Tarte Tartin

Tarte Tartin

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.

servings

6-8

apples

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.