Rating: 3.65 stars
63 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 17
  • 4 star values: 19
  • 3 star values: 18
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 3

This rustic tart takes its inspiration from the French tarte tatin. Use our Pie Dough recipe for the crust.

Everyday Food, September 2005

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prep:
30 mins
total:
1 hr 30 mins
Servings:
8
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees. On a floured work surface, roll out pie dough to a 1/8-inch thickness (or unfold store-bought dough). Invert a 9-inch plate on top of dough; trim dough around plate with a sharp paring knife to form a round (discard scraps, or save for another use). Refrigerate until needed.

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  • Assemble the tart in a 10-inch cast-iron skillet. Press softened butter evenly into the bottom of the skillet, then sprinkle with the sugar. Arrange apple wedges in a circle around edge, then fill in the center with remaining wedges. Place skillet over medium heat, and cook until sugar mixture is light amber in color and bubbly, 8 to 10 minutes (syrup might brown unevenly).

  • Transfer to oven; cook until apples have softened, about 30 minutes. Carefully place dough round on top; bake until golden brown, about 15 minutes more.

  • Let cool, about 20 minutes. Run a knife around edge of skillet; invert tart onto a serving platter. Replace any apples that may have stuck to bottom of skillet; drizzle with any remaining pan juices. Serve warm or at room temperature.

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Reviews (5)

63 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 17
  • 4 star values: 19
  • 3 star values: 18
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 1 stars
10/12/2017
I tried making this twice , two different pans. One cast iron skillet and the other a normal ovenproof pan. Both times I followed the recipe and had the same issue as the other review. It was stuck in the pan.
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09/30/2010
Since you start this version of the Tart Tatin on the stove you might have trouble using anything but a skillet. And, what ever skillet you use must be able to take the heat of your oven. No plastic handles etc.
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10/12/2009
My the sauce burned in the pan so there was no flipping of the tart. What did I do wrong?
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Rating: Unrated
10/19/2008
Can you use a tart pan or pie plate if you don't own a cast iron skillet?
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07/05/2008
This is a family favorite and it's sooo easy! If you don't like to bake you can still WOW them!!!! Try it with peaches for a more summery dessert.