Suck at making pie? Or just can’t seem to figure out how to flute the crust properly? This Apple Galette is perfect for you. It tastes just like pie but without all the dirty work, or the profanity. This is much like a tart loaded with deliciousness but eats like a pie or a cake. It’s full of fruit and it’s not runny or dry. Simply perfect.
I was lucky to have several apples left from apple picking last week, being able to have these apples left meant just a bit more baking for our house. Which everyone was pleasant about as it smelt like fresh pie all day long. There are few smells that make me feel at home, fresh pies are one of the few. Pastries are a treat to smell, but also to eat – even though they aren’t kind to my waistband. So to help that cause, I opted out for any added sugar, just the sugar in my jam.
Serve up a slice with a scoop of Vanilla Bean ice cream and relish in all your fall favourites.
Apple and Jam Galette
2 Cups of Flour – sifted
1 Tsp of Salt
2/3 Cup of Shortening
5 Tbsp of Cold Water
3 Tbsp of Grape Jam
2 Apples Peeled and Sliced
In a bowl cut your shortening into the flour until the shortening is about a pea size. Add a tsp of salt and slowly add the cold water – a tbsp at a time. Until a ball forms.
Dust your work surface with flour and roll the dough until it’s about a 16 inch circle. In the centre of the dough, spread two tablespoons of jam around evenly. At this point arrange your apples like a ring of dominos in the middle, leaving two inches from the edges. Fold your edges up, letting them overlap. Create an egg wash with an egg yolk and tsp of water, making sure just to gently graze it. Dust with brown sugar and put a dollop of jam in the centre.Bake at 375F for 25 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool before eating and enjoy.