French Apple Tart (Tarte normande)
French Apple Tart (Tarte normande)
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    Choose a full-flavored baking apple, and one that won't fall apart once baked. A trip to the apple stand at your farmers' market would be a good place to get advice about a local variety that's good for baking. You want one that's full-flavored, and to my taste, on the tart side. (If you like sweet apples, you could certainly use those.) I offered up a few varieties that are widely available in the post. To dial down the richness, you can swap out half-and-half for the cream in the recipe. Calvados is apple brandy from Normandy. You can substitute another apple brandy. If they're not available, you can use brandy, Cognac, or dark rum. If avoiding alcohol, omit the brandy and double the vanilla extract, although the tart gets its name, and flavor, from the brandy, so the taste will be different.

    Ingredients

    • 6 tablespoons (3 ounces, 85g) unsalted butter, (cubed, at room temperature)
    • 1/4 cup (50g) sugar
    • 1 large egg yolk
    • 1 cup (140g) flour
    • 1/8 teaspoon salt
    • 4 medium apples, ((see headnote), about 1 1/2 pounds, 700g)
    • 2 large eggs
    • 1/2 cup (100g) granulated sugar, (plus 2 tablespoons granulated or raw cane sugar, for finishing the tart)
    • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • pinch of salt
    • 1 cup (250ml) heavy cream ((or half-and-half))
    • 2 1/2 tablespoons calvados

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 8
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 254 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 12 g 18.69%
    • Saturated Fat: 7 g 37.23%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 33 mg 11.13%
    • Sodium: 58 mg 2.43%
    • Calcium: 42 mg 4.16%
    • Potassium: 137 mg 3.9%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 1 mg 4.65%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 34 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 2 g 6.07%
    • Sugar: 19 g
    • Protein: 3 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 8.1%
    • Vitamin C 6.12%
    • Vitamin D 0.15%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat2
    • Exchange - Fruit1
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs1
    • Exchange - Starch1
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total1 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit1 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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