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Shallot Tarte Tatin Recipe
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
1 hr 15 mins

My Shallot Tarte Tatin has a flavor combination of caramelized shallots, fresh thyme, and buttery puff pastry — and it's like nothing else. 

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: French
Servings: 8 slices
Calories: 623 kcal
Author: Gemma Stafford
  • 1/4 cup (2oz/57g) butter
  • 1/4 cup (1½ oz/43g) brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon thyme, preferably fresh
  • pinch of salt and pepper
  • 15-20 small shallots, peeled and cut in half lenghtwise
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 sheet puff pastry, frozen and defrosted
  • 1/2 cup (4oz/115g) blue cheese, for garnish
  1. Place a 10-inch ovenproof pan over medium heat. 

  2. Add the butter and sugar to the pan, then gently swirl the pan until the sugar is dissolved. Add the thyme leaves and season with salt and pepper.

  3. Place the shallots in the pan, cut side down, packing them in until they completely cover the base of the pan then turn the heat down to low and allow to caramelize for 10 minutes or until the shallots are soft. 

  4. Pour in the balsamic vinegar, swirl the pan to distribute and continue to simmer for 2 minutes then remove from the heat.

  5. Using a small sharp knife, cut a circle a little larger than the size of the pan out of the puff pastry.

  6. Cover the shallots with the pastry, ensuring you tuck the edges in around the walls of the pan (this will help to hold all the juices in when you turn out the tart). 

  7. Bake the tart at 400°F (200°C) for 20 minutes or until the pastry is puffed up and golden.

  8. Set aside for 5 minutes to cool slightly. Gently turn the tarte tatin by placing your serving dish over the top of the pastry and inverting the pan. 

  9. Garnish with crumbled blue cheese and slice. Serve warm.

  10. Cover and store in the fridge for up to 2 days. 

Nutrition Facts
Shallot Tarte Tatin Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 623 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Fat 29g45%
Saturated Fat 15g94%
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 21mg7%
Sodium 807mg35%
Potassium 134mg4%
Carbohydrates 78g26%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 250IU5%
Vitamin C 0.8mg1%
Calcium 50mg5%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.