Many of us could do with a little comfort at the moment. And I am not just talking about the weather. Although I can’t promise this apple Tarte Tatin will bring world harmony or help you make sense of any of 2016, it will lift the soul ever such a little. It’s a bit of higgledy piggledy affair, but takes no time at all to make (shop bought pastry obviously) and if it fails to lift your mood, may I suggest this warm apple and rum cocktail instead.
Takes: 15m to make, 30 to bake – but very easy!
50g caster sugar
½ tsp ground cinammone
6 sweet medium apples
1 sheet ready rolled all butter pastry
- Preheat the oven to 200c (fan). Melt the butter in a 20cm frying pan. One that you can put in the oven. Stir in the sugar and cook until it starts to caramelise. It will go sticky and brown, but careful you don’t want it to burn! Stir in the cinnamon. Pile in the apples and cook over a medium heat for about 10 minutes, stirring every now and then.
- Unroll the pastry and prick it all over with a fork. Quickly lay the pastry over the apples. Trim away any excess with a sharp kinfe, allowing a rim of about 2cm, then tuck the pastry snugly round the apples down the inside of the pan.
Bake the tin in the middle of the oven for 20-30 minutes until the pastry is risen, firm and golden. Serve with icecream or custard.