Go Back
+ servings
Vegan Tarte Tatin

Fail-proof Vegan Tarte Tatin

Impress your family and friends with this failed-proof stunning classic French recipe tart that is guaranteed to produce lots of Oohs and wows!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine French
Servings 8
Calories 48 kcal


  • Heavy bottom oven proof pan like a cast iron pan.


  • 1 sheet of store bought puff pastry
  • 4-5 apples (Honeycrisp, Granny Smith, Braeburn or Golden Delicious)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup vegan butter like Earth Balance


  • Peel, quarter and core the apples
  • Pre-heat the oven to 375F (or 350F in convection oven)
  • In a cast iron pan or oven proof pan, add the butter in chunks and sprinkle the sugar.
  • Add the apple by placing a half in the middle like a button and the remaining slices flat side down in a concentric circle like flower petals making sure they are close together.
    caramelized apples
  • Turn the heat on medium and cook for 3-5 minutes making sure to flip the slices once or twice so that they caramelize evenly.
  • The apples will produce extra bubbling liquid you can remove with a spoon or a baster.
  • The key is to start on medium heat and keep cooking the apple and sugar until the juice evaporate and get darker and thicker. You will smell the caramel when it is ready. This shouldn't take more than 10 minutes depending on your stove. Remove from heat.
  • Measure the diameter of your pan. Roll out the thawed puff pastry and cut a circle a little larger than your pan.
    Tarte tatin baking
  • Lift the dough and place on top of the hot apples. Gently tuck the edges and push down onto the apples.
  • Place in the oven and bake for 45-40 minutes until the top is brown and crispy.
  • Let it cool down 3-5 minutes. Using a larger plate, flip the tart using oven mitts.
  • Cut slices and serve warm as is or with your favorite vanilla ice cream.


This tart is perfect as is but if you feel like playing with the flavors you could try adding lemon zest, crystallized ginger or a dash of cinnamon.
This tart can also be made with pears, peaches.
You can even experiment a savory alternative, by using tomatoes or onions.


Serving: 8gCalories: 48kcalCarbohydrates: 12gSodium: 1mgPotassium: 1mgSugar: 12gCalcium: 1mgIron: 1mg
Keyword apple tart, tarte tatin, vegan tart
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!