Definition of tarte Tatin in English:

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tarte Tatin

Pronunciation: /ˌtärt taˈta[N]/

noun

A type of upside-down apple tart consisting of pastry baked over slices of fruit arranged in caramelized sugar, served fruit side up after cooking.
Example sentences
  • Place a tarte Tatin on one end of a large rectangular plate.
  • Cheese nuts will enjoy the cheesecakelike fromage blanc island, although my favorite was the button-size apple tarte Tatin, served with apple-green shavings of granita and a pinkish peppercorn ice cream.
  • For the fig tarte Tatin: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and arrange six 4-inch non-stick tart molds on a sheet pan.

Origin

French, from tarte 'tart' + Tatin, the surname of the sisters said to have created the dish.

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Syllabification: tarte Ta·tin

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