Pommeraie is the French word for "apple orchard". A lot of small family fruits (apple) orchards can be found all over France. particularly the Normandie. In Normandie, apple brandy is popular. The most famous is Calvados. Pommeau is an apéritif produced by blending unfermented cider and apple brandy. Apples are also used in cooking, like Moules à la normande (mussels cooked with apples and cream), Bourdelots (apples baked in pastry), and almost all the families have their own version of apple tart - a classic pastry dish from Normandie is called Norman Tart, a pastry-based variant of the apple tart.

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