Apple Sage Tarte Tatin
Makes: 8 servings
- 275ml (9fl oz) apple or pear cider
- 125g (5oz) sugar
- 175g (6oz) butter, cut into chunks
- 4 tsp molasses
- 4 apples, such as Granny Smith or Golden Delicious, peeled, cored and halved
- 1 ½ tsp Schwartz Sage
- 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
- 125ml (4fl oz) sunflower oil for frying (optional)
- fresh sage leaves (optional)
- clotted cream or whipped cream (optional)
Pre-heat the oven to 200°C, 400°F, Gas Mark 6.
Bring the cider to the boil in a 25cm (10-inch) heavy based pan. Cook on medium heat for 10 minutes or until reduced by half. Reduce heat to medium, stir in sugar and cook for 5 minutes or until caramel begins to brown.
Stir in butter and molasses until well blended. Carefully place apples, cut sides up, in caramel, packing them tightly and cook for 3-5 minutes. Remove from heat, sprinkle with Sage then place puff pastry over apples, carefully tucking sides in.
Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes or until puff pastry is golden brown, then cool on wire rack for 5 minutes.
To make the fried Sage leaves garnish, heat oil in small saucepan on medium-high heat. Fry 4-6 sage leaves at a time for 3 seconds or until crisp. Drain on paper towels.
Run a small knife around inside edge of pan, place a serving platter over pan, then, using an oven cloth, quickly flip over pan and platter so puff pastry forms the crust. Cool to room temperature. Garnish with crisp sage leaves, and serve with clotted cream if desired.
Per Serving: 388 Calories, Fat 24g, Protein 2g, Carbohydrates 41g, Cholesterol 45mg, Sodium 0.24g, Fibre 2g
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