Fancy Breakfast Friday: Apple Galette

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On Friday mornings when I am making Fancy Breakfast Friday and writing my blog post for the week prior, I like to play a little game called, “What did I make last week?”  I usually assume it was a dud if I can’t remember it.  So it came as quite a surprise when I looked at the photos on my camera and saw this delicious Apple Pie Galette.

Last week I was improvising, and I had an idea to make hand pies.  I cut up 4 apples and sautéed them in the cast iron skillet with butter, sugar, and cinnamon.  Then I made the dough and put it in the fridge to set while the apples cooked and the oven preheated.  Then I pulled the dough out and cut out the shape of the tiny pie I was going to make and I realized that I had way too many apples and no where near enough pie dough.  So I made a galette instead!  It was very delicious and everyone loved it.  Normally I would have served it with a scoop of vanilla yogurt, but we were all out, so we had bacon instead.

Apple Galette

Filling

4 apples, cored and diced
2 T butter
2 T sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon

Sauté until apples are softened and a little caramelized, and the butter and sugar have become syrupy.

Dough

1 cup all purpose flour (120 grams of King Arthur)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) cold butter, cut into pieces
1/4 cup cold milk

Preheat Oven to 350.

Add flour and salt to food processor and pulse to combine.  Add butter and pulse until butter and flour look kind of sandy.  Add milk and pulse until the dough looks like dippin’ dots. Put dough between wax and parchment paper and roll out into a circle.  Chill it in the refrigerator for 15 or so minutes.

Assemble

Take the dough out of fridge and place it on a parchment lined baking sheet. Add the apples to the center.  Fold the sides of the dough in.  Brush the dough with egg, and sprinkle with sugar.

Bake until crust is golden. I have no memory of how long this took, but let’s say set the timer for 30 minutes and then keep an eye on it.

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