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Apple Tarte Tatin

Photo: Yunhee Kim; Styling: Megan Hedgpeth


  • 2 pounds apples (Cortland, Gala, or Fuji)
  • 1 sheet puff pastry
  • Butter
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 400°. Peel, core, and slice apples; set aside. Place 1 sheet puff pastry on a piece of wax paper, and roll into a circle the size of your pan; chill in fridge. Put cast-iron or other ovenproof pan on stove. Coat bottom and sides of pan with just enough butter to leave a film. Add brown sugar. Add apple slices in a concentric circle, starting with outside of pan; make 2 layers of apples. Turn heat to medium-high, and cook for 20 minutes. Transfer to oven, and cook 20 minutes more. Remove and place puff pastry over apples. Bake 30 minutes more or until golden. Remove from oven; cool for 15–20 minutes. Invert pan onto platter, and serve.