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Custard Apple Tart Recipe (Tarte Normande Aux Pommes)
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Friday, 01 July 2005 10:15

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Julia Child’s Custard Apple Tart Recipe (Tarte Normande Aux Pommes)

This is an easy dessert to make, and uses ingredients that you probably have on-hand. It consists of apples surrounded by delicious custard and, as with many French desserts, covered with powdered sugar. It’s simply delicious – a delicate, lovely dessert fit for a special occasion or as an amazing treat for your family.

  • Preparation time
20 minutes
  • Cooking time
50 minutes


  • 8-inch
partially baked pie shell (bake it half of what the directions state)
  • 3 cups
apples, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced
  • 2/3 cup
sugar (divided)
  • ½ tsp.
  • 1
  • ¼ cup
  • ½ cup
whipping cream
  • 3 tbsps
brandy or cognac
  • few shakes
Powdered sugar in a shaker


  1. In a mixing bowl, toss the apples with 1/3 cup of the sugar and the cinnamon. Put them in the partially baked pie shell and bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool while making the custard.
  2. Beat the egg and 1/3 cup of the sugar in a mixing bowl until the mixture is thick and pale yellow. Beat in the flour, then the whipping cream, then the brandy or cognac. Pour the mixture over the apples.
  3. Return to the oven for 10 minutes or until it begins to puff.
  4. Remove from oven and sprinkle heavily with the powdered sugar.
  5. Return to the oven for 20 minutes. Tart is done when the top is brown and a knife plunged into the custard comes out clean.
  6. Serve while warm.

(From Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Julia Child)

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 March 2010 14:42

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