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Tarte Tatin

The delicious syrup becomes the topping when the tarte tatin is inverted. Tangy crème fraîche offsets the tart's sweetness.

Cooking Light JANUARY 2004

  • Yield: 10 servings (serving size: 1 tart slice and 1 teaspoon crème fraîche)

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 6 tablespoons water, divided
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 Golden Delicious apples, peeled, cored, and quartered (about 2 pounds)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 10 teaspoon crème fraîche

Preparation

Preheat oven to 400°.

Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Place flour in a medium bowl, and cut in butter with a pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse meal. Combine 2 tablespoons water and egg, stirring with a whisk. Add egg mixture to flour mixture, stirring just until moist. Turn dough out onto a large piece of heavy-duty plastic wrap; knead lightly 5 times (dough will be sticky). Pat dough into a disk. Cover with additional plastic wrap, and chill 30 minutes.

Combine 4 tablespoons water and sugar in a 9-inch cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Cook 10 minutes or until golden, stirring only until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat; gently stir in small circles to evenly distribute cooked sugar. Let stand 5 minutes.

Arrange apple quarters tightly in a circular pattern over sugar in pan, beginning at the outside edge. Cut 2 apple quarters in half, and arrange, points up, in center of pan. Place pan over medium heat; cook 20 minutes (do not stir), pressing apples slightly to extract juices. Remove from heat; let stand 10 minutes. Sprinkle cinnamon over apples.

Remove plastic wrap covering dough. Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface; roll dough into an 11-inch circle. Place over apple mixture, fitting dough between apples and skillet. Bake at 400° for 20 minutes or until lightly browned. Let cool 10 minutes. Invert tart onto a plate. Serve with crème fraîche.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 285
  • Calories from fat: 30%
  • Fat: 9.6g
  • Saturated fat: 5.6g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 2.7g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.6g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Carbohydrate: 48.4g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Cholesterol: 44mg
  • Iron: 1.1mg
  • Sodium: 79mg
  • Calcium: 24mg
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