The Mirliton of Rouen by Christophe CressentThe Mirliton of Rouen by Christophe Cressent
©The Mirliton of Rouen by Christophe Cressent

The Mirliton of Rouen

Specialty of the city of Rouen, discover the mirliton, a tartlet to be eaten warm or cold, filled with a cream flavored with vanilla, orange blossom and almonds.

Prepare a snack

100% Norman !

Among the many culinary specialties of Normandy, we must not forget this pastry of yesteryear, brought up to date: the Mirliton. Gastronomy in Rouen rings with duck à la rouennaise but also with this tartlet for the happiness of the big and small gourmands.

Simple and easy, surprise your children or your loved ones by making them discover this delicacy with notes of almonds, lemon or orange.

Christophe Cressent (Meilleur Ouvrier de France) offers two versions, one plain and the other with apple.They differ a little from the historical mirliton but are also very greedy.



The traditional recipe

of the Mirliton

The ingredients for your Mirlitons are:

  • 1 puff pastry
  • 2 eggs
  • 60 g almond powder
  • 60 g powdered sugar
  • 1/2 vanilla bean
  • 25 g melted butter
  • 1 lemon or orange peel
  • icing sugar

Preparation steps

Step 1:

  • Preheat the oven to 210 °C.
  • Roll out the puff pastry with a rolling pin and line buttered and floured tartlet molds with the dough.
  • Prick the pastry with a fork.

Step 2:

  • Crack the eggs into a bowl and add the powdered sugar, almond powder, melted butter, vanilla seeds and zest.
  • Whip.
  • Fill the molds three quarters of the way with this mixture.
  • Sprinkle with confectioners’ sugar and then place in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Let cool and enjoy.

Good appetite to you!