Apple Tart Normande
This is being posted in responce to a request. I believe this is from the Martha Stewart Cookbook, but I'm not sure, my mom wrote it out in "my" cookbook. The crust is a separate recipe, Sweet Tart Crust.
- Ready In:
- 1hr 20mins
- 1 sweet tart crust
- 1 1⁄2 lbs tart apples, peeled and cored
- 1⁄3 cup sugar
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 egg
- 1⁄3 cup sugar
- 1⁄4 cup flour
- 3⁄4 cup heavy cream
- 4 tablespoons calvados or 4 tablespoons cognac
- confectioners' sugar
- Preheat the oven to 375F degrees.
- Prepare the pastry and line the tart pan, line the pastry with aluminum foil and weight it with dried beans or rice or pie weights, bake for 12 minutes Slice the apples into 1/8" lengthwise slices.
- Mix the apples with the sugar and cinnamon and arrange in concentric circles in the tart crust Bake for 20 minutes or until the apples begin to color.
- Cool while preparing the custard.
- Beat the egg and sugar until thick and pale yellow.
- Add the flour and beat until smooth.
- Add the cream and Calvados and beat until smooth.
- Pour the mixture over the apples and return to the oven.
- After 10 minutes, sprinkle the top with confectioners sugar.
- Continue to bake 15-20 minutes until the custard is set and the top is browned Serve this tart warm.
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Okay, I think I died and went to heaven! Erin, thank you so much for posting this recipe. I changed it just slightly, put the apples on the top of the custard (without the cinnamon and sugar) and after all was baked, I brushed an apricot glaze over the apples. It was beautiful, and it tasted like a dream. Everyone was so impressed!