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tarte tatin

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noun, often capitalized 2d T tarte ta·tin \ˌtär(t)-tä-ˈtan, -ˈtaⁿ\

Definition of tarte tatin

plural tarte tatins also tartes tatin

  1. :  a caramelized apple tart that is baked with pastry on top and then inverted for serving



Origin of tarte tatin

French, Tatin tart, after the Tatin sisters of Lamotte-Beuvron, France


First Known Use: 1979


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