Apple Tarte Tatin Pecan Sticky Buns

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This French-inspired apple pie is baked upside down in a skillet, creating a thick caramel sauce. Simple and delicious! With the addition of pecans and cinnamon you have a Pecan sticky bun without all the extra dough.

Modified from: Apple Tarte Tatin

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Original recipe yields 6 servings



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  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  2. Coat a 10-inch oven-proof skillet with butter. Sprinkle sugar evenly over the top of the butter.
  3. Place apple quarters, rounded sides down, on top of the butter and sugar in a circular pattern. Pack them in.
  4. Place skillet over medium-high heat and cook until butter melts and sugar dissolves and begins to caramelize. Continue to cook until apples soften and caramel begins to brown,add cinnamen and pecans, 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from heat.
  5. Sprinkle work surface with flour and roll pie dough into an 11-inch circle. Pinch edge to create a ruffle around crust.
  6. Place crust on top of apples and tuck in edges around apples.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven until crust is golden brown, about 20 minutes. Allow to cool for 5 minutes. Place a plate over the top of the pan and carefully invert to release tarte from the pan. Scrape any remaining apples stuck to the pan back on top of crust.
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This is a marvelous recipe. It was so very delicious that I have made 3 in 2 weeks. Being adventurous, it sounded kind of like a pecan sticky bun which I adore, so I included whole pecans just ...