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How to make a tarte tatin just like Maggie Beer on MasterChef

Bring out your inner MasterChef à la Maggie Beer!
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Long before MasterChef became Australia’s favourite cooking show, Maggie Beer was inspiring Australians to appreciate home cooking and fresh ingredients.

Maggie enjoys cooking up a storm in the kitchen and the devout food-lover is right at home at the table feasting on delicious food with the people she loves – of course she’s one of MasterChef’s favourite guest judges and this series it’s Maggie’s apple tarte tatin that’s grabbed fan’s attention.

And now, you can make an apple tarte tatin that would leave Maggie Beer singing for joy!

Delight your family with mini cinnamon apple tarts, brushed with a delightful sugar glaze and served with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream.


  • 75 gbutter

  • 1/2 cup(110g) caster sugar

  • 1 tbsplemon juice

  • 2 cinnamon sticks

  • 7 granny smith apples, peeled, cored and sliced

  • 2 sheets ready-rolled puff pastry

  • vanilla ice-cream,to serve

How to make apple tarte tatin

  • Preheat the oven to 200°C (180°C fan-forced) and line a baking tray with baking paper.

  • Melt butter in a large fry pan over medium heat. Add the sugar, lemon juice and cinnamon sticks and stir until combined.

  • Add apples and cook over medium heat for 15-20 minutes, or until apples are soft and caramelised.

  • Grease 4x10cm pie tins with a little softened butter and divide the caramelised apples between the pie tins.

  • Cut 2x12cm circles from each sheet of pastry. Place on top of the apples and tuck the edges in. Transfer to the oven and bake for 15 mins or until puffed and golden.

  • To serve: Invert the tarts onto serving plates and serve with vanilla ice-cream, if desired.

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