A classic Tarte Tatin
|Tart Tatin by Belgique|
It’s hard to believe that one of the most famous tarts in the world was first created by accident at the Hotel Tatin in Lamotte – Beuvron (France).
The two sisters who were running the hotel and created Tarte Tatin, were Stéphanie and Caroline Tatin. The most common story about tart’s origin states that while Stéphanie was trying to bake an apple pie either overcooked it and tried to rescue it by putting the pastry base on top or she baked the pie upside down by mistake.
However, they decided to serve the dessert to hotel’s guests and the response was completely unexpected. They loved it so much that it became “signature dish” of the Hotel Tatin.
According to history sisters Tatin never published their recipe or even called it tarte Tatin. That recognition was bestowed upon them by the famous French author Curnonsky and the Parisian restaurant “Maxim's”, after their deaths.
And this is how the legend of “upside down tart” began and “Tarte Tatin” became part of France’s national heritage.
Originally, the tarte Tatin was made with two regional apple varieties (Reine des Reinettes (King of the Pippins) and Calville), but nowdays we can also find it with other fruit and vegetables like pears, peaches, pineapple and more.
So, if you looking to finish your lunch/ meal/ dinner with a sweet note then a fruit tart, a cream tart or a classic one is a perfect choice.
Choose yours from Belgique!