By evelyn/athens on December 31, 2004
Photo by Marlitt
Photo by Marlitt
"The classic French Apple - Custard Tart. Unfortunately for me, I can never eat just one piece of this - the combo is heavenly!"
Serving Size: 1 (118 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 8
"I forgot to rate this. This is special and wonderful comfort food. I made this when invited over to dinner by friends who had just returned from a cruise and still had other friends from the cruise staying with them. They said they enjoyed this more than any desserts they had on the cruise. Simple and delicious! If I remember right, I made homemade cinnamon ice cream to go with this, but it is really just fine on its own."
"This was big hit with my family. I served it with a little whipped cream on top. I had a bunch of apples that I needed to use up and this was a great way to use them! I will make this again for sure!"
"Very nice and sophisticated, I used cognac and loved the icing sugar on top. Thanks!"
"This is a very pretty and very delicious tart. I used a large tart pan, more apples, but the same amount of custard. As a result, the apples in my tart were much more prominent than in Paula's. I used Pastryismybiz' recipe #232754 for the crust and a nice cognac in the custard. The sprinkling on of the confectioners' sugar mid-bake is brilliant--it loses its powderiness, adds so much to the appearance and contributes just the right note of sweetness. A lovely dessert, Evelyn!"
"Really nice flavor and texture. We all enjoyed it. Instrutions were great. I followed them exactly and it turned out great Thank you."
"As I've said before, and I'll say again, I do NOT do pastry. Past experiments could stand up to re-entry into the atmosphere, so I made this and set it on a ready made sponge cake. In a word...SUPERB. In two words SUPERB and EASY. Thankyou evelyn"
"This was our Christmas Eve dessert. Tart apples in a flaky crust topped with a rich custard--WOW. This is not overly sweet and has a wonderful flavor. The timing was perfect. I served this at room temperature. It was enjoyed by everyone."
"Made this for a special Easter lunch, and it got a really great response! The custard had a yummy flavour, although it seemed a little runnier than i expected it to be - it didn't set, but the apples were quite juicy, so that may be why (!) - but the combination of buttery pastry, tart apples and rich creamy custard was definitely a good one! One thing i will say - 3 lbs of apples was way more than was needed, 3 actual apples filled my tarte nicely with a couple of slices left over for nibbling on while it cooked ^_^"