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How to Make Apple Tarte Tatin

In this video, you’ll see how to make a quick-and-easy rustic apple tarte. It’s basically just caramelized apples baked in a simple crust—and much lighter than an apple pie. You’ll discover Chef John’s favorite apples for this dessert and see how to peel, core, and slice them perfectly. His technique is incredibly quick and easy. You’ll simply lay apples into a well-buttered (and sugared) skillet. Give the sugary apples some sautéeing on the stovetop, then lay pie crust on top of the apples before popping the skillet into the oven. Incredibly easy! Watch the video, then get Chef John’s recipe for Apple Tarte Tatin. Serve with a spoonful of vanilla ice cream.

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  • Yvonne Wehr

A question I have never had answered is this: Tarte Tatin or other types of fruit pies etc. WHY does the recipe tell you to put the sliced fruit into acidulated water to keep from browning? WHY? It's going to turn brown if it's well cooked isn't it?

  • Nicolas Connault

@bontwobon How DARE you question the ancient culinary wisdom??! Haha, joke apart, that's a very good point. I'm guessing it's just habit, and the niggling question in the back of the cook's mind: "Maybe it will look bad if I don't do this. It's not worth risking it, let's add the lemon juice!".


I have done this recipe with and without the lemon juice. There was no difference. I cut my apples and placed them directly into the pan once, but it didnt alter the look or taste.