Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Happy Canadian Thanksgiving!....Desserts

For Thanksgiving, I always make a dessert with apples, and of course with almond/marzipan 

Apple Pastry Cream Tarte

4 apples peeled and finely sliced

2 eggs.

Pinch of salt

80g sugar.

80 ml milk.

30g melted butter.

90 grams of flour

1 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder

Zest of 1 lemon.

80 g wheat flour.

60 grams of raisins

60 grams of sliced almonds

2 cups of vanilla pastry cream

Mix the apples, raisins and almonds. Set aside.

Beat eggs, sugar, salt, and butter until it is golden pale. Add the milk, flour, lemon zest, and baking powder.

Mix the flour mixture with the apples. Place half of this mixture in a baking dish, distribute the vanilla cream pastry, place the remaining apple mix on top. Bake it in a preheated oven at 365F for 30 minutes or until it is cooked. 

 Peaches with Almond/Marzipan in Paste Brisee

Paste Brisee

250 g of flour

125 g of butter

1 egg yolk

Pinch of salt

Pinch of sugar


Almond Cream

120 grams of sugar

140 grams of ground almonds

60 grams of butter

2 eggs

Almond extract

Peaches in syrup diced in cubes

Sliced almonds


Mix the flour, salt, sugar, butter and egg yolk. Add water slowly, and mix it until you have a soft and smooth dough. Let it rest 30 minutes in the fridge.

For the almond cream:

In a food processor place the sugar, almonds, butter, eggs and almond extract. Press until you have a creamy paste.

Roll out the dough, and line the mold. Bake it in a preheated oven at 365F for 15 minutes. Take it out from the oven. Distribute the sliced almonds and peaches, and on top spread the almond cream. Bake it in a preheated oven at 365F for 30 minutes or until the almond/marzipan is cooked.


  1. wow! Both apple and peach tarts are looking really good and tempting!

  2. My son-in-law made a wonderful apple pie recently with bourbon and crystallized ginger in it, and it was very tasty indeed. Not a traditional apple pie to be sure, but one has to try something new once in a while.

  3. Oh my! My mouth is watering this looks so delicious! The apples with the raisins are something I would love!