There is nothing like ending the weekend and Sunday dinner with a sweet treat. Easy Mango Tarte Tatin is the elegant dessert that will wow your friends and family, yet only requires four simple ingredients.
I love the easy elegance of a tarte tatin, such as my savory Onion Tarte Tatin. Using the help of a grocery store staple, this dessert is always a crowd pleaser and total show stopper.
There’s no need for a laundry list of ingredients when it comes to making Easy Mango Tarte Tatin.
- Mangos – A little sweet, and a little tart, this tropical fruit brings a taste of the islands to this traditionally French dessert that is often made with apples.
- Sugar – This is the base for the caramel sauce that gives the mangos the Instagram worthy glossy shine.
- Butter – Butter really does make everything better, including the caramel sauce in this confection.
- Puff Pastry – The champion of the frozen food aisle, this single ingredient will give you the freshly baked buttery and flaky crust without all of the work.
How to Make Easy Mango Tarte Tatin
This sweet treat is the ultimate way to end any meal. With just a few simple steps it’s sure to become a regular part of your rotation.
Time needed: 45 minutes
The traditional French pastry gets kissed by the tropics with this delicate and sweet dessert.
Allow your puff pastry to defrost. You can either allow it to defrost slowing in the refrigerator or in about half an hour on the counter. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Add your sugar to a cast iron pan over medium-low heat. Let the sugar begin to melt, but make sure it doesn’t burn. It will begin to turn a golden, caramelized color.
Add your butter and stir to combine.
- Mango Time
Arrange your mangoes on top of the caramel. Have fun and take your time.
Cut your puff pastry to the size of your pan. Lay it over the top of the arranged mangoes. Use a fork to create several small holes so the steam can release.
- The Heat is On
Bake your tarte Tatin for 40 minutes, or until the pastry if golden brown and puffed. Allow it to cool for several minutes.
- The Grand Reveal
Once your cast iron skillet has cooled slightly place a plate over the top of the pan. With confidence, give it a flip
While this dessert celebrated the tropical flavors of the mango, you can easily swap out the fruit for something different. Apple is the classic addition to this pastry. You can also use peaches, apricots, or plums. Once you learn the method you can make it with your favorite fruits.
The beauty of this dessert is you don’t need any special tools for spectacular results. The caramel is created in the same cast iron pan that the tarte tatin is baked in. For this recipe I used a 10″ cast iron pan, but you can adjust for what you have. You just may use a little less or a little more mango.
Top Tip for Easy Mango Tarte Tatin
The most intimidating part of this dessert is the final flip that inverts it onto the plate. Have confidence! Flip this sweet treat with absolute authority. You not only will impress your friends and family, but you will feel like a total rockstar.
Easy Mango Tarte Tatin
- 1 10" cast iron skillet
- 3-4 mangoes, peeled and sliced
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 stick butter
- 1 sheet puff pastry, defrosted
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Heat your cast iron skillet over medium, low heat.
- Add your sugar and allow it to melt and caramelize, careful not to let it burn. It will begin to turn golden brown as it dissolves.
- Add your butter and stir to melt it and to combine with the caramel.
- Remove the pan from the heat.
- Arrange your mangos into the caramel sauce.
- Cut your puff pastry to the size of your skillet. Gently arrange it over the top of the mangos.
- Use a fork to create several holes in the top of your puff pastry. This will allow the steam to escape.
- Bake the tarte for 40 minutes or until the top is golden brown.
- Allow the tarte to cool for several minutes.
- Place a plate over the top of the skillet. Using both hands, flip it, inverting it onto the plate.
- Serve with ice cream and enjoy!