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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:

How long does it take?

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PreparationCookingStart to finish
20 min.45 min.1 hour 5 min.
Preservation:
A few days in the fridge, covered with plastic film.
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Step by step recipe

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
Apple and almond gratin : Photo of step #3 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.
Apple and almond gratin : Photo of step #4

Assemble the gratin

Preheat the oven to 390°F (200°C).

Butter a gratin dish.
Stage 5
7 min.
Apple and almond gratin : Photo of step #5 Peel 1 kg 500 g apple and cut into small pieces.

Spread half the apple pieces in the dish.
Stage 6
2 min.
Apple and almond gratin : Photo of step #6 Scatter the toasted almonds over the top.
Stage 7
2 min.
Apple and almond gratin : Photo of step #7 Add the rest of the apples and pour the cream mixture over.
Stage 8
3 min.
Apple and almond gratin : Photo of step #8 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 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: Tarte Jurassienne, Four quarters (adding fruit), Sweet pancake rolls from Brittany, Clafoutis "Marie-Antoinette", Toffee apple upside-down cake, ... All
Liquid creamLiquid cream: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Pasta with mushrooms, Madras rice, Creamy Winter Vegetable Soup, Pistachio ice cream, Rice and peas, ... All
Caster sugarCaster sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Crêpes Suzette, Passion fruit jellies, Old style brioche, Soft fruits in sabayon, Breton sablé biscuit dough, ... All
Ground almondsGround almonds: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Apricot blancmange, Apple Strudel, Pear, grapefruit and pistachio tart, Amaretti, Almond macaroon cake, ... All

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