Apple Galette

Crispy on the edges, soft and flaky in the center, with a delectable apple and currant filling, this gallette tastes amazing.

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About the recipe

My friend Rose makes a delicious apple galette that is always a huge hit 😋. Rose has shared her recipe so many times and I have tried making it multiple times, but it never turned out as good as hers 😞. Then at our last lunch I asked Rose for feedback on my apple galette. I explained to Rose what process I had been following, and discovered a major flaw in my process. You see, I would keep my apple mixture ready, and then roll out the pastry dough and fill it with the apples. This meant that by the time I placed the apples on the dough, the apple juices got released and the galette would be swimming in liquid making it a messy gooey galette.  Prepping the apple mixture in advance was not a good idea!

Tips and tricks for the perfect galette

Rose explained that the trick is NOT to prep the apples in advance – this gives the apples too much time to release their juices. She also explained that I need to add a little flour to bind the apple mix. Flour helps to absorb any juices and also gives the apple mixture a soft pudding like texture.

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A quick galette prep

 Rose explained that the process of making the apple mixture is a quick one:

  1. Roll out the dough first.
  2. Cut the apples, mix with flour, sugar and spices;
  3. Then immediately place apples onto the pastry dough. This assures that the apples don’t get a chance to release their juices and will remain a dry apple mx.
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Apple Galette:
recipe courtesy of Rose

Ingredients:

  • 1 pie crust dough – I used a frozen pie pastry dough but you can make one if you like.
  • 4 cups cut apples from about 4-6 small apples, peeled, cored and cut into slices.
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour to add to the apple mixture
  • 1-2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp raisins (optional)
  • 1 tbsp apricot jam for glaze
  • 1 egg for egg wash

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  On a baking sheet place parchment paper.
  • Roll out the pastry dough into a 12 x 10 inch oval.  Transfer to the baking sheet.
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  • In a large mixing bowl place the cut apples. Add sugar, vanilla, cinnamon powder, all-purpose flour, raisins, salt, and toss together.  Important Note: Do not mix the apples in advance and keep it ready. Mix all the apple ingredients together after the dough is rolled out.
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  • Once the apple mixture is ready immediately place in a big pile on the pastry dough.
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  • Crimp the edges of the pastry to form a shallow bowl of sorts.  Brush the pastry with the egg wash and sprinkle with sugar.
  • Next place small pieces of butter all over the apples.
  • Bake for 45 min – 1 hour until the pastry is golden brown and apple is bubbling. Once out of the oven, let cool for 15-30 minutes.
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  • In the meantime warm apricot jam and using a pastry brush, brush apricot jam over the apples.
  • Dust with powdered sugar and serve galette warm or at room temperature.
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