Who is Cedric Grolet?
Attracted by the art of pastry from an early age, the young man grew up making brioches and croissants and very quickly shared the desire to make cakes.
On Instagram with more than 4 million subscribers, he shares there, in the form of rhythmic videos, his recipes and his techniques to impress us from creation to creation. Attention to the greedy, bewitching result guaranteed!
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The apple pie revisited
The apple season continues and why deprive yourself of this beautiful product. Among all the recipes, the traditional apple pie is making a comeback, revisited in the hands of the renowned pastry chef. Sissi decides to follow the recipe while adding carefully selected ingredients from local agriculture to add her personal touch.
- The chef's little extra : Add a cider topping at the end of cooking, guaranteed results.
- Sissi's little extra : Favoring local products!
On the fruit side: organic apples from the Klingelbourg orchard.
Cider side: Ramborn Cider Co. remains a “Must-have” in local production.
In short, a fairly simple dessert in its preparation but which requires some patience if you want to obtain an aesthetic result on the plate.
Small tip: Cutting apples with a mandolin (very useful kitchen accessory) helps to maintain the regularity of the apple cut and the aesthetics.
Cédric Grolet's apple pie recipe
Start with the edge of the pie to take care of the baking finishes. Successively fold about 1 to 2cm of puff pastry inwards using your index finger and using your thumb (It's all about the detail in pastry). The pastry chef works from a very thin dough that he cuts using a large cookie cutter for regularity.Peel your apples (preferably from local farmers), cut them in half and slice them thinly using the mandolin. Gently spread the pieces out, overlapping them evenly, starting from the outside inwards. Each piece must cover more or less half of the previous one in its width, and more or less two thirds of the previous row. The result: An elegant tart with a floral look. You can finalize the preparation with a slice cut in the shape of a flower in the center for the final touch.Place for topping. It is not simpler than a little melted butter heated over low heat. Then coat your apples with a brush and generously sprinkle with brown or white sugar (depending on your preference) before putting in the oven at 180°. The chef's tip: heat cider in a saucepan and use the preparation to coat the pie taken out of the oven before serving. This will raise the assiduity of the fruit and give a beautiful golden color to your creation.