Apple and almond gratin

Step by step recipe:

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    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.
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    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.
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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.
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    Assemble the gratin

    Preheat the oven to 390°F (200°C).

    Butter a gratin dish.
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    Peel 1 kg 500 g apples and cut into small pieces.

    Spread half the apple pieces in the dish.
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    Scatter the toasted almonds over the top.
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    Add the rest of the apples and pour the cream mixture over.
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    Scatter a little caster sugar on top and add slivers of butter to help the top brown.
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    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.

Source:

Home made.

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