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Jean-Christophe Novelli’s apple tarte tatin

Warming spices give this classic dessert a festive flavour

By , 16 November 2018

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Jean-Christophe Novelli’s apple tarte tatin
  • 1 Hour

  • Serves: 6

  • Price: £1.47 per serving

Nutritional Info
Each 233g serving contains
  • Energy

    1901KJ

    454KCAL

    23%
  • Fat

    15.1g

    med

    22%
  • Saturates

    7.2g

    high

    36%
  • Sugars

    51.3g

    high

    57%
  • Salt

    0.26g

    low

    4%
of your reference intake.
Typical energy values per 100g: 816kJ/195kcal.
Ingredients
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 12 cardamom pods
  • 6 whole star anise
  • 3 vanilla pods, halved
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 6 Granny Smith apples
  • 300g ready-rolled puff pastry
Method
  • Preheat the oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6. Line 6 tart tins with baking paper.

  • Put the caster sugar in a small pan and add just enough water so the sugar starts to dissolve. Heat gently until it dissolves completely. Do not stir.

  • Bring to a simmer and boil for 5 mins, without stirring, or until you have a golden-brown caramel. Pour into the tart tins.

  • Put 2 cardamom pods, 1 star anise, ½ vanilla pod and ½ cinnamon stick in the bottom of each tin.

  • Peel and slice the apples and arrange in each tin.

  • Unroll the puff pastry and cut into discs to cover the apple. Tuck the edges of the pastry down the sides, making sure they touch the caramel. Bake for 20-30 mins until the pastry is crisp and golden and the apples are soft.

  • Leave the tartes to cool slightly, then invert onto plates to serve.