilla bean

Step 9

Grease a cake pan or round baking dish. Place the vanilla bean in the bottom of the pan (optional).

Step 10

Pour the apples & the caramel into the cake pan. Arrange the apples in a single layer.

Step 11

Unroll the dough onto the top of the cake pan, folding in the edges. Prick a few times with a fork. Bake for 20 min at 400°F.

Step 12

Remove from the oven & let cool for 5 min.

Step 13

Place a large plate over the top of the cake pan. Hold it firmly in place, then quickly flip over the tart. Remove the cake pan. Enjoy!

Personal notes

Add your own flavor!

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Nutrition facts

Average estimated amount for one serving

Energy456 cal.
Fat24 g
Carbohydrates57 g
Protein4 g
Fiber2 g

Values are based on an average estimate for one serving. All nutrition information presented on Jow is intended for informational purposes only. If you have any concerns or questions about your health, please consult with a health-care professional.

On average, one serving of the recipe "Apple Tarte Tatin" contains 456 Energy, 24 g of Fat, 57 g of Carbohydrates, 4 g of Protein, 2 g of Fiber.

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Apple Tarte Tatin