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Norman flambéed apples


Norman flambéed apples
Apples sautéed in butter and sugar, then flambéed in Calvados (from Normandy) and served with real custard.
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Last modified on: March 4th 2018

For 6 people, you will need:

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PreparationCookingStart to finish
31 min.7 min.38 min.
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Should be eaten immediately.
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Stage 1 - 15 min.
Norman flambéed apples : Photo of step #1
Peel 1 kg apple and cut into quarters. Remove the core and cut each quarter in half again to give 8 pieces from each apple.

Stage 2 - 7 min.
Norman flambéed apples : Photo of step #2
Melt 50 g Clarified butter in a large fryin pan on high heat. When really hot, add the apple pieces.

Fry for 1 or 2 minutes, then add 80 g caster sugar and leave to caramelise.

Stage 3
Norman flambéed apples : Photo of step #3
Turn the apple pieces so that they brown nicely on both sides.

This cooking and carameising should be quite rapid, so that the apples don't have time to go soft.

Stage 4 - 1 min.
Norman flambéed apples : Photo of step #4
At the end of cooking, pour 4 tablespoons Calvados (apple liqueur) over the apples.

Stage 5 - 2 min.
Norman flambéed apples : Photo of step #5
Pull the pan slightly to the side and, if you have a gas hob, incline it towards the flame to light the Calvados (on an electric hob, of course, you'll need to use a match or lighter).

Warning: the flames can be high (see the photo), so I advise you to turn off the cooker hood, if you hae one, before doing this.

Stage 6
Norman flambéed apples : Photo of step #6
Leave the flames to die down...

Stage 7
Norman flambéed apples : Photo of step #7
...the apples are now flambéed.

Stage 8 - 8 min.
Norman flambéed apples : Photo of step #8
Arrange several apple pieces in a small dish for each guest.

Stage 9 - 5 min.
Norman flambéed apples : Photo of step #9
Pour cold real custard (crème anglaise) over and serve immediately.

Remarks

It is important to use clarified butter for Step 2, in place of normal butter, which tends to burn and leave little black bits on the apples that are not very appetising.

You can use another alcohol instead of Calvados, if you prefer. The Normandy link might be lost, but it would still taste very good.

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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Home made.

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Real custard sauce (crème anglaise)Real custard sauce (crème anglaise): You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Sautéed pears with custard and orange syrup , Pistachio panna cotta with custard, Warm apple feuillantines, Pears and caramelised walnut samosas , Apple Tatin Terrine, ... All
Caster sugarCaster sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Chocolate and matcha tea biscuits, Buckwheat almond biscuits, Pear, grapefruit and pistachio tart, Clafoutis "Marie-Antoinette", Coconut-vanilla cream for Elsa , ... All
Clarified butterClarified butter: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Sautéed pears with custard and orange syrup , Chilli langoustines, Rolled chestnut and apple brioche, Flambéd bananas , Sweet pancake rolls from Brittany, ... All

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