Monday, January 16, 2012

Apple Galette




This is a great simple winter dessert, so much easier than spending the time on a pie! 
Recipe (from Epicurious )

Ingredients 

1 3/4 c flour
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 c chilled unsalted butter, cut into 1/2 " cubes
2 tbl ice water

1 1/2 lb Granny Smith apples, peeled, quartered and cute into 1/8" thick slices (Being without a mandolin, my apples were many different thicknesses and it just added to the yummy rusticness!)
4 tbl sugar, divided
1 tsp grated lemon peel
1/4 c apricot preserves
whole milk

Prep

Blend flour and salt in processor. (Didn't have a mixer at the time I made this, Just used a pastry cutter and it was just fine!) Add butter and blend, using on/off turns, until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add 2 tablespoons ice water and blend just until dough begins to clump together, adding more ice water by teaspoonfuls if dough is dry. Gather dough into ball; flatten into disk. Wrap in plastic and chill 1 hour. DO AHEAD: Can be made 2 days ahead. Keep dough chilled. Soften slightly at room temperature before rolling out.

Roll out dough between sheets of parchment paper to 1/8-inch-thick round, 14 inches in diameter. Remove top sheet of parchment. Using bottom sheet as aid, transfer dough on parchment to large unrimmed baking sheet. Chill 15 minutes.

Preheat oven to 450°F. Combine apple slices, 2 tablespoons sugar, and lemon peel in medium bowl; toss to blend. Spread preserves over crust, leaving 1 1/2-inch plain border. Arrange apple slices in concentric circles atop preserves, overlapping slightly. Using parchment as aid, fold plain crust border up over apples, pinching any cracks in crust. Brush crust with milk. Sprinkle crust edges and apples with remaining 2 tablespoons sugar.

Bake galette 20 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 375°F and continue baking until crust is golden, about 30 minutes longer. Remove from oven. Slide long thin knife between parchment and galette. Let stand at least 10 minutes. Cut into wedges and serve warm or at room temperature.

I served this with a dollop of plain yogurt, but would also be good with ice cream (duh!)


This kept awesome, ate it over a few days. I'd be curious to mess around with fruit/preserve combos and also with sprinkling sea salt on top, the possibilities are pretty endless now that I've got the method of this down!



4 comments:

  1. looks delicious .... :D wonderfully illustrated

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  2. Very charming little illustrations!

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  3. um this is adorable! you should keep updating.. :)

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