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Tarte Tatin with Crème Fraîche
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Tarte Tatin with Crème Fraîche

  • ACTIVE: 50 MIN
  • TOTAL TIME: 1 HR 30 MIN
  • SERVINGS: 8

Andrew Zimmern’s Kitchen Adventures

The apples in this luscious tart are cooked in a rich caramel sauce. When turned out of the pan, the lightly spiced apples are melt-in-your-mouth tender.

  1. 4 pounds Golden Delicious apples—peeled, cored and quartered
  2. 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  3. 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  4. 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  5. Pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
  6. Pinch of allspice
  7. Pinch of ground cloves
  8. 1 stick unsalted butter
  9. 3/4 cup sugar
  10. 14 ounces chilled all-butter puff pastry
  11. Crème fraîche or whipped cream, for serving
  1. In a large bowl, toss the apple quarters with the cinnamon, ginger, salt, nutmeg, allspice and cloves.
  2. In a 12-inch nonstick skillet, melt the butter over moderate heat. Add the sugar and cook, swirling the mixture, until a deep caramel forms, about 7 minutes. Remove from the heat.
  3. Preheat the oven to 400°. Arrange the apple quarters side by side in a ring around the skillet with the points facing in. Fill the center with as many apple quarters as possible. Lay any remaining apples on top (the apples can be packed down as they shrink). Cover and cook over moderate heat until the apples are tender, 15 to 18 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, on a lightly floured work surface, roll out the puff pastry about 1/8 inch thick. Cut out a 14-inch round and transfer it to a baking sheet. Refrigerate until chilled, about 10 minutes.
  5. Drape the pastry round over the apples and tuck in any overhang with a rubber spatula. Make two 2-inch slits in the center of the pastry. Bake for about 30 minutes, until the pastry is golden brown and cooked through. Remove from the oven and let stand for 10 minutes. Cover the tart with a large plate and very carefully invert the tart onto the plate. Serve the tart in wedges with a dollop of crème fraîche or whipped cream.
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