Posted by: Josey Lyne Payne, Esq. | January 1, 2012

French Apple Pie

During our holiday celebrations we tried a few new recipes here at the House of Payne.  This particular recipe was amazing and we will most definitely be making this again for a special occasion, or for no occasion at all.  It’s not only completely easy to make, it’s beautiful and absolutely delicious – it’ll look like your slaved for this perfect, gourmet worthy pastry; taste like you studied culinary arts; but realistically it was a cinch which means you’ll enjoy it as much as everyone else.  The calvados isn’t essential, but it does give it that little something extra!

French Apple Pie

1 sweet short pastry
4 Granny Smith apples, peeled and sliced thin (1/4″)
1 cup sugar, divided
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 egg
1/4 cup flour
1/2 cup cream
3 tablespoons calvados (or equivalent cream)
Sugar, for sprinkling

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Toss apple slices with 1/2 cup sugar combined with cinnamon.
Arrange in prepared, uncooked, sweet short pastry.
Bake for 20 minutes; remove and cool.
Combine egg and remaining 1/2 cup sugar beating until pale yellow.
Beat in flour.
Beat in cream.
Add calvados.
Pour over apples.
Bake for another 10 minutes.
Sprinkle top with sugar.
Bake for another 20 minutes.
Sprinkle with confectioners’ sugar before serving.


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