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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web 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 Completed by flavours of tarte tatin and floras, a pinch of baking spice leaves you wanting more. Joseph V Micallef, Forbes, 9 Apr. 2022 Yet somehow, by our first supper, Delphine and David’s daughter, Lila, had thinly sliced fruit for a dough her mother had made and rolled, while her father had made a tarte tatin. Aleksandra Crapanzano, The Atlantic, 28 Sep. 2022 Fuji apples go into a tarte tatin with cultured cream, while the last of the season’s satsuma mandarins were juiced for a creamiscle pie. Janelle Bitker, San Francisco Chronicle, 3 Feb. 2022 Here’s the spot to find a lighter-than-usual chocolate souffle, a seductive tarte tatin and a dessert that Maupillier had his colleague create to honor the owner’s mother, stuck in France for the past two years and a fan of pears Belle Helene. Washington Post, 14 Jan. 2022 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 See More

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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 20 Mar. 2023.

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