Jow - Recipe: Upside-Down Apple Tart

Upside-Down Apple Tart

Voted #1 dessert by everyone at Jow! Homemade crust makes all the difference!

20 minutesPrep time
40 minutesCook time
498 cal.Per serving


Oven, Stovetop, Frying pan, Round baking tin, Peeler


Baking apple

Step 1

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

Sugar (granulated)

Step 2

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

Vanilla bean

Step 3

Cut the vanilla bean in half lengthwise. Scoop the inside using a knife. You can also use vanilla extract, essence or paste. (Optional)

Baking 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.

Flour (all-purpose)
Sugar (granulated)

Step 5

Combine the flour, the rest of the butter (softened at room temperature), the rest of the sugar & a pinch of salt in a bowl.


Step 6

Mix with your hands until the dough forms a crumbly texture. Add the egg yolk. 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.

Step 9

Place the vanilla bean in the bottom of a greased cake 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!

Nutrition facts

Average estimated amount for one serving

Energy498 cal.

On average, one serving of the recipe "Upside-Down Apple Tart" contains 498 Energy, 24 g of Fat, 65 g of Carbohydrates, 5 g of Protein.

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