I don't know about you guys but there's something about a tarte tatin that has had me secretly longing to perfect one day. That said I was also terrified to bring myself towards finally making this, somewhat from scratch, as the French do. Truthfully I was inexplicably and utterly terrified about making this and thus decided upon taking some small shortcuts. Overall it's the creation of making puff pastry from scratch that has me reeling. I mean, have you ever actually seen a recipe for it?

Holy cow!

All that kneading and folding and chilling, perpetually repeated for all eternity. I can't get pastry to do it's thing even on a good day let alone when chucking all ingredients into a food processor, so can you imagine what horrors would emerge from me trying to do so? That my friends would be a strong contender for the basis of another new Saw movie. Plus, ain't nobody got time for that.

So lets talk about shortcuts. Seemingly this isn't a proper, traditional tarte tatin. In fact most French would most probably turn their noses up to this "abomination". Especially since it features pears and not apples as the recipe calls for. But what some people don't know, won't hurt them either. I will one day attempt the real deal; apples and all. But maybe not the pastry. Maybe.

Seriously t recipe is utterly idiot proof, guaranteed. It's effortless and takes minutes to prepare. Then once it's out of the oven all you have to do is turn it onto a plate, maybe top with some vanilla bean ice cream then just devour it.

 INGREDIENTS: 
30g butter, softened
1/4 cup brown sugar
825g canned pears, sliced
1 sheet puff pastry, partially thawed.

Preheat oven to 200°C / 390°F and line a 20cm round tray with baking paper.
Combine butter and sugar in a heatproof bowl and microwave at 350W for 30 seconds. Remove and stir then microwave for a further 30 seconds or until mixture has come together and is smooth then pour over the base of the tray.
Arrange pears onto the base of the tray, overlapping slightly.
Place the puff pastry atop the pears and trim the side around the cake tray, leaving a slight border so you can tuck it into the sides.
Bake for around 15-20 minutes or until the pastry has puffed and turned golden.
Turn onto a plate and serve immediately.

[ Recipe via Super Food Ideas magazine ]

Et voila.

I don't know about you guys but there's something about a tarte tatin that has had me secretly longing to perfect one day. That said I was also terrified to bring myself towards finally making this, somewhat from scratch, as the French do. Truthfully I was inexplicably and utterly terrified about making this and thus decided upon taking some small shortcuts. Overall it's the creation of making puff pastry from scratch that has me reeling. I mean, have you ever actually seen a recipe for it?

Holy cow!

All that kneading and folding and chilling, perpetually repeated for all eternity. I can't get pastry to do it's thing even on a good day let alone when chucking all ingredients into a food processor, so can you imagine what horrors would emerge from me trying to do so? That my friends would be a strong contender for the basis of another new Saw movie. Plus, ain't nobody got time for that.

So lets talk about shortcuts. Seemingly this isn't a proper, traditional tarte tatin. In fact most French would most probably turn their noses up to this "abomination". Especially since it features pears and not apples as the recipe calls for. But what some people don't know, won't hurt them either. I will one day attempt the real deal; apples and all. But maybe not the pastry. Maybe.

Seriously t recipe is utterly idiot proof, guaranteed. It's effortless and takes minutes to prepare. Then once it's out of the oven all you have to do is turn it onto a plate, maybe top with some vanilla bean ice cream then just devour it.

 INGREDIENTS: 
30g butter, softened
1/4 cup brown sugar
825g canned pears, sliced
1 sheet puff pastry, partially thawed.

Preheat oven to 200°C / 390°F and line a 20cm round tray with baking paper.
Combine butter and sugar in a heatproof bowl and microwave at 350W for 30 seconds. Remove and stir then microwave for a further 30 seconds or until mixture has come together and is smooth then pour over the base of the tray.
Arrange pears onto the base of the tray, overlapping slightly.
Place the puff pastry atop the pears and trim the side around the cake tray, leaving a slight border so you can tuck it into the sides.
Bake for around 15-20 minutes or until the pastry has puffed and turned golden.
Turn onto a plate and serve immediately.

[ Recipe via Super Food Ideas magazine ]

Et voila.

72 comments

  1. I suck at pastry, too, ha! This one sounds like a simple recipe and looks so good, too!

    May | THE MAYDEN

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  2. It looks so delicious! I don't remember ever eating tarte tatin but the next time that I find it on a menu, I will give it a go.

    LUXESSED

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  3. Having my breakfast now and this looks delicious, I will take a piece! xxx

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  4. Well its looks delicious, one of my Dad's favourites actually. I'll bake it for him as a little treat.

    Jenn | Jennifer Jayne

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    1. Yaya! Let me know how you go then xx

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  5. It looks mouth watering I will like a slice with my coffee now delicious post.

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  6. Ohhhh myyy gooooodd....That Tarte Tatin looks delicious! I want it in my mouth. Now. Ahhhhhh

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  7. Oh Sonia! This looks so good. Who cares if you took shortcuts? And even seasoned chefs have a hard time with puff pastry!

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  8. mmm That looks delicious
    despite it being an 'abomination' to the french haha!
    xxx

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  9. Pastry is so difficult haha. I love how this turned out though, it look absolutely delicious! Great post!
    xo Kiki
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  10. I'm still learning how to perfect pastry too, it takes practice. This tart sounds delicious by the way, apples or pears :)

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  11. Oh my Sonia, you are the best! Your recipes are my fav and confess that are my fav there here on the blog. Well done dear, its so scrumptious! And love love ur new blog, I have already told u but still admire it! xo

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    1. Awww thanks Lilli, I am so glad you enjoy them! And I love that you love the new layout, girl keep sending through those compliments, I'll never get tired of them from you hehehe xx

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  12. Fantastic post dear! Hope you have a lovely day.

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  13. My fave way to have apples lol :)

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  14. Oooo food porn bring it on, and this does sound pretty idiot proof. Yum!

    Allie of ALLIENYC
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  15. I love a good tarte tatin, did you know that the first one ever made was supposedly a mistake as it was meant to be served the other way around!

    Suze | LuxuryColumnist

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    1. Yes, I had heard that story before. I wish I had remembered this so I could have included it in the post xx

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  16. This looks absolutely amazing!! I love pears and I love buying these in bakeries! I may need to try them myself!

    Denise | Fashion Love Letters

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  17. Ooh Sonia, it is holy cow, I would trade your yummy Tarte Tain with my sewing needle :). Mmmmmm well, I'd rather go finish my chocolate in my kitchen first:). Have a lovely week to you:).

    Xxxx
    Tanya
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  18. This seems so tasty *_*

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    Federica

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  19. mm this looks amazing, your making me so hungry right now ahah :) x x

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  20. This looks delicious Sonia! Tell me about baking from scratch! I've been meaning to make croissants but it looks so daunting! Every time I convinced myself that I can bake it, a search for "simple" croissants doesn't look user-friendly to a newbie here that's not good at baking! Charles is good but I'm such a eye-baller and knowing how technical science is, I'd probably mess up. Yes, I'm setting myself for failure already haha! Anyway, I'm sure puff pastry is also looks terrifying to make as it with croissants. So I totally get what you're saying.

    But anywayyyy, this really does look delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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    1. Hahaha! I can't say I'm knowledgable with science but I am impatient and don't like getting my hands dirty. And yeah, those recipes are too damn confusing xx

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  21. Yum yum! That looks fab. The French probably would turn their nose up, as they take their pastries so seriously. But this looks so amazing. I am hungry now X

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  22. Making puff pastry from scratch has always scared me too, and I love to bake. This looks really good though!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  23. OMG! It looks so appetizing! I have to try do this when I will have a time.

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  24. This will be bookmarked by me, it seems so easy with simple steps and ingredients but looks professionally done. Can the pear be replaced by apples or another fruit? What are your suggestions?

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. Traditionally it's used with apples so by all means use the apples Shireen! xx

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  25. This looks so yummy! I'm definitely going to have to try making this! I love that it can be made so quickly! Great blog! :) xxx
    (P.S There's a giveaway on my blog if anyone wants to enter for the chance to win some cool stuff :) !) xxx
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  26. Well, your pear tarte tatin looks perfectly delicious! I don't see any 'abomination'. :)

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  27. I love your culinary experiments, though I can't help but feel a little guilty when the closest thing I've come to cooking lately is a bowl of mushrooms haha. This has turned out wonderfully Sonia, well done! :)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice
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    1. Hey! That's amazing Gabrielle. I can't even cook mushrooms so there! xx

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  28. Dear Sonia, I tried this recipe a few times and it was very appreciated. Sometimes I use a soft cake instead of the puff pastry and it comes out as good. Baci,
    Coco et La vie en rose fashion blog - Valeria Arizzi

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  29. omg, it looks so yummy!

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  30. Oh my gosh! That looks absolutely amazing and mouth-watering!

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  31. Well that look delicious!

    Have a wonderful weekend!
    With love,
    Suzy ♥

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  32. It is indeed food porn *-*
    Omg, it looks so good :3
    xo,
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  33. Gosh, this just made me crave for it!
    Looks so yummy-liciousss!

    xoxo
    Jhem | JhemSays.com

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  34. This look amazing! I literally cannot wait to try it.

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  35. Thanks dear. I apologize for the giveaway be valid for Portugal. I promise that in a next is international. :(

    Yammmmy, seems to be so delicious :3

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  36. What a fruity treat, dear! Love your food post! xoxo

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  37. that looks so yummy. and i really love your new blog design!

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  38. Love love love this! It looks delicious! Great post.
    Thanks for the comment on my blog, loved your story!

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  39. so lovely post and blog; I follow you on GFC
    please refollow me on GFC here
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  40. this looks so yum

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  41. I'm a pastry-addicted, and tarte-tatin is one of my favourite, I simply adore pears...
    do you think it's possible to use apples too? I remember one of my friends once served tarte-tatin cooked with apples
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    1. Yes, it's actually made with apples instead of pears xx

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  42. I'm a pastry-addicted, and tarte-tatin is one of my favourite, I simply adore pears...
    do you think it's possible to use apples too? I remember one of my friends once served tarte-tatin cooked with apples
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  43. I actually think I'd be able to make this haha! It looks SO good, thanks for sharing :)

    x- Naomi in Wonderland

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  44. This looks much fancier than the recipe! I think I'll have to make this someday to impress friends with what an amazing baker I am - in truth, I still can't make decent cookies. A few puffs of whipped cream would be amazing on top!

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  45. omg, wow!! how cool is this? it looks really delicious, I'm gonna try this recipe for sure :D xoxo

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    1. Yay! Let me know how you go love xx

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  46. Oh wow, this looks really delicious! :)

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  47. this looks irresistible. cannot wait to try this.
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  48. really nice!!

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  49. Hey, great post! Would you like to follow each other? Let me know when you do so that I can follow you back!
    Stay in touch. :)

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  50. I've been wanting to make something like this for a while, but I haven't mustered up the time to do it! This looks very delicious!

    xoxo,
    Abby
    www.thefrugalblogger.net

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  51. It turned out gorgeous! And truth be told, I myself am quite terrified of making a pastry from scratch! I should probably challenge myself to do it one day.

    Velveteencockroach

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  52. Firstly, I absolutely love the way that you write. "The French would turn up their noses at this abomination". That's just TOO good. Secondly, this is anything but an abomination. It looks exquisite and sweet and I want it all right now!

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  53. this looks so tasty!! :D

    Have a great week!
    Animated Confessions

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