Friday, February 5, 2010

APPLE TART WITH HAZELNUT FRANGIPANI

Everybody loves apple tart! In affirming that it is the queen of winter tarts, I'm pretty sure that I'm not wrong and that none of you will argue with me. I mean, who doesn't love a good apple pie, tarte Tatin or just a simple old-fashioned apple tart? I don't know many that'd refuse a slice of that treat.

Well, as irresistible as an apple tart can be, yet for no explainable reason, this year, I have not baked any. The strangest thing is that I eat apples on a daily basis and love apple tarts. Try to figure this out...

Anyway, after having enjoyed my juicy, crunchy and fragrant daily evening Granny Smith in front of one of my favorite TV shows (Entourage for now), it struck me that there was no way I was not going to put those tasty fruits to use next time I was going to bake.

The next step was searching for a recipe that would come out a lit
tle of the ordinary. So, I roamed the internet - as I always do when looking for ideas or recipes - and I came across Jacque Pépin's fabulous "Apple Tart With Hazelnut Frangipani".

I really recommend it as it is amazing and really flavorful. It's crust is sinfully crispy, flaky and buttery, the frangipani is delightfully nutty and fragrant, the apples are fantastically tart, moist and richly perfumed and the apricot jam with Calvados adds an interestingly subtle twist to the whole.

This "Apple Tart With Hazelnut Frangipani" is decadent and has a lot of character. It is not the usual basic, dry and bland tart that you can encounter most times. This one is classy and will rock your world like no other!!!!

~ Apple Tart With Hazelnut Frangipani ~
Recipe found on Food Network, courtesy of Jacques Pepin
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Slightly adapted by Rosa @ Rosa's Yummy Yums 2010.

Serves 6.

Ingredients for the "Shortcrust Pastry":
1 1/4 Cups All-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
8 Tbs (1 stick) Unsalted butter, very cold and cut into thin slices
1 Tsp sugar
A dash of salt
2 Tbs Cold water
Ingredients for the "Filling":
1 Cup Shelled hazelnuts
1/4 Cup plus 2 Tbs Sugar, divided
1 Large egg
3 Tbs Unsalted butter, divided
A dash of vanilla
4 Large russet apples (about 2 pounds)
1 Cup Apricot preserves
3 Tbs Calvados, whiskey or water

Method for the "Shortcrust Pastry":
1. Preheat the oven to 190° C (375° F).
2. Mix the flour, butter, sugar, and salt quickly with your fingertips until the butter is in pieces about the size of dried beans. Quickly stir the water into the mixture and then gather up the dough onto a sheet of plastic wrap and press it into a flat dish shape. Refrigerate dough for 1 hour.
3. Line a cookie sheet or jelly roll pan with parchment or a silicon pad. Roll the dough out onto a lightly floured surface into a rectangle about 15-inches long by 10-inches wide (see remarks), with rough edges. Roll the dough up onto your rolling pin and then unroll it directly onto the lined pan.

Method for the "Filling":
1. Roast the hazelnuts on a cookie sheet for 7 or 8 minutes in the oven (180° C/350° F). Transfer the nuts to a food processor, add the 1/4 cup sugar, egg, 1 tablespoon butter, and vanilla, and process until a creamy paste forms. Spread the frangipane on the dough, stopping about 1 1/2-inches from the outer edge on all sides.
2. Peel the apples, remove the cores, and cut them into 1/2-inch thick slices. Arrange them attractively in a slightly overlapping pattern, like the tiles of a roof, on the pastry dough so that the apples cover the frangipane. Fold the edge of the dough back over the apples to make a 1 to 1 1/2-inch border of dough (I didn't do that/see remarks). Increase the oven temperature to 200° C (400° F). Sprinkle 2 tablespoons sugar over the apples, letting a little of the sugar fall onto the border to help crystallize the dough. Break the remaining 2 tablespoons butter into pieces and scatter them over the tart. Bake for 1 hour. The dough should be nicely crystallized all over.
3. Remove the finished tart from the oven and cool on a rack until lukewarm. Dilute the apricot preserves with the calvados or water and glaze the surface of the tart, spreading it carefully on the apples with the underside of a spoon.
4. let cool on a wire rack.

Remarks:
I baked this tart in a round 24-26cm (10-10.2 inch) pan, so I omitted the folding of the edges.
If you don't have hazelnuts at hand, then use any other nut as long as you roast them.
I used Granny Smith apples for this recipe.

Serving suggestions:
Serve at room temperature cut into little wedges, with whipped cream, sour cream or ice cream, if desired.

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~ Tarte Aux Pommes Et A La Frangipane Aux Noisettes ~
Recette trouvée sur Food Network et créée par Jacques Pepin.
Légèrement adapté par Rosa @ Rosa's Yummy Yums 2010.

Pour 6 personnes.

Ingrédients pour la "Pâte Brisée":
160g de Farine blanche
120g de Beurre non-salé, très froid et coupé en petits morceaux

1 CC de Sucre cristallisé
Une pincée de sel
2 CS d'Eau froide (ou plus si besoin)
Ingrédients pour la "Garniture":
150g de Noisettes (sans peau)
53g plus 2 CS de Sugar cristallisé
1 Gros oeuf

15g + 30g de Beurre non-salé
1 CC de d'Extrait de vanille pure
4 Grosses pommes Granny Smith (~ 1kg)
300g de Gelée d'abricots
3 CS de calvados, whisky ou eau

Méthod pour la "Pâte Brisée":
1. Préchauffer le four à 190° C.
2. Mélanger ensemble du bout des doigts la farine, le beurre, le sucre et le sel afin d'obtenir un mélange sableux assez grossier. Ajouter l'eau afin d'amalgammer le tout et former une boule de pâte. Emballer la pâte dans un filme plastique et lui donner la forme d'un disque de la grandeur d'une assiette moyenne. Mettre au frigo pendant 1 heure.
3. A l'aide d'un rouleau à pâte, étaler la pâte en un cercle et foncer un moule beurré de 24-26cm.
Méthode pour la "Garniture":
1. Torréfier les noisettes pendant 7 à 8 minutes à 180° C. Mettre les noisette dans le mixer et les réduire en poudre, puis ajouter les 53g de sucre, l'oeuf, 15g de beurre et la vanille. Mixer jusqu'à obtention d'une pâte crémeuse. Etaler la frangipane sur la pâte à tarte.
2. Peler les pommes, enlever le coeur et les couper en tranches de 1.3cm d'épaisseur. disposer joliment sur la frangipane. Augmenter la température du four à 200° C . Saupoudrer avec les 2 CS de sucre. Couper les 30g de beure en petits dés et les disposer sur le pommes. Cuire la tarte pendant 1 heure.
3. Retirer la tarte du four et la mettre sur une grille afin qu'elle refroidisse un peu. Diluer la confiture/gelée d'abricot avec le calvados et couvrir les pommes avec ce mélange, en s'aidant du dos d'une cuillère à soupe.
4. Laisser refroidir complètement avant de servir.

Remarques:
Si vous n'avez pas de noisettes, alors vour pouvez utiliser les noix de votre choix (sans oublier de les torréfier).
J'ai utilisé des pommes Granny smith, mais tout autre pomme à tarte acidulée et parfumée fera l'affaire (par ex. Boscoop).

Idées de présentation:
Servir à température ambiante avec de la crème foutée, de la crème aigre/sûre ou de la glace.

125 comments:

  1. I agree with you, Rosa, and we all love apple tarts and pies. Yours is so pretty to look at and I'll bet that frangipane (hazelnut? Yum!) adds that something rich and decadent. And how well apples and nuts go together. This is a must try chez nous!

    (I love your blackberries)

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  2. Love your tart Rosa, looks scrumptious :-)

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  3. Who doesn't love apple tart!!! Yours is scrumptious & pretty! :)

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  4. Ta tarte est superbe Rosa, très très appétissante :-)
    Bises et bonne journée !

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  5. OOH this looks divine Rosa, just last night i was dreaming apple pie ... n today i see this ... 10 notches higher ! Looks beautiful, and ii am definitely saving this recipe !

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  6. Wow Rosa I love your new look!

    I bet hazelnuts in this gorgeous apple tart recipe give it wonderful flavor and texture!

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  7. frangipane à la noisette et pomme ça doit très bien se marier...

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  8. Une tarte fabuleusement tentante et très jolie !
    Bisous et bon WE

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  9. Your Tarta is georgeous absolutely beauty Rosa!! Love the picture and I love fruits tartas, cheers

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  10. I love your new header with blackberries Rosa!!

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  11. I love granny smiths too - AND - hazelnuts. Yum, this tarte sounds like a dream. This recipe is now bookmarked =) Thanks!!!

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  12. Ta tarte a l'air sublime!!

    Bon vendredi ma belle Rosa:)

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  13. This tart certainly does look irrisistable... really nice pics.

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  14. A georgous, very apart & lovely home made apple tarte!!

    Fantastic flavours, Rosa!!

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  15. I love apple desserts - yours is a work of art!

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  16. DelRosa. I love your new layout bu the way too. Blackberries remind me of summer!!!!!

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  17. I love both apple and hazelnut. I can imagine its taste.
    Iffet

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  18. Quel délice cette jolie tarte aux pommes! Avec la frangipane aux noisettes, hum...!!

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  19. Wow that apple tart looks so so beautiful and not to mention so dleicous.

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  20. Cette mûre énorme en bannière est superbe. Pour la tarte, j'aimerais bien essayer en utilisant des noix à la place des noisettes.

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  21. The tart is beautiful! I love the new header!

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  22. ..c'est donc bien rafraîchissant ton nouveau look.. j'adore;)

    ..belle recette Rosa..tes images sont magnifiques..

    ~Donalda xx

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  23. Gorgeous tart and what a delicious frangipane using hazelnut instead of almond. A favorite nuts of all times.

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  24. obviously i am loving this. perfect with the frangipane. yummy!

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  25. what an elegant and delicious Tart my friend.. I bookmarked the recipe to try one day, I always have apples in the fridge...

    I love the new look of your blog..I need to sort mine as well.

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  26. The photo, alone, makes my mouth water. Very nice recipe. I love the new header.

    Paz

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  27. Oh, what a delicious looking apple tart! I love the photos!

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  28. OFCOURSE applE PIE tops and ur crust rocks...great combi Rosa.

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  29. I love the new berries everywhere on your website.

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  30. What a terrific tart! I love the pairing of apples with hazelnuts!

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  31. Oh Rosa this tart is so beautiful I could eat it all alone :)

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  32. So gorgeous apple tart Rosa.
    The addition of hazelnuts is heavenly!!

    Have an excellent weekend and beautiful new header :)

    Gera

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  33. Rosa, this tart is beautiful....looks bakery perfect!

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  34. Rosa,
    I have an apple cake on my site today......but yours looks amazing w/ the frangipane (my favorite!).
    Beautiful photos and I love the Happy New Year kitty picture!
    Stacey

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  35. I agree, everyone loves an apple tart! Your tart looks absolutely perfect and sounds incredible with the hazelnut frangipani!

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  36. I agree! Everyone loves apple tart! This looks gorgeous.

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  37. Truer words were never spoken, Rosa. We ALL love apple pies, tarts, sauce, apple anything!
    What a gorgeous tart you have presented us with...the photos are mouth-watering.
    I really like Jacques Pepin a lot. Absolute talent.

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  38. This is beautiful Rosa Thanks!
    the layering is perfect!

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  39. Belle et pure, comme on les aime, juste cuite, juste feuilletée, un plaisir... Heureuse de voir que tu as retrouvé un peu de temps à toi... Bises

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  40. Rosa this looks delicious. I love apple tart too.

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  41. I love the new header rosa :)
    Wow...hazelnuts,butter & apples sounds perfect combination of flavors.

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  42. This is one beautiful tart. Every apple arranged just so. Almost too pretty to eat -- almost! ;)

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  43. wow first time here and this surely is a tempting dish......i'm drooling all over!!

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  44. the ingredients sound like a perfect match! I would loving having apple apple like this one everyday too!

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  45. The tart is wonderful. I can imagine its smell and juicy flavor...Must try it soon!

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  46. rholalala ta tarte est superbe bravo rosa !!!!

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  47. A master piece, delicious tart x

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  48. oh rosa. oh jacques. this is marvelous. i'm definitely amongst the group of people in love with apple desserts, and the added touch of the frangipani takes this above and beyond! bravo!

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  49. Oooh frangipane and apples - gorgeous. Definitely want to try sometime! I love your new blackberry style - so pretty!

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  50. Ça doit être bon à se rouler!
    Très belles photos.
    Ça donne l'eau à la bouche.:)

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  51. J'en ai fait une moi aussi... La tienne est superbe !
    Bon week end !

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  52. Looks lovely, French apple tarts are one of my favourites.

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  53. salut rosa
    encore une merveille chez toi belle réalisation avec la frangipane ciao ! pierre

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  54. Lovely! My grandmother used to put nuts in the guss for her apfelwahe - it takes me back!

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  55. Apple tart and frangipane are perfect together: it looks gorgeous!

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  56. Voila une recette qui change de la classique tarte aux pommes
    j'ai aussi été très tentée par tes barre nanaimos tu les a vraiment bien réussis
    bisous et à bientôt

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  57. Looks amazingly delicious this apple tart ! And with hazelnut frangipane, yummy !

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  58. Elle est superbe cette tarte, rien a redire. Bises

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  59. Superbe ta tarte Rosa, j'aime beaucoup l'association pomme-noistte! Et puis c'est joli les quartiers de pomme qui brillent grâce à la confiture alcoolisée :-)

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  60. La frangipane aux noisettes me fait vraiment très envie, une recette de tarte aux pommes à tester sans tarder !! Bonne semaine, bises.

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  61. What a lovely tart! I can see that you spent a lot of time making this beautiful dessert. I know it tasted good.

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  62. Wow, Rosa. This tart is simply a work of art. Great job ; )

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  63. Ton nouveau look de blog est magnifique! Et que dire de cette merveilleuse tarte, un délice sans aucun doute. Bon dimanche Rosa!

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  64. apple and hazelnut! OMG delicious!!
    your blogs designs very lovely :)

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  65. Looks stunning....I'd have it minue the frangipane. Though I'm an almond lover, I can't seem to enjoy frangipane!

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  66. Qu'est ce que ca devait être délicieux !!! J'adore ton association de saveurs.

    Très bonne soirée, Claire

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  67. Oh wow... apples, Hazelnut frangipani, Jacques Pepin... what's not to love and adore about this dessert?

    Beautiful! Lovely photos too!!

    :)
    ButterYum
    PS - really great blog.

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  70. C'est une très belle tarte. Je n'y ai jamais goûté. Cela doit être délicieux.

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  71. This gorgeous! Thanks for the recipe

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  72. Rosa
    I like Jacques Pepin a lot and think he is very talented. I have yet to see one of his recipes that I do not like!
    Great idea to make a frangipane with hazelnuts instead of the almond paste and to add Calvados to the apricot. I tried Calvados once on cookies and it gave a great flavor

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  73. The blackberries caught my eyes first.Who doesn't love apple tarts?They are one of the best desserts...i loved it.Your picture looks fantastic too:).

    I visited your site twice to see a new post...now am happy to see yet another wonderful post from you:)

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  74. Ohhh comme ta tarte me plait Rosa ! pommes et noisette ensemble j'adore !

    *** Bises

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  75. Tu mets le paquet cette semaine. Des que je vois des pommes et des noisettes, je craque tout de suite. Ah, j'oublie la petite lichette de Whishy Rosa.
    Bises et bon début de semaine

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  76. Your tart looks gorgeous - I wish I could get my crusts to look as great as yours :)

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  77. C'est une merveille cette tarte, j'adore la pomme et la noisette associées, c'est un délice!
    Bises

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  78. Ohhh how I adore apple tarts! Yours is SO beautiful! I love the vibrant colours!

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  79. Love your new look! YUM. Apple tarts are wonderful!

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  80. Rosa, this apple tart looks so delicious, delicate as well :-) The pictures are awesome ;-)

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  81. I didn't need any convincing that apple tarts are always wonderful and yours realy does rock my world; it just looks amazing. Like you, I haven't back an apple tart this season which really is crazy. Thanks again for the mouthwatering recipe and stunning pics!

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  82. Your apple pie looks really good! I wish I could have a bite already!

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  83. As always, your kitchen turns up the most beautiful baked goods. I've never made a tart with frangipane, so I have to give this a go.

    p/s
    Love the music selection :)

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  84. this is truly heaven on earth! ;) I adore your desserts making!

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  85. Wow, what gorgeous pictures! Love the idea of hazelnuts, here..something that wouldn't have occurred to me.

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  86. I love your new banner with the sort of blackberry UFO that's off to explore foodland. How great! :-)

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  87. une tarte bien gourmande et surement très savoureuse, j'adore cette combinaison
    bonne soirée

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  88. I simply adore the berry in your header and I like how you have used it in the sidebar as well.

    Rosa, as always, your creations are stunning.

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  89. Ce qu'elle est belle ta tarte aux pommes !
    C'est unr régal pour les yeux !
    Je te souhaite une très belle soirée,
    Bisous, Doria

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  90. oh my!!! the apple pie looks so elegant and sophisticated. And the berry -- adorable!!!

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  91. Ça fait trop longtemps que je ne suis pas venue...
    J'aime beaucoup ce nouveau décor! Et que dire de cette tarte à part qu'elle me met l'eau à la bouche dès le réveil...
    Bisous

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  92. How wonderful Rosa ! I'd love to sit with you and have a slice together !!

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  93. I love frangipane! And I love how you've added a hazelnut twist!

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  94. très très belle cette tarte , j'ai déjà essayé avec des noisettes , c'est vraie que c'est très bons.
    bonne journée

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  95. Rosa- I've made fruit frangipane tarts before, but never tried it using a hazelnut frangipane as I've always played it safe with almond. It looks spectacular and so mouth watering! I'm thinking pear hazelnut!

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  96. love apple tarts looks great rosa

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  97. Quelle jolie tarte!! J'en aurais volontiers manger une petite part hihi!!

    Bon jeudi Rosa:)xxx

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  98. quelle merveilleuse tarte aux pommes et une frangipane noisette, toute une poésie ...
    Tes photos sont toujours magnifiques

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  99. Happy Valentine's Day, Rosa!

    I simply love apple tarts, no matter what mood I am in... and this recipe as you have described it, will be my next baking recipe.

    The photos are stunning and that glossy coating glaze totally bring out the delish look. Great job!

    Sawadee from Bangkok,
    Kris

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  100. Une façon de renouveler la tarte aux pommes qui n'est pas pour me déplaire

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  101. POmmes et noisettes réunies dans une tarte aussi savoureuse, je ne peux qu'aimer et être tentée!

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  102. Une merveille de tarte aux pommes, conquise totalement par cette frangipane de noisette sous les fruits !
    Joli relooking, toujours aussi dépouillé...

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  103. That apple tart looks so good!

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  104. WOW! No wonder you got soooo many admirers for this tart! ...it is so beautiful!

    Love the new banner by the way... and as always, the music!

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  105. wow that tart looks picture-perfect!

    Also, how did you get that photo to stand alone in your header! I've been trying to ideas and can't seem to get what I'm looking for! Thanks!

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  106. My husband requests a few different sweet things, and one constant request is apple pie/tart/galette. Yes, anything with sweet pastry and warm apple. I tend to think the same as you, who doesn't like apple pie?

    I love what your online research turned up. This tart looks delicious and I'm intrigued by the Hazelnut Frangipani. That would be such a delicious twist on the traditional version. Rosa, I so must bookmark this one!

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  107. Yes to apples, yes to hazelnuts, and yes to Calvados—all the reasons I need to make this tart.
    That, and the wonderful photos!

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  108. my the tart does look absolutely divine.

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  109. Oh this tart is gorgeous! I think I would have mine with sour cream...and black coffee!
    LL

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  110. Thanks for the nice post. I am expecting some different idea from your side. You always represent some new thought in your post.

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  112. Wow!! This looks yummy. I am going to give it a try and make it in my kitchen.

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