Tarte Tatin

 © Flavio Ensiki 

11 October 2021  |  Bakeries, Patisseries, Recipes

Tarte Tatin recipe

Apple tart tatin, a quick and easy recipe.


The tarte Tatin was created accidentally at the Hôtel Tatin run by two sisters, Stéphanie and Caroline Tatin. Stéphanie Tatin, who did most of the cooking, was overworked one day. She started to make a traditional apple pie but left the apples cooking in butter and sugar for too long. Smelling the burning, she tried to rescue the dish by putting the pastry base on top of the pan of apples, quickly finishing the cooking by putting the whole pan in the oven. After turning out the upside down tart, she was surprised to find how much the hotel guests appreciated the dessert !


1kg of apples 100g white sugar 50g butter 1 shortcrust pastry

Metod; Let the butter melt in a saucepan and add the sugar. 5 min over low heat without mixing, the caramel is created. In a tart mould, pour the caramel and spread it all over the dish then arrange the apples. Place the pie crust on top. A few small fork holes all over the dough. Place in the oven and bake 25 min at 210°C Wait 10 minutes before inverting the pie. Serve with vanilla ice cream. Bon appetit !

Tarte Tatin

 © Pure France 

Share this article


Virginie Erre

After gaining a Masters Degree from the Panthéon Sorbonne, I worked as a real-estate agent for luxury properties and now am a manager with Pure France high quality holiday rentals. I am also a yoga instructor.

See more from Virginie Erre

Where in France


Open on Google maps

Villas & Châteaux in France

 Find your perfect French holiday home...

© Pure France.™ All rights reserved.

Choose language