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Winter Comfort Food with Apple & Ginger Tart Tatin


What can be more comforting than a warm apple tart? I’m not a big pie fan, one two many layers of pastry for my taste but hubby loves pies so the Tart Tatin is a good compromise and really easy to make. Don’t believe any of those Masterchef challenges that make it look hard, it really isn’t and if you use store bought puff pastry it’s even quicker.

I have used sweet short crust pastry and have offered my recipe here if you prefer to make your own make your own. With slightly more than half fat to flour in this recipe it ensures a nice rich melt in the mouth pastry. The recipe,will make 1 large tart or 4 mini tarts.

6 large apples, peel, cored and quartered
10ml water
100g butter
100g castor sugar
1 inch fresh ginger, peeled and grated
1 large sheet of puff pastry or recipe noted above

Preheat the oven to 180C.
Over a low heat dissolve the water and sugar in a medium sized frying pan (oven proof), cast iron if you have one.
Add the butter and gently heat until starting to caramelise. Stir in the grated ginger.
Add the apples and cook over a medium heat for about 10 minutes, shake the pan now and then to coat them in the caramel.
Remove from the heat and arrange the apples to fan round the pan.
Lay the pastry over the apples then tuck the pastry round the apples and down the inside of the pan.
Place tart in the oven and bake for 30-35 minutes or until golden.
When the tart is cooked remove pan from the oven and allow tart to rest for 5 minutes.
Running a knife round the edge to dislodge any pastry that has stuck and invert the tart onto a plate.
Serve with cream, ice cream or yoghurt.

17 Comments Post a comment
  1. Mmmhhh, divine! Extremely comforting. I love the addition of ginger.



    May 22, 2012
  2. Now that is a beautiful version of this great dish! Even though it´s heading towards summer here, I think I can still allow myself to make one of these 😉

    May 22, 2012
    • peasepudding #

      You could make one with summer fruit or stone fruit once in season is also yummy!

      May 23, 2012
  3. Reblogged this on The ObamaCrat.Com™ and commented:
    YummY!!! Thank you “Pease Pudding”.

    May 22, 2012
    • peasepudding #

      Thanks again for the re-blog!

      May 23, 2012
  4. I love these and make them when I want something sweet, which I have to admit is not that often! but you are right, these are not hard to make. This one is a collection of lovely flavours.. morning allison!! c

    May 22, 2012
  5. That does look very tempting 😉

    May 22, 2012
  6. Love! I make an Apple Tarte Tatin but never thought to add ginger. Yummy!!

    May 22, 2012
  7. Lol, I dont believe in dramas in Masterchef as well, they add life and suspense to it but very entertaining.

    May 23, 2012
  8. Looks delicious and just a great shot ¡¡

    May 23, 2012
  9. Gorgeous!

    May 23, 2012
  10. Now I don’t know whether to make an apricot galette or tarte tatin! Decisions, decisions!!

    May 24, 2012
  11. I am such a fan of tarte tatin – yours looks divine.

    May 25, 2012
  12. That looks wonderful and something I would like to try. Many thanks!

    June 5, 2012
  13. I adore Tarte Tatin since the day I tasted it at my french correspondant’s family …hmm… many years ago. Ginger seems a perfect addition for the cold period.
    In summer time, apricots with almonds and vanilla ice cream is a gorgeous dessert…

    June 6, 2012
  14. I do like a little tart tatin, well anything with puff pastry! But especially in a tart tatin and all those deliciously caramelised little bits around the edge.

    June 10, 2012

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