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    Glynn Purnell's Vanilla tarte tatin with cinnamon crème fraîche

    • Preparation time: 15 minutes
    • Cooking time: 20 minutes to 30 minutes
    • Total time: 35 minutes to 45 minutes 45 minutes

    Makes: 4 - 6



    250g light brown sugar
    65g salted butter, softened
    1 vanilla pod, split and seeds scraped out


    4 medium British apples, peeled, halved and cored 
    2 vanilla pods, split
    500g puff pastry 
    1 tsp caster sugar
    ½ tsp ground cinnamon
    200ml tub Waitrose French Crème Fraîche


    Preheat oven to 180˚C, gas mark 4. Heat the sugar in a pan until it starts to melt, stirring gently to evenly caramelise the sugar.

    Once golden brown, carefully whisk in 50ml water over a low heat until caramel has fully dissolved. Pass through a sieve and leave to cool for 2-3 minutes. Then slowly whisk in the butter and the vanilla, once all incorporated, keep to one side.

    3 Warm the butterscotch in a 30cm pan, place the apples and vanilla around the pan.

    4 Roll out the pastry to a 32cm circle, place on top of the apples and tuck the edge of the pastry in. Sprinkle with caster sugar on top.

    5 Place into the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes, until golden brown and crisp. Take out of the oven and leave to rest for 5 minutes. Turn out the tarte tatin, remove the vanilla pods and lightly dust with icing sugar. Whisk the ground cinnamon into the crème fraîche and serve with the tarte tatin.


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