Sep 6, 2013

Apple Galette

Simply Sweet Sunday

I so delight in a flaky crust, and an apple galette is just the way to show one off.  A flaky crust wrapped around sweet apples and cinnamon.  What more can your taste buds ask for?  With a galette you don't need a pie plate or fuss about how the edges look.

3-4 Golden Delicious apples peeled and sliced thinly (4 cups)
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 cup sugar plus 1 tablespoon to sprinkle on top
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon milk
1 tablespoon chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)
1 tablespoon apricot preserves melted (optional)
1 uncooked pie crust (recipe and tips here)

Combine apples with lemon juice in medium sized bowl, toss to coat apples.  In small bowl combine 1/4 cup sugar, flour and cinnamon.  Stir sugar mixture into apples.  On a dampened counter lay 2 pieces of plastic wrap over lapping in the center.  Place dough in middle of plastic wrap, flatten slightly.  Place another sheet of plastic wrap over dough.  Roll crust into a 12 x 14 circle.  Use plastic wrap to gently fold crust in half, remove plastic wrap from top half.  Lift crust onto ungreased baking sheet, with uncovered dough side down.  Remove the other half of plastic wrap.  Gently unfold crust.  Remove second piece of plastic wrap.  For pictures that show these steps but with a pie plate look here.  Heat oven to 400 degrease.  Mound apple filling onto the center of the crust, leaving 2 1/2 inch edge empty.  Dot apples with butter.  Sprinkle with nuts if using.

Fold uncovered crust up onto the apples, working around galette.  Brush top of pastry with milk.  Sprinkle with one tablespoon sugar.  With paper towel wipe off the milk and sugar that gets on baking sheet, because it will burn. 

Bake for 40 minutes or till crust is golden.  Brush top with melted apricot preserves if using.  Serve warm, we like vanilla ice cream with apple desserts. 
Enjoy every bite.

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