Tarte Tatin is an upside-down apple tart in which the apples are caramelized in before the tart is baked.
Tradition says that the Tarte Tatin was first created by accident at the Hotel Tatin in Lamotte Beuvron in France in 1898. The hotel was run by two sisters, Stephanie and Caroline Tatin.
Stephanie started to make a traditional apple pie but left the apples cooking for too long. Smelling the burning, she tried to rescue the dish by putting the pastry base on top of the pan of apples, quickly finishing the cooking by putting the whole pan in the oven.
After turning out the upside down tart, she was surprised to find how much the hotel guests appreciated the dessert.
An alternative version of the tart's origin say that Stéphanie baked a caramelised apple tart upside-down by mistake.
The Tarte became a signature dish at the Hotel Tatin, the recipe spread through the region and a classic was born.
Could be served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and/or cream.
$28 a pie
Serves 6 to 8