Apple Galette Recipe
Jot this down in your calendars, because you won't hear me say it often, but I screwed up a little. I had a momentary memory lapse and forgot that I moved out of my parents house and live only with my common-law husband (at least that’s what the government calls him) and I bought a shit ton of apples at my local market because the farmers selling them were these super friendly old guys that I couldn’t say no to. So now I have 20 apples for 2 people, one of which doesn’t eat apples. All signs point to Galette.
What is a Galette you ask? Don’t worry, you’re not the only one. Think of a Galette as a rustic topless pie; flaky crust, warm centre and just like regular pie, delicious.
So if you’re like me and have apple buying impulse control issues, try this recipe for a fabulous way to get rid of those apples before having to get rid of those apples!
- 2 ½ cups all purpose flour
- 1 tbsp all purpose flour
- 6 tbsp sugar
- ¼ tsp sea salt
- 1 ½ stick unsalted butter, cold and cubed
- 1 tbsp unsalted butter
- 3 tbsp shortening/margarine
- 5 to 6 tbsp ICE water
- 4 large Empire, MacIntosh, Honey Crisp or Granny Smith apples, sliced ⅛ to ¼ inch thick
- Zest of one large orange
- 2 tbsp orange juice, freshly squeezed
- 1 tbsp cinnamon
How to make it:
- In a large bowl combine 2 ½ cups flour, 3 tbsp sugar and salt. Whisk to combine.
- Add cubed butter and shortening and combine with pastry cutter or forks (NEVER YOUR HANDS)
- Mix in ice water, 2 tablespoons at a time until dough is crumbly but can hold in the shape of a disc when pressed together. *Note that 6 tbsp of water may not be required
- Shape into disc, wrap and plastic and refrigerate for at least 1 hour
- In a bowl, toss apples with orange zest and juice and preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit
- Roll out dough onto floured surface into a 14 inch circle and place onto parchment lined baking sheet
- Mix together remaining 1 tbsp of flour and 2 tbsp of sugar and sprinkle over dough. Layer apples on dough. Be sure to leave a 2 inch border and fold edges over apples. Brush apples with melted butter (1 tbsp) and 1 tbsp of water. Sprinkle remaining 1 tbsp of sugar and 1 tbsp of cinnamon over dough and apples.
- Bake until crust is golden brown and apples are fork tender (approximately 40 minutes) and transfer to rack to cool.
- Serve warm with vanilla ice cream and make your family super jealous of your baking skills.