Tarte des Demoiselles Tatin

Caramelized Apple Tart

Preparation info

    • Difficulty


Appears in

Hows and Whys of French Cooking

Hows and Whys of French Cooking

By Alma Lach

Published 1974

  • About

History records that this particular dish was unwittingly created by the Tatin Sisters, restaurateurs of Lamotte-Beuvron. It seems they put this tart into the oven and then rushed off to church forgetting about it. Upon returning to their restaurant, they were forced to serve the ruined tart to their hungry church-going clientele. They foisted it off as a new upside-down caramelized tart.

Most recipes direct you to put melted butter and sugar into a deep pan, or casserole, add apple