tarte tatin

noun, often capitalized second T tarte ta·tin \ ˌtär(t)-tä-ˈtan , -ˈtaⁿ \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of tarte tatin

plural tarte tatins also tartes tatin
: a caramelized apple tart that is baked with pastry on top and then inverted for serving

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Origin and Etymology of tarte tatin

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


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