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This French King Cake with apples contains a divine compote of melting caramelized apples. So yes, it's different from the traditional King Cake, but this warm homemade dessert is as delicious as it is light, a little more so than the traditional recipe. And thesmell that emanates from the oven during baking is really worth the detour !
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💙 Why you'll love it
- It's more original and a change from the traditional version.
- It's super easy to make and really delicious.
- It can be kept for several days.
These are the main ingredients, and the quantities can be found in the recipe card below.
- Flour: to help the dough hold together better during baking, so it doesn't fall apart.
- Two puff pastries: you can also make them yourself, but it's much more complicated and time-consuming!
- Apples: I recommend Red Delicious, Pink Lady/Cripps Pink (my favorites), Gala, Fuji, Jonagold or Braeburn.
- A little brown sugar.
- Spices: I really like cinnamon and vanilla in this recipe.
- Egg - ideally pasture-raised organic. You can refer to the Eco Tips I've written on eggs to help you choose the right ones.
- A charm, of course!
🥰 The chef's advice
- Don't neglect the resting time in the fridge: it will firm up your dough, and make it much easier to make your decorations afterwards.
- Tickle the edges of the two doughs after they have rested in the fridge, so that they don't separate during cooking.
- Don't apply too much pressure with the knife when making your decorations: otherwise the frangipane will escape during baking.
- Once you've made your decorations, make a few small holes in the top with a knife: this will allow the dough to breathe and swell evenly during baking.
💡 Frequently Asked Questions
I recommend Red Delicious, Pink Lady/Cripps Pink (my favorites), Gala, Fuji, Jonagold or Braeburn.
Of course you can! This tart is also delicious with pears, for example.
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To store it, I cover it with aluminum foil and leave it at room temperature. It can be kept for 3 or 4 days, but believe me, by then it will have been gobbled up!
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French King Cake with apples
- A little all-purpose flour
- 2 puff pastry
- 1 lbs apple flesh 5-6 small apples
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla powder
- 2 ½ teaspoons brown sugar
- 1 egg yolk
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 1 charm
- Peel your apples, core and dice them. Put them in a saucepan with a little water and the brown sugar. Place over medium-high heat, add the cinnamon and vanilla and stir. Cover and cook for 15 minutes, stirring halfway through. If it sticks, add a little more water.
- Remove the lid and cook for about 3 minutes, stirring frequently to evaporate most of the water.
- Then place the apple cubes on a plate, spread them out and leave them to cool completely, otherwise they'll soak your pastry.
- On an oven tray lined with parchment paper, place the 1st puff pastry. Add the cold apple cubes and spread them out with the back of a large spoon, but leave a few centimetres free on the sides of the pastry.
- Place the bean, lay the 2nd puff pastry on top of the 1st, and press the edges together with your fingers. Leave to rest in the fridge for 20 minutes.
- Once rested, preheat your oven to 355°F/180°C in natural convection/static heat mode. In a bowl, beat 1 egg yolk with 2 tablespoons milk.
- Remove any protruding edges with a knife, draw in your decorations and brush with a mixture of egg yolk and milk. Tickle the edges of the tart and make small incisions in the top with a fork to allow the Galette to breathe.
- Then bake in the middle of the oven at 355°F/180°C for 35 minutes.