Tarte Tatin with brandy cream

An irresistible twist on the classic apple tart tatin recipe, our Brandy Cream Tart Tatin is a delicious treat that will impress your guests. This modern version makes your life easier by using pre-rolled dough and eliminating the need for a rolling pin. With the perfect balance of sweet caramelization and tangy apples, every bite is a heavenly delight. The velvety-soft brandy cream adds a touch of elegance and ensures an enjoyable experience. With minimal effort and exceptional flavors, this Tart Tatin with Brandy Cream is a must-try dessert that promises to tantalize your taste buds.


  • 200 ml carton of crème fraîche
  • 2 tbsp powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp brandy or Calvados
  • 50g butter
  • 50g golden powdered sugar
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 6 medium Cox apples or Egremont Russet apples, peeled, quartered and cored
  • Pack of fresh, ready-rolled puff pastry


Come forward
Cool the apples before topping them with the dough. Refrigerate unbaked for up to 24 hours, then proceed to step 3.

Preparation steps

  1. Preheat the oven to 220°C/gas 7/fan 200°C.
  2. Melt the butter in a 20cm tart tin tin over medium heat on the stove.
  3. Stir in the sugar and heat until the mixture begins to caramelize.
  4. Stir in cinnamon.
  5. Add the apples and cook over medium heat for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally to coat them with the caramelized juice.
  6. Remove from heat.
  7. Roll out the dough and prick it all over with a fork.
  8. Quickly place the dough over the apples.
  9. Cut off any excess material with scissors, leaving a margin of approximately 2 cm.
  10. Place the dough around the apples on the inside of the pan.
  11. Bake the dish in the middle of the oven for 20-30 minutes, until the dough is risen, firm and golden brown.
  12. For the brandy cream, mix crème fraîche with powdered sugar and brandy or Calvados.
  13. When the tart is ready, let it rest in the tin for about five minutes before running the blade of a knife around the edge to loosen any stuck dough.
  14. Invert a plate over the top and turn out the tart, leaving the remaining juice in the pan.
  15. Serve with the brandy cream.

Nutritional Information

761 48g 15g 77g 21g 3g 8g 1.12g

Equipment and tools

  • Medium sized pot
  • Sharp knife
  • dulcimer
  • Quarter cup measure
  • tablespoon
  • teaspoon
  • Pastry brush
  • rolling pin
  • Oven-safe skillet or skillet
  • Oven
  • Whisk

Allergen information

This recipe contains the following allergens:

  • Crème fraîche (contains dairy products)
  • Butter (contains dairy products)
  • Puff pastry (may contain gluten and dairy products)

Please ensure you are aware of any other potential allergens that may be present in store-bought ingredients.

Storage and leftovers

The Tarte Tatin can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days. To reheat, place in preheated oven at 350°F (180°C) for 10-15 minutes or until warmed through.

Leftover brandy cream should be stored in a covered container in the refrigerator and used within 2 days.

Health Benefits of Tart Tatin with Brandy Cream

The combination of rich caramelized apples, puff pastry and delicious brandy cream in a classic Tart Tatin makes it a dessert lover’s delight. However, this delicious dish also offers several health benefits, so when consumed in moderation it is a guilt-free treat. Here’s a look at some of the health benefits Tart Tatin with Brandy Cream can provide:

Antioxidant-rich apples

Tart Tatin’s main ingredient is apples, which are full of antioxidants. Apples contain several phytochemicals, including flavonoids and polyphenols, which have been linked to reducing the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes. These antioxidants also have anti-inflammatory properties and can help strengthen the immune system.

Fiber and vitamins in apples

The Cox apples or Egremont Russet apples used in this recipe are a good source of fiber. Fiber plays an important role in maintaining a healthy digestive system and can help prevent constipation. Apples are also rich in essential vitamins such as vitamin C, which supports immune function, and vitamin A, which is beneficial for healthy skin and vision.

Alternatives with fewer calories

This recipe uses a carton of crème fraîche for the brandy crème topping. While this adds a creamy and decadent touch to the dessert, you can opt for low-fat or Greek yogurt instead to reduce the overall calorie content. Greek yogurt is an excellent source of protein and contains probiotics that support gut health.

Benefits of Cinnamon

Tart Tatin with Brandy Cream contains ground cinnamon, which not only adds a delicious taste but also provides health benefits. Cinnamon has been linked to improving blood sugar control, reducing inflammation, and its antioxidant effects. It may also help lower cholesterol and improve heart health.

Moderation and enjoyment

It is important to remember that while tart tatin with brandy cream has health benefits, it should be consumed in moderation as part of a balanced diet. Enjoying this delicious dessert as an occasional treat can be a satisfying and enjoyable experience without compromising your overall health and well-being.

By using antioxidant-rich apples, fiber and vitamins, and choosing lower-calorie alternatives, you can get both the joy and health benefits from enjoying a piece of Tart Tatin with brandy cream.

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