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Apple & Berry Tarte Tatin
- 1 2/3 c plain flour
- 125g butter – chilled & cubed
- 2 tbsp caster sugar
- 1 egg – lightly beaten
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp chilled water
- 3-4 apples (Braeburn or Granny Smith)
- 6-8 blackberries (frozen is ok)
- 1/2c brown sugar
- 50g butter
- Vanilla ice cream or whipped cream to serve
NOTE: The pan should be heavy-based with a metal handle so that it can be placed inside a hot oven.
- Sift flour into a bowl.
- Add butter & rub together until it resembles fine breadcrumbs.
- Make a hollow in the flour mixture.
- Combine egg, vanilla & water; add to flour mix, using two knives in a cutting action until it comes together.
- Gather together on a lightly floured surface and shape into a disc.
- Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for about 30mins.
- Peel and core apples and cut into even sized wedges.
- Put in bowl of lemon water so they won’t discolour.
- Put brown sugar and butter into pan.
- Stir over a low heat until sugar has dissolved.
- Increase the heat, cease stirring and allow the butter mix to gradually bubble and become golden brown.
- Take off the heat and allow it to cool slightly.
- Carefully place the apples in a circle around the outside of the pan, then an inner circle.
- Place blackberries in the middle. Return pan to the stove for 10 minutes on a low heat to caramelize the apples.
- Take off heat and cool for 10 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 220⁰C.
- On a lightly floured surface (or between two sheets of baking paper), roll pasty to a circle the size of the pan.
- Carefully place the pastry over the apples and firmly tuck the edges in around the side of the pan.
- Bake for 30 – 35 minutes until pastry is cooked.
- Use an oven glove to carefully remove the hot pan from the oven and let cool for 15 minutes.
Run a knife around the edge of the pastry to ensure it is not stuck to the pan, then carefully turn the tarte over onto a plate. Serve with ice cream or whipped cream.
Pears and/or Black Doris plums can also be used in this dish.
The recipe is a mix of those taken from:
1000 Recipes – Grandma’s Recipes Igloo Books, 2015
Essential Desserts Murdoch Books Ltd, 2011