Apple Tarte Tatin




A great dessert for all occassion which the kids will love.



  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 125g chilled Australian unsalted butter, cubed
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup caster sugar
  • 2 teaspoons wate
  • 4-5 apples or pears, peeled, cored and sliced
  • 100ml water
  • 2/3 cup caster sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, extra
  • 50g Australian unsalted butter, cubed, extra
  • Australian pure cream, for serving



  1. Blend flour, butter, egg, caster sugar and water in a food processor until pastry comes together. Form into a ball, flatten, wrap and refrigerate 15 minutes. Roll out between two sheets of baking paper to 5mm thickness.
  2. Arrange apple slices in a buttered 25cm round flan dish.
  3. Heat water, sugar and lemon juice, stirring until the sugar dissolves. Bring to the boil without stirring until just golden. Stir in extra butter and pour evenly over apples.
  4. Cover with pastry and trim edges. Bake at 200°C for 20-25 minutes until golden. Cool before turning out upside down onto a dish. Serve with a dollop of pure cream.

Tip: For picnics, transport this tart in the flan dish and turn out just before serving.

Recipe by: Dairy Australia Test Kitchen