What's the best apple for tart tatin?

Simpler to make than apple pie, a tart tatin preserves the taste and shape of the apples, making them the star. This French pastry serves as a decadent dessert following any meal; for best results, you’ll need the right apple variety to perfect this irresistible treat.

When sourcing ingredients for the perfect tart tatin, you’ll want to ensure that Golden Delicious, Braeburn or Honeycrisp apples are on that list. They are all sweet, but hold up under head to maintain firmness.

Pro tips

  • Have ice cream or tangy crème fraiche on hand for spooning on top.