Homemade French Apple Tart Tatin with Puff Pastry

Classic French Apple Tart Recipes: Upside-Down Apple Tart with Puff Pastry

My upside-down apple tart with puff pastry is one of the most delicious French apple tart recipes you ever made at home!

➡️ Searching for authentic French apple pie recipes in 2023? On this page, you can learn how to make an upside-down apple cake in the French style or Tatin tart in 9 steps at home. Apple cakes and especially apple pies are the favorites of many since ancient times. You probably also had the opportunity to taste the classic American apple pie, which is particularly delicious and prepared even nowadays by many housewives.

➡️ On this page, I bring to your attention another type of apple dessert, namely the apple tart, which is highly appreciated by Europeans and especially by the French, who invented a certain type of classic apple tart, namely the Tatin tart.

➡️ But what is a French apple tart Tatin? A French apple tart Tatin, or “tarte Tatin,” is a renowned dessert originating from France. Unlike a traditional apple tart, the Tatin version is an upside-down caramelized creation. Sliced apples are caramelized in a pan with sugar and butter until they’re golden and tender. Then, a pastry crust is placed on top of the cooked apples, and the entire pan is baked until the crust is crisp and golden. Once done, the tart is flipped over, revealing a beautifully caramelized apple topping. It’s a delectable treat that combines the sweet richness of caramelized apples with the delightful crunch of pastry crust.

➡️ Many of you are circumspect when you hear about French apple tart recipes and think that they all require a lot of sophisticated ingredients and a lot of time spent in the kitchen. This is not the case with this tart recipe, which is very simple even by the standards of a beginner in the preparation of homemade cakes. So, read on and learn below how to make apple tart using a yummy and easy apple pie recipe with puff pastry in the French style such as the Tatin tart!

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How to Make Upside-Down Apple Tart from Scratch

What ingredients do you need to make an apple tart?

Sliced Fresh Apples

1) 100 g/3.5 oz of granulated sugar
2) 50 ml/1.7 fl oz of water
3) 300 g/10 oz of apple
4) 400 g/14 oz of puff pastry dough
5) some cinnamon powder (optional)

How to make apple tart from scratch?

Homemade French Apple Tart Tatin with Puff Pastry

1) remove the stub and seeds, then slice the apples into tiny rounds
2) place the sugar into a saucepan, pour over water, then place the pan over medium heat and wait to caramelize the sugar
3) when the caramel is golden (not dark brown!) pour it into the baking mold that you use to make the apple cake and spread it into a layer
4) place the apple slices over the hot caramel in a spiraled shape or another shape after your wish; sprinkle over some cinnamon powder if you wish
5) place a dough sheet over the apple slices and press its edges to the bottom of the tray to seal the filling
6) make some small cuts into the dough sheet to get out the steam during baking and cut the excess dough on the edge if necessary
7) place the mold into the preheated oven at 180 C/360 F and bake the French apple tart until becomes golden on top
8) overturn the apple pie on a platter as soon as you take out the mold from the oven (work very carefully to avoid burning your skin with the hot caramel!) and wait to cool to room temperature
9) cut the upside-down apple cake into slices of the desired size and serve it

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Final Notes for the Upside-Down Apple Tart Recipe with Puff Pastry Dough

➡️ Apples are probably the fresh fruit that is most often used for homemade cakes. You probably know some recipes for apple cakes that you bake at home quite often. Whether you know it or not, one of the oldest and most popular homemade apple pie recipes is the French apple tart.

➡️ Today, there are many apple tart recipes and many of them originate from a classic French recipe called Tatin tart. It seems that the Tatin sisters accidentally discovered the tart that bears their name because one of them missed the classic apple pie she was just making. To further save it, they went on and finally created a new cake that was very delicious, so they made it over and over again. In this way, the Tatin tart has since become extremely popular all over the world.

➡️ This apple pie is prepared using the French apple pie recipe of the Tatin sisters. Even though it seems a bit complicated, in reality, it is quite easy to make, requires few ingredients, and only basic baking skills.

➡️ To get great results with French apple tart, you just have to work carefully when preparing the caramel so that it does not burn and when you turn the tart over to not hurt yourself, otherwise it is very easy to do it.

➡️ French apple tart can be served plain or with whipped cream, vanilla or caramel ice cream or any other topping to your liking. Enjoy it!

➡️ Enjoy making French apple tart from scratch! For additional info, read more on tart.

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