Endive and cheese tart tatin recipe

Endive and cheese tarte tatin can be served as a starter on any menu, as a single dish at dinner, or even as a snack . Rich in flavor, light and fresh, it is a food that combines the soft flavor of endives with the sweetness of caramel and the acidic touch of cheese. Endives are rich in fiber and potassium, a diuretic food that contributes to the elimination of toxins.

This joker cake, which combines very well on any occasion, has a special origin. The curious name of tat tarte tatin ’is due to the creativity of Stéphanie Tatin, in charge of the Hotel Tatin. He cooked apples with sugar, they passed him by point and to avoid throwing them he covered them with a dough. Then the preparation returned, the dough was cooked and thus the apple tarte tart emerged. The endives is a variant .


  • 400 g of endives
  • 150 grams of gorgonzola cheese, creamy in consistency. You can use goat cheese mixed with a few tablespoons of liquid cream to lighten it
  • 50 grams of raisins or plums (optional)
  • 80 g of sugar
  • 50 g of honey
  • 30 g of butter
  • Zest of an orange
  • 50 ml of a dry liquor, Cointreau type
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • Puff pastry

How to prepare the endive tatin tart:

  1. Peel the endives, wash them and cut them into long pieces.  Tatin cake with endives and cheese
  2. In a non-stick container, place the sugar and bring it to a fire to caramelize it.
  3. Add honey, orange zest and a pinch of salt.
  4. On this preparation, place the endives and the liquor . Keep on low heat for about 15 minutes. Care must be taken so that the leaves are tender without breaking, they must be treated with care.
  5. Line a baking sheet with the puff pastry. Place some endive leaves on top.
  6. Spread raisins and cheese, and also put the rest of the endives.
  7. Sprinkle with sugar and distribute small pieces of butter.
  8. Take to oven at 180º C. The dough should be crisp and the top layer will be lightly browned.

Keep in mind that if you use goat cheese, the cake will have a more pronounced flavor, typical of this type of cheese. The endive tarte tatin with cheese is an excellent way to consume those endives that you always appreciate in the market and do not know how to use. Change the repeated apple pie and take the risk to innovate, you will achieve an original dish to surprise diners.

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