Desserts

Tarte au Sucre (Sugar Pie)

Tarte au Sucre is a spe­cial­i­ty from North­ern France, the city of Lille and its sur­round­ings. Though it is called a tart, it is more akin to a sweet pas­try. It ressem­bles a brioche with a sug­ary creamy fill­ing. Tarte au Sucre is very much sweet com­fort food, a very com­fort­ing note to the end of a meal, or any­time of day.

tarte au sucre

Recipe

My source of inspi­ra­tion was a French recipe from a fel­low blog­ger who is orig­i­nal­ly from the city of Lille.

Please note, the recipe requires some knead­ing. Though you can knead by hand, it is help­ful to have a food proces­sor or stand mix­er with a dough blade for knead­ing.

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Tarte au Sucre (Sug­ar Pie)
tarte au sucre
Course Dessert
Prep Time 15 min­utes
Cook Time 25 min­utes
Pas­sive Time 2 1/2 hours
Serv­ings
peo­ple
Ingre­di­ents
For the dough
For the fill­ing
Course Dessert
Prep Time 15 min­utes
Cook Time 25 min­utes
Pas­sive Time 2 1/2 hours
Serv­ings
peo­ple
Ingre­di­ents
For the dough
For the fill­ing
tarte au sucre
Instruc­tions
  1. Warm up the milk (you can put it in the microwave for 45 sec­onds). Add the fresh yeast, 1 table­spoon of gran­u­lat­ed sug­ar, and mix. Set aside.
    yeast mixture for sugar pie
  2. In your food proces­sor with a dough blade on, place the flour, 3 table­spoons of gran­u­lat­ed sug­ar, the soft­ened but­ter and the egg. Knead for a cou­ple of min­utes. Add your yeast-milk-sug­ar mix­ture. Knead again for a few min­utes until you have a uni­form dough (see pic­ture).
    dough for sugar tart
  3. Place the dough in a large bowl and cov­er with a kitchen tow­el. Set aside for 1 hour and 30 min­utes. Dur­ing that time, the dough will rise.
    sugar tart dough risen
  4. Using a rolling pin or your hands, flat­ten the dough and make a disk. Place the disk in a round cake or tart pan but­tered and/or cov­ered with parch­ment paper. Again, cov­er with a kitchen tow­el, and set aside for 1 hour. The dough will rise again. With a fork, make lit­tle holes in the dough.
    disk of sugar tart dough
  5. Pre­heat oven to 350 degrees Fahren­heit. Sprin­kle the raw cane sug­ar all over the dough. In a small bowl, mix the whip­ping cream with 1 egg. Pour that mix­ture on the dough, on top of the raw cane sug­ar. Add the but­ter cut in pieces.
    sugar tart prior to baking
  6. Bake for 25 min­utes. Enjoy warm.
    tarte au sucre
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French Mom

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