Cedric Grolet often dreams up fanciful sweets that mimic the appearance of its own flavors. At his two Paris shops, Cedric Grolet Opera and Le Meurice, he makes elaborate tarts and entremets that look, at first glance, to be an entire pear, or a single freshly picked clementine, until the first bite reveals a world of flavors inside.
This recipe has all of the imagination and none of the deception. Grolet worked with Matfer Bourgeat to build a special tart ring to accomodate his “tarte aux pommes XXL,” a classic apple tart made to epic proportions. Follow along with the recipe, below.