Tarte à l'coloche


Tarte à l'coloche
This is a tart from northern France combining apples with caramel.

The name in the ch'ti dialect means "bubble tart", on account of the bubbles made by the caramel while it is cooking.
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Last modified on: October 20th 2021

Keywords for this recipe:TartPastryApplesCaramelNorthern FranceCh'ti
For 1 tart, you will need:

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47 min.1 hour1 hour 47 min.
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Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 10 min.
Tarte à l'coloche : Photo of step #1

The pastry case

Roll out 350 g Shortcrust pastry (pâte brisée) to 1/8 inch (3 mm) thick and line a 10-inch (26 cm) tin or ring. Leave the spare pastry overhanging around the edge, then sit the tin on a baking sheet and refrigerate until needed.

Stage 2 - 10 min.
Tarte à l'coloche : Photo of step #2
Prepare a light caramel with 75 g caster sugar (follow these tips).

Stage 3 - 2 min.
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When the caramel has cooled slightly (2 or 3 minutes off the heat), add 80 g cream and mix well.

Set aside.

Stage 4 - 2 min.
Tarte à l'coloche : Photo of step #4

The filling mixture

Put 2 eggs and 80 g brown sugar in a bowl and mix well with a whisk.

Stage 5 - 1 min.
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Add the caramel and mix again.

Stage 6 - 1 min.
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Lastly, add 300 g Stewed apple (compote) and mix again.

Your caramel-apple custard is ready, so set aside.

Stage 7 - 20 min.
Tarte à l'coloche : Photo of step #7

The apples

Peel 800 g apples and cut lengthways into segments.

Melt 50 g butter in a large frying pan on high heat, then add 50 g brown sugar.

When the sugar begins to caramelize, add the apple pieces.

Stage 8 - 10 min.
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Cook until starting to colour...

Stage 9 - 2 min.
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...then tip out onto a baking sheet and leave to cool.

Stage 10 - 3 min.
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Assembling the tart

Preheat the oven to 410°F (210°C).

Trim off the spare pastry around the edge of the tart case.

Stage 11 - 4 min.
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Arrange the apple segments evenly in the tart case. They should not be too crowded.

Stage 12 - 2 min.
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Pour the caramel-apple custard around the apples.

Stage 13 - 40 min.
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Bake for 30 to 40 minutes.

Stage 14
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Leave to cool in the tin on a wire rack.
Remarks
It is best to use a good brown cane sugar, but a beet-based sugar will work instead.

You can use sweetcrust pastry (pâte sablée) instead of the shortcrust.
Keeping
1 or 2 days in the fridge, covered with plastic film.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,349 Kcal or 9,835 Kj39 gr487 gr191 gr
117 %15 %46 %29 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
125 Kcal or 523 Kj2 gr26 gr10 gr
6 %1 %2 %2 %
Per tart
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,349 Kcal or 9,835 Kj39 gr487 gr191 gr
117 %15 %46 %29 %
% 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).
How much will it cost?
  • For 1 tart : 4.11 €

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Source
Home made.
This recipe uses (among others)
AppleApple: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Comtoise apple charlotte, Rice pudding with fruit and nuts, Apple and Blackcurrant Brioche Pies, Apple charlotte with toasted brioche, Apple custard tart, ... All
Shortcrust pastry (pâte brisée)Shortcrust pastry (pâte brisée): You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Salmon and spinach quiche, French custard tart, Rata-tart, Quiche Lorraine, Potimarron and Parmesan tart, ... All
Stewed apple (compote)Stewed apple (compote): You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Apple and blackcurrant tarts, Apple semelles (flat apple tarts), Apple charlotte with toasted brioche, Apple amandine tarts from Brélès, Little apple turnovers with almonds and raisins, ... All
Brown sugarBrown sugar: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Hazelnut and orange cake, Smart plum tart, Flaky brownie brioche, Flaky brownie brioche, Cramique, ... All
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