Mini Apple Tartes Tatin

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WHAT'S SPECIAL
What sets our Mini Tarte Tatin apart is its charming individual size, making it perfect for elegant entertaining or intimate gatherings. Each tart features tender caramelized apples enveloped in a flaky puff pastry crust. The process of flipping the tart after baking reveals a beautiful caramelized apple topping, adding a touch of rustic elegance to this beloved French dessert.

Mini Apple Tartes Tatin

Tarte Tatin, named after the Tatin sisters who created it in the 19th century at their hotel in Lamotte-Beuvron, France, has since become a beloved French pastry classic. Originally a serendipitous creation resulting from a kitchen mishap, this upside-down apple tart has evolved into a symbol of French culinary tradition, celebrated for its simplicity and exquisite flavors.
This rustic yet refined dessert showcases the natural sweetness of caramelized apples nestled beneath a golden puff pastry crust.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 10 mini tarts

Equipment

  • 4 Individual tart pans or ramekins for individual tartes tatin
  • 1 mini muffin pan for about 10-12 mini tartes tatin
  • 1 Rolling Pin
  • 1 Knife or pastry cutter
  • 1 saucepan

Ingredients
  

  • 1 sheet puff pastry
  • 4 apples (such as Granny Smith or Braeburn)
  • ½ cup sugar (100g)
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 4 tbsp butter (55g)
  • ½ tsp cinnamon (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  • Peel and core the apples, then dice them for mini tarts or cut them into wedges for individual tarts.
  • In a saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add sugar and few drops of lemon and stir until dissolved and caramelized.
  • Arrange the apple slices in the bottom of each tart pan or ramekin, overlapping slightly.
  • Pour the caramel mixture over the apples, ensuring they are evenly coated.
  • Roll out the puff pastry. Prick your pie dough with a fork beforehand (this is a very important step which will prevent the dough from swelling during cooking). Cut out circles slightly larger than the diameter of the tart pans.
  • Place the pastry circles over the apples, tucking in the edges.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until the pastry is golden brown and crisp.
  • Remove from the oven and let cool for a few minutes before carefully inverting onto serving plates.
  • Serve warm, optionally with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream. Optional: sprinkle the tarts with cinnamon.

Notes

  • Be cautious when working with hot caramel to avoid burns.
  • You can customize the flavor by adding cinnamon to the caramel mixture.
  • Ensure the puff pastry is well-chilled before baking to achieve a flaky texture.
  • These mini tartes tatin are best served warm, straight from the oven, for a delightful and comforting dessert experience.
Keyword Apple, Caramelized apples, Mignardise, Mini bites, Tarte Tatin

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