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Apple Galettes

Browndog's apple post reminded me that apple season is drawing to a close.

Before it was wine country, Sonoma County, where I grew up, was apple country. This is a recipe from a cookbook I have about Sonoma county cooking.

Apple Galettes
(makes 4-6 pastries)

Dough
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup cold unsalted butter
1/2 cup cold water

Filling
1 pound tart apples
4 teaspoons flour
4 teaspoons plus 4 tablespoons sugar
4 pinches ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons melted butter

To make the dough: Cut the butter into the dry ingredients using a pastry cutter or a couple of forks. Add enough water for the dough to come together and form a ball. Refrigerate for at least half an hour.

To prepare the dough to fill: Divide the dough into 4 to 6 balls. Roll each ball out into a very thin circle.

Note: keep the dough cold if you want a flaky crust! As soon as I had them rolled out I threw them back into the fridge. I pulled them out of the fridge two at a time, assembled them, and threw them into the oven in stages.

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To assemble and bake: Preheat your oven to 400. Peel and core an apple and slice it into small slices. Put approximately 1 teaspoon flour and 1 teaspoon sugar on a piece of dough.

apple galette

Top with apple slices.

apple galette

Sprinkle some sugar and cinnamon on top of the apples.

apple galette

Fold up the edges to make a little packet.

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Sprinkle a little more sugar on top. The cookbook also recommends brushing with melted butter, though I skipped this step.

Bake at 400 for 20 to 25 minutes until the dough begins to brown and the apples appear cooked.

apple galette

Hmmm... Well, I could have pinched the dough closed a little tighter, but they tasted great. They are best while still warm and topped with a little vanilla ice cream.

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browndog

Deborah Madison's Vegetarian Cooking For Everyone is my favorite cookbook for meatless recipes (shameless plug for the home team..) with more than usual flair. She has a handful of fruit galette recipes. I had never heard of them, and before now never seen one. Looks like fun. 

 

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tallchicksrule

i've only ever made a large galette and it wasn't all that successful. it never occurred to me to just break it up into smaller portions and make more individual sizes - i'm trying these small ones tonight for my husband - he loves apple pie, and will love having a little one all to himself!

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AnnaInMD

This recipe caught my eye  http://www.funandfoodcafe.com/2009/04/blueberry-peach-galette.html  in the same vein as Floyd's filled with apples.


Haven't tried it yet, but does look yummy, especially now with peaches and blueberries being abundant.