Warm apple feuillantines

Warm apple feuillantines
It's a rather long recipe but which never fails to impress, perfect for a special dinner party. It's made up of 3 circles: one almond "tuile", 2 of caramelized brik sheets, with a caramelized apple layer between each, whipped cream on top, and custard all around. Everything, except whipped cream, can be made beforehand.
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Last modified on: May 28th 2012

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2 hours 40 min.10 min.19 min.3 hours 9 min.
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Step by step recipe

Stage 1 - 1 hour 40 min.
Warm apple feuillantines
The day before, make the almond tuiles, they should be 10 cm - 4 inches diameter, and as thin and rounded as possible.

Stage 2 - 15 min.
Warm apple feuillantines
Peel 1 kg apple, cut into four, remove core and cut each quarter in two or three again.

Your should aim to get thinnish apple slices of very regular size.

Stage 3 - 10 min.
Warm apple feuillantines
In a frying pan over medium heat, put 30 g Clarified butter and sprinkle with sugar. When sizzling, add apple slices and sprinkle with more sugar.

When apples are lightly coloured, turn over and sprinkle with sugar again.

When slices are golden brown, add the ½ glass Calvados and set alight ("flambé").

Set aside on a plate. The apples should not be overcooked.

Stage 4 - 10 min.
Warm apple feuillantines
With a cutter or knife and template (bowl, small saucer, ...) cut out 2 circles by guest (+ 2 just in case), 10 cm - 4 inches diameter from the brik or filo pastry sheets.

Stage 5 - 5 min.
Warm apple feuillantines
Put 100 g caster sugar onto a plate, melt 30 g Clarified butter in a bowl. Turn on your grill.

With a brush dipped in butter, coat a brik circle both sides.

Stage 6 - 5 min.
Warm apple feuillantines
Then dip it in sugar on both sides...

Stage 7 - 5 min.
Warm apple feuillantines
... and put on a non-stick baking sheet.

Do this for all the circles.

Stage 8 - 4 min.
Warm apple feuillantines
Put the baking sheet under the grill, and grill the circles both sides, until they are golden brown.

Stage 9 - 10 min.
Warm apple feuillantines
Leave to cool on a wire rack.

Stage 10
Warm apple feuillantines
You can store these circles in a sealed box in the fridge, with sheets of cooking paper between them, for a few days.

Note: be careful as the circles are very flimsy and should be manipulated with a metal spatula or slice.

Stage 11 - 5 min.
Warm apple feuillantines
Making your dessert, everything follow should be made at the last time:

Reheat the apple slices.

On each serving plate put an almond tuile, add a layer of apple slices.

Stage 12 - 20 min.
Warm apple feuillantines
Then a brik circle.

Stage 13
Warm apple feuillantines
Another apple layer.

Stage 14
Warm apple feuillantines
And finally the last brik circle.

Pour custard (crème anglaise) around your work of art, possibly with some red fruit coulis drops.

Add a rosette of whipped cream on top, preferably with a forcing bag, or as a "quenelle" formed with two teaspoons.

Serve without delay.
If you don't have Calva, use rum instead.
A few minutes until assembled.
Home made.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
5,322 Kcal or 22,282 Kj97 gr719 gr359 gr
266 %37 %68 %54 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
315 Kcal or 1,319 Kj6 gr43 gr21 gr
16 %2 %4 %3 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
887 Kcal or 3,714 Kj16 gr120 gr60 gr
44 %6 %11 %9 %
% 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).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Milk, Gluten, Nuts, Egg
How much will it cost?
  • For 6 people : 5.81 €
  • Per person : 0.97 €

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This recipe uses (among others)
AppleApple: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Apple crisps, Tart Tatin, Invisible apple cake, Tarte Jurassienne, Quince and apple compote, ... All
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: European glass, Confit of quinces in Macvin, Sautéed pears with custard and orange syrup , Apple Tatin Terrine, Caramel semolina pudding with raisins, ... All
Caster sugarCaster sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Clafoutis "Marie-Antoinette", Caramelized apple and walnut cake, Tarte Normande, Lemon tart, Mascarpone fondant with two lemons, ... All
Clarified butterClarified butter: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Warm autumn salad, Bistro-style beetroot salad, Nanou's red cabbage salad, Roast beef "like they do it in Santa Fe", Confit of quinces in Macvin, ... All
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