French Apple Cake

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated September/October 2012, America's Test Kitchen TV

This French classic is neither a cake, nor a custard, nor a clafouti. But with a bit of culinary magic, it could be all three.

SERVES 8 to 10

TIME 2¼ hours, plus 2 hours cooling

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WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

For our own version of this classic French dessert, we wanted the best of both worlds: a dessert with a custardy, apple-rich base beneath a light, cakelike topping. To ensure that the apple slices softened fully, we microwaved them briefly ...

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