Barefoot Contessa's Apple Cake Tatin

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Barefoot Contessa Apple Cake "Tatin"
Barefoot Contessa's Apple Cake Tatin

I'm there.

This is the Barefoot Contessa / Ina Garten's Apple Cake Tatin. Instead of the usual pie crust topping, she covers the apples and caramel with a cake.

Apple Cake Tatin collage 1
I used these beautiful sweet/tart apples from Ha's Apple Farm (available at many So Cal farmer's markets). Ina's recipe calls for Granny Smith apples, but these worked fine and were delicious.

Caramelized sugar is made (I'm always amazed that water and sugar can be heated to make this!) and tops the cut apples. I judged it by color and didn't use the thermometer. The presentation of the cake is very pretty, no?

Barefoot Contessa Apple Cake "Tatin"
Um, how can you not want this?!

Apple Cake Tatin collage 2
The "cake" part is very delicious. Soft and light...I like it much more than a traditional apple tatin, but then I love upside down fruit cakes!

Barefoot Contessa Apple Cake "Tatin"
This fall/winter, if you have a few extra apples, make this lovely cake. You won't be disappointed...nor will your guests!

Barefoot Contessa's Apple Cake Tatin
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Yuri - Chef Pandita said... [Reply to comment]

I love upside down cakes, this looks so pretty :)

katie Apple & Spice said... [Reply to comment]

Looks fabulous! Love all that caramel soaking into the cake

Finla said... [Reply to comment]

They look perfect and so good, wish i had a slice with my tea or even two :-)

Elena said... [Reply to comment]

I like apple pie and caramel...

Joana Galvez said... [Reply to comment]

I really like watching barefoot contessa on food network. I recently bought her book PARTIES!

I will try this recipe.

Nicole@The Dirty Oven via twitter @ovenloving said... [Reply to comment]

Oh I keep thinking about his for Xmas time. I wonder if I should try it out!
Thanks for sharing. As always loving your posts!

emiglia said... [Reply to comment]

Ahh! Why have I never thought of this? I love tarte tatin, but my tiny oven doesn't allow for a full pie crust. Next time, it will definitely be with this cake topping. Thanks!

Kimberly (Unrivaledkitch) said... [Reply to comment]

Gorgeous! this looks so beautiful and moist.

ChrysV said... [Reply to comment]

I love this cake! I've made it before and could eat the entire thing myself. ;p

Anna M. said... [Reply to comment]

Yum! This looks so good. I will have to try it :)

Shannon said... [Reply to comment]

Outstanding! My mouth is watering just looking at.

Malinalli said... [Reply to comment]

I made this last week and omgosh! I topped it with some freshly made whipped cream to which I added a bit of Whiskey and just a pinch of powdered sugar and OOOHHHH! Thanks for bringing it into my life! :)

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