Your online resource

for all things culinary


HOME Search this Site All Recipes Special Sections Articles &  Resources Kitchen Equipment Food & Health Growing Food Directories

Missing an Ingredient ? UKFoodOnline.co.uk

Apple and Calvados Flan   Veg  HT  DP    60mins

 

Serves 6     Desserts Puddings    Hot    Vegetarian

 

 Ingredients

For the filling

700g/1 1/2lb Apples

50g/2oz Butter

100g/4oz Icing Sugar

2 tbsp Calvados

Assembly ingredients

2 tbsp Icing Sugar

3 tbsp Calvados

For the Pastry

200g/8 oz Plain Flour

1 tbsp Caster Sugar

100g/4oz Butter

Cold water to mix

 

 

 

 

Instructions

 

1. Preheat the oven to 400F, 200C, Gas mark 6.

 

2. To make pastry, sieve the flour, salt and caster sugar into a bowl. Add the butter and rub in until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Add enough water to make a firm dough. Knead lightly.

 

3. Turn onto a floured board and roll out to about 5mm/ 1/4 inch. Line a 20cm/8 inch flan tin. Prick the bottom in several places with a fork the line with greaseproof paper, fill with baking beans and bake blind for 15-20 minutes. Remove the paper and beans and cook for a further 5 minutes.

 

4. Meanwhile, to make the filling, peel and core the apples and cut into eighths (depending on the size).

 

5. Melt the butter in a pan, add the apples and cook over a high heat until light brown. Add the icing sugar and Calvados, cover and cook gently until the apples are just tender.

 

6. To Assemble. Remove the pastry case from the tin and put onto a serving plate. Arrange the apple segments in the case and spoon over some of the juices and sprinkle with icing sugar. Keep warm until ready to serve.

 

7. To serve - Warm the Calvados in a small pan or ladle, pour over the flan and set alight. Serve immediately.

 

 

 

More Dessert  Recipes  |   Sweet Sauce Recipes  |  What's in Season

 

Overseas Visitors:        If you're more used to measuring ingredients by the cup, we have the most comprehensive weight to cups conversion table on the net - both solid ingredients and liquids - so now you can easily convert our recipes to suit your preference. Click here to go to the chart.

 

 

     

 Follow us 

Share 

 

Key techniques required to make this recipe

 

Bake - To cook in an enclosed oven

Beat To introduce air into a mixture using a utensil such as a wooden spoon, fork or whisk, in order to achieve a lighter texture.

 

Freezing/Make ahead

 

Tips, Options and Substitutions

 

xxx

Main equipment required to make this Recipe

 

Mixing Bowl

Wooden or Plastic Spoon

 

Related Recipes and Information

More Dessert  Recipes 

 Sweet Sauce Recipes 

What's in Season

 

 Sign up for Free E-Mailings

For the latest kitchen equipment ideas

Still not found what you're looking for?

 

Try our search facility. Type in your main ingredient (s) or what you have available and allow us to whisk you up a recipe in seconds!

 

 

About Us  |  Contact Us  |    Private Privacy  |   Media Resources  |  Links  |  Sitemap  |  Printing Recipes  |   Abbreviations on this site  

 

This Web Site was designed and created by Recipes4us.co.uk. Copyright 2000 to date [Recipes4us] All rights reserved.

 Some Photos www.fotolia.co.uk