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We love this up­side down French dessert as it’s all cooked in the one pan. Just add a dol­lop of thick cream to make it ir­re­sistible.

Australian Women’s Weekly NZ - - CONTENTS - PHO­TOG­RA­PHY ● JOHN PAUL URIZAR STYLING ● MICHELE CRANSTON

cre­ate a classic French ap­ple tart

Ap­ple tarte tatin SERVES 6-8 PREP AND COOK TIME 1 HOUR 15 MIN­UTES

8 small (1kg) Golden De­li­cious ap­ples (if un­avail­able, use small Pink Lady) 60g un­salted but­ter, chopped ¾ cup (165g) caster sugar 2 ta­ble­spoons wa­ter or lemon juice 375g packet but­ter puff pas­try, thawed (see Test Kitchen tips) whipped cream, to serve

1 Peel, quar­ter and core the ap­ples. Melt the but­ter in a heavy-based fry­ing pan with an oven­proof han­dle (23cm base mea­sure­ment, 28cm top). Com­bine sugar and wa­ter in pan; stir over low heat un­til sugar dis­solves. In­crease heat to medi­umhigh; cook, stir­ring, un­til mix­ture turns a light caramel colour (see Step 1, right). 2 Add ap­ples to pan. At this stage, caramel will harden slightly, but as ap­ples cook and re­lease their juices, caramel will remelt. Sim­mer, un­cov­ered, over medium-low heat, turn­ing ap­ples gen­tly so as not to break them, for about 15 min­utes or un­til very ten­der and translu­cent (Step 2). 3 Re­move the pan from heat; ar­range the ap­ple quar­ters as de­sired (Step 3). Cool for 10 min­utes. 4 Mean­while, pre­heat oven to 220°C (200°C fan-forced). Roll pas­try out slightly larger than the pan size (Step 4a). Place pas­try over ap­ples; tuck the edge of the pas­try around the ap­ples (Step 4b). It’s es­sen­tial to tuck in the edges of pas­try to hold in as much caramel as pos­si­ble. Prick top of the pas­try a cou­ple of times with a knife tip to al­low steam to es­cape. 5 Bake for about for 30 to 35 min­utes or un­til pas­try is well browned and crisp. Re­move from oven; stand for 5 min­utes be­fore in­vert­ing onto a heat­proof serv­ing plate (Step 5). Serve warm with whipped cream, or ice-cream, if de­sired.

Not suit­able to freeze or mi­crowave.

STEP 1

STEP 2

STEP 4b

STEP 5

STEP 3

STEP 4a

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