Tarte Tatin

Preparation info
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Appears in
The Cook's Book of Everything

By Lulu Grimes

Published 2009

  • About

A French upside-down apple tart named after the two French sisters who first served it in their restaurant. The French give it the name of la tarte des demoiselles Tatin, meaning ‘the tart of the two unmarried women named Tatin’. Tarte Tatin is now also made with pears, pineapple, mango or even vegetables such as shallots.


  • 210 g ( oz/1⅔ cups) plain (all-purpose) flour
  • 125


  1. Sift the flour into a bowl. Using your fingertips, rub in the butter until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Stir in the sugar, then make a well in the centre. Add the egg and vanilla and mix with a flat-bladed knife, using a cutting action, until the mixture comes together in beads. Gather the dough together, then turn out onto a lightly floured w