Strawberry Tart Tatin

Strawberry Tart Tatin

By 12/06/2012

I tried  tart tatin for the first time during a visit to France. I felt it was one of the most yummy cakes I had ever tried.
My favourite cakes are usually fruit tarts and the French are particularly good at them.

This is just a nice alternative to the classic tart, the crunchiness of the pastry and the sweetness of the caramelized topping makes it an elegant and extremely delicious cake.

Instead of the classic apples I have used strawberries as they are now in season  here in England.
It is simply divine.

  • Prep Time : 35 + resting minutes
  • Cook Time : 40 minutes



In a round baking tin put 70 g of butter and 100 g of sugar and caramelize it on a source of heat. It should get a nice dark golden colour. The caramel has to cover all of the base of the baking tin.

Slice the strawberries and lay them onto the caramel without leaving any gaps.
Make the pastry by working with your hands the butter, the flour, the water and the salt.
You should get a nice smooth dough. Now put it in the fridge for 30 minutes wrap it in cling film.
Take it out of the fridge and with a rolling pin flatten it out and cover well the strawberries. Make a couple of small incisions so the steam will be released during cooking.

strawberry tart tatin

Cook at 180 C for 35-40 minutes until the pastry is nice and golden.

When cooked leave it to rest for a couple of minutes then turn it upside down with the help of a plate and serve it warm with some cream if you like.
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26 Responses to Strawberry Tart Tatin

  1. Laura loves cakes

    Wow…this is the best bake I've seen in a while! It looks so tasty…I've never thought of using strawberries in a tarte tatin…divine! 🙂

  2. LinsFood

    This looks like something that would hit the right spot after dinner! I love the fact that it contains so few ingredients.

  3. Axemum

    Wow! I would never have thought to use strawberries in a tart tatin but that looks fantastic. Will definitely give it a go

  4. Lenia

    I have just had dinner and I wish a had some of this wonderful tart!Complimentoni,carina,per questa meraviglia!

  5. Catherine

    Dear Alida, This is a beautiful tart. Strawberries are in season here in the States as well.I love them. Blessings dear. Catherine xo

  6. Petro Neagu

    My strawberry tart never looks as good as yours 🙁 I guess some things should be left for professionals like you 🙂

  7. The View From The Table

    What a lovely take on Tarte Tatin, I've never thought of using strawberries for a tatin either. Love it x

  8. Trini Altea

    Mummmmmmm que rico….me encantan las fresas.

  9. Gloria

    Delicious I love strawberries!

  10. Claudia

    WAW che dolce spettacolare.Bravissima

  11. Rosita Vargas

    OMG…….una delicia tentadora me encanta,de lujo,abrazos y abrazos.

  12. Javelin Warrior

    Wow, I've never seen this type of inverted tart before, Alida – this sounds delicious with all the caramel and ripe strawberries. I love that the crust is actually on top while baking and then the entire thing is turned out, kind of like a cake. Very cool and thanks so much for sharing…

  13. Jasna Varcakovic

    Fruit tarts are my favourite desserts too…Yours look so mouthwatering!

  14. Marcellina

    oooh Strawberries are coming into season here in Australia as well. THis looks great!I had never thought of doing a strawberry tart tatin. Great idea!

  15. simple baking

    Great dessert! Looks vibrant and gorgeous. We are out of strawberries 🙁 but this one's definitely on my to-bake list. XAnuja

  16. Günther

    devo dire che l'idea di una tarte tain cosi mi entursiasma, da provare

  17. Giovanna

    Bravissima! E' davvero molto invitante! Condivido, le tarte tatin sono le più buone torte di frutta.Baci

  18. unikorna

    wow Alida you're killing me here…what about my diet and my large butt ? It looks amazing, congrats also on those little details that make all the difference :).

  19. Phil in the Kitchen

    Well I've eaten and made many tatins but never with strawberries. Looks great – I'd love a large piece right now.

  20. Now Serving

    Super! I was thinking of a similar idea of savory dish to make with al the squash growing in my garden – Just finished dinner – would love a piece of that tatin 🙂

  21. All That I'm Eating

    I love tart tatin. I haven't yet made one but I bet it's amazing with strawberries!

  22. Choclette

    Now that does look divine Alida. Tart tatin is so delicious, it must be doubly so with strawberries. I hadn't realised it was made with shortcrust pastry, so that's interesting. One day, I will make one.

  23. laura@howtocookgoodfood

    Wow Alida, I think this is a fine idea. Why hasn't anyone thought of this before?! I love this idea of strawberries soaking up all the caramel in contrast to the crisp pastry topping…..hevenly.Thanks so much for entering into One Ingredient AND Simple and in Season this month :)x

  24. Working London Mummy Working London Mummy

    A beautiful idea. Such a gorgous topping for tarte tatin. Thanks for entering the one ingredient challenge and sorry to take so long to pop by and comment. I am doing the roundup post now so will link to you!

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