Plum Ginger Tart Tatin + A Le Creuset Giveaway!

Plum Ginger Tart Tatin is sweet with a slight hint of spice, perfect for the upcoming cooler months. This version of a tart satin includes a puff pastry bottom, making it a super simple dessert to have on the table throughout the holidays. 

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The last couple of weeks in the kitchen have been a wee bit rough. I took on one too many projects, not to mention trying to organize before moving (I swear I’ll stop complaining soon… ish), and that led to some rough days cooking. They were all tiny tedious mistakes (no burning down the house or chopping off any of my fingers), but they were enough to put me in a funk for a bit.

Then I took my time and made this… This glorious, fruity, not-too-sweet, indulgent, caramelized mess of goodness.

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Whenever I am in a funk, there’s always one recipe that’ll pull me out of it, and it generally involved baking of some sort. I’ve been planning on making this tart tatin for a while now, waiting until the plums were ripe and the holidays were just around the corner.

Little did I now this would be the recipe to turn that failure frown upside down, so to speak.

I’ll be honest, tart tatin makes me a little nervous. Everything is grand until you get to that whole flipping thing. I used to make mine in a cast iron and it was always a crossing my fingers, praying to the kitchen gods moment when I flipped it over. Occasionally the panic would be for nothing. Occasionally the tart would end up on the floor, along with me in exhausted sobs, mourning the loss of something delicious.

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Then I tried this Le Creuset Heritage Tart Tatin Dish. Ummm you guys… my life has been changed. This pan has literally changed how I look at tart tatin. It isn’t the tricky little dessert than might go crashing on the floor. Now it’s a gooey caramelized tart that will always flip right out with minimal effort.

No seriously, I even flipped it all by myself (ok I had a spotter, but she didn’t have to help at all!).

The result is the most perfect looking tart tatin I’ve every made.

Just look at that caramelization…

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The flavors in this dessert are out of this world. Vanilla bean, ginger and plum all marry together in every bite, making it the ideal way to end a dinner this fall. Heck, I’ll even be busting this bad boy out all winter long for the holidays! It’s so dang easy to make and it will totally wow everyone at the table.

PLUS, Le Creuset is the bomb dot com and is giving one away to you lovely readers! You have no excuse not to make tart tatin once this dish is in your hands…

Be sure to enter the giveaway below the recipe so you’re ready for the holidays too!

Disclosure: I received free product from Le Creuset as part of this giveaway and post. As always, all opinions and recipe are my own. Thanks for supporting the brands that support Cake ‘n Knife!

Plum Ginger Tart Tatin

Plum Ginger Tart Tatin

Yield: Serves 8
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Plum and ginger is an amazing combination, ideal for welcoming in the cooler months!


  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 7 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • Two inch ginger, peeled and diced
  • 1 vanilla bean split lengthwise
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 lbs ripe black plums, pitted and halved


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. On a flat, floured work surface, roll out puff pastry to an 18-inch square. Trim the puff pastry to a XX-inch circle and cut a small X in the center. Add the puff pastry to a flat baking sheet or large enough plate to freeze for 20 minutes.
  3. In the Le Creuset Tart Tatin dish, melt butter over medium-high heat with ginger, vanilla bean, and lemon juice. Once melted, remove the pan from heat and remove the vanilla bean. Sprinkle with sugar and salt. Add plums, cut side down, forming concentric circles (as best you can) in a single layer.
  4. Return dish to heat and bring to a simmer. Cook for 7 minutes without stirring or moving any of the plums. Remove from heat and top with the puff pastry circle.
  5. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, until the crust is deep golden brown and the juices have thickened. Let cool on wire rack for 10 minutes.
  6. Invest onto a platter. Serve warm.

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56 Responses to “Plum Ginger Tart Tatin + A Le Creuset Giveaway!”

  1. Kim Leonard — September 23, 2016 at 7:10 am (#)

    My favorite fruit to cook in the Fall are apples, the apples have just been harvested and I can cook everything from crumble topping apple pie to Apple Tart Tatin!

  2. Rust — September 23, 2016 at 7:16 am (#)

    My favorite is apples. I love how the house smells of apple pie and cinnamon in the fall, very cozy!

  3. Alexandra Robertson — September 23, 2016 at 7:31 am (#)

    This is classic and so pretty. Love a tarte tatin! My favorite fall fruit to cook is definitely apples… They are sooo yummy in desserts served warm with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream 🙂

  4. grace — September 23, 2016 at 7:36 am (#)

    i know it’s gonna be the number one answer, but i can’t help it: apples!

  5. Cindy A. — September 23, 2016 at 7:37 am (#)

    I love pears! Pear jelly, pear tarts, pear muffins… I love it all!

  6. Sam L — September 23, 2016 at 7:38 am (#)

    I like cooking with apples when this time rolls around!! 🙂

  7. Rana Durham — September 23, 2016 at 9:09 am (#)

    i love baking withapples making apple danishes to overnight apple cinnamon oats. i love anything with apples in tt.

  8. Starla — September 23, 2016 at 9:24 am (#)

    This looks so, so delicious. That crust looks divine! My favorite to cook with during Fall are definitely apples and pears!

  9. Brian — September 23, 2016 at 9:48 am (#)

    Fall means apples to me! I just made a savory tart tatin the other day (with an herbed crust, goat cheese, and cherry tomatoes). I’d love to make a sweet one for Fall with apples, cinnamon, etc. 

  10. Stacey Roberson — September 23, 2016 at 10:08 am (#)

    Apples in Autumn!! Can’t wait to start making some pies.

  11. Candace Galan — September 23, 2016 at 11:47 am (#)

    I love to bake with pears when fall comes!

  12. carol clark — September 23, 2016 at 12:00 pm (#)

    apples i love making apple pie its so easy and eveyone just loves it

  13. carol clark — September 23, 2016 at 12:01 pm (#)

    apples i love making apple pie its so easy and eveyone just loves it…..

  14. Robert Grieco — September 23, 2016 at 12:22 pm (#)

    SWEET! ; – )

  15. Denise M — September 23, 2016 at 1:44 pm (#)

    Do pumpkins count? if not, then Apples for sure

  16. Amy Williams — September 23, 2016 at 2:05 pm (#)

    apples all the way

  17. Liz S. — September 23, 2016 at 3:41 pm (#)

    My favorite fruit to cook with when autumn rolls around is apples.

  18. Denise E. — September 23, 2016 at 4:18 pm (#)

    I love to make an apple pie or two (or three) when fall rolls around. We have some spectacular orchards in my state and I just heard on the news tonight that the crop this year is phenomenal! Can’t wait to get out and pick!!

  19. Will G — September 23, 2016 at 5:07 pm (#)

    My favorite fruit is apples.

  20. alicia szemon — September 23, 2016 at 6:18 pm (#)

    Fall fruit. apple everything! apple cider all day and all night(;

  21. Aly — September 23, 2016 at 7:00 pm (#)

    I’m one of those guilty pumpkin-spice-everything people, actually moreso in baking than in drinks.

  22. Julie — September 23, 2016 at 9:10 pm (#)

    I love Pears. We have a tree and we make all kinds of things..

  23. Syd — September 23, 2016 at 9:29 pm (#)

    I love cooking with pears and cranberries when the weather starts to get cooler!

  24. Jeanna Massman — September 23, 2016 at 10:00 pm (#)

    My favorite fruit to use in the fall are apples.

  25. Margot C — September 23, 2016 at 10:24 pm (#)

    I like to cook and bake with pears, they have such a striking and unmistakable flavor.

  26. karen r — September 23, 2016 at 11:55 pm (#)

    I love cooking with fresh figs in the fall

  27. Kimberly G — September 24, 2016 at 5:28 am (#)

    My favorite fruit to cook with autumn rolls are apples.

  28. Rebecca — September 24, 2016 at 6:53 am (#)

    I love to cook with apples and figs!

  29. Heather — September 24, 2016 at 10:28 am (#)

    apple/cranberry combinations!

  30. Karen D — September 24, 2016 at 3:14 pm (#)

    Easy question. I live in the Northeast so apples since I was a young child. Wild apples are great for sauce!

  31. Sheri Anderson — September 24, 2016 at 4:47 pm (#)

    My favorite is Pumpkin which many aren’t aware that it’s actually a fruit and it’s my favorite, thanks!

  32. Kristy M — September 24, 2016 at 5:56 pm (#)

    Must say that my favorite fruit to cook in autumn is apples.

  33. Annamarie V — September 24, 2016 at 11:10 pm (#)

    I usually cook with apples in the fall with apples from the tree in my yard.

  34. Carolsue — September 25, 2016 at 2:00 am (#)

    I just looked it up and pumpkins are considered a fruit. So my answer is PUMPKINS!

  35. Sheila Carpenter — September 25, 2016 at 11:05 am (#)

    My favorite is Plums! I love this recipe and can’t wait to try it.

  36. Sheila Carpenter — September 25, 2016 at 11:08 am (#)

    My favorite fruit is Plums! I love this recipe and cannot wait to try it out!

  37. Kim Leonard — September 25, 2016 at 11:16 am (#)

    My Favorite fruit is Cranberries. I would make a tart with cranberries and apples.

  38. Rachel — September 25, 2016 at 11:35 am (#)

    I love to cook with apples in the fall.

  39. Carly Williams — September 25, 2016 at 8:24 pm (#)

    I love to cook with pears!

  40. Joan Kubes — September 25, 2016 at 9:04 pm (#)

    I love to cook with pears. We have a pear tree which always gives us an abundance to work with.

  41. Brenda Haines — September 26, 2016 at 6:45 am (#)

    I have to say cranberries, we are surrounded by bogs and love getting fresh cranberries for sauces, deserts and breads. My favorite is the cranberry orange bread, I make it in huge batches for family to enjoy.

  42. Joan Kubes — September 26, 2016 at 6:48 am (#)

    I love to cook with pears. We have our own pear tree so there is always an abundance of fruit to work with.

  43. Kristen Brooks — September 26, 2016 at 12:38 pm (#)

    I love cooking with apples!

  44. Christina — September 26, 2016 at 7:10 pm (#)

    I love pumpkin and sweet/tart apples

  45. manda — September 27, 2016 at 8:52 am (#)


  46. Steph — September 27, 2016 at 12:29 pm (#)

    I love cooking with apples sweet and savory 

  47. Kacey @ The Cookie Writer — September 27, 2016 at 5:15 pm (#)

    I love cooking pears! Apples get all the love, though.

  48. Tyneisha — September 28, 2016 at 9:09 pm (#)

    There’s nothing like a classic apple pie when autumn rolls around, that’s for sure!

  49. Danielle Green — September 29, 2016 at 9:58 am (#)

    I’m normally a sucker for baking with apples from our tree, but this plum tart looks like a must-try!

  50. Raina DelRio — September 29, 2016 at 4:17 pm (#)

    I love to bake with apples or pumpkin

  51. Carol Johnson — October 1, 2016 at 9:21 am (#)

    I’m cooking apples!! Love them.

  52. Stacy — October 1, 2016 at 10:29 am (#)

    I love to use apples and pears to cook and bake in the fall. Fall is my fave time of year!

  53. Lori Jean Williams — October 1, 2016 at 10:35 am (#)

    I love to cook cranberries! Love cranberry pie!!

  54. LeAnn Voyer — October 1, 2016 at 4:05 pm (#)

    I’m in New York and I love when the apples are ready to pick. I love making homemade applesauce which I then use to lighten up my favorite recipes.

  55. Kathryn Mcneal — October 2, 2016 at 2:30 pm (#)

    I’ve only ever cooked with apples before, I haven’t had a chance to cook with anything else since my husband is very picky.

  56. Cristina @ I Say Nomato — October 2, 2016 at 2:56 pm (#)

    Apples! It’s a classic fruit, what can I say? Love the combo of apple and cinnamon!

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