tarte tatin


tarte ta·​tin ˌtär(t)-tä-ˈtan How to pronounce tarte tatin (audio)
plural tarte tatins also tartes tatin
often capitalized second T
: a caramelized apple tart that is baked with pastry on top and then inverted for serving

Examples of tarte tatin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Meanwhile, Mitchinson loves Le Refuge du Passé in the 5th arrondissement for its excellent French cuisine (think duck cassoulet, veal sweetbread, and a perfect tarte tatin) and the interior’s quirky decor. Matt Ortile, Condé Nast Traveler, 11 July 2024 The two older ladies, in unseasonable Hamptons-y white (one wore a bucket hat), were splitting a tarte tatin. Michael Schulman, The New Yorker, 19 Feb. 2024 The restaurant near Paris is full of workers on their lunch break, seated around tables of up to 10, talking boisterously over steaming plates of paté en croute, faux-filet grille and tarte tatin. Mark Gauert, Sun Sentinel, 10 Jan. 2024 An apple tarte tatin is a firm fixture in my repertoire! Georg Szalai, The Hollywood Reporter, 3 Sep. 2019 The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon may not quite deliver an adrenaline shot to the heart of the stagnated Walking Dead franchise, but the new six-episode series is absolutely the television equivalent of a café au lait and a tarte tatin. Daniel Fienberg, The Hollywood Reporter, 8 Sep. 2023 To finish off your meal, the three desserts are all lightweight sweets: a panna cotta, a semifreddo, and a pineapple tarte tatin. Tori Latham, Robb Report, 8 Aug. 2023 For dessert, there’s an apple tarte tatin. Janelle Bitker, SFChronicle.com, 10 Dec. 2020 He’s done a pineapple upside-down cake, and one that was like an apple tarte tatin with a really brûléed apple flavor. Ben Crandell, Sun Sentinel, 8 Sep. 2022

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Word History


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

First Known Use

1951, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tarte tatin was in 1951

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“Tarte tatin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tarte%20tatin. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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