every year when the fall season kicks off, we are surrounded by all things flavored with apple and pumpkin spice. our current craving over here at kai is all the delightful dishes that can be made with those fresh apples from the beautiful orchards across the country. our pr & marketing director, sara, who lives on the east coast, went apple picking with her family recently and was inspired to try out a new take on how to make a delicious dessert with fresh organic fuji apples using a recipe by the famous chef andrew zimmern (he's the emmy-winning and four-time james beard award-winning tv personality, chef, writer and teacher, etc.). you've seen him all over tv with his shows on the travel channel, msnbc, discovery +, and soon he'll be airing a brand new show on chip & joanna gaines' forthcoming magnolia network in 2022. andrew zimmern's recipe is a classic parisian dessert called a "tarte tartin" which is an upside-down apple tart made famous by the tatin sisters over a hundred years ago. this stunning caramelized apple dessert will not disappoint! we encourage you to try it out for thanksgiving or an upcoming gathering with family or friends. it is apple-y goodness at its best. enjoy and bon appetit!
click here for the video showing the dish being made by andrew zimmern!
- 14 fresh apples
- 4 tablespoons of unsalted butter
- 3/4 cup of sugar
- pinch of ground clove
- pinch of allspice
- pinch of nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon of ground ginger
- 2 sheets of frozen puff pastry (about 17 ounces), defrosted but chilled
- crème fraîche or whipped cream, for serving