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Apple Tatin

Servings:
8
Oven Temp:
375
Prep Time:
40 minutes
Cook Time:
45 minutes

Ingredients

  • large apples (combination of Granny Smith or Golden Delicious), peeled, cored and sliced into eighths.
  • 1 sheet store-bought puff pastry, thawed
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 6 tablespoons butter, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • juice of half a lemon
  • 1 pinch sea salt

Preparation

  1. Heat the oven to 375 F. Sprinkle the lemon juice evenly onto the apples to prevent them from discoloring.
  2. Place sugar in a cast-iron skillet and melt over medium heat, cooking and stirring occasionally until the sugar is a light butterscotch color and its temperature reaches 320 degrees (measure with a candy thermometer). Turn off the heat. The temperature will continue to rise.
  3. Once the temperature reaches 350 degrees, whisk in the butter, 1 piece at a time. Make sure each piece is incorporated before adding the next, then add the salt.
  4. Cover the caramel with the apple slices, Turn the heat back on to medium-high and cook for 15 minutes. Stir to make sure the apples are cooking evenly.
  5. When the apples have cooked and the liquid starts getting bubbly, cover the pan with the puff pastry. Tuck in the edges around the apples and prick the pastry with a fork.
  6. Bake until the edges are deep amber in color and the pastry is puffed and golden, 40 to 45 minutes. If the pastry gets too dark cover with a piece of foil.
  7. Remove from the oven and cool for 10 minutes before inverting onto a plate larger than the pan.