Sometimes you need a simple and, most importantly, quick dessert to finish off the evening meal.  Easily thrown together with just a few ingredients you’ll probably have floating around, this apple tarte tartin is a hands down winner!


6 apples
200g butter
100g caster sugar
1 sheet of puff pastry


Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celcius. Peel and core the apples. You can use the cores and peels for the apple jelly recipe which follows. Cut the apples into a wedges.

In a large ovenproof frying pan about 30cm in diameter, add the sugar and 3 tablespoons of water. Melt on low heat until the sugar begins to caramelise and turn golden brown. Don’t stir the caramel, rather just tilt the pan to swirl the ingredients around.

 Add the butter to the caramelised sugar and stir to combine. Add the apples and shake the pan to get them sitting evenly.

 Place the sheet of puff pastry on top of the apples, tucking and rolling the edges so it covers the apples completely and fits into the pan.

 Bake in the oven for 30 minutes or until the pastry is puffed and golden.

 Allow to cool before placing a large plate over the pan and flip it upside down to get the tarte onto the plate. Serve with cream or ice cream.

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