Summer is THE season for BBQ. But with all sorts of fresh fruit available it is also a great season for baking! So we wanted to share one of our favorite dessert dishes from our family kitchen. On the ranch we have several Gravenstein apple trees. The Gravenstein apple is considered by many to be one of the best all-around apples with a sweet, tart flavor and is especially good for baking and cooking!
Galette Dough- Makes 2- 8oz pieces
2 cups (10oz) all purpose flour
1 tsp sugar
1/4 tsp salt
6 oz sweet butter
1/2 cup cold water
Combine first three ingredients and cut in the butter until mixture looks like cornmeal. Stir in ice water until mixture just holds together. Press into a ball, flatten and wrap in plastic wrap, put in refrigerator to relax dough and chill for at least 30 minutes. To make individual galettes, divide dough into four pieces. Press each piece into a small circle and roll into 6″ diameter circle, 1/8 inch thick. Put on a baking sheet lined with baking parchment and place in refrigerator while preparing apples. It is important to keep the dough chilled at all times.
Approximately 1 lb cooking apples – recommend Gravenstein or Granny Smith
4-5 tbl sugar
1 tbl flour
2 tbl butter, melted
Peel, quarter and core apples; slice in 1/4″ slices. Divide fruit into four portions approx. 3/4 cup per galette. Bring galette dough from refrigerator and put one teaspoon flour and one teaspoon sugar in the center of your circle, spreading to cover entire round. Put apples in center of circle, leaving approx, 1″ uncovered dough around edge. Sprinkle 1 tbl sugar on top of apples. Add cinnamon also if desired. Adjust sugar depending on the sweetness of the fruit (1 teas) flour added on the bottom of the galette before fruit. Fold uncovered edge of pastry over apples, pleating to make it fit. Brush edge with melted butter and sprinkle with sugar. Bake at 400 degrees, 20-25 minutes. Cool on rack. Serve with vanilla ice cream!