Pineapple Tarte Tatin with Ginger Mascarpone
This pineapple tarte tatin with ginger mascarpone is a great alternative to the French classic made with apples and my ginger mascarpone cream just pairs with it really nicely.
The tarte Tatin originated in France in the 1880’s. There are a few stories of how it came about but the most common is of two sisters Stéphanie and Caroline Tatin, who left some apples and sugar cooking too long when they were making an apple pie. Realising their mistake they tried to rescue the caramelised apple, placing the pastry on top and baking it in the oven. To their surprise, it became very popular with their hotel guests and became a signature dish now recreated the world over.
This recipe can be made as one large tart or individual ones.
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- Ease: easy.
- Great for: afternoon tea, picnic, friends and family visiting,
- Taste: sweet caramelised pineapple topped with pastry.
- Texture: baked soft pineapple topped with flaky layers of pastry.
WHAT LARDER INGREDIENTS WILL I NEED FOR THIS RECIPE?
For this recipe all you need are these ingredients:
- Ready-made puff pastry
- Tin of pineapples
- Caster or granulated white sugar
- Stem ginger
I highly recommend adding salt to your doughs and pastry. Salt helps balance out the sweetness and richness. It also elevates the other ingredients, bring out the best characteristics of any recipe.
Heavy based saucepan
When it comes to baking, I highly recommend using metric measurements and a digital scale, rather than cup measurements. You will find it much easier, less messy and you will get far better, consistent results weighing your ingredients. 🙂
Serving: one pineapple tarte tatin slice with ginger mascarpone
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STORAGE AND FREEZING OPTIONS
Keeps in the refrigerator for up to 5 days, but best to reheat the tart in the oven to crisp back up before serving.
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READY TO MAKE YOUR PINEAPPLE TARTE TATIN WITH GINGER MASCARPONE ?
Pineapple Tarte Tatin with Ginger Mascarpone
- 200 g puff pastry
- 1 tin pineapple rings
- 100 g caster or granulated white sugar
- 30 g butter
- 250 g mascarpone
- 1 jar stem ginger
- Preheat the oven to 180°C fan / 400°F / Gas 6.
- Drain the pineapple from the juice.
- Pastry: Roll out the pastry and using a shallow baking pan, cut out a circle 1cm larger. Place the pastry in the fridge to rest.(Any leftover pastry you can use to make cheese bites. Reroll the pastry leftovers out, brush with egg wash and sprinkle with grated cheese. Bake for 8 minutes and enjoy)
- Caramel: Add the caster sugar to a heavy-based pan and place on the stove, then set to medium to high heat. Allow the sugar to begin caramelising.
- Once the caramel has turned golden brown, add the pineapple rings and the butter to stop the sugar from burning.Cook the pineapple for around 2 minutes, then remove from the heat. Spoon out the pineapple rings and allow to cool, keeping the caramel in the pan.
- Assembly: Pour the caramel into a shallow baking tin, then arrange the pineapple in overlapping circles. Finally, lay the pastry on top, tucking the edge between the fruit and the pan.
- Baking: Bake in the centre of the oven for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the pastry is puffed and golden. Leave to rest for a few minutes before inverting onto a warm plate.
- Individual servings: For individual portions follow the instruction above, using the smaller baking tins. Spoon 1 tablespoon of the caramel into the bottom of the baking tins. Add 1-2 pineapple rings to each tin and cover the pineapple with the discs of puff pastry, tucking the edges of the puff pastry inside the rim of the tins.
- Ginger mascarpone: Blend 1 piece of ginger and 2 tablespoons of syrup with the mascarpone.
- Serve the pineapple Tarte Tatin with a spoon of the ginger mascarpone or alternately, it goes well with some thick cream or crème fraiche.
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