Apple Galette has been a go-to dessert for me when I need to make something that looks a little more sophisticated than chocolate chip cookies or brownies. Two apples and a pie crust and your in business! It is quick and easy and most importantly delicious. One last thing….don’t forget the vanilla ice cream.
Below is the recipe I follow to make the crust. If time is a factor, by all means grab that ready-made pie crust in your freezer, allow it to thaw out a little and then roll it out to be the base of your galette.
Galette Pie Crust
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 t. salt
1/2 cup chilled butter, cut into pieces (one stick)
3 tablespoons ice water
Put flour and salt in the bowl of a food processor and pulse to combine. Add butter and pulse until the largest butter pieces are the size of peas. Add water, one tablespoon at a time, pulsing to mix. The mixture won’t look like it’s holding together. Pinch it, and it should stick together.
3 Tbsp sugar
1/4 tsp each – ground cinnamon and nutmeg
1 large egg white, beaten
2 large apples (preferably Gold Delicious), peeled, cored and sliced 1/8 in. thick
1 Tbsp cold, unsalted butter, cut into small bits
3 Tbsp apricot preserves
Step 1: Preheat your oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and then spray with cooking spray. In a small cup combine sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg and set aside. Place pie crust on the baking sheet.
Step 2: Brush the pie crust with egg white. Sprinkle 1 Tbsp sugar mixture onto the pie crust. Starting 1 inch in from edge, arrange apple slices in a circle, overlapping; with remaining slices, fill center, overlapping slices. Sprinkle evenly 2 Tbsp of sugar mixture and then dot with butter. Fold edges of crust over apples. Brush crust with egg white and sprinkle with remaining sugar mixture.
Step 3: Bake 15 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and bake an additional 18 to 20 minutes, until crust is brown and apples are tender. Transfer to cooling rack. Heat apricot preserves in saucepan and then brush over apples. Let cool.