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Apple Tarte Tatin


250g Ready made all butter pastry

6 dessert apples, peeled, cored and quartered

Juice of 1/2 lemon

100g caster sugar

Pinch of cninnamon

3 Star Anise

3 tbsp calvados

75g diced butter


Preheat oven to 190C

Roll out your pastry, you need a little bigger than the frying pan, set to one side

Meanwhile take a heavy based non-stick oven proof frying pan, approx 30cm and add the sugar and let gently dissolve over a medium heat to a low heat, do not stir the pan but just shake the pan until dissolved. Heat untill it becomes golden brown

When the caramel is ready , add the butter, cinnamon, and star anise, when the caramel is foaming add the calvados and cook for 2 minutes, arrange the apple quarters in the bottom of the pan and cook for 10 minutes over a low heat

Carefully top with the puff pastry and tuck the edges in using two spoons. Prick with a small sharp knife.

Put straight in the oven and bake for 25-35 minutes until the pastry is golden

Remove from the oven and leave to cool for 5 minutes before placing on a plate, slightly larger than the pan, on top of the pastry and very carefully, preferable using oven gloves , invert the tarte onto the plate.

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