Cookbook Author Celebrates Apple Season October is high season for apples, which makes master baker Dorie Greenspan very happy. The author of Baking: From My Home to Yours shares a recipe for tarte tatin, a French dessert that resembles apple cobbler.

Cookbook Author Celebrates Apple Season

Cookbook Author Celebrates Apple Season

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Tarte Tatin is a French dessert resembling apple cobbler. Coburn Dukehart, NPR hide caption

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Tarte Tatin is a French dessert resembling apple cobbler.

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Sweet firm apples such as Fujis work well in baking. Coburn Dukehart, NPR hide caption

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Sweet firm apples such as Fujis work well in baking.

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October is high season for apples, which makes master baker Dorie Greenspan very happy.

In celebration of the season, the author of Baking: From My Home to Yours shares a recipe for tarte Tatin with Michele Norris.

The apple dessert resembles a cobbler, except it's French — and it's the terror of many a home baker.

But never fear, Greenspan says.

"You do it once, and you won't even need a recipe to do it again," she says.

"Think about a pineapple upside-down cake: What's at the bottom of the pan will eventually be the top of our dessert," Greenspan says.

"You can fuss and figure out a pattern, but somehow, no matter what you do, this tarte always looks beautiful."