Rustic Carmel Apple Galette make Weekends Special

I am so thrilled that we will be putting our best efforts into reclaiming Sunday as a family day, to honor family traditions and bask in the company of those we love. Family Sunday can take on any form you like. For my youngest sister, Family Sunday is at the soccer field cheering on her son. For us, it’s a nice meal together at the end of a perfect day.

Naturally nice meals deserve a nice dessert. One of my favorite pies is a caramel apple pie. The flavors of caramel and apples are a match made in heaven. My favorite “style” of pie, if you will, is a Galette. What’s not to love? A Galette is delicious, and free-formed. That means perfection is found in the imperfections.

While I can’t be baking up a perfectly imperfect dessert every weekend, I can surprise my family with something extraordinary every now and again. So here’s to the joy of family meals and the awesome desserts that are sure to follow.

Rustic Carmel Apple Galette
Pastry Shell
1/4 cup Butter
2/3 cup Flour
1 tablespoon Sugar
Pinch Kosher salt
1/8 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
6 -1/2 teaspoons cold Water (approximately)

Place the butter in the freezer to get very cold. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar and salt; cut butter into the flour mixture until crumbly. Add vanilla, then gradually add water, tossing with a fork until dough forms a ball. Cover and refrigerate 30 minutes or until easy to handle.

While the dough chills, prepare the filling.

Filling
1-1/2 cups Tart Apples
3 tablespoons Sugar
1 tablespoon Flour

Peel and slice apples as you would for any apple pie filling. Sprinkle with sugar and toss with flour. Heat oven to 400 degrees.

On a lightly floured surface, roll dough into a 10-inch circle. Transfer to a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Spoon the apple filling over the pastry to within 2-inches of edges. Fold the edges of pastry around filling, leaving center uncovered.

Finishing
1 teaspoon Sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 large Egg
1 tablespoon Water

Combine sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over filling. Whisk egg and water; brush over crust.
Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until crust is golden and filling is bubbly. Using parchment paper, slide tart onto a wire rack.

Caramel Topping
3 tablespoons Caramel Ice Cream Topping

Place Caramel Topping into a small microwave safe bowl. Heat in 10 second intervals until warm but not bubbling hot.

Drizzle Galette with caramel topping. Serve warm.

Author: Rosemarie's Kitchen

I'm a wife, mother, grandmother and avid home cook.I believe in eating healthy whenever possible, while still managing to indulge in life's pleasures.

12 thoughts on “Rustic Carmel Apple Galette make Weekends Special”

  1. Beautiful. More important, the idea of making Sunday special again is so appealing. I have thought many times about doing this with neighbors but never pulled the trigger.

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    1. When Kiddo was just 10 years old, he told me something I will never forget. He said the problem with not making plans and having something to look forward to is that when you get old, you have nothing to look back on. We all need to live more. Pull that trigger!!

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