Apple-Caramel Upside-Down Pie (Tarte Tatin) Recipe


  • Pastry for a 9-inch single-crust pie, chilled, such as Bubby's All-Butter Pastry Pie Dough (page 23), Basic Butter and Shortening Pastry Pie Dough (page 27), or Sour Cream Pastry Pie Dough (page 29)
  • ¼ cup water
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • Pinch salt
  • 3 pounds apples
  • 2 tablespoons fresh-squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • ½ cup sugar
  • Pinch salt
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter


Like A Classic French Tarte Tatin, This Pie Is Made In A Heavy Sauté Pan And Is Built As Follows: A Base Of Flavorful Caramel Sauce, Apple Slices Layered In Methodically, Sealed Over With A Layer Of Pastry Crust. In The Oven, The Apples Drink In Th

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