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!

Ingredients:

  • 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:

      1. In a large bowl combine 2 ½ cups flour, 3 tbsp sugar and salt. Whisk to combine.
      2. Add cubed butter and shortening and combine with pastry cutter or forks (NEVER YOUR HANDS)
      3. 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
      4. Shape into disc, wrap and plastic and refrigerate for at least 1 hour
      5. In a bowl, toss apples with orange zest and juice and preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit
      6. Roll out dough onto floured surface into a 14 inch circle and place onto parchment lined baking sheet
      7. 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.
      8. Bake until crust is golden brown and apples are fork tender (approximately 40 minutes) and transfer to rack to cool.
      9. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream and make your family super jealous of your baking skills.
      FoodSamantha MacKinnon