Upside down apple tart



For the base :-

  1. Plain flour – 1.5 cups
  2. Butter – 150 grams
  3. Salt – 1/2 tsp.
  4. Ice water – 2-3 tbsps.

Other ingredients:-

  1. Granulated white sugar – 1/4 cup + 2 tbsps.
  2. Butter – 25 grams
  3. Lemon juice – 1 tbsp.
  4. Powdered cinnamon – 1 tsp.
  5. Lemon zest – 1 tsp.
  6. Apples – 3 to 4 numbers, peeled, cored & thinly sliced


  1. For the short crust base, combine the plain flour, butter & salt in the bowl of your food processor till the mixture resembles coarse bread crumbs.Add the ice water & process again so that you get a smooth dough. Wrap the dough in a plastic wrap & refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat the oven to 200C.
  3. Combine 2 tbsps. of sugar, cinnamon powder, lemon juice & zest. Keep aside.
  4. Place a heat proof baking dish/skillet over the stove top & melt 25 grams of butter. Add 1/4 cup of sugar & cook till it caramelises. Remove the dish/skillet from heat & arrange the apple slices over the caramel. Again bring back the baking dish/skillet to the stove top & cook the mixture on low heat.
  5. Remove dish from heat & sprinkle the lemon-sugar mixture over the apple slices.
  6. Roll the dough into a thin circle & place it over the sliced apples. Tuck the overhanging dough between apples and inside wall of the baking dish/skillet.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven at 200C for 30 minutes or till golden brown from the top.
  8. Let cool for 10 minutes. Loosen edges with a sharp knife & carefully invert on to a platter.
  9. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.
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