When I told my husband about this recipe he joked, “you can’t mix apples and oranges”, well yes you can. I picked this recipe since my husband’s favorite recipe from Around My French Table is Gateau Basque.
The crust, a little tricky to work with, is very forgiving and baked up perfect. Dorie really nails all kinds of doughs. The filling was a combination of oranges, apples, red grapes, dried cranberries, chopped nuts, ginger and candied orange peel. Since I had fresh oranges on hand I took the time to segment the oranges. I should have just used orange juice as the orange segments fell apart during cooking. The grapes also seemed to have disintegrated during stove cooking. I made a fatal flaw by adding too much fresh ginger, I did not read the recipe well. My fears of too much ginger was unfounded though as my sister and I could not really taste the ginger. This dessert got mixed reviews with many not impressed, I was really surprised it was not a hit. My husband said he liked it better cold the next day. I was expecting this to be a new family favorite but it was shelved as a one time dessert.
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