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Apple Custard Cake (Clafoutis aux Pommes)

Clafoutis is like a not-too-sweet custardy cake made with lots of fresh fruit. Although clafoutis is traditionally made with sweet cherries, that recipe is a nuisance because you have to spit out the pits [more…]

Recipe for Apple Tart (Tarte Tatin)

Tradition has it that this tart was developed by two innkeeper sisters who were running low on fuel to keep their oven going. Needing to make some apple tarts, they decided to cook the apples in sugar [more…]

Orange Dessert Crêpes (Crêpes Suzette)

The rage of American dinner parties in the 1950s and early 1960s, crêpes suzette are almost as easy to make as a box cake mix, especially if you make the crêpes early in the day and assemble the dessert [more…]

Recipe for Lemon Tart (Tarte au Citron)

There’s always room for a thin slice of bittersweet lemon tart at the end of a meal. Simple to make, this sunshine-yellow tart is so impressive looking that people will think it came from a Parisian bakery [more…]

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