This Upside-down Apple Tart recipe from Mad Hungry Family transforms a few simple ingredients into an impressive, delicious and easy-to-make dessert. Perfect for the holidays or any time you want a special dessert made easy!
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- 3½ pounds apples, such as Gala
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 6 tablespoons (¾ stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
- ¾ cup sugar
- ½ teaspoon coarse salt
- 1 sheet puff pastry, thawed according to package instructions
- All-purpose flour, for dusting
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Preheat the oven to 425°F. Peel, core, and quarter the apples lengthwise. As each one is peeled, toss with the lemon juice to prevent browning.
- Spread 5 tablespoons of the butter evenly over the bottom and up the sides of a 10-inch cast-iron or other oven-safe skillet. Sprinkle ½ cup of the sugar and the salt evenly over the bottom of the skillet. Arrange the apple slices around the edge of the pan in circles, working toward the center of the skillet.
- Place the skillet over medium heat and cook, undisturbed, for 18 minutes. Transfer the pan to the oven and bake until the apples have softened and shrunken slightly, about 20 minutes.
- Meanwhile, roll out the puff pastry on a lightly floured surface to an 11-inch square. Using a plate as a guide, cut out a 10-inch circle and transfer it to a parchment paper–lined baking sheet. Chill until needed.
- When the apples are ready, melt the remaining 1 tablespoon butter and brush it over the pastry. Combine the remaining ¼ cup sugar and the cinnamon in a small bowl and sprinkle it over the pastry. Slide the pastry, cinnamon side down, over the apples. Return the skillet to the oven and bake until the pastry is golden and brown, about 20 minutes.
- Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes and then slide a knife around the edge of the pastry to loosen and invert onto a serving plate. Cut into wedges to serve.
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For the next two weeks, 10 Sunday Supper tastemakers will be sharing Mad Hungry Family recipes for Weekday Supper. Here’s the line up:
Monday – Straight-Talk Turkey from Family Foodie
Tuesday – HamJam Cheddar Puffs from Renee’s Kitchen Adventures
Wednesday – Chocolate Hazelnut Orange Potstickers from Grumpy’s Honeybunch
Thursday – Squash Gnocchi from Dizzy Busy and Hungry
Friday – Thanksgiving Leftover Pie from Meal Planning Magic
Monday – Fig and Pancetta Stuffing from My Life Cookbook
Tuesday – Yorkshire Pudding from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventure
Wednesday – Buttery Spiced Poached Pears from April GoLightly
Thursday – Upside-down Apple Tart from Alida’s Kitchen
Friday – Princely Potatoes from Crazed Mom
And we’ll be giving away 10 copies to our readers as part of a social media campaign sponsored by Workman Publishers. Links to Mad Hungry Family are affiliate links.
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