Nectarine tarte tatin
Prep time: 35 mins Cooking time: 25 mins
Ingredients 6 nectarines, halved and pitted boiling water iced water 1/2 roll ready-made puff pastry, defrosted 150g sugar 2 tbsp water ice cream or thick cream, to serve spun sugar, to garnish (optional) Method: 1. Preheat oven to 190°C. Put halved nectarines in a bowl, cover with boiling water and let sit for 5 minutes. Remove and place in a bowl filled with iced water for 5 minutes. Gently remove skins. 2. Roll out pastry and using the lid of an ovenproof, non-stick frying pan, cut out a circular shape to form the lid of the tart. You will bake the tart in this pan. 3. Place pan over medium heat, then add sugar and 2 tbsp water. Allow sugar to dissolve then gently swirl pan to incorporate all granules. Sugar should slowly be turning a golden colour. Continue cooking until sugar is dissolved and begins to turn a dark caramel colour. 4. Simmer for another minute then add nectarine halves, cut-side facing up. Simmer for a further 2 minutes then remove from heat. 5. Place sheet of pastry over nectarines. Push edges down to hug sides of pan and contain nectarines. Poke holes all over pastry with a knife or toothpick. Bake for 25 minutes or until pastry is lightly browned. 6. Place a board over pan then quickly and confidently flip it over. Serve warm or cold with ice cream or thick cream. Garnish with spun sugar, if desired.