If you are an expert of making this dessert, it is probably quite simple to make, but I have found it quite daunting. This is my own method that requires no particular equipment. You only need a round cake tin, and a microwave. It is absolutely easy and anyone can make this ‘Super Easy Tarte Tatin’.

Cake Tin

20cm Round Cake Tin


5 to 6 Apples *choose Apple that retains the texture when soft, such as Pink Lady
50g Butter
3 to 4 tablespoons Caster Sugar *OR Brown Sugar
1 sheet Butter Puff Pastry
Softly Whipped Cream, Creme Fraiche or Ice Cream to serve

  1. Preheat the oven to 200℃. Line the bottom of a cake tin with baking paper.
  2. Peel Apples, remove the core and cut into quarters. Place Apple wedges, Butter and Sugar in a large heat-proof bowl, cover with a plate, and cook in the microwave for 2 minutes. Toss to mix, and cook for 2 more minutes, toss to mix, then cook for 2 more minutes.
  3. *Note: Cooking time depends on your microwave. I used my 1100W microwave. Apple wedges need to be half-cooked at this stage.
  4. Arrange the Apples in the prepared cake tin. There should be plenty of buttery liquid in the bowl. Heat the liquid in the microwave for 2 minutes or until thickened, then pour it over the Apple. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes or until the bottom is slightly caramelised.
  5. Cut the Puff Pastry sheet into a round that is slightly larger than the cake tin size. Make a lots of holes using a fork. Place it over the hot Apple wedges and quickly tuck in the edges all round.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes or until nicely browned. Separate the edges from the sides of the tin, and flip out the Tarte Tatin onto a serving plate. Serve with Whipped Cream, Creme Fraiche or Ice Cream.