For a simple yet show stopping dessert look no further than the easy tarte tatin. All you need is 4 ingredients to bake up this wonderfully aromatic Concord Grape Tarte Tatin.
Today we are going to work on switching things up a little bit, I’m working with Viva® Vantage® and their 7-Day Switch Up campaign to come up with clever ways to shake up your routine.
Are you guilty of getting stuck in the same routine and falling into a rut? I totally am, whether it’s cooking up similar dishes, wearing the same outfits all the time or even my daily routine. It’s so easy to just do what you know, cook what you like and wear what looks best on you! There’s nothing wrong with it but being in a rut can get boring after awhile.
Last week I met up with a number of food and lifestyle bloggers to learn about Viva® Vantage® paper towels. I confess to using one brand for a long time because it’s the one that I grew up with and the one that I knew and was comfortable using at home.
Besides learning experiencing the stretchy-strength of Viva® Vantage® and the great scrubbing power, we also switched up some household routines that you may or may not already be utilizing at home. For example, as you can see paper towels are the perfect use for rinsing off fruit and vegetables. When I’m grabbing some grapes for a snack or to make my tarte tatin here, I always go for a paper towel. It’s so much easier to just run it under the water instead of breaking out the colander.
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- Keep your lettuce and herbs fresh by wrapping them in paper towels and placing in a plastic bag.
- Use Viva® Vantage® to get the grime off your stove or counter tops. Who wants to dirty your sponge when you can scrub away and toss it out?
- Does your cutting board slip out from under you? Solve that problem with a damp towel underneath it.
So now that I’m in the midst of my 7-Day Switch Up, I thought I’d take it to the kitchen and switch up a few things that I consistently do.
First up, when it comes to fall baking I consistently use apples and every once and awhile pears. Did you know that grapes are in season right now? Did you know that grapes have a season? Perhaps not since they are available year round but fall is the best time of year for them, especially Concord Grapes.
Step 1: Change up the fruit.
Step 2: Change up how I prepare it.
I seem to always make the same easy single layer cake, either with fruit on top or with on the bottom. A pie would have been different enough, but why not something even easier and a little french? Insert the Tarte Tatin! Usually baked with apples, I switched it up (<— see what I did there?) with the Concord Grapes and turned it into a gorgeously hued and incredibly easy dessert that anyone can make.
The most difficult part is seeding your grapes and even that isn’t all that challenging.
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- 2lbs Concord Grapes, halved and seeded
- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1/2 cup cane sugar
- 1 sheet puff pastry, thawed
- Half and seed your concord grapes and place in a colander with a paper towel to soak up the excess liquid.
- Heat your oven to 400 degrees and place the butter in the center of a 10-inch cast iron skillet.
- Place the pan in the oven to melt the butter, once the butter is melted, remove the skillet and sprinkle the sugar in the bottom of the skillet and put back in the oven for 10 minutes to let the sugar start to caramelize.
- Remove from the oven and carefully arrange the grapes on the bottom of the skillet.
- Roll out the puff pastry so it's large enough to fit over the top of the skillet and trim the sides that over hang with kitchen shears.
- Press the puff pastry down on top of the grapes and bake for 25-30 minutes.
- When you remove the tarte tatin from the oven the pastry will be puffed up quite high.
- Let cool for about 10-15 minutes. Using a silicone spatula, move it around the end of the tart to loosen it up a bit.
- Take a plate or cake stand and place on top of the pastry, it's fine to crush it down at this point. Very carefully flip the tart over on the plate. Everything should release in one point.
- Serve immediately.
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I love a tarte tatin—but your grape version is one I’ve never dreamed of. What a spectacular twist!!!
I love apple tarte tatin. It’s even more gorgeous with grapes. Love it!
Grape desserts are my absolute favorite!! We have a grape fest around here (in Naples) once a year and I always stock up on grape pie filling 🙂
Oh this looks like one delicious tart!
Strong paper towels are a must in the kitchen.
I love tarte tatin, mostly just because I love saying “tarte tatin.” I saw a lovely bunch of concord grapes at the market yesterday, and I KNEW I should have brought them home. I’m going back!
Yup, count me in the “in a rut” group. I don’t ever bake with grapes and didn’t really know they had a season! Maybe I should change up my paper towel routine too 🙂