Apple Galette

Fall is the best time to make any dessert from apples. I almost always do apple crisps because it’s a family favorite. This year however, I wanted to try something different. So I made Apple Galette. My older sister says this is the only thing she makes because it is good and so easy.

First, make your pastry by placing in bowl 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, 1 1/2 tsp. Sugar, 1/4 tsp. Salt, one stick cold unsalted butter. I use a pastry blender to cut the butter into the flour, then gradually add 1/3 cup of ice water. Continue to blend until the mixture just comes together; you should still see small pieces of butter in the dough. Gather into a ball, then place in a cling wrap and refrigerate until chilled, around 30 minutes to an hour.

Prepare the filling: Peel and core four medium-sized apples (I used honey crisp). Cut it into about 1/8 thick slices. Drizzle half a lemon to prevent it from discoloring. Pre-heat your oven to 400 F

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Roll our your pastry on a lightly floured board into an 8 – 10 inch diameter. Transfer to a parchment lined rimmed baking pan. Arrange the apple slices into a concentric circle within an inch of the edge. I made sure it’s slightly overlapping. Drrizzle one tablespoon honey over the apples. Then sprinkle a mixture of 2 tablespoon sugar and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon evenly on top of apples. Dot all over with 1 tablespoon butter. Bring the pastry up over the apples to create a one inch border. Place in the center rack of oven and bake for 50 minutes to an hour, until pastry is crisp and apples are tender. Serve warm.

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