Easy Upside Down Apple Tarte Tatin

"This was on the menu at a cooking class demo at our local supermarket - its very good!"
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  • Peel, core& quarter apples; toss with lemon juice& 2 tbsp of the sugar.
  • Let stand& toss again so that sugar is completely dissolved.
  • In a 10 inch ovenproof skillet, melt butter over medium heat.
  • Sprinkle remaining sugar evenly over butter.
  • Stir just until sugar is dissolved& remove from heat.
  • Place as many apple wedges as you can into the pan.
  • They will actually stand on end but thats OK since they will shrink as the tarte cooks.
  • Place the pan back over medium heat and cook the apples for 20- 25 minutes or until syrup has formed a thickened caramel.
  • Cool slightly.
  • Gently roll out pie shell (or puff pastry) to fit slightly larger than the pan.
  • Place over the pan, trim edges& bake in preheated 400F oven for 20- 25 minutes or until pastry is crisp.
  • Turn out onto a large platter& serve.

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  1. Helen 7
    This recipe is clearly explained and works very well. My family all loved this
  2. chantalparis
    Very good receipe and cooking details, especially about tossing with lemon juice and sugar.


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