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. Sammie

    This looks so delicious. I love the idea of using a melon baller to remove the apple core. Perfect recipe for our 2 apple trees.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Sammie. I grew a Braeburn tree from a pip but 7 years on it still hasn’t flowered!

  2. Paul Wilson

    Would this work with blackberries – got quite a few at the moment.

    1. Camilla

      I don’t see why not Paul, they might be a bit wetter than blueberries but you can always bake the tatin for a bit longer if necessary. I tried this recipe with just gooseberries the other day and it was totally soggy as they are full of water so I just tipped it back into the base and cooked it for longer and it was fine. But as you mainly have apples here it might not make any difference at all!

  3. Jinger Kat

    I’m on a bit of a raspberry craving at the moment so I’m going to substitute them for the blackberries

    1. Camilla

      Blueberries LOL – I’m sure that will be lovely too:-)

  4. Paul Wilson

    Oo, I have a few apples ready.

    1. Camilla

      I need your garden!;-)

  5. 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!

  6. 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:-)

  7. Sarah Cooper

    This looks delicious

  8. William Gould

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

  9. Lisa Williams

    This looks so good i could really eat this right now

    1. Camilla

      Ooh I highly recommend it:-)

  10. 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


  11. dee

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

  12. Sally Poole

    Apple Tart

  13. 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.

  14. Antonia Rookley

    Caramelsied Apple

  15. sairz eastham

    Definately this one, it looks gorgeous and sticky yum!

  16. 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!!

  17. Alison

    I would make a banana Tarte Tatin

  18. Ali Thorpe

    I would make a fresh and zingy Mandarin Tarte Tatin.

  19. caroline james

    Pear and toffee.

  20. Jackie ONeill


  21. sj wesley


  22. Nicole

    A lovely apple tart!

  23. Claire B

    apple & blueberry one above sounds lush

  24. Claire Trevor

    Apple and cinnamon:)

  25. Natalie Henderson

    Apple and Vanilla

  26. Annette Hanley

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

  27. Lisa Ellison

    Pear and raisins

  28. Anene Cee

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

  29. Stevie T

    Caramelised Apple

  30. cheryl lovell

    apple and blackberry yummy 🙂

  31. Robyn Clarke

    Pear and cranberry

  32. Julie Picton

    Pear Tart

  33. Annamarie Riddiford

    apple and pear

  34. Honey


  35. Dawn Totton

    Classic apple.

  36. Debbie Timms

    Apple Tarte Tatin, a classic! x

  37. katie skeoch

    apple & gooseberry

  38. Joanna Sawka

    Apple and cinnamon

  39. Ben Audsley

    banana tarte tatin

  40. cathy James

    strawberry and blackcurrent

  41. Gemma Clark

    Would have to be Apple and cinnamon for me 🙂

  42. Emily Hutchinson

    Apple and mango 🙂

  43. Diana Cotter

    I think I’d stick with classic apple with extra cinammon

  44. Hazel Rush

    Peach! Yum!

  45. tamalyn roberts

    our home grown apples and some spices

  46. Dave Brown

    Apple and gooseberry

  47. Matt Hudson

    Apple & Blueberry sounds delicious

  48. Jenny

    It would have to be apple – I am addicted!

  49. Deborah Wheeler

    Plum and apple – love that combination

  50. shell

    I would have a go at apple tarte tatin

  51. Christine Mutter

    An Apple one (although I would probabilly ask my Mum In Law to make it as she makes the best puddings)

    1. Camilla

      Oh I’m sure you could do a great job as it’s not difficult at all!

  52. Danielle Woodman

    I would love to make an apple and strawbeery one, although I am sure it would never look as good as yours x

    1. Camilla

      If you follow this recipe I don’t think you can go wrong and I’m sure yours will be beautiful too!

  53. Richard R

    I would have to try the apple first

  54. Mickie Bull

    Making me so hungry!

  55. Mr Neville Rigg

    Must get the wife to look at these she loves baking

  56. Mark Shaw

    Apple Tarte Tatin

  57. tinkertink2010

    Well I have never made one before so I suppose it would be the classic Tarte Tatin! xoxo

  58. Aimee R

    Apple and spice

  59. Emma Cella

    Pear Tarte Tatin

  60. Ashleigh Allan

    Apple – yum!

  61. Ranita Reeves

    Plum Tarte tatin.

  62. Annie T

    I’d make a savoury tatin with caramelised red onion, thyme, beetroot and feta cheese.

  63. Amy Ripley

    I would love to make an Apricot Tarte Tatin

  64. Andrea Jefferson

    i would make pear tarte tan

  65. Solange


  66. Julie Davies

    I would make an apple and cinammon tarte tat in

  67. Caroline H

    I have what looks like a great recipe for pear, stilton and walnut tarte tatin but I haven’t got round to giving it a go yet (primarily because I don’t think any of my tins are quite right) so that would be first on my list.

  68. jennie jackson

    I would make peach and brandy

  69. cobbie

    Apple and Strawberry, Mmmm!


  70. Stu W


  71. Adele Leek

    Spiced apple tarte tatin with star anise, cinnamon and vanilla.

  72. angela sandhu

    apple and blackberry

  73. Andy D

    Pear tarte tatin

  74. Lesley-Ann Dunn

    Chocolate and cherry

  75. Melanie Gardiner

    I think I’d start off with something simple like apple or pear with some bramble fruits.

  76. Sarah Morris

    I hate Pears so it would have to be an Apple Tarte Tatin, gorgeous.

  77. Corina

    I’d love to try a banana one.

  78. Karen Whittaker

    Traditional apple

  79. hannah oneill


  80. Phil Darling

    I’d go for Apple with a hint of cinnamon

  81. Pam

    Never made one,so i think i would go for apple.

  82. Louise

    Traditional apple and I would like to give the recipe used in The Great British Bake Off a try

  83. Ruth Tesdale

    apple and summer berries for me

  84. Definitely a plum one, once had a plum tarte tatin in France and it was divine, had just come out of the oven and was homemade by the neighbour of the family we stayed with. I could’ve eaten the whole thing myself!!! 😉

    1. Camilla

      Ooh that sounds good too!

  85. shane weir

    Traditional apple for me

  86. Beverley Marsh

    Apricot would be my choice, served with creme fraiche.

  87. Natasha C

    Not made one before so i’d go for apple to start with!

  88. Jill Webb

    Traditional apple for me

  89. Lynsey Buchanan


  90. caroline Johnson

    Savoury filling with goats cheese, red onion, pear & walnuts – yummy!

  91. stephanie tsang

    I’d like to make a mango and lime tarte tatin

  92. jennifer thorpe

    sticky pear

  93. Emma Jackson

    Mmm definitely trying apple, that looks delicious!

  94. Kathleen marsden

    Choc toffee pear tarte tartin

  95. Dee Williamson

    I would have a go at the banana one they made on The Great British Bake off!

  96. Diane Carey

    I would try your Apple & Blueberry, cos my hubby loves blueberries

  97. Traditional apple for me x

  98. Rachael G

    Apple – keep it simple as I’ve never made it before!

  99. Debbie Stanley

    I am a rather simple sole and I would just make an apple tarte tatin

  100. Adele Hill

    Definitely would have to be the classic apple tarte tatin as I have two apple trees in my garden and have had a bumper crop this year

  101. anna fletcher


  102. Rachel

    I love Tarte Tatin! I think I’d make a rhubarb one first.

  103. Nicole

    Apple and Pear

  104. Heather Haigh

    Apricot and plum

  105. Sheran Hughes

    Rhubarb and Ginger

  106. Karen Lloyd

    Apple and blackberry sounds nice

  107. jellie

    pear tarte tartin love it!

  108. C Corrin

    apple tarte tatin

  109. Jen Schofield


  110. Anne Thompson

    Apple and Raspberry

  111. Sarah Welsh

    I’d make a lovely gooseberry tarte tartin.

  112. Barrie Phillips

    Apple and cinnamon

  113. grainne

    apple and strwberry

  114. miriam krutska

    apple with caramel yummu

  115. Lisa Williams

    I would make a roasted red onion tart 🙂

  116. C Hui

    Would go simple and try apple first

  117. Vicky Limerick

    I would be trying your recipe out 🙂

  118. Alana Walker

    Pear and apple

  119. Hele R

    Pear 🙂

  120. nicola

    ooo pear and honey

  121. Sophia

    Apple and cinammon

  122. Franglais kitchen

    I love tarte tatin and normally make an apple one but the colour that the blueberry adds is terrific. I shall be trying this out

    1. Camilla

      Thank you, that’s the most poetic comment I’ve had! Do let me know if you try it what you thought!

  123. Ursula Bingham

    caramelised apple

  124. Karen Barrett

    Apple and cinnamon

  125. Joanne Mapp

    A nice spiced plum tarte tatin

  126. I would use the quinces from my tree.

  127. Gillian Holmes


  128. Jean Bolsover

    Yours looks lovely! I’d make an apple and peach one, mmm…

  129. wendy stanger

    Plum and ginger for me yum:)

  130. Jane Willis

    The other day I made a beetroot tarte tatin that was one of the most delicious things I have ever eaten, so I’d make that again.

  131. Sarah M

    Apple & Blueberry….! recipe looks too delish…!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you, it was!

  132. Kim Carberry

    I have never made one before…Strawberry sounds good!

  133. Rainie Bish

    Yours looks and sounds delicious so I would make that first. So it would be Apple & Blueberry for me

    1. Camilla

      Ah, thank you so much, it was delicious!

  134. Stuart Faulds

    A classic Apple one, nicely caramelised..sticky sweet decadence

  135. Mich - Piece of Cake

    This looks so delicious! I need a pie tin right away!

  136. Lisa J

    A good old classic apple one.

  137. Cristina McDowall

    Pear and blueberry

  138. Choclette

    The tin looks well worth having. I’ve never made a tarte tatin before, so I’d like to start with a classic apple – and then move on!

  139. Christina Curtis

    Pear. xx

  140. mymillsbaby

    I’ve never made one either (and didn’t know what it was before I read this!) – now I do, I just have to make one. I’d go for strawberry x

  141. Laura Williams

    one with raspberries if I could! I LOVE raspberries!!!!!! 🙂 x

  142. Maxine

    I’d quite fancy a caramelised onion with blue cheese version – I made one many years ago and it went down really well – had forgotten about it until reading your post today

  143. Angela - Garden Tea Cakes and Me

    I’ve never made a tarte tatin before so I would try a traditional Apple


  144. John Seaman

    Pear Tarte Tatin with Vanilla Cream

  145. Tiffany Oconnell

    Chocolate and pear tarte tatin


  146. Karen

    Love your tarte tatin and if I won one, I would make a pear and ginger one. Karen

    1. Camilla

      Ah, thank you Karen, pear and ginger sounds yummy too!

  147. Jacqueline @How to be a Gourmand

    What a glorious Tarte Tatin Camilla. Beautiful ingredients. I could do with a slice of this right now 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Jacqueline, for some reason I had to retrieve your comment from spam folder! It was very nice:-)

  148. Jen

    I’d make another apple tarte tatin as the first one was so delicious I want to eat it again!

  149. Sam

    Definitely apple tarte tatin as I have lots from my father’s allotment to use up. Would love this to make it look professional.

  150. Gill

    I made a beetroot and goats cheese one, which was delicious and I’d like to make again, but in reality I think I’d want to make the classic apple just to see if I can.

  151. Carolin

    Peach and cherry – yum! 🙂

  152. mellysocks

    Pear tarte tatin 🙂

  153. Katrina Day-Reilly

    apple & ginger

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