Yield
10 servings (serving size: 1 wedge)

This impressive-looking dessert is a tasty way to showcase nectarines. Using a stainless-steel skillet makes it easier to see when the sugar has caramelized, but you can use a nonstick pan. You'll use the same skillet to prepare the tarte tatin like an upside-down cake, layering pie dough over the fruit and finishing it in the oven. The tart is great served warm with low-fat vanilla ice cream.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 425°.

Step 2

Cut 1 nectarine in half. Quarter one nectarine half and the remaining 6 nectarines.

Step 3

Combine sugar, water, and juice in a 12-inch stainless-steel skillet. Cook for 2 minutes or until sugar is golden (do not stir). Remove from heat; stir in butter and vanilla. Let stand 3 minutes.

Step 4

Place nectarine half, cut side down, in center of sugar mixture; arrange nectarine quarters, cut side down, around center. Return pan to medium heat. Cook for 10 minutes or until sugar mixture is bubbly (do not stir). Remove from heat; let stand 3 minutes.

Step 5

Roll pie dough into a 12-inch circle on a lightly floured surface. Place dough over nectarine mixture, fitting dough between nectarines and skillet.

Step 6

Bake at 425° for 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from oven, and cool for 10 minutes. Carefully invert tart onto a serving plate. Cut into wedges.

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