Blood Orange Caramel Tarte Tatin

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling


6 servings

Updated: Jul. 14, 2023
I never had blood oranges until I moved to California. The season is short, so I use them in everything while I can get them. That sweet orange flavor with some brown sugar is a perfect combination. Whenever I have something to go to, my friends demand that I bring this dessert. —Pamela Butkowski, Hermosa Beach, California
Blood Orange Caramel Tarte Tatin Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 medium blood orange, thinly sliced
  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • Vanilla ice cream, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 400°. In an 8-in. cast-iron or other ovenproof skillet, melt butter over medium heat; stir in brown sugar and vanilla until dissolved. Arrange orange slices in a single layer over brown sugar.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, unfold puff pastry. Roll to a 9-in. square; place over oranges, tucking in corners.
  3. Bake until tart is golden brown and filling is heated through, 20-25 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes before inverting onto a serving plate. Serve warm, with ice cream if desired.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 416 calories, 26g fat (12g saturated fat), 41mg cholesterol, 262mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 3g fiber), 3g protein.