Gin & Apple Tarte Tatin

A great sweet treat to get you through those cold winter nights! Very easy to make and totally worth trying for that wonderful gin kick. 



375g Frozen butter puff pastry, thawed

150g Caster sugar

125ml Gin

1 Vanilla bean, split, seeds scraped

1 1/2 tsp Juniper berries

3 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cores removed, quartered

50g Unsalted butter

Vanilla ice cream



1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Cut pastry into a 24cm diameter round.

2. Place sugar, gin, vanilla pod and seeds, and juniper berries in a 22cm ovenproof frying pan over medium heat, stirring to dissolve sugar. Cook for 3-4 minutes or until light golden, then add apples, core-side facing up, and cook for 1-2 minutes or until light golden. Add butter and remove from heat.

3. Lay pastry over apples, using a metal tongs or fork carefully tuck in edges. Bake for 20 minutes or until pastry is golden and crisp.

4. Invert onto a serving plate while still hot and serve with Vanilla ice cream.