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Tarte Tatin

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

food

Tarte Tatin

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

Ingredients

  • 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

Steps

  1. In a saucepot 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 15-20 minutes.
  3. Layer apples on top of caramel in baking dish.
  4. Top with puff pastry, folding edges over to fit in pan.
  5. Pierce pastry with a fork in several places to allow steam to escape.
  6. Bake for approximately 30 minutes at 350°F.
  7. Remove from oven and flip tart over onto a serving plate.