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Chai-spiced apple tarte tatin with a slice cut out

Chai-spiced apple tarte tatin

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  • Preparation and cooking time
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  • Serves 6

Impress dinner guests with this aromatic apple tarte tatin. Spiced with cinnamon, cardamom, ginger and nutmeg, it's delicious with a scoop of vanilla ice cream

  • Vegetarian
Nutrition: Per serving


  • 320g sheet puff pastry
  • 5 small Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and quartered
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • ¼ tsp ground ginger
  • 2 cardamom pods, cracked
  • pinch of ground cloves
  • small grating of nutmeg
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • 100g golden caster sugar
  • 60g salted butter, cubed
  • vanilla ice cream, to serve


  • STEP 1

    Heat the oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Cut a 23cm circle out of the pastry and place in the fridge to chill.

  • STEP 2

    Put the apples in a bowl and toss with all the spices.

  • STEP 3

    Put the sugar in a 20cm-ovenproof, heavy-based frying pan and place over a medium-high heat. Cook the sugar for 5 mins, until it turns into a dark amber caramel syrup. When it starts to smoke, turn off the heat and stir in the butter. Arrange the spiced apple quarters, rounded-side down, over the sugar and butter mixture in a very tight circle, starting around the edge of the dish, then filling in the middle. Make sure the cinnamon stick and cardamom pods are nestled amongst the apples.

  • STEP 4

    Place the disc of chilled pastry on top of the apples. Tuck the edges down the inside of the dish and, with a knife, prick a few holes in the pastry to allow steam to escape. Bake for 45 mins until the pastry is golden brown and crisp. Once cooked, run a cutlery knife around the edge of the tart to release. Turn out onto a plate and serve in slices with vanilla ice cream.

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