Thursday, June 05, 2008

As American As...


Apple galette? That doesn't sound very American. If I had to guess, I'd say it sounds downright French. And Wikipedia agrees with me: "Galette is a general term used in French to designate different types of round and flat crusty cakes." Hmmm, sounds suspiciously like a pie to me.... I looked through a bunch of recipes and most had one thing in common, a gorgeous display of sliced apples. As for me, I'm not very good at gorgeous displays, and really, who needs the pressure? So I decided to cover mine with a crumb topping....ohhhh now we're verging on apple crisp territory! It's always good to fall back on what you know and I know apple crisp!

I used my favorite pie crust recipe for this, but feel free to use your favorite! And the rest, well its as easy as....no, I won't go there, it's just too easy!



Apple Galette
Pie dough
3 medium sized granny smith apples (You can use another kind if you wish, but as for me, granny smith is the apple of choice for baked dishes!)
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
5 1/2 Tbsp butter, cut into cubes
1/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup flour
1/2 cup almonds, chopped
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 egg

1) Preheat oven to 400. Slice apples and mix with brown sugar and cinnamon.
2) In a small bowl, combine sugar, nuts, and cinnamon. Melt 1 1/2 Tbsp butter and stir into mixture with a fork, forming large crumbs.
3) Roll out pie dough onto a lightly floured surface. Pile apples in the middle of the dough and fold sides over. Lightly beat one egg with 1 Tbsp water and brush over dough.
4) Dot remaining butter evenly over apples. Spoon the crumb topping over the buttered apples.
5) Bake 35 minutes.

5 comments:

  1. i love that it is getting to be *the season* for fruity desserts. so yummy!

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  2. YUM! It's like pie and cruble in one! Looks delicious, esssspecially with ice cream!

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  3. We can use anything that is in season for this delicious dessert...that is once things are in season...only rhubarb for now:D

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  4. warm apple pie with cold ice cream - aaahhhh... and I'm sitting here with bran buds and skim milk..there's definitely something wrong with this picture.

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  5. I have been craving an apple pie/crumble and this sounds like a great mix of both. I may just have to make a mini version of this for myself.

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