029 – Tarte Tatin
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Cook time :
- 1 batch of sweet dough
- 8 apples good for baking (i.e. Golden Delicious)
- 1 cup of sugar
- 1 tsp of lemon juice
- 1/4 cup of water
- 4 tablespoons of butter
- 1/4 tsp of vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp of ground nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp of ground cinnamon
- Preparing the apples:
1- Peel, cut in half, and core the apples.
2- Cut each half of the apple in slices while keeping the half apple pieces combined (see video).
- Preparing the caramel:
1- Combine the sugar, lemon juice, and water in an oven-safe pan and bring the syrup to boil on high heat.
2- Once the syrup is boiling, reduce the heat and let it cook until it takes a deep golden color.
3- Remove the pan from the heat and add the butter.
- Cooking the apples:
1- Return the syrup to a low heat and add the apple halves around the pan edge and the center with the core facing up.
2- Add the rest of the apples on top of the base apples (see video).
3- Cover the pan and let the apples cook for 20 minutes or until they are cooked and you are able to poke them with a knife/fork.
4- Once the apples are cooked, remove the lid from the pan and let them cook for another 10 minutes until the most of the juice is evaporated.
- Final Steps:
1- Add the vanilla extract, ground nutmeg, and cinnamon to the apples.
2- Roll the sweet dough on a circle.
3- Remove the apples from the heat and cover the pan with the dough. Bring the dough edges into the center (see video).
4- Put the pan in the oven and bake the Tarte Tatin for the next 20 minutes or until the dough is done.
- Note: Serve Tarte Tatin warm with vanilla ice cream.