The Tatin pie is definitely the culinary speciality that you should not miss during your stay in Sologne. Some caramelized apples, a crispy batter.. This authentic and legendary dessert will outstand your taste buds.

The Tatin pie : the history of an outstanding legend

This meltingly soft and caramelized apple pie is a deliciousness for the taste buds. But do you know the history of this pie that is cooked right side up and is eaten upside down ?

Let’s take you back to the end of the XIX’s century. The sisters Tatin, Caroline and Stéphanie run a family hotel/restaurant, the “Tatin Hotel”, situated at Lamotte-Beuvron, an adorable solognote village, at the heart of Sologne. The restaurant is frequented by numerous hunters. While Stéphanie is in the kitchen, Caroline serves the food.

A legend tells that on the opening of the hunt, that was on a sunday, Stéphanie wanted to cook an apple pie. Without knowing she had forgotten the batter, she put the baking pan only filled with apples and sugar. When she found out she had forgotten the batter, half way through cooking time, she added the batter on the top of the apples and finished the cooking this way.

The result has been a genuine success. The pie was crispy and the apples were caramelized and meltingly soft.

So, was the famous Tatin pie born from an oversight, from an awkwardness ? Did the sisters drop the pie before deciding to turn it upside down to then “catch” it ?

One thing is certain, this world famous pie has become a classic of French pastry and has delighted many.

We see you food lovers ! Here is the unmistakable recipe for a Tatin pie, to hit your butt on the floor !

The recipe

1 puff pastry from the brand “Pâtes François”
50g butter
80g sugar

Prepare the caramel. In a saucepan, place the butter and sugar. Cook for 5 minutes over low heat.
When the caramel is ready, pour it into a pie dish and place the apples previously cut into quarters.
Cover the apples with the dough.
Bake for 30 minutes at 200 ° C.

Advices from wise gourmets

Enjoy the pie, still warm, accompanied by a scoop of vanilla ice cream. A delight !