caramelized apple upside down tart

Ta gueule (Apple Tarte Tatin)

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Ta gueule (Apple Tarte Tatin)

Apple Tarte Tatin  STFU!  YUM.  Who could resist caramelized apples, and Biscoff cookie butter in a warm and delicious tart?

The Ta gueule (Apple Tarte Tatin) is the ultimate comfort food, and taste of the Holiday Season. Caramelized apples and Biscoff cookie butter in a warm and delicious tart. It does take time to prepare and dry your apple slices, but after that, this dessert is easy- and such a delicious payoff for brunch or dessert.



  • Granny Smith Apples
  • Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • Salt
  • Butter
  • Brown Sugar
  • Biscoff Cookie Butter
  • Puff Pastry


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History of the Apple Tarte Tatin:

In 1888, two sisters invented the Tarte Tatin, in the Loire Valley region of France.  According to lore, one of the sisters made the dessert upside-down, and they served it anyway.  This warm upside-down Tarte became an immediate favorite and a dessert that attracted many visitors to l’Hotel Tatin.  Over the years the desserts’ reputation grew, and when word reached Paris, the owner of Maxim’s sent a spy disguised as a gardener to steal the recipe.  The spy was successful, and the addition of the Tarte Tatin to the famous Maxim’s menu cemented its place in French Dessert history



caramelizing apples, butter, and brown sugar in a fry pan

Tarte Tatin Today:

Apple Tarte Tatin is a classic French dessert that has been a staple in restaurants and homes for years.  One popular trend is to use different types of apples, such as honey crisp or granny smith, to give the Tarte Tatin a unique flavor and texture.

Another trend is to add spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg, or cardamom to enhance the flavors of the apples.

Additionally, some chefs are experimenting with alternative sweeteners, such as agave nectar or coconut sugar, to make the Tarte Tatin healthier and more appealing to those with dietary restrictions.

Finally, some chefs are also incorporating different crusts, such as puff pastry or even gluten-free options, to give the dish a unique twist.


Regardless of the trend, apple tarte tatin remains a beloved dessert that can be enjoyed in a variety of ways.





Cussing the French Way

This beautiful French dessert is easy to make-but you still might feel like a Good Cuss….(Super Power)



So here are some of the funniest French cursing expressions!

Ta gueule– Shut Up

Ferme ta gueule – STFU on steroids

Ta me’re aurait du t’avalerYour mom should have swallowed you

Mange tes mortsEat your dead

Je te pisse a’ la raieI pee on your ass line

On dirait mon cul apre’s un mois d chiasseLooks like my ass after a month of diarrhea

Ca me fait chier This is so f#cking annoying it makes me Sh#t

Garage a’bitesCock Garage

Turbo-salope Turbo-whore



caramelized apple upside down tart
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Ta gueule - Apple Tarte Tatin

Biscoff Cookie Butter and Apple Tarte Tatin
Prep Time30 minutes
Apple peeling55 minutes
Total Time1 hour 25 minutes
Course: Brunch, Dessert
Cuisine: French
Keyword: apple pastry, apple pie, apple tarte, Cast iron pan dessert, Cookie Butter Tarte Tatin, Tarte Tatin, upside down apple pie
Yield: 6
Author: Jacque Strapp


  • 12in Cast Iron pan
  • Large round tray (wider than 12 in)
  • Apple peeler
  • Pastry Brush



  • 6-7 Granny Smith Apples (peeled, cored, and refrigerated 1-3 days)
  • 2 Tbsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • ½ tsp Salt

Tarte Tatin

  • 6 Tbsp Butter
  • ½ Cup Brown Sugar
  • 3 Tbsp Biscoff Cookie Butter softened in the microwave for 45 seconds
  • 1 Sheet Puff Pastry Cut to the round size of your pan

French Vanilla Ice cream


    Prepare your apples

    • Slice, peel and core your apples (about 8 slices per apple)
    • Put in a bowl, and cover with a kitchen towel
    • Refrigerate 1-3 days (It is ok if they turn brown- you want them to dry out)
    • Remove the apples from the refrigerator when
      ready to bake
    • Mix the salt and pumpkin spice in a small bowl, and then add to the apples.
    • Mix thoroughly

    Assemble your Tarte Tatin

    • Preheat oven to 350 degrees (convection bake)
    • Put a 12 in cast iron pan on the stove med-low heat
    • Melt the butter in the pan, and be sure the bottom and all sides of the pan are coated
    • Add brown sugar, and mix with butter to make an even layer
    • Starting in the center of the pan, place apple slices in a spiral to create a rose-like shape
    • Microwave the cookie butter for 45 seconds
    • Paint the cookie butter evenly across the apple slices
    • Rollout your puff pastry, and cut a circle shape to fit your 12 in pan
    • Cut a small slit in the center of the pastry
    • Place pastry on top of the apples
    • Raise to medium heat, and cook until the brown sugar/cookie butter mixture starts bubbling along the edges of the pan
    • Place your oven safe pan into the oven for 45 minutes (pastry should be golden)
    • Carefully remove from the oven and let it rest for 5 minutes
    • Put a large round plate/tray on top of your Tarte Tatin
    • Flip so that the plate/tray is now on the bottom
    • Let the pastry fall naturally on to the tray (may take over a minute to settle on the plate)
    • Serve warm with Vanilla ice cream

    Apple Tarte Tartin

    caramelized apple upside down tart



    FAQ’s for Desserts with Biscoff Cookie Butter


    What are Biscoff cookies? 

    Biscoff cookies are a crunchy rectangular shortbread cookie with spices and a deep caramel flavor.  A unique recipe since 1932, these cookies are vegan friendly, and made with RSPO certified palm oil.  They have no preservatives, artificial colors or flavors.  Traditionally popular in Belgium, the Netherland and Germany, Speculoos style cookies are becoming increasingly popular in the US.  Lotus Biscoff is the name given to Speculoos cookies and cookie butter in North America.  They are increasingly being featured in many new dessert recipes.


    Why are Biscoff cookies growing in popularity?

    The name Biscoff was coined in 1986.  It’s popularity grew as a ‘biscuit’ that complimented coffee.  Airlines began serving Biscoff cookies due to their taste, long shelf life, and their suitability for a wide range of dietary restrictions.


    What is Speculoos?

    Whether you know them as Speculoos, Speculaas, Spekulatius of Lotus Biscoff- these names represent an irresistible cookie.  They are buttery ginger shortbread treats that are crunchy, spiced and caramelized.  Especially popular in Belgium, the Netherlands, and Germany- they are traditionally made and eaten on St. Nicholas Day and throughout the Holiday season.  They are often embossed or stamped with a variety of designs.

    You may also know the flavor from the well-known airline treat- Lotus Biscoff cookies.


    Are Biscoff Cookies like Graham Crackers?

    They taste quite different.  Lotus Biscoff creates more of a crunchy spiced caramel cookie – rather than a cracker.


    Why use Biscoff Cookies in pie crusts and other desserts?

    A cookie crust is often used for desserts with a moist filling.  The cookie crust will maintain its crisp, and add an interesting texture to the dessert.  Biscoff cookies, in particular, have a buttery richness, toasted spice and caramel flavor that can create a new more complex flavor profile.


    What does Biscoffs Cookie Butter Taste like?

    Lotus Biscoff spread is creamy and rich with spice, caramel and the toasted flavor of freshly baked cookies.


    Is Biscoff Cookie Butter the same as Peanut Butter?

    No cookie butter is quite different.  Biscoff Cookie butter Spread


    Are there less expensive alternatives to Biscoff Cookie Butter that have a similar taste?

    Aldi Biscuit spread is similar to Biscoff cookie Butter, and less expensive


    More on Speculoos

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    Perfect Pairings with the Ta gueule (Apple Tarte Tatin) :

    Bottles of Tequila and Cointreau Liqueur, apple cider, and pear juice, with a mixed drink in the middle, garnished with a cinnamon stick and an apple wedge.

    Naughty Autumn Cocktail    This particular brand of Autumn naughtiness comes courtesy of our mischievous friend, Tequila, and her feisty French ally, Cointreau. Together with the unbeatable Fall flavors of apple and pear, this cocktail embodies all of the best tastes of the season…and keeps the Autumn chill at bay with a warm and welcome buzz.


    Cocktail with Kahlula, Baileys, Cream, and Frozen Coffee. The Perky Nipple   This creamy mocha cocktail starts with intense, dark roast coffee ice cubes at its core.  Add to that a shot of deep, flavorful Kahlua coffee liqueur, and you have just enough caffeine to make anyone perky with a capital P.

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    4 Responses

    1. Apple Tarte Tatin: A delightful and classic French dessert featuring caramelized apples atop buttery pastry. The perfect blend of sweet and tart flavors in every bite. A treat that never fails to impress!

    2. Other than drying out the apples-(i do overnight) – this recipe is so fast and easy! Unbelievable right out of the oven.

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