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: December 30th 2019

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Stage 1 - 15 min.
Norman flambéed apples
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
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
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
At the end of cooking, pour 4 tablespoons Calvados (apple liqueur) over the apples.

Stage 5 - 2 min.
Norman flambéed apples
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
Leave the flames to die down...

Stage 7
Norman flambéed apples
...the apples are now flambéed.

Stage 8 - 8 min.
Norman flambéed apples
Arrange several apple pieces in a small dish for each guest.

Stage 9 - 5 min.
Norman flambéed apples
Pour cold real custard (crème anglaise) over and serve immediately.
Remarks
It is important to use clarified butter for stage 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.
Keeping
Should be eaten immediately.
Source
Home made.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
3,536 Kcal or 14,805 Kj70 gr344 gr192 gr
177 %27 %32 %29 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
237 Kcal or 992 Kj5 gr23 gr13 gr
12 %2 %2 %2 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
589 Kcal or 2,466 Kj12 gr57 gr32 gr
29 %4 %5 %5 %
% 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, Egg
How much will it cost?
  • For 6 people : 6.15 $
  • Per person : 1.03 $

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