The Upside-Down Apple Tart

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Apple Tart

I live with a baker and it’s a small miracle that I don’t weigh 300 pounds. Fortunately, she understands that I don’t like really sweet desserts, so she moderates the sugar in dishes like this Tarte Tatin. Inspired by Ina Garten, the “Barefoot Contessa,” Mary Jane recreated this tart by covering the bottom of a circular baking dish with butter and a little sugar, then placed the sliced apples over that mixture and topped them with a pastry crust. During the baking of it, the apples and sugar create a caramel that becomes the topping when the tart is inverted onto a plate. This tart was created by two unmarried sisters with the surname of Tatin in the Loire Valley of France. It is truly delicious and a real fall treat.