Thursday, November 10, 2011

Apple and Pear Flaugnarde

Flaugnarde is a French dessert with fruit and a custard/flan style filling.  But all you really need to know is that it's tasty.  Anyone with modest baking experience should be able to make this.


  • 1 tbsp butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup sugar, plus extra
  • 3 large eggs
  • 6 tbsp flour
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • Zest of one large lemon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp cognac
  • 2 large pears, peeled, cored, and sliced
  • 2 small apples, peeled, cored, and sliced
  • Powdered sugar


  1. Grease a 9" tart or pie dish.  Dust with sugar instead of flour.
  2. In mixing bowl, whip the butter, eggs, and 1/3 cup sugar until light and fluffy.  (3-5 minutes)
  3. Add the flour, cream, vanilla, lemon zest, salt, and cognac.  Mix on slow speed.  Let rest for ten minutes.
  4. Place the sliced apples and pears in the prepared pie or tart dish.  Pour the batter over the fruit -- it should come right to the top edge of the fruit.
  5. Bake at 375°F for 40-45 minutes, until golden brown on top.
  6. Cool on a wire rack.  Serve luke warm or at room temperature.  Dust with powdered sugar when serving.

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