Tian aux Fruits (Baked Fruit in Almond Crust)
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: French
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Serves: 6-8
A tian is a traditional clay pottery dish from Provence. There are beautiful variations that can be found in local markets, although the traditional variety is made by a few potteries. A glass baking dish (Pyrex) is a good alternative, do not use metal. The desert is really easy and not too sweet. You can make this with any fruit or berry that is in season except strawberries (they are too runny). Nutmeg has played with the fruit and jam combination to rave reviews every time. So have some fun.
  • 1 Cup (250g) Ground Almond Flour
  • ¾ Cup (175ml) Raspberry preserves, or jam of choice
  • 1 Large Egg
  • ¾ Cup (175ml) Heavy Cream
  • 4-6 Apples, golden are best
  • 1 Cup Pitted Cherries
  • Pinch Ground White Pepper
  • 1 Whole Organic Orange, for the zest
  • 2 Tablespoons Grand Marnier
  1. Preheat the oven to 350F
  2. Lightly oil a tian pan or glass baking dish
  3. Wash, peel, seed and chop the apples
  4. Wash, pit and chop the cherries
  5. Put the apples and cherry pieces in the baking dish
  6. In a bowl, combine the almond flour, cream, egg, jam, orange zest, pepper and Grand Marnier mix until well blended
  7. Pour the almond mixture over the fruit and try to cover evenly
  8. Bake for 25-30 minutes until the top is golden brown.
Recipe by Ginger and Nutmeg at https://www.gingerandnutmeg.com/2013/01/almonds