Image of Healthy Tarte Tatin

Healthy Tarte Tatin

Created by SarahAnderson

A healthy (by tarte tatin standards !) version of this classic dish, with considerably less sugar (and butter) than most recipes. Best served with ice cream or double cream.

4 people
Difficulty rating of
Prep time
30 minutes
Cook time
35 mins


  • 5 apples (e.g. Cox or Braeburn)
  • 70g unrefined castor sugar
  • 2 teaspoons demerara sugar
  • 40g butter
  • 60ml water
  • good sized sheet light puff pastry (I use pre-made)

Recipe Method

Peel the apples, then slice them into quarters, remove the cores, then slice each quarter in half. Add the sugar and the water to a oven proof frying pan, and dissolve the sugar on a medium heat.

Once the sugar has dissolved, turn up the heat and start to caramelise the sugar. Don't stir at this point, just swirl the sugar to mix the caramel around until all of it is a golden brown. Now add the butter, and swirl around to mix it in well.

Turn down the heat to low and add all the apple slices, making sure the whole base of the pan is well covered. Cook the apples in the caramel sauce, for around 10 minutes, occasionally swirling the caramel over the apples.

Measure out the puff pastry so that it covers all the apples, and goes up the side of the pan by at least an inch or so, and place the pastry over the apples. Put some holes in the pastry with a fork to let the steam escape. Put the pan in a pre-heated oven at 200 degrees C (180 degrees for fan assisted), and cook until the pastry has risen and is golden brown (from around 15-25 minutes). Serve with ice cream or whipped cream.

Review 4.7 / 5 from (3) reviews

No category scores at the moment

Ranked 17 / 99 overall

Currently saved by 2 users

Reviews and Comments

  • KellyM 20/11/2013 Review Score: 4
    Good, but I felt it needed a bit more sugar to give it a really caramel. Next time I'll add another 20+g, less health, but more taste !

  • MrsGordon 18/11/2013 Review Score: 5
    I love desserts, and this was great. Mrs G.

  • karen1968 22/02/2013 Review Score: 5
    fab tart, but to be authentic needs a bit more sugar, but on the plus side, much healthier than most recipes I've seen for this. lovely the next day cold too.

Review Recipe