Breton Apple Pie

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Preparation info

  • Makes one 10 inch 25 cm ) pie, about

    12

    servings
    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

The Modern Baker

The Modern Baker

By Nick Malgieri

Published 2008

  • About

A gâteau Breton is a wonderful French cake, very much like a dense pound cake, and a specialty of Brittany. This nontraditional version adds a cooked apple filling between the two layers of dough. The crust is easy to prepare—you just press it into the pan. For the top crust you’ll need a couple of cake cardboards or tart pan bottoms the same diameter as the pan. My dear friend Stephanie Weaver gave me this recipe close to 30 years ago and I have made it countless times, al