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.
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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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Note : These prices are only approximate.
Source
Home made.
This recipe uses (among others)
AppleApple: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Canadian apple crumble, Rice pudding with fruit and nuts, Caramelized apple "moelleux" cake, Tatin apples with mascarpone cream, Windfall apple jelly, ... All
Shortcrust pastry (pâte brisée)Shortcrust pastry (pâte brisée): You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Gisèle's Pasties, Quiche Lorraine, Salmon and spinach quiche, Mexican tart, French custard tart, ... All
Stewed apple (compote)Stewed apple (compote): You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Apple amandine tarts from Brélès, Amiens macaroons, Apple and blackcurrant tarts, Apple semelles (flat apple tarts), Apple charlotte with toasted brioche, ... All
Brown sugarBrown sugar: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Tyrolean apple crumble, Chantilly rice pudding, Little lemon biscuits, Flaky brownie brioche, Smart plum tart, ... All
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