Tested till perfect Pumpkin, Apple and Pear Tarte Tatin
Pumpkin, Apple and Pear Tarte Tatin
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Pumpkin, Apple and Pear Tarte Tatin

The recipe for this tarte makes 6 servings. For 12 servings, double the recipe and use two skillets. Serve at room temperature.

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: October 2005

Recipe3 out of 5 based on 2 ratings.
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  • Portion size 6


  • 1 1Nothern Spy or Empire appleEmpire apples
  • 2 2Bosc pearBosc pears
  • 2 tbsp 2tbsplemon juice
  • 8 oz 8ozpumpkin or acorn squash
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupbutter
  • 3/4 cup 3/4cupgranulated sugar
  • 1/2 pkg (450 g) 1/2pkg (450 g)frozen all-butter puff pastry, thawed
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Peel, quarter and core apple and pears; cut each apple quarter in half. Place fruit in bowl; toss with lemon juice. Set aside.

Peel and seed pumpkin; cut into 1/4-inch (5 mm) thick wedges.

In 8-inch (20 cm) cast-iron skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add sugar; cook, tilting and swirling pan but without stirring, until starting to bubble and turn golden, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat.

Drain apple and pears; arrange alternately in concentric circles in pan. Lay pumpkin over top. Cook over medium-low heat until bubbly and thickened and fruit begins to soften, about 15 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes.

Cover with pastry, tucking edge of pastry between fruit and side of pan. (Make-ahead: Let cool to room temperature; cover and refrigerate for up to 24 hours.)

Cook over high heat until bubbly. Bake in bottom third of 425°F (220°C) oven until deep golden, about 25 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes.

Invert heatproof serving plate over skillet. Wearing oven mitts, grasp plate and pan; turn over to unmould tart onto plate. With tongs, quickly arrange fruit stuck in pan in any spaces on tarte. (Make-ahead: Store at room temperature for up to 6 hours.)

Nutritional Information Per serving: about

cal 354 pro 3g total fat 17g sat. fat 9g
carb 50g fibre 3g chol 39mg sodium 198mg

% RDI:

calcium 1 iron 11 vit A 15 vit C 7
folate 2
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