Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Apple Galette

Sometimes I want to play in my kitchen and make 4000 step dessert recipes, and sometimes I just want something easy.  Galettes, those fantasticly rustic, free-form,  french tarts, decidedly fall into the easy category.  The other day I whipped up a delicious Apple Galette.

I had a small chunk of my gf puff pastry sitting in my frig, but this could be easily made with refrigerator pie crust.  Roll out your pastry dough on a sheet of parchment paper.

Don't worry about making a perfect circle.  Galettes aren't about perfection.

I spread out some apricot preserves, but this would be wonderful with apple butter, or whatever you have on hand.

Normally I'd use a Granny Smith apple, but I had Red Delicious in the house.  No worries, it turned out awesome regardless.  Peel, core, and slice 3-4 apples into 1/8" thick wedges.

Toss your apples with 2 tbsps sugar, 1 tsp apple jack or apple brandy, and 1/2 tsp cinnamon.  Arrange overlapping, so that they're pretty.

Using the parchment paper to help you, turn up the edges of the pastry, creasing as you go.  Chill for 15 minutes, and brush with butter, then sprinkle on 1 tbsp sugar.

Place in a preheated oven at 400 for 15 minutes before reducing the heat to 375 for another 30 minutes.  Let cool enough to eat before slicing.  This is terrific on it's own or if you're a more is more kindof person, a scoop of vanilla icecream completes this.

Thanks for popping in and baking with me.  I'm linking up to Gluten-Free Homemaker's Gluten-Free Wednesdays and Just a Girl's Show and Share Day.
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  1. This looks delicious! I'd love it if you came over to Cast Party Wednesday and shared some recipe with us.
    I hope to see you there!

  2. Amazing and it looks so easy. The best kind of recipe isn't it?

  3. Golden and crusted to perfection! I can almost smell it way over here in CA...

  4. I'd like mine with ice cream please! I'm a new follower!

  5. How yummy!!! This is what I miss about NY.... the crisp juicy apples.

    Ditto Laurie!!

  6. aahhhh so delicious! summer is always end here one thing I have to make before its over is gallate. Thanks for the idea:)

  7. this looks like the best apple galette that I've EVER seen. I can't imagine how delish it is! I'd love to have you stop over and link up this recipe on my weekend foodie blog hop that features 10 blogs each week. Hope you can stop by and check it out!

  8. Oh, yum! That does look easy--and delicious!

  9. oh my gosh, I am so making this!!! Thank you - x


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