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How to Make the Avallen Tarte Tatin

Avallen Tarte Tatin

Avallen Tarte Tatin

Tart Tatin is such a rustic yet elegant dessert. It is also easy to prepare ahead, resting on the counter as an impressive and tantalizing prelude to after dinner deliciousness.
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Course Desserts
Cuisine French
Servings 1
Calories 399 kcal


  • 6-7 medium sized Granny Smith Fuji or Delicious apples
  • 1 cup or 200g granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup or 130g cold cubed French butter
  • 1/2 cup or 60ml Avallen Calvados
  • 1/2 cup or 60ml water
  • 250 g cold puff pastry rolled in to a 23cm round


  • Cut the apples in half and use a melon baller to remove the seeds. Keep the skins on the apples if you wish, they are delicious.
  • Place a heavy bottom saucepan on medium heat.
  • Add the butter, water and sugar and slowly cook to a dark golden caramel.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and add the Avallen slowly and gently swirl to combine.
  • Use a slotted spoon to remove apples from the caramel to a 23cm wide by 5cm deep oven proof pan (cast iron is lovely to use) and place in a ring.
  • Make sure that the apples are tightly packed together, in a single flat layer.
  • Pour the remaining caramel from the saucepan over the apples 2/3 of the way up the cast iron pan.
  • Place the cold pastry round on top of the apples, using a spoon to tuck the sides of the disc around the apples.
  • Prick the pastry with a fork 8-10 times and bake in a pre-heated 180°C
    oven for 50-60 minutes or until the pastry is a dark, golden brown tone.
  • Remove from the oven and allow the tart to rest in the pan for 20-30 minutes on a cooling rack.
  • Place a larger serving plate over the pan and carefully invert onto the platter.
  • Gently lift off the pan and enjoy the beauty!


Serving: 1gCalories: 399kcalCarbohydrates: 53gProtein: 3gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 28mgSodium: 149mgFiber: 4gSugar: 36g
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