Back in the late 19th century in Lamotte-Beuvron in the Sologne region of the Loire Valley, a young woman who was an accomplished cook (but known to make mistakes!) prepared an apple dessert. In her haste, however, instead of putting the apples into the pastry shell, she put the shell over the apples and proceeded to bake them. When the baking time was over, she removed the dish from the oven, and to conceal her error she turned the dish upside down, unwittingly creating a marvelous culinary tradition that has been popular ever since.
The brand new Le Creuset tatin dish has been created with the "upside down" concept in mind. Its cleverly designed handles make "turn over" easy. It's made of enameled cast iron and is deep enough (2" depth/10" diameter) to accommodate any dish that needs to be "turned out." Low to medium heat is all you'll ever need with Le Creuset enameled cast iron cookware. Imagine the savings in your electric bill! The Tatin Dish holds 2 qts. and is available in cherry red. Recipe booklet included.