Tarte Tatin

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By Alastair Little and Richard Whittington

Published 1993

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It is said that Curnonsky, the legendary and oft-quoted gastro-person, made the 167-kilometre journey by train from Paris to Lamotte-Beuvron near Orléans just to eat the apple tarte renversée that we know today as Tarte Tatin. It was cooked for him at the Hotel-Terminus Tatin by the sisters Tatin, who are credited with its invention.

The tart is characterized by the use of halved apples baked in caramel with the pastry lid becoming the base w