Upside-down Apple Tart

Serves: 8
Total Calories: 511
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7 tablespoons unsalted butter sliced into 1/4" pieces
3/4 cup sugar
4 1/2 pounds (10) Granny Smith apples or other tart apples, peeled, cored, and cut in 1/2
1/2 (17 1/2-ounce) bag frozen puff pastry shell
1 cup heavy whipping cream


Place the butter pieces into the bottom of a 10” Dutch oven. Sprinkle the sugar over the butter. Arrange the apples, standing upright in oven. Cook over medium high heat, uncovered until sugar is golden brown and caramelized, about 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from heat.

On a floured surface, roll out pastry to an even 1/8” thickness. Cut out a scant 10” circle and place on top of apples. Do not overlap the pastry over the edges of the Dutch oven. Prick pastry with a fork. Cover and bake at 375°F for 20 to 25 minutes until the pastry is golden brown. Carefully invert the Dutch oven onto a rimmed serving platter. Serve warm with cream drizzled over the top of each serving. I like lots of cream with about 1 tsp. vanilla added and mixed into the cream

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 8
Total Calories: 511
Calories from Fat: 266

This Upside-down Apple Tart recipe is from the Cast Iron "Covered Wagon" Cookin' Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

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