Tarte Tatin

Apple pie has nothing on this buttery French pastry made with vanilla bean and lots of fruit.


  • 1 1/2 cups sugar, divided
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 cup butter, divided
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 5 large apples, peeled and quartered
  • 1 sheet puff pastry


  1. In a sauce pot over medium heat, add 3/4 cup sugar, water and 3/4 cup butter. Heat until butter has melted and mixture has caramelized. Pour into a round baking dish.
  2. In another pot, add remaining sugar, remaining butter and the vanilla bean. Cook until butter melts, then add the apples and cook for for 15-20 minutes.
  3. Layer apples on top of caramel in baking dish. Top with puff pastry, folding edges over to fit in pan. Pierce pastry with a fork in several places to allow steam to escape.
  4. Bake for approximately 30 minutes at 350°F. Remove from oven and flip tart over onto a serving plate.