This skillet apple tarte tatin is the most perfect mash up of elegance and rustic – if there is such a thing. An upside down apple tart with flaky crust and caramel stewed apples will have you BEGGING for more! And it’s so much easier than a traditional apple pie!
Dish Count :: 1 Cutting Board, 1 Skillet, 1 Serving Plate
It was a fairly uneventful holiday weekend if you ask me! And really, that is becoming more and more okay with the list of things we have to do rapidly expanding. The urge to unpack is feigning, when all I want to do is nap twice a day (which really happened).
So if given the choice of to-do list or napping and baking – let’s take a guess at which I would rather do? I guess based on this dessert it’s not hard to figure out.
Today starts the next week of Chip’s progress in utero and he’s definitely become a big mover and shaker. It probably has something to do with the THREE apple desserts I made this weekend. Don’t worry, you’ll get them all, too. His palate has definitely changed as we have progressed – starting from a salty food lover (hello chips and fries!) to totally digging the sweet stuff (basically anything I can get my hands on).
Clearly me and gestational diabetes are going to be BFF’s. In two weeks I have my test, so send prayers to the Wilford Brimmley’s of the skies that I don’t have it. I don’t need that judgemental old walrus haunting me with the whispering sounds of “Diabeetus” at every turn.
At over two pounds, and the size of a butternut squash, or in this week’s case an apple tarte tatin this little dude is starting to get big. As am I. My pregnancy app also compared him to a prairie dog? Like, how the hell do they come up with these comparisons? Not to mention that I feel like a butternut squash and/or prairie dog is pretty dang subjective! Those things can be HUGE or very tiny.
And I don’t need that complex going through my head.
But more about the dessert! I remember first hearing about a tarte tatin when I was watching Pan-Am back on ABC. Did anyone else watch that show? Just me? I was so bummed when it got cancelled! Dean and the French flight attendant were finally together and he took her to meet his folks – they hated her because she was French and Jewish (Lame!) and he was so excited to tell them about her baking a tarte tatin! At that point I had to find out what it was. Until now I didn’t have an excuse to make one – but I’m glad I finally did.
It is so easy! And since I just had to make it in my skillet, it was more the better! So enjoy this quite possibly simplified version of a French classic. But if it makes more cast iron baking, and apple desserts – just embrace it and enjoy!