Despite being a World, and Olympic, Champion Tarte Tatin maker, Lady Magnon is still scared of turning them out onto a plate.
They come from the oven Pastry side up, but need to be put onto a plate Apple side up. With lots of very hot sticky Caramel about, this can prove dangerous. So, rather than put herself at risk; she calls on Muggins Cro, for whom (she imagines) red hot Caramel can do no harm.
Over the years I've managed to master the turning-over process without scolding myself; not easy for a fumbling oldie. I don't always get it to look perfect, but I can always blame Lady M's baking skills for that.
This one below came out very neatly, but it's the flavour that counts.
We have Bramley Apples by the barrow-load at the moment, so Tatins are on the menu for the foreseeable future.
It's the world's best Apple Pie, and accompanied by a big dollop of thick cream; it's pure heaven.