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 Candace, the apples in your tarte tatin weren’t uniform. Taryn Englehart, The New Yorker, "Welcome to the ​“Top Chef” ​Judges’ Table," 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, "Our 20 Best Classic American Dessert Recipes," 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, "Le Crocodile’s Bold Brooklyn Ambitions," 21 Feb. 2020 No matter what, a tarte Tatin is a gorgeous centerpiece to any event. Washington Post, "7 ways to make beets taste as good as they look," 9 Jan. 2020 This is tarte Tatin’s season, of course, why with apples aplenty at all markets. Bill St. John, The Denver Post, "Get Cooking: The happy accident of tarte Tatin," 16 Oct. 2019 Perhaps your beef empanadas are crisp on the outside and savory on the inside, and your apple tarte tatin was the hit of the middle-school fund-raiser. BostonGlobe.com, "The casting call will be held at the Boston Marriott Long Wharf at 296 State St. from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. according to the “MasterChef”," 9 Oct. 2019 Plates scraped clean of lamb couscous and apple tarte tatin must make executive chef Greg Lloyd as joyeux as his audience. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, "Tom Sietsema’s 8 favorite places to eat right now," 21 Aug. 2019 Menu: 1 lobster bisque, 1 Caesar salad, 1 tuna burger, 1 Greek salad, 1 tarte tatin, 2 coffees. Fox, Town & Country, "A Table for Mr. Fox," 21 Nov. 2012

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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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3 Oct 2020

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“Tarte tatin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tarte%20tatin. Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

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