NEW YORK, NEW YORK - OCTOBER 12:  Ina Garten speaks onstage during a talk with Helen Rosner at the 2019 New Yorker Festival on October 12, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images for The New Yorker)
Food - Drink
The French Dessert Ina Garten Has Made More Times Than Any Other
When it comes to French desserts, elaborate creations like macarons, croquembouche, and "île flottante" (AKA "floating islands") often turn heads.
However, for “The Barefoot Contessa” Ina Garten, the apple tart known as tarte tatin is the best of all, and she's made it more times than any other French dessert.
Garten’s recipe for her favorite apple tart is a rustic, easier reimagining of the French classic. She turns it into a layered upside-down tart baked in a skillet.
The chef recommends peeling Granny Smith apples before slicing them super thin and layering them diagonally on top of a sheet of store-bought puff pastry dough.
Garten then sprinkles the tart with sugar, adds a few pats of butter, and pops it in the oven before cutting and serving it with homemade apricot jam glaze.