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Panade aux pommes Apples Provence

Panade aux Pommes a Fall Dessert

This is not a classic American apple pie. The panade is a shallow pie dish filled with a mix of sweet and tart. This pie is low in sugar and a great balance of tart and sweet.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine French
Servings 8 people


  • 1/4 Cup Unsalted Butter at room temperature
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1 Cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1 Pinch Salt
  • 1/4 Cup Sugar + a bit more
  • 7 Medium Apples golden are recommended
  • 1 Whole Organic Orange for its zest


To Make the Crust

  • Blend butter and sugar until well mixed
  • Add the flour and salt and combine well
  • Let the dough rest for about 30 minutes, while you are preparing the filling
  • Roll the dough out to about ⅛ inch in thickness
  • Cut a circle of dough to fill the bottom and the sides of a pie baking dish
  • Cut the rest of the dough in strips for the top of the pie

To make the Filling

  • Peel and grate the apples
  • Add the sugar and orange zest and mix well
  • Place the mixture in the pie dish on the pastry
  • Then arrange the dough strips artistically on the top
  • Bake for about 55 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit, until the pie is golden brown
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