The caramel in this tarte tatin makes it a deliciously sticky dessert. Photo / Supplied

Peach & Blackberry Tarte Tatin Recipe

Use the season's abundance of stone fruit for this gorgeously sticky tart

Peaches, apricots, plums . . . Any of the beautiful stonefruit abundant during these summer months work well in this tart. If you don't have a heavy-based frying pan that can transfer straight to the oven, make the caramel, then transfer to a cake tin that is not springform.

Serves 6

¾ cup caster sugar
80g butter, cubed
2 Tbsp water
4-5 peaches, stones removed
200g blackberries
400g flaky puff pastry
Creme fraiche or icecream, to serve

1. Preheat oven to 200C.

2. In a heavy-based frying pan, roughly 23cm, sprinkle the sugar. Heat slowly on low to melt the sugar, swirling occasionally until golden brown in colour. Remove from the heat and add the butter. Then stir through the water.

3. Cut peaches into quarters and arrange flesh side down on the caramel. Dot the blackberries into any holes and scatter over the peaches.

4. On a lightly floured bench, roll the pastry to fit the top, allowing for a 2cm overhang. Fit the pastry on top and tuck in the overhang. Place in the oven for 35 minutes until the pastry is golden and puffed. Remove and allow to rest for 10-15 minutes before flipping carefully on to a serving plate.

5. Serve with creme fraiche or icecream.

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