Cranberry, Pear and Apple Tarte Tatin

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
45 min 1 h 8
Cranberry, Pear and Apple Tarte Tatin
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1 large Apple (peeled and thinly sliced, for filling)
1/2 cup unpacked Brown sugar (for silling)
2 tbsp Canola oil (for crust)
1 tsp Cinnamon (for filling)
1 cup Cranberries (fresh, for filling)
1/2 tsp Ginger, ground (for filling)
1 tbsp Granulated sugar (for crust)
1 tbsp Lemon juice (for filling)
6 tbsp Margarine, unsalted (4 tbsp for crust + 2 tbsp for filling)
1/2 cup Oats, dry (old-fashioned rolled, for crust)
2 large Pear, asian (ripe but firm, peeled and thinly sliced, for filling)
1/2 tsp Salt (for crust)
1 cup Wheat flour, whole wheat


To prepare crust:
Place flour, oats, granulated sugar and salt in a food processor; process until the oats are finely ground. Add margarine one tablespoon at a time, pulsing once or twice after each addition, until incorporated. Add oil and ice water (3 tbsp) and pulse just until the dough starts to come together. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead it a few times until it holds together. Form the dough into a 5-inch disk, wrap in plastic or wax paper and refrigerate while you prepare the filling.

Preheat oven to 375°F or 190°C

To prepare filling:
Toss pears and apple with lemon juice in a large bowl.

Place brown sugar, margarine, cinnamon and ginger in a 10-inch ovenproof skillet; cook over medium-low heat, stirring, until the margarine and sugar are melted and the mixture starts to bubble and turns into a light caramel colour; be careful not to overcook. Remove from the heat.

Starting at the center of the skillet, arrange the pear and apple slices in concentric circles, overlapping the slices and adding another layer until all the slices are in the pan. Scatter cranberries on top.

Return the skillet to medium-low heat and bring the liquid to a simmer. (It might be hard to see the simmering, so take a peek under the fruit or listen for the bubbling). Cover and cook for 5 minutes. Uncover and cook, gently swirling the pan occasionally, until the sauce becomes a thick, caramel-like glaze, 7 to 10 minutes. Remove from the heat.

Roll the dough out between sheets of parchment or wax paper into a 12-inch circle. Peel off the top sheet and invert the dough over the fruit on the skillet. Peel off the remaining paper. Quickly tuck the edges of the crust down in between the fruits and the skillet. Prick the top with a fork.

Transfer the skillet to the oven. Bake until the crust is just beginning to brown around the edges, 30 to 35 minutes. Let cool for 15 minutes. Run a knife around the edge of the pan to release the crust. Place a serving plate larger than the pan on top of it and invert the tart onto the plate (it may take a light shaking to release the tart from the pan). Serve warm.

Make Ahead Tip: Prepare the crust, wrap tightly and refrigerate for up to 3 days.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 291
Calories from fat 122
Calories from saturated fat 17.8
Total Fat 13.6 g
Saturated Fat 2.0 g
Trans Fat 0.1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4.3 g
Monounsaturated Fat 6.4 g
Cholesterol 0
Sodium 155 mg
Potassium 220 mg
Total Carbohydrate 41 g
Dietary Fiber 6.0 g
Sugars 20.0 g
Protein 4.0 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Fruit 0.9
Grain 1.2

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