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Tarte Tatin

This is such a good recipe and so easy to make.


oven proof frying pan-large or med size

1 sheet puff pastry

5 apples-peeled, halved horizontally and cored

1/3 cup sugar

sprinkle sea salt

1/3 cup pear brandy or calvados

1 teaspoon vanilla- I use vanilla paste but a whole bean sliced and scrapped is good too.

2 tablespoons butter

flour  for dusting

Dust a flat surface with flour and roll puff pastry large enough to cover your frying pan of choice.

Prepare apples

Heat the frying pan,  Add sugar, salt, brandy, and vanilla paste . Cook until caramel in color. Add apples and cook until caramel turns into toffee (a dark caramel color).

Turn off flame and carefully

Place puff pastry on top of apples. Tuck edges into pan.

Bake for 25 minutes or until pastry is golden brown.

Carefully invert pan onto serving plate unveiling your beautiful Tarte Tatin.

Serve warm or room temperature.  Top with Vanilla ice cream to make it a true French treat.

Blood Orange Apple Pie

Delicate and flavorful , This fresh pie can be made all year around

2 pie crusts

Preheat oven 190c/375f

5-6 Granny Smith Apples

2 Blood Oranges- small

3 teaspoons Flour

1 tablespoon Vanilla

1 tablespoons Sugar

1 teaspoon Cinnamon

Pinch Nutmeg

Pinch Sea salt

1 teaspoon Vanilla

Pinch White pepper –black pepper ok too

Peel and cut apples into 1-2” pieces and place into a large bowl

Sprinkle with flour

Add vanilla ,sugar, cinnamon , nutmeg, salt, , pepper.

Add juice of one orange and the zest of 2 oranges.

Toss well.

Line Bottom of pie pan with one crust. Perforate bottom of crust in a few places.

Pour apples into a pie crust.

Top with remaining crust

Brush with egg yolk

Bake for 30-35 minutes or until crust is golden brown.