Tarte tatin

So easy–and an impressive dessert to serve at a special meal for two!


Difficulty: Easy

Time: 30 min. preparation time, 25 min. baking time

Nutrition: Calories ca 258 / Protein 1g / Carbohydr. 38g / Fat 11g

Ingredients (2 servings)

60 gsugar
50 gbutter
0.5vanilla bean
50 gpuff pastry sheet


wooden spoon, ovenproof pan (15- or 20-cm/6- or 8-inch), small saucepan, cutting board, knife

Wine Tip

With Sauternes’ sweetness, acidity, and notes of honey, it’s an ideal pairing with this classic French dessert.

Step 1

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Cook sugar in small saucepan over medium heat until it dissolves and turns golden brown. Remove from heat and stir in butter and vanilla bean seeds.

wooden spoon, small saucepan

60 g sugar / 50 g butter / 0.5 vanilla bean

Step 2

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Pour into ovenproof pan.

ovenproof pan

Step 3

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Preheat oven to 180°C/360°F. Peel, core, and cut apple into medium-thick slices. Arrange in concentric circles over caramel.

cutting board, knife

1 apple

Step 4

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Cut out a circle of puff pastry large enough to cover apples. Score circle all over with the tip of a sharp knife. Place pastry over apples, pressing it down gently to cover.

50 g puff pastry sheet

Step 5

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Transfer pan to oven and bake for approx. 20 – 23 min., or until puff pastry turns golden brown and caramel is bubbling. Turn taste out onto a serving plate and enjoy with a scoop of ice cream of simply on its own!