We were sitting watching ‘good morning’ on tv one morning were they had a chef cooking Tarte tatin. Trevor was shocked  at what he saw being cooked, so he said “hey baby lets make a tarte tatin tonight” and so we did. So there you are- our Tarte Tatin!!!!!

So first you need to get all your ingredients together:

  • 5x apples (breaburn or pink ladies are the best)
  • 110g granulated sugar
  • 110g butter
  • zest of one lemon
  • 450g flaky puff pastry (good quality shop bought is all good)

don’t forget that you need a pan that you can put in the oven, so take the handle of your frying pan if you can, like we did so it doesn’t melt 😉 and a rolling pin!

So to start with first peel your juicy apples

Core them and cut them in half

Melt your butter in the pan, not too hot or your butter will burn

add your sugar

when you can see the sugar dissolved into the bubbling butter and starting to change colour, add your apple as shown in the photo. I find it is always best to add them now as they have more time to absorb that delicious caramel…

Lovely jubbly! Now would be a good time to pre heat your oven to 190c/375f

So keep an eye on your pan, you want a gorgeous caramel, a medium heat will get you that result in around 10-15 minutes, don’t go too far though. While your apples are caramelizing zest your lemon over the top of your apples! For us this is a must! You`ll understand (hopefully) what I mean if you give this recipe a go! You get a little kick of lemon! Whoop!

Whilst your apples are making themselves yummy, roll out your puff pastry around 5mm thick, as shown by Trev!

Now its time to cut out your pastry, if you have a plate around the size of your pan, perfect, if not have a rummage to find something similar to cut around.


Gently place your pastry on top of your apples……..

Carefully tuck the edges of your pastry around the apples, no need to eggwash as you will be turning it upside down! If you’re wondering whats in the pot, it was our dinner! Mmmm curry!


Bake in your pre heated oven for 20- 25 mins. Our oven is very dodgy, so whenever we are cooking we always keep an eye on it! Take out of the oven, allow to cool a little bit……

……..Place plate on top, and very carefully flip over (maybe over the sink…..just in case)…….


How good does this look 🙂 Tastes even better!

Bon Appetit