Pineapple Tarte Tatin

Apple Tarte Tatin is one of those classic French desserts that wows every time, even more so when you cook it on the Big Green Egg. It benefits from a very subtle smoke flavour.

Tarte Tatin is much easier to make than perhaps you might think. The caramel is probably the trickiest part but it just involves patience as it makes itself. Once it’s in and cooking you just need to be careful you don’t leave it too long as it will go from being perfect to being burnt very quickly, I’ve done it.

Give this one a try, you won’t regret it. You can substitute in other fruit too, I also do a flat peach tarte tatin.

 

Cooking Surfaces

Temperature

Ingredients

  • 90g sugar
  • 1 tin pineapple slices
  • 20g butter
  • 2tbsp rum or Malibu
  • 1 packet pre-rolled puff pastry

Equipment

I use the Tefal Ingenio stainless steel frying pans. You can use their aluminium ones but I find the stainless ones better as their much more solid. 

 

Method

Ideally, for this recipe, you are going to need a non-stick pan to use in your Egg. I use the Tefal Ingenio pans that have a removable handle, they’re superb.

  1. Setup your Egg for a direct cook with the stainless steel grid. Set your Egg to 180°C.
  2. Into a non-stick pan, measure 90g of sugar and put in into the Egg to melt and caramelise. DO NOT stir it, it will crystalise. It will take about 10 mins to melt the sugar and get a lovely golden brown colour. 
  3. Take the pan off the heat and allow it to cool a little on a flat surface. 
  4. Now add your pineapple slices. I find 7 slices are perfect (you and treat yourself to the 8th in the tin). 
  5. Top the pineapple with chunks of butter, these can be rough. 
  6. Drizzle over the rum. 
  7. Now cut a disk of the pastry to cover everything in the pan and tuck it down the edges, taking care not to burn yourself on the caramel. Cut a small cross into the middle of the pastry to allow steam to come out. 
  8. Now pop back in the Egg to cook for 25 mins until the pastry is golden brown. 
  9. Take the pan out and with a plate bigger than your pan, flip over the dessert to reveal your tarte tatin.

Serve with dollops of ice cream, delicious.

Notes

I make the Tarte Tatin in my set of Tefal Ingenio pans, they’re awesome. I wouldn’t be without them in my BBQ equipment store. They’re also brilliant for paella and stews on the MiniMax.

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