tarte tatin

noun, often capitalized second T
tarte ta·​tin | \ˌtär(t)-tä-ˈtan, -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

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The finishing touch was a swoon-worthy menu made up of tarte tatin, Risotto Sotto Bosco, and roasted squash—all with a little help from Chef Jody Williams and the Cointreau team. Alana Bunte, Harper's BAZAAR, "Farm Inspired: A Dinner by Athena Calderone," 10 Nov. 2014 Carefully invert the tarte tatin onto a serving plate. Fox News, "Gail Simmons' Holiday Desserts," 10 Dec. 2010 The challenges include tartes tatin, treacle tarts and a Showstopper tart. Ed Stockly, latimes.com, "Friday's TV highlights: 'Quantico' on ABC," 29 June 2018 In the series, monbazillac often plays the role traditionally assigned Sauternes – as a companion to such equally flavorful dishes as tarte tatin, fresh strawberries and most especially pate de foie gras studded with truffles. Mike Dunne, sacbee, "A French wine mystery: Where's the Bergerac?," 6 June 2018 And tarte tatin bread pudding with Granny Smith apples sounds like a crossover dish with crossover appeal. Dominic Armato, azcentral, "Where to eat for Arizona Restaurant Week? Best places to go in Phoenix May 18-27," 16 May 2018 Dishes served include challah bread with apples and honey, homemade gefilte fish, chopped liver, matzo ball soup, beef brisket, apple tarte tatin and flourless chocolate cake. Audrey Gorden, RedEye Chicago, "Ring in the Jewish New Year with these Rosh Hashana specials," 18 Sep. 2017

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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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