Tarte des Demoiselles Tatin

Upside-Down Caramelized Apple Tart

Preparation info
  • Serves

    8 to 10

    • Difficulty


Appears in

By Anne Willan

Published 2007

  • About

In the mid-nineteenth century, the story goes, the demoiselles Tatin were left penniless when their father died. Luckily they lived just opposite the new railroad station at Lamotte-Beuvron, a small town south of Orléans. So they took in travelers and baked the crusty dark apple tart their father had loved so much. Fortune smiled, and the Hotel Tatin is there to this day, still serving a remarkable tart baked in a wood-fired oven and topped with chunks of lightly singed caramelized apple.</