tarte tatin

noun, often capitalized second T
tarte ta·​tin | \ ˌtär(t)-tä-ˈtan How to pronounce tarte tatin (audio) , -ˈtaⁿ \
plural tarte tatins also tartes tatin

Definition of tarte tatin

: 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 Three favorite desserts are the apple tarte tatin sundae, the floating island and the pistachio crème brûlée (rave-worthy). New York Eateries, Forbes, 6 Oct. 2021 The tarte tatin—Granny Smith apples baked with caramel on a puff pastry served with Chantilly—is as good as any in Paris or Normandy. New York Eateries, Forbes, 6 Oct. 2021 That list includes French standards such as steak tartare, foie gras, salade Lyonnaise, onion soup, duck magret, pear tarte tatin and scallops with beurre noisette. Mike Sutter, San Antonio Express-News, 29 Sep. 2021 Halved or left whole, they can be roasted, braised, pickled, creamed, glazed, confited, or used to crown a stunning tarte tatin. Alex Delany, Bon Appétit, 17 May 2021 My stuffing starts with duck fat and is studded with Toulouse sausage and confit turkey gizzards; my apple pie is a tarte tatin. Daniel Boulud As Told To Michele Humes, ELLE Decor, 26 Oct. 2020 Candace, the apples in your tarte tatin weren’t uniform. Taryn Englehart, The New Yorker, 30 Sep. 2020 Asia a myriad of sweets imbued with tropical fruits (and maybe magical powers), but what is tarte tatin to the comforts of apple pie or sweet rice cakes to a hot-out-the-oven peach cobbler? Saveur Editors, Saveur, 1 Aug. 2017 There are six varieties of gin-and-tonic, and no fewer than twelve desserts: profiteroles and madeleines, flourless chocolate cake and chocolate pot de crème, tarte au citron and tarte tatin. Hannah Goldfield, The New Yorker, 21 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of tarte tatin

1951, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tarte tatin

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

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The first known use of tarte tatin was in 1951

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3 Dec 2021

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“Tarte tatin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tarte%20tatin. Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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