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Apple Tarte Tatin Recipe (Grain Free)

A sweet apple dessert that apple pie lovers will enjoy.
Course Dessert
Cuisine French
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8 slices
Calories 322kcal
Author Heather Dessinger


For the filling:

For the crust:


  • Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  • Peel, core, and thinly slice the apples.
  • Place them in a medium-size bowl, pour the apple cider over the top, and set aside.
  • To make the crust mix together the cassava flour, ¼ teaspoon of salt, and 2 tablespoons of sugar in a medium-size bowl.
  • Cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  • In a small bowl beat the egg and ¼ cup of milk together.
  • Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and pour in the egg mixture.
  • Stir until just combined.
  • Place the dough for the crust in the refrigerator until it is time to roll it out.
  • To make the apple filling place a 9-10 inch cast iron skillet or frying pan on the stove on medium heat.
  • When the pan is hot, add the ½ cup of sugar, water, and the cider from the apples and bring to a boil.
  • Add the sliced apples to the pan.
  • Cook about 15 minutes, gently stirring occasionally until the sauce is reduced and starting to turn a golden brown.
  • While the apples are cooking, generously sprinkle cassava flour on the countertop and roll the refrigerated dough into a circle large enough to fit inside the skillet and cover the apples.
  • Once the apples are done cooking, it is time to top them with the crust. If you are using an oven-proof pan you can do this directly in the pan. If not, you will need to transfer the apples to a baking dish, such as a pie pan.
  • Place the rolled out dough carefully over the top of the apples, using a spoon to tuck the edges down around the apples slightly.
  • Place in the preheated oven and bake for 20-25 minutes until the crust is golden brown.
  • Let sit for 10 minutes and then carefully run a knife around the edges, place a plate over the top, and flip the tarte onto the plate.
  • Cut into wedges and serve with some creme fraiche if you wish.


Feeling adventurous? Try the same recipe with a different fruit


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 322kcal | Carbohydrates: 43.9g | Protein: 1.7g | Fat: 17.1g | Saturated Fat: 10.3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 63mg | Sodium: 251mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 4.9g | Sugar: 29.1g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg