Apple & Blueberry Tarte Tatin

The first time I made a Tarte Tatin was a rather laughable affair. I’d seen recipe for a French Onion one in a magazine and decided I had to make it. I forgot that I didn’t really have a suitable tin/frying pan and ended up using the only oven proof pan I had which was about 25cm tall! Turning the Tarte out was like trying to upturn a Sumo wrestler on his head, an experience that was difficult for me and no doubt traumatic for the Tarte. So when I was offered to try out the Mermaid Hard Anodised Tarte Tatin Tin I was just a tad excited to say the least.

It’s a really sturdy tin that goes on the hob, won’t flake, peel, warp or twist and can withstand oven temperatures up to 250°C. It even comes with a life time guarantee! In my haste to bake I just washed it and went ahead without realising that it benefitted from seasoning! But I needn’t have worried because it only stuck in 3 tiny places and I realised a wipe around the edge with some oil would probably have been a good idea! I like the fact that there is no handle to this tin because I can’t tell you how many times I’ve burnt my fingers on my casserole pan’s handles. Here you are forced to use your oven gloves so I think it is far safer.

The idea for an Apple and Blueberry Tarte Tatin came to me as I wanted my apples in halves and for something pretty and tasty to fill in the gaps. I drew further inspiration from researching other recipes to come up with what I think is a simple and not too unhealthy dessert. In order to keep my apple halves as in tact as possible instead of an apple corer I used the Oxo Good Grips Melon Baller which was perfect for scooping out the apple core with its smaller scoop. As this was only my second attempt at making a Tarte Tatin, I was very pleased with the result for both the even baking and the ease of use of the tin (oh and it was delicious). I will definitely be making these on a regular basis from now on and experimenting with other sweet and savoury combinations!

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I am entering my Tarte Tatin into Blue Kitchen Bakes‘ “Classic French” challenge this month as well as Fabulicious Food’s “Simple and in Season” challenge which is being hosted by Franglais Kitchen this month.

Peel, halve and scoop out core of apples.

Melt the butter then add the sugar.

Cook gently for 1 minute until beginning to caramelise.

Coat the apples in the caramel and cook gently for 10 minutes.

Take off the heat and add the blueberries and vanilla sugar.

Lay the pastry on top and trim leaving 2cm excess to tuck in.

Once pastry in completey tucked in cook in oven for 25 minutes.

Take out when pastry is golden all over.

Enjoy with a good dollop of ice cream!

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Apple & Blueberry Tarte Tatin
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Apples and blueberries are caramelised with a hint of vanilla in this delicious Tarte Tatin.
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: French
Serves: 6
  • 50g / 2oz Butter
  • 50g / 2oz Caster sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla sugar
  • 4 Dessert apples
  • 75g / 3oz Blueberries (can use thawed frozen ones)
  • 1 Pack ready rolled puff pastry
  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C.
  2. Peel the apples and then cut in half. Scoop out the core (a melon baller is useful here) and carefully cut away stem and base to leave as near perfect a half moon shape as possible.
  3. Melt the butter in a 20cm / 8” Tarte Tatin tin (or an oven proof frying pan) over a medium heat.
  4. Lower the heat and stir in the sugar until it starts to caramelise (about a minute).
  5. Add the halved apples and cook gently for 10 minutes turning the apples to coat them in the caramel butter.
  6. Remove the tin from the heat and with the apples cut side up, slot the blueberries in amongst the gaps.
  7. Sprinkle 1tsp vanilla sugar over the apples.
  8. Now unroll the puff pastry and prick all over with a fork.
  9. Lay the pastry over the apples and trim with scissors leaving a 2cm excess.
  10. Tuck the excess pasty in over the apples.
  11. Cook on the middle shelf of oven for 25 minutes until the pastry is golden brown.
  12. Place a serving platter on top and invert to serve, carefully removing tin.
  13. Serve with a scoop of ice cream.

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  1. Jane Davies

    Apple & cinnamon mmmmm my Nan would love this too ! Pity I’m the only one in the house who likes these flavours !

    1. Camilla

      If only those we lived with shared our tastes!

  2. Heather Haigh

    I keep wanting to know how to make this, after seeing them do so many on Masterchef. Thank you for the recipe – and yours looks better than most of the Masterchef ones too.

    1. Camilla

      Aaw, thank you Heather, very kind. It is so easy and yet so impressive:-)

  3. Sarah Cooper

    This looks delicious

  4. William Gould

    Wow that looks good! Definitely going to try this next year when our blueberries are ready!

  5. Lisa Williams

    This looks so good i could really eat this right now

    1. Camilla

      Ooh I highly recommend it:-)

  6. Paul Wilson

    Great stuff. Keep the apple recipes coming.

    1. Camilla

      It’s not difficult at this time of year LOL:-)

      1. Paul Wilson

        Tell me about it.

        1. Camilla


  7. dee

    looks awesome. I am going to dry this using coconut oil and transform some brown sugar into caster brown.

  8. Sally Poole

    Apple Tart

  9. Helen Aiken

    I think I’d probably make pineapple tarte tatin, though I have to admit the apple and blueberry one that you made looks delicious.

  10. Antonia Rookley

    Caramelsied Apple

  11. sairz eastham

    Definately this one, it looks gorgeous and sticky yum!

  12. Deborah Bird

    Well i have never made one so i would start by making the recipe on this page, it looks absolutely amazing, yum yum!!

  13. Alison

    I would make a banana Tarte Tatin

  14. Ali Thorpe

    I would make a fresh and zingy Mandarin Tarte Tatin.

  15. caroline james

    Pear and toffee.

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  18. Nicole

    A lovely apple tart!

  19. Claire B

    apple & blueberry one above sounds lush

  20. Claire Trevor

    Apple and cinnamon:)

  21. Natalie Henderson

    Apple and Vanilla

  22. Annette Hanley

    I would play safe with an apple one as i have never made one before.

  23. Lisa Ellison

    Pear and raisins

  24. Anene Cee

    I would stick with traditional apple, and add lots of cinnimon! Will eat it with some cornish vanilla icecream, yummy!! :)

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