Tarte Tatin: Classic French Tart Recipe

Tarte Tatin is a classic French dessert that features layers of caramelized apples and a flaky, buttery crust. This upside-down tart is surprisingly simple to make with just a few ingredients, yet the result is a stunning, sophisticated dessert. The sweetness of the caramelized apples pairs perfectly with a scoop of crème fraîche or vanilla ice-cream.


  • 4 Apples, peeled cored and sliced
  • 100g butter
  • 100g sugar
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 320g puff pastry
  • 1 large oven-proof skillet or tart tin


  1. Preheat the oven to 200C/gas mark 6.
  2. Melt the butter in the oven-proof skillet or tart tin over medium-high heat. Once melted, add the sugar and cinnamon and stir until the sugar is completely caramelized and a golden-yellow color.
  3. Add the apple slices and cook for about 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally until apples are lightly browned and caramelized. Remove from the heat and set aside.
  4. Lay the puff pastry over the apples and tuck the edges around the apples. Cut a few small slits into the pastry so steam can escape.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes until golden-brown and bubbly.
  6. Let cool for 10 minutes before carefully inverting onto a large plate. Serve with a dollop of crème fraîche or a scoop of vanilla ice-cream