Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Apple and pomegranate tart tatin

A few months ago, I pulled this recipe for apple and pomegranate tart tatin out of Bon Appetit. It's a classic tart tatin with one twist: a pomegranate syrup is added to the apple mixture. I filed the recipe away and added it to my never ending recipes-to-try list.

When the nice people over at POM Wonderful sent me a case of pomegranate juice, I knew it was time to make this recipe. I reduced a few cups of pomegranate juice to make a thick and tangy syrup.


The apples are cooked on the stovetop in butter and sugar, then seasoned with a touch of allspice and the pomegranate syrup. A simple tart dough is laid over the top of the pan and the whole thing goes into the oven to finish baking. I would recommend placing your pan on a baking sheet to catch the juices that might bubble over the top.

The recipe called for golden delicious apples, which I normally never buy. We tend to eat granny smith apples from our tree in the summer and braeburns during the rest of the year. I bought the golden delicious apples as specified, and they were delicious. The pomegranate syrup turned the apples a beautiful shade of red and added a great flavor. The sweet and tart nature of the pomegranate really tamed the richness of the apples, sugar and butter.


84 comments:

Sean said...

Wow this looks so good!

I'm jealous that you have your very own apple tree also!

Erica said...

yummers! Perfect for a dinner party! I am jealous of your apple tree too ;)

Cathy said...

I love Braeburn apples too. The tart looks great - Pom juice has got to be one of the best things to buy in the store!

teresa said...

Mmmm, what a great idea, beautiful!

Tracey said...

That sounds delicious! I just bought my first bottle of POM juice and I'm trying to decide what to make with it! I'll be the 3rd person to say that I am so jealous of your apple tree.

girlichef said...

oh, this is gorgeous! I just received a case of POM, too and am trying to figure out what to do with it...before I drink it all!

Femin Susan said...

Wow looks awesome magnificent or toooooooooooo good for words. I am dreadfully hungry seeing them,
Cheers!

Sarah Herman said...

I love tarte tatin, what a great twist on the original! I will have to make this soon!!

Christina Kim said...

Oh, Sara, this looks delicious! I bet the pomegranate juice really adds that extra something that apple tarts are missing. Plus, the beautiful color! I would love a big slice with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. right now!

Stacey Snacks said...

This is beautious!

5 Star Foodie said...

I love the color of this tart tatin with the Pom. I bet it is so perfectly delicious!

Elra said...

What a beutiful tarte tatin Sara, this is my family favorite dessert. I almost make this every other week, that's how much we like it.
Cheers,
elra

Claudia said...

I want this. I can probably get the red-eye out to CA.

Jessica@Foodmayhem said...

Ooh, gorgeous color!

ttfn300 said...

what a creative idea!! love this use for POM juice :)

Lorraine @NotQuiteNigella said...

What a magnificent looking tart. It's just picture perfect Sara! Inspired use of the POM wonderful too :)

Pearl said...

oh my gosh - that's so cool!

Debbie said...

I tasted this and it was delicious. The pomegranate and spices gave it a very exotic flair.

Kerstin said...

Beautiful! It looks SO good - pomegranate juice is very versatile!

Selba said...

Wow... interesting! Must be yummy..

veggie belly said...

wow, this looks gorgeous!

LaDue & Crew said...

Ok, how can I get a free case of POM?!! lol... This looks fantastic. I so wish I could even have your leftovers!

Barbara Bakes said...

This looks great! I have some POM I've been looking to use too. I'll have to give it a try!

unconfidential cook said...

So beautiful! What a great addition the pomegranate makes!

Elyse said...

What a fabulous treat! It looks stunning, and I just love the combination of the apples and pomegranate syrup. How complex and divine! Plus, whenever you have pastry crust, I'm always a big fan! Looks delicious!

Bridgett said...

Gorgeous tart tatin! I love the color of it as well. POM is one of those great things I always have in my fridge. Love it!

Donna-FFW said...

I saw the very same recipe.. you are wonderful, I chickened out on making it:) IT looks fabulous, Sara!

Culinary Wannabe said...

How elegant! And a nice twist on a classic!

Jamie said...

Really gorgeous! I am dying to try a Tarte Tatin and this looks divine.

Natashya said...

Looks so wonderful Sara!
POM contacted me too about sending a case of juice but just sent me a couple of coupons instead, sigh.

Happy cook said...

Wow these loooks sp perfect and delicous.

Netts Nook said...

I Can't imagine the flavors together but it looks great.

Cheryl said...

You constantly amaze me, that looks divine and I bet it tastes just as good as it looks!

Cassie said...

GORGEOUS. I love pomegranate juice!

Asha said...

That is a gorgeous looking Tart Tatin, so juicy.
We love Braeburn Apples here as well, lucky to have a tree in your backyard.
We in India tend to have Tamarind, Guava, Mango and Pomegranate trees in our backyards, miss them so much!:)

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Everybody seems to be baking Tatin Tarts at the moment ;-p... Yours looks fabulous! Great combo!

Cheers,

Rosa

Leslie said...

Oh Sara that looks so Good!!!
I love Pom!!! YUMMY and Hubby loves Apple Pie so this would be so GREAT at my house!! Delish!
Leslie
LeslieVeg@msn.com
http://leslielovesveggies.blogspot.com/

Jenna said...

I bet the flavors of this tart were amazing. It sounds perfect.

Pam said...

I could have a slice right now - it looks wonderful.

lisaiscooking said...

I never use golden delicious either, but maybe I should. This looks fantastic!

Gera @ SweetsFoods said...

How beautiful is to have your own apple tree and can make this delicate sweet treat!
My sweet tooth shot to the sky :)

(Sara I deleted my previous comment for an error ;))

All the best!

Gera

Sara said...

That's simply gorgeous.

Ingrid said...

That looks GREAT! How fortunate to rcv all that wonderful POM juice! Can we expect to see a lot of pom recipes?
~ingrid

Wandering Coyote said...

This looks totally awesome! I love POM and their whole line, but it's really expensive up here for me. I usually treat myself to some on sale, though.

Marta said...

I LOVE pom, this is a great idea and it must be a perfect flavour combinations. Thanks!
M

Diana said...

Looks great! When I was growing up, we had an apple tree in my backyard too. I loved picking the apples and then making applesauce with them -- so much better than anything from the store!

noble pig said...

Very nice! I love the POM and the tatin....yum-o.

stephchows said...

LOVE POM! This looks so delicious, I can just imagine how the POM complemented all the other flavors!

Sara said...

Ingrid - My husband drank most of the POM juice, so this is the only recipe I got to make with it. :)

Ana Powell said...

It looks really yummy.
Great photo and recipe x

The Blonde Duck said...

I really want a tart now.

Passionate Eater said...

What a gorgeous tart to make from apples from your own tree!

Rosie Hawthorne said...

Those folks at Pom Wonderful are really nice. Jannie, the pomblogger, found my blog and sent me another case of Pomegranate juice.

And your recipe is on my to-do list.

Brilynn said...

Love the colour from the POM, this looks great!

finsmom said...

I have some POM on the way (Horray!), so I am going to bookmark this to try it with. What an unusual and yummy sounding dish!

The Duo Dishes said...

The pom really does had a nice hue to the apples...and another level of sweetness for sure. You're lucky to have that tree there, so you can eat this all the time. :)

Claudia said...

Oh so pretty. Yes, I want the tree - but I'll settle for the fact that I live near many orchards. And just started to cook with pomegranate.

LK- Healthy Delicious said...

I love the color the pomegranite gives this!

ChefBliss.com said...

Sara, this looks wonderful!! I have been trying to come up with a POM dessert that doesn't involve sugar and you now have my mouth watering!!

Apples and Butter said...

Beautiful color! And I too am jealous of your apples!

Varsha Vipins said...

This looks gorgeous Sara..Wonderful pic..:)

Heather said...

yum!!!! i love tart tatins, this one looks gorgeous!

Cate said...

Now I know just want to do with the Pom juice I have ... looks gorgeous!

Sharon said...

Oh wow, what an awesome idea!

Alex said...

Oh wow! Anything with pomegranates gets my vote!

Debbie said...

Wow..that looks fantastic! Almost too nice to eat!

Maryann said...

I like the idea of pom syrup :)

Katherine Aucoin said...

Your tart tatin looks beautiful, Ilove the rich color!

Juliana said...

Pomegranate? Anything with it sounds great. I love the combination with apple and even more that they are from your tree.

Olga said...

YUM!
You have an apple tree? I'm so jealous ;)

Not a huge fan of "delicious" apples either.

Karen said...

Those apples look so rich delicious! Nice of POM people to send you some liquid gold :)

Sophie said...

I've never thought of cooking apples in pom juice, yummy idea. I so want to make this now, I love apples like crazy!

Cakebrain said...

Apples and a case of POM? You're one lucky lady! This tart tatin looks amazing!

Megan said...

That tart is beautiful! I got some POM juice and reduced it to a nice sauce and put it over chicken! Delish! Wish I had this tart fot my dessert. :)

leslie said...

that is so beautiful!

Maggie said...

The color is beautiful! I have to add this to my to-try list as well.

Grace said...

oh sara, this is an absolutely sensational use for that pom! you've taken an apple tart from good to tremendous. :)

Cakelaw said...

This looks amazing Sara - oh how I'd love a slice!

Stephanie said...

This looks gorgeous! Too perfect to dig in... but not really, I'd still have to eat it. :)

Jan said...

What a lovely recipe, looks divine. We planted a fuji apple tree a couple of years ago, this year was the first time we have had apple blossom, so we're hopeful. :-)

Monica H said...

Your apples are like rubies- so pretty!

For some reason my blog reader isn't updating me with your posts...I'm sorry I missed this when you posted it.

Amanda from Mrs.W's Kitchen said...

Nice! I got a case of POM, too--and working on some things to do with it, myself!

Pomengranate said...

Yummy post about pomegranate. Unlike any other superfood such as acai or noni, pomegranate is not hard to come by and it comes cheap too.

Jaime said...

i totally want to try this! it looks so good!