Questions & Answers - Calvados
I am making a caramelized apple dessert. The sauce that will be boiled and poured over the top consists of maple syrup and 2 teaspoons Calvados. I need to know what Calvados is and where to buy it. Any ideas? Thank you - Teri (5/1/02)
Calvados is a French Apple Brandy from Normandy, France. It is said that Calvados is the finest Apple Brandy in the world.
The Calvados region is named after a Spanish Armada galleon, El Calvador.
An ancient tradition in Normandy is to serve this as a digestive in the middle of the meal. Aged cider is double distilled as in cognac and aged a minimum of two to three years. Though it may carry a vintage, sometimes it is blended with older Calvados in the aging process.