Maple Apple Tarte Tatin

Author: Canadian Living

Here's a Canadian version of the classic French upside-down apple pie. Golden Delicious apples are best because they hold their wedge shape, making for a show- stopping presentation.

  • Portion size 10 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 apples 2-1/2 lb/1.25 kg
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cups maple syrup
Pastry:
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup cold unsalted butter cubed
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup (less 1 tsp) Ice water

Method

Pastry: In large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar and salt. Using pastry blender or 2 knives, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs with a few larger pieces. In measuring cup, whisk vinegar with enough ice water to make 1/4 cup (50 mL). Drizzle over flour mixture, stirring with fork until dough holds together when pressed. Press into disc. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate for up to 3 days.)

Peel, quarter and core apples. Cut quarters lengthwise to make 1-inch (2.5 cm) thick wedges; set aside.

In 8-inch (20 cm) cast-iron skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat; add sugar and cook, stirring, until bubbly and just turning golden, about 2 minutes. Add maple syrup; cook, stirring, until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat. Starting at edge of pan, arrange apples, flat side down, in concentric circles in syrup.

Simmer over medium-low heat, basting often, until apples begin to soften and syrup starts to thicken, about 7 minutes. Remove from heat; let stand for 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, on lightly floured surface, roll out pastry to 10-inch (25 cm) circle; cut 4 small steam vents in centre. Place over apples; press pastry edge down between apples and pan.

Bake in centre of 425°F (220°C) oven until pastry is golden brown, about 30 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes. Wearing oven mitts, invert heatproof serving plate over skillet; turn over to unmould onto plate. Replace any apples that may stick to pan and scrape out any sauce over apples. Serve warm.

Nutritional facts <b>Per each of 10 servings:</b> about

  • Sodium 61 mg
  • Protein 2 g
  • Calories 302.0
  • Total fat 14 g
  • Cholesterol 37 mg
  • Saturated fat 9 g
  • Total carbohydrate 44 g

%RDI

  • Iron 6.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 7.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 2.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 13.0
  • Vitamin C 5.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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