Hello sweet friends. I’ve shared quite a few food post this week and today is another one, Rustic Apple Galette. If you haven’t been following me long you might not know that I HATE cooking desserts. Its just not my thing, I prefer savory over sweet. I’m also not a big sweet eater and don’t eat very little chocolate!
The weather took a turn colder and the weather forecasts predicts IL to be hit with up to 10″ of snow starting tonight. YIKESS!!! I headed out to shop for my remaining Thanksgiving items and was please to see Aldi’s had “fresh” turkey and bought three of them.
When I make a dessert, it needs to be easy and delicious. No over the top sweet desserts for me.
Doesn’t this look delicious? It is, and simple, and easy! My kind of dessert, Rustic Apple Galette.
You might be surprised that I didn’t make/buy a pie dough! I used pizza dough for the crust.
Pizza dough was used because of the crunch factor it offers and its contains less fat. My stomach is very sensitive to anything high fat. I can’t eat anything fried, heavy cream, butter, sausages, donuts or pastries. Food containing a large amount of fat reeks havoc on my stomach and causes other bad things to happen!
I didn’t have any nonstick aluminum foil so I sprayed cooking spray over the aluminum foil on a baking sheet. Sprinkled two tablespoons of sugar over the oil. Placed the pizza dough (regular or whole wheat).
I finger pressed the pizza dough out to 12″ circle and letting the pizza dough rest helps it spreads more easily.
Cored and Peeled apples, three Golden Delicious, and sliced them into thicker slices.
Placed the sliced apple on top of the pizza dough and press down into the dough. Place the apples 1/2″ in from the edges. Sprinkle the remaining sugar over the apples and cut 1/2 stick of butter over the apples too.
After cooling lightly brush some Apricot Preserves on top.
The crust comes out crunchy like a thin crust pizza and then on top are sweet apples melted into the dough.
Rustic Apple Galette
1/3 cup sugar
1 pound prepared regular or whole wheat pizza dough
3 large Golden Delicious apples (about 1 1/2 pounds)
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1/3 cup apricot preserves
- Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of the sugar on a baking sheet lined with nonstick aluminum foil. Place the pizza dough on top and press it out with your hands as thin as possible. Let rest and proof at room temperature for 15 to 20 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
- Press the dough out further into a roundish 12-inch shape. (It will be less elastic and easier to stretch after it has rested.)
- Peel and core the apples and cut each one into 8 wedges. Starting about 1/2 inch from the outer edges of the round of dough, arrange the apple wedges in concentric circles on top, pushing them gently into the dough. Dot with the butter and sprinkle evenly with the remaining sugar.
- Bake the galette for 45 minutes, or until nicely browned and crusty. Slide a spatula underneath the galette while it is still hot to make certain it hasn’t stuck to the sheet, and then let cool on the sheet. Spread the apricot preserves on top.
- Cut the galette into wedges and serve at room temperature.