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This month's recipe is from Wolfe and can be found here: Apple Tarte Tatin Recipe
YIELD: Makes 8 servings
1 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons unsalted butter 2 cups sugar 1 tablespoon light corn syrup 1 tablespoon water
8 large (3 to 4 pounds) firm, tart apples, peeled 1/2 (17 oz.) package puff pastry sheets Flour
For the caramel:
For the pastry: