Saturday, June 22, 2013

Tarte aux Pommes

Oh it was raining again today. Thankfully, it wasn't raining too hard. Unfortunately some parts of France have been greatly affected by the hard rains. Lourdes, for example. I was very sad to hear in the news about the enormous damage the rains have caused in the area of Lourdes, in the south of France. I saw bridges, walls, and roads completely broken in the news. Not to mention, all the tourist places, hotels, restaurants, and stores that had to be forcefully closed. It's really really sad. To even out the bad, I have some pretty great news. SO brought home her school bulletin for this school year. She has done really good and is accepted to the next level. I was so worried for her on her first day in school in France, but I guess I didn't need to. Next school year, she will be in the Grande Maternelle section. I can't help it - I get teary-eyed thinking of how big my daughter is now. *sniff* 

Anyways, I had some extra apples on our kitchen counter and since we're not big apple eaters at home, I thought I'd turned them into a Tarte aux Pommes - a la Migaine. La Migaine is a mixture of cream, eggs, and sugar. This isn't how I usually like my Tarte aux Pommes (I like it with a layer of applesauce in lieu of the migaine). But Dad likes it this way, so here it goes.

I rolled out a store-bought pastry dough on a baking dish and poked it several times with a fork.

In a bowl, add 2 eggs, 200 ml of creme fraiche (you may use regular cream if you prefer), and 100 grams of white sugar. Whisk together. Add 500 grams of cubed, peeled apples and mix. Pour on top of the pastry crust.

Bake in a preheated 200 degrees oven for 30 minutes. Remove from the oven. Sprinkle with vanilla sugar on top. Serve warm or cold.

The boys sliced the Tarte before I could take a proper and complete photo! Boo!

We like it warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream! :)


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