Apple and almond gratin


Apple and almond gratin
Imagine a gratin, but sweet, made with apples and toasted ground almonds.

This delicious dessert combines apples and almonds with a vanilla custard-like mixture - simply yummy!
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Last modified on: February 8th 2017

For 6 people, you will need:

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20 min.45 min.1 hour 5 min.
Keeping: A few days in the fridge, covered with plastic film.
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Stage 1 - 5 min.
Apple and almond gratin : Photo of step #1

Prepare the cream mixture

Mix in a bowl with a whisk: 200 ml liquid cream, 3 egg yolks, 10 g Vanilla sugar and 50 g caster sugar.

Set aside.

Stage 2 - 5 min.
Apple and almond gratin : Photo of step #2

Toast the almonds

Use a small non-stick frying pan on high heat. Tip in 50 g ground almonds and dry roast lightly, stirring constantly with a wooden spatula or spoon.

Stage 3
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Take off the heat as soon as the almonds begin to colour slightly.

This process brings out the full flavour of the almonds.

Stage 4 - 1 min.
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Assemble the gratin

Preheat the oven to 390°F (200°C).

Butter a gratin dish.

Stage 5 - 7 min.
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Peel 1 kg 500 g apple and cut into small pieces.

Spread half the apple pieces in the dish.

Stage 6 - 2 min.
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Scatter the toasted almonds over the top.

Stage 7 - 2 min.
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Add the rest of the apples and pour the cream mixture over.

Stage 8 - 3 min.
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Scatter a little caster sugar on top and add slivers of butter to help the top brown.

Stage 9 - 40 min.
Apple and almond gratin : Photo of step #9

Cooking and serving

Cook in the oven for 40 minutes.

Serve either warm or cold, on its own or, if you can't resist good things, with a little whipped cream.

Remarks

If you wish, you can add a tablespoonful of Calvados to the cream mixture.

Nutritional information

% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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Source

Home made.

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AppleApple: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Tart Tatin, Cochelin d'Evreux, Apple Strudel, Express apple tart, Rolled chestnut and apple brioche, ... All
Liquid creamLiquid cream: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Turban of sole with langoustines, Cauliflower curry, Pork medallions with "full" turnips, Ramekins of duchess potatoes, Eggs en Cocotte à la Française, ... All
Caster sugarCaster sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Strawberry, kiwi and mascarpone verrines, Grandma Solange's biscuits, Fresh mint ice-cream, French custard tart, Real custard sauce (crème anglaise), ... All
Ground almondsGround almonds: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Stuffed prunes, Calissons, Beurre d'escargot, Financiers, Moist cereal bars, ... All

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