Apple Galette

So easy and fun to make! I know my niece and nephew would have loved arranging the apples and sprinkling on the cinnamon sugar, so this might just be the perfect dessert to have kids help with.

Apple Galette – 8 servings
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flourDSCN1491
1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
10 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
1/3 cup ice water
4 apples, recommend Arkansas black apples
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1 tablespoon unsalted butter, cut into small pieces

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.

In the bowl of a food processor, combine the flour, sugar, salt and 10 tablespoons butter and process for about 5 seconds. Sprinkle the ice water over the flour mixture and process until the pastry just begins to come together, about 10 second. You might still see small pieces of butter in it, that’s fine. Transfer the pastry to a floured work surface, gather it together and pat into a disk. Cover with plastic wrap while you prep the apples. You can make the dough ahead of time, wrap tightly, and refrigerate overnight.

Peel, halve and core the apples and slice them crosswise 1/4 inch thick, I use a mandoline for this part, so just take your time if you are without one. In a small bowl, combine the sugar and cinnamon.

On a lightly floured work surface, roll out the pastry to a circle, about 14 inches, or a rectangle slightly smaller than your baking sheet, and transfer to the prepared baking sheet. Decoratively arrange the apple slices in concentric circles or in slightly overlapping rows. Drizzle apples with maple syrup, sprinkle the cinnamon sugar evenly and dot with the pieces of butter. Fold the pastry edge up and over the apples to create a 1-inch border.

Bake for 45 minutes, or until the galette is nicely browned and the apples are tender. You can serve this straight from the oven or at room temperature.

Happy Cooking! Bon Appetit!