Lady Magnon is a world champion Tarte Tatin maker; at least I have awarded her that title myself.
A well constructed Tatin is the pinnacle of Apple Pie making, anyone who says differently is plain WRONG. Those across The Pond who go on ad infinitum about their mother's/grandmother's Apple Pies have no idea how good a pukka pie can be.
A Tarte Tatin is an upside-down pie. First a butter/sugar caramel is made in the bottom of the pie dish, then the sliced (Bramley) Apples are laid out in a reasonably neat pattern, then pastry placed over the top and tucked into the sides. After the alloted cooking time, the pie is turned out onto its bottom to reveal the caramel infused Apple, smiling up at you.
All you then need is a dollop of thick clotted cream, and VOILA. Heaven.
It's a wonderful achievement of which to be world champion!ReplyDelete
Worthy of a gold medal.Delete
That looks really tastyReplyDelete
It really is the best Apple pie imaginable.Delete
Delish ! I guess an English apple pie is a completely different thing .... both wonderful in their own way. XXXXReplyDelete
There's nothing that can better a Tatin.Delete
I was going to make one of those this weekend but I forgot to buy the puff pastry when I went shopping. Dammit!ReplyDelete
Lady M makes her own, but it's not puff pastry.Delete
You win a prize for using exactly the right word.Delete
Looks so good, I haven't eaten anything like that in a long time.ReplyDelete
At this time of year it's either Apple Crumble, or Tarte Tatin. I love both.Delete
I have never tried Tarte Tatin. Oh, how I wish I did. It looks and sounds wonderful.ReplyDelete
You need to get your hands in some flour. Lady Magnon's at it as I write; the one above was finished much too quickly.Delete
Looks absolutely yum!ReplyDelete
It really is. I promise.Delete
What a beauty! I can almost taste it!ReplyDelete
She made another one yesterday afternoon, it too was wonderful.Delete
My tummy is grumbling for a bite of that!ReplyDelete
It looks utter bliss.ReplyDelete
Very easy to make (although I've never actually made one myself).Delete
What a wonderful way to eat apples. I have never made an apple Tarte Tatin but made a tomato one once and it was lovely.ReplyDelete
Fig is good, as is Banana; but I think the classic Apple is the best.Delete
You could, if you had a mind to do so, make a wonderful Quince Tatin as well. It would be a beautiful pink colour.ReplyDelete
We did make one once, it was a lot of work and ended up tasting od Apple.Delete
Between your and John Gray's recent food posts, I was hard pressed to fall asleep last night with visions of the lovely tatin and french onion soup (my favorite) dancing in my head. Yum!ReplyDelete
I love a good Onion Soup too. In London I used to work next door to a restaurant where they made the world's best. We used to go for lunch just for the soup.Delete
Get R to give it a go.Delete
Oh, I haven't had that in ages. Lucky you!ReplyDelete
Two pies in two days! The grandsons ate most of them.Delete