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Tarte Tatin recipe

"La recette de la tarte Tatin"
French B2 writing exercise

Learn how to prepare this delicious French apple tart.

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Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "a tarte Tatin", "French-style", "to preheat (oven)", "to peel (fruit)", "to cut into quarters", "to melt [something]", "to arrange (food)", "an apple quarter", "rounded side down (fruit cooking)", "to caramelise", "a tart pan", "to cover [something] with", "shortcrust pastry", "to tuck in the edges", "to bake [something] in the oven", "to cool down (food)", "to turn [a cake] over onto a plate", "a serving plate", "to enjoy [a dish]", "a slice of tart", "a scoop of ice cream".

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Let's learn how to make a delicious tarte Tatin, French-style! Start by preheating your oven to 180°C. Then, you'll peel and cut six apples into quarters. In a (frying) pan, melt 100 grams of butter with 150 grams of sugar until you get a golden caramel, then arrange your apple quarters in the pan, rounded side down, and let them cook for a few minutes. When the apples have caramelised well, you will carefully place them in a tart pan that you'll cover with shortcrust pastry while making sure to tuck in the edges. Bake your tart in the oven for 30 minutes. When the tart has cooled down, you will turn it over onto a serving plate. Enjoy your slice with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!