Manzana Tatin


Thanksgiving is right around the corner… I can’t wait! Yesterday, I had a pre-Thanksgiving party (Friendsgiving). It is always fun getting together with friends or family. The party was a potluck style meal, everyone bringing one thing or another. My contribution was homemade vanilla ice cream and an an Apple Tatin. I originally thought of a classic apple pie, but went with something a little less traditional.  I had first had this dessert at a family dinner, and I thought it was so delicious. This dessert is easy to make and as I said, delicious! Essentially it is an upside down apple tart. The ingredients: pastry dough, apples, sugar and butter. My favorite part is making the crust, homemade of course!

For this recipe, I used an iron cast skillet.


Preheat the oven to 390F.

Peel, core and quarter the apples. The apples should pieces should be relatively large, as they will shrink during the cooking process. Melt the butter in a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Once the butter is melted, turn the heat off and add the sugar. Whisk until the sugar is fully incorporated. Add the apples flat-side down. The apples need to be very close to each other. Return the skillet to medium heat  and let it cook for 10 minutes with the lid on.


After 10 minutes, the apples will be pretty well cooked. Remove the skillet from the heat. Lay the pie crust over the skillet and over the apples, and fold the corners in to fit into the pan. Pinch off the extra crust with a knife.


Bake for 20 to 30 minutes. Remove from the oven. Let it rest for a few minutes and then turn it over onto a round serving plate. To do this, place the plate over the skillet, then very quickly and very carefully, in one motion, turn the skillet over onto the plate. Slowly lift off the pan and voila!


Serve with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream!

Bon profit!

Manzana Tatin

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Hola y Bienvenido/a! Hello and Welcome! My name is Ivette and I am a dual citizen! Originally, I from Catalonia, Spain but in 2014 I moved to the United States and I currently live in Maryland with my husband Richard (number 1 taster, thank you!), my baby girl Beulah my rescue dig Vicky and my two (big!) cutie cats Pintxo & Pastifa. Full house! I love Spanish food. In Spain there is always something to celebrate, gathering with friends and family… We have THREE dishes at every meal! Yes, 3! You will have a first full dish like pasta and for the second dish you will have fish/meat and then dessert, and after dessert coffee…. When I am in Spain and get together with my family (there are 31 of us!), we can start lunch at 2:30pm and finish it at 7pm… I have always loved cooking. My grandmother it is a great, great cook and I think my love of cooking is because of her. When I was in college, my favorite breaks, were getting into the kitchen and cooking or baking something. I was able to escape the normal daily routine of law school. In this blog, I would like to share some Spanish recipes as well as other delicious recipes. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at Bon profit!

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