Luxury Dinner Party -- It Began with the Tarte Tatin...
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Serves: 6
  • 6 large golden delicious apples
  • ½ c. (1 stick) salted butter
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 1 sheet pre made puff pastry (I used Pepperidge Farm)
  1. Peel the apples, core them (a melon baller is a great tool for this!) and cut them in quarters, lengthwise.
  2. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  3. In a 9 inch heavy cast iron skillet, melt the butter, add the sugar and combine. Arrange the apples on the butter suger mixture, rounded sides down, and cram as many as you can fit into the pan. Cook over medium high heat for approximately 20 minutes, or until the juices are caramelizing, but the caramel is still a pale brown.
  4. Add the puff pastry sheet on top of the apples, trim the corners to fit the pan, and place in the oven for 10 minutes.
  5. Reduce the heat to 350, bake for another 10 minutes. The puff pastry should be brown and puffed.
  6. Remove the tart from the oven, and while it is still warm (being VERY CAREFUL not to spill the juices on any part of your anatomy) turn the tart onto a plate, replacing any apples that have fallen out of place.
  7. Serve warm or at room temperature
Recipe by The Domestic Front at