This Tarte Tartin recipe (think upside down pie) is a perfect way to use up extra apples, and make extra friends at the dinner table while you’re at it.
TURN THE PIE WORLD UPSIDE DOWN. (AND SAVE SOME APPLES AT THE SAME TIME.)
This French upside-down apple pie, tarte tatin, is baked in a skillet —not a pie pan—with the bottom crust on top. The key to a successful tarte lies in the type of skillet you use. Cast iron, enameled cast iron, or a special tarte tatin mold, available at many kitchenware shops, are best. In any case, it should be heavy-bottomed, with a handle that can withstand the heat of the oven.