A tian is titanic! It’s like the ultimate crustless pie you can joyfully sink your teeth into. Put a tian on your dining table, and you’ll dazzle your guests. Wow, it’s so beautiful, absolutely beautiful! This recipe could just as easily have been named the Apple Titan as a little hat’s off to the word “tian.” Hahaha!
But what exactly is a “tian”?
According to good old Wikipedia, a tian is a large, flat earthenware cooking pot or serving dish traditionally used in Provence. In Quebec, you rarely see a dessert “tian.” But because I like originality as well as reinventing myself, I thought inventing a dessert Tian would be a tasty idea.
In actual fact, a tian is the best part of a pie. What more could you ask for? Easy to make, with no added refined sugar or fat, this recipe is also naturally gluten free. Personally, I just love all the different possible takes on apples. And this one is definitely child’s play: all you do is slice the apples (without even peeling them) and then place them in a baking dish. MAGIC!
»»» For a NUT-FREE version, substitute the almonds and pecans with pumpkin and sunflower seeds and instead of almond flour (powdered almonds), use sunflower seed flour. Simple as that.
Bon appétit! Just wait and see, this apple tian is a real… titan.
DELICIOUS WARNING! Do you like the taste of caramel or vanilla? Try this recipe with caramel or vanilla date puree (with added sugar), it’s divine.