Super Easy Apple Tarte Tartin
1 stick unsalted butter
1 cup brown sugar
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
Pinch of salt
¾ to 1 pound Fuji apples, peeled, cored, and quartered
1 sheet of puff pastry
Vanilla ice cream or whipped cream, for serving
Cook the Apples
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a large pot, combine butter, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla extract, salt, and apples over medium heat. Gently toss the apples in the mixture and cook until the apples are fork tender, about 20-25 minutes depending on the size of your apples. Make sure to stir often so the sugar does not burn. Note: If the mixture begins to get too thick, add some water to loosen it up.
Arrange the Apples
In a medium oven-proof skillet, transfer and arrange the apples in a pattern of your choice making sure to evenly cover the entire bottom of the skillet. Drizzle some of the butter sugar mixture liquid on top of the apples (reserving the rest for later).
Add the Puff Pastry
Roughly measure and cut the puff pastry sheet approximately into the size of the skillet. Place the puff pastry on top of the apples and gently tuck the sides in ever so slightly. Cut the remaining scraps of puff pastry and evenly spread across the top (this will give the tart tartin some volume.
Bake and Flip
Place the entire skillet into the oven and bake until the puff pastry is puffed up and golden brown, about 25 minutes. Let cool for about 10 minutes, invert a plate on top and quickly (but carefully) flip onto a plate. Serve with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.