Plum Tarte Tatin

IMG_3883I have just returned from my vacation in South of France. The delicious food, beautiful weather and childhood nostalgia is exactly what I needed! Now, I am back home and happily back into my kitchen! Today, I am making an unconventional Tarte Tatin. Originally, this Tarte is an upside-down caramelized apple tart made with a pâte-brisée. The Plums were too beautiful in the market, and I could not seem to resist.. and so I opted for a red plum Tarte Tatin. Also, I decided to make my tart with a puff pastry (pâte feuilletée).

Serves: 8/10 slices

Ingredients: (for the crust)


  • 2kg of red plums
  • 150g of caster sugar
  • 3 tablespoons of water

IMG_3827 Procedure:

  1. Wash and rinse the plums.
  2. Cut the plums in half and carefully remove the pits.
  3. Preheat the oven to 180C degrees.
  4. In a tart pan (or Tatin tart pan) pour the sugar and add the water.
  5. Cook on the stove on a medium heat until the caramel becomes golden brown (rotate your pan from time to time, be careful don’t forget to protect your hands).
  6. The caramel should cover the entire surface of your pan.
  7. Align the plums halves adjacent to each other on the bottom of the pan ( the convex part facing the caramel).
  8. Roll the puff pastry on a floured surface, make a circle shape the size of your pan (add 2 centimeters more than the size of your pan in order to tuck it in).
  9. Transfer and cover the entire surface of your pan with the dough and tuck in.
  10. Bake for 45 minutes (more or less depending on the oven).
  11. When the crust is golden in color, remove from the oven and allow to cool for 30 minutes.
  12. In a big serving plate, carefully flip your tart (from the pan tart to the plate) and now you have an “upside-down caramelized plum tart”.

Bon Appétit!

PS: Do not forget to use a pan tart that you can put on the stove and into the oven (it helps you to make your caramel easily), I used a pan of 23 centimeters.

PSS: Here are a few pictures of my trip to France 🙂 11355664_10204821114700947_1881957140_n 11289944_10204821114660946_200813893_n 11355530_10204821114540943_1303811662_n 11428990_10204821114260936_369712845_n 11267826_10204821114180934_971632542_n

39 thoughts on “Plum Tarte Tatin

  1. skd

    I can’t believe it’s that easy. Your instructions are quite simple and easy to follow. The tartin looks delicious. the pictures are beautiful. .

  2. Hilda

    Very evocative pictures of France and food – your gorgeous tarte fits right in. I will make it, but not sure I’m ready to trade your other pate for a feuillete. We shall see.

    • lapetitepaniere

      Thank you so much Hilda. Do you remember when you tried my apple tart tatin; It was two years ago and I was a new blogger. I hope you will like this one! 🙂 Thanks again for your trust!

      • Hilda

        I certainly do remember that first apple one I made, and have shared that recipe with friends. That is why I say I hesitate to try a different one, but no doubt will.

  3. Loretta

    Such a beautiful Plum Tarte Tatin, love tarte tatins, I’ve never made one with plums though. Also, I’ve never made puff pastry from scratch, I wonder if it would be ok to use a store bought variety. Your pictures of France are gorgeous, I never tire of anywhere in France, such a wonderful country!

    • lapetitepaniere

      Thank you so much Loretta. Of course you can buy and make the tart with a frozen puff pastry, it works very well too. Yes, France has a beautiful nice places, I really enjoyed my holidays! 🙂

  4. safia-safou

    mmmmm ya3tik essaha ya Linda tchahina a chaque fois ichahou bezaff même les photos chabines bssahtek les vacances je contente pour toi 😉 gros bisou :*

  5. Fae's Twist & Tango

    Linda, Welcome home! Thank you for sharing your photos from the south of France. Now to the plum tarte tatin… I am speechless. It looks so beautifully delicious. I sure would like to give this recipe a try. I have to look for the perfect plums. 😛

  6. Margherita

    Welcome back Linda! I hope you had great time in France, for sure it seems that you came back full of good energy, your cake is outstanding and it must be amazing!

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