Peach Tarte Tatin with Calvados and Pistachios

Tarte Tatin is a typical French recipe usually made with apples.

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Though I love this version with peaches and since the season is almost over, I make it quite often this time of the year.

The peaches add a nice summer freshness to the caramel and the smooth pulp a delightful contrast to the crunchy crust.



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Peach Tarte Tatin with Calvados and Pistachios
Peach Tarte Tatin with Calvados and Pistachios
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
50 mins
Total Time
1 hr
Tarte Tatin is a typical French recipe usually made with apples. Though, I love this version with peaches and since the season is almost over, I make it quite often this time of the year.
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: French
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 310 kcal
For the caramel and topping:
  • 50 gr butter
  • 100 gr castor sugar
  • 3 matured peaches or apples for the original version
  • 30 gr peeled pistachios
  • 1/3 cup calvados or cognac
For the short pastry
  • 100 gr good quality butter at room temperature
  • 200 gr flour
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 pinch salt
  1. Peel the 3 peaches and cut them in half to remove the kernels, while trying to make some nice round shapes!
  2. Prepare the short pastry by combining all the ingredients, wrap it in cling foil and put it in the fridge.
  3. Pour the butter and sugar into a round metal baking tin and heat up on the stove to make the caramel
  4. As soon as the caramel starts turning yellow
  5. add the pistachios and the peaches with the round side facing down. Let it simmer for 5 minutes at a very low heat.
  6. In the meantime roll the short pastry in a round shape, the same size as the baking tin.
  7. Add the calvados to the peaches and let it evaporate for another 5 minutes.
  8. Cover the peaches with the short pastry, ensure the edges are inside the tin covering the peaches and touching the caramel. Don’t try to fold them nicely, you will risk to burn yourself. Make some holes with the tip of a knife, this way the steam will come out while cooking.
  9. Bake in a hot oven at 180 C for 35 minutes.
  10. Once it is ready, take it out of the oven and turn it upside down immediately on a serving dish.
  11. Make sure all the caramel at the bottom of the tin is poured over the tart before it cools down, otherwise it will sticks to the tin.
  12. Serve cold with a good quality vanilla ice cream.
Recipe Notes

Calories 307 calories per serving
Fat 18 gr per serving
Carbohydrates 33 gr per serving
Proteins 4 gr per serving
Sugar 13 gr per serving
Sodium 159 mg per serving

Nutritional information is provided for general purpose only. It is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely

Peach Tarte Tatin Calvados and Pistachios

  11 comments for “Peach Tarte Tatin with Calvados and Pistachios

  1. 5th August 2017 at 10:49 am

    I love a tarte tatin, but have never done it with peaches. I think peach schnapps might amp up the peachi-ness!

    • Laura
      6th August 2017 at 4:00 am

      try it, I prefer the peach version

  2. 5th August 2017 at 11:16 am

    Mmmm I love these tatin with lots of caramel sauce, strangely the apple version is not my favorite, your peach version is so more appealing to me! I will try your recipe with the addition of calvados of course 🙂

    • Laura
      6th August 2017 at 3:59 am

      Yes, I prefer this version, especially now that the peaches are so sweet.

  3. 5th August 2017 at 12:18 pm

    I can’t believe I haven’t tried making tarte tatin yet! This looks delicious!

    • Laura
      6th August 2017 at 3:58 am

      Try it is easy, and you don’t have to butter and cover the pan like for any other cake

  4. 5th August 2017 at 3:55 pm

    Ooooh. This looks amazing! I’m all about peaches right now and I know I would love this. One question – have you made this without peeling the peaches? I like the texture of the skin usually but I’m not it would work here.

    • Laura
      6th August 2017 at 3:57 am

      it should work, the caramel should keep the skin well covered. Let me know if you try

  5. 5th August 2017 at 4:21 pm

    I love the idea of a tart with fresh peaches – so light and tasty for a summer dessert!

    • Laura
      6th August 2017 at 3:55 am

      Thank you Monica

  6. 7th August 2017 at 7:32 am

    I would love to have this one with vanilla ice cream, so delicious!

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