Once upon a time restaurant owners, who just happened to be sisters, had a little kitchen blunder. Someone forgot to line the pie dish BEFORE adding the filling. An on the spot creative moment produced what we now know today as, Tarte Tatin. The apples caramelize in the sugar and butter. The pastry, surprisingly placed on top of the filling remains flaky and light. And the presentation is sensational. The tart is flipped to make it appear as usual; crust on bottom and decadently caramelized apples on top! Truly sensational! The recipe DD follows is from Cook's Illustrated. A variation with winter pears and crystallized ginger is a delicious twist!