Tarte tatin

    Tarte tatin


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    About this recipe: Use tart apples to make this rich upside-down tart that is perfect paired with Crème fraîche.

    Serves: 4 

    • Shortcrust pastry
    • 160 g plain flour
    • pinch of salt
    • 75 g unsalted butter, chilled and diced
    • 60 g caster sugar
    • 1 egg yolk
    • Apple topping
    • 800 g apples, peeled, cored and cut into wedges
    • juice of 1 lemon
    • 75 g unsalted butter
    • 150 g caster sugar

    Prep:35min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Extra time:20min  ›  Ready in:1hr35min 

    1. To make the pastry, sift the flour and salt into a large bowl. Add the butter and use your fingertips to rub it into the flour until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Stir in the sugar, then the egg yolk and 1–1½ tablespoons of cold water. Using a round-bladed knife, stir to bind the mixture together. Knead gently on a floured work surface for a few seconds until smooth. Wrap in plastic wrap and leave to chill in the refrigerator for 20 minutes before using.
    2. Preheat the oven to 200°C. To make the topping, toss the apples in the lemon juice. Melt the butter in a large frying pan, sprinkle in the sugar, then add the apples. Cook over a moderate heat for 10–15 minutes, shaking the pan regularly, until the apples are tender and the syrup has caramelised.
    3. Tip the apples into a 22 cm shallow cake or flan tin (if it is loose-based, first line it with foil), pressing down to fill the tin and with the rounded sides uppermost. Cool.
    4. Roll out the pastry on a lightly floured work surface to a circle, 25 cm in diameter. Lay the pastry over the apples, tucking the surplus pastry down the sides of the tin. Make a few slits in the pastry to allow steam to escape. Bake for 25–30 minutes until golden. Rest for 15 minutes before turning out, upside down onto a serving dish. Serve warm.

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