Mini Dutch Apple Galettes

by Megan on August 29, 2009

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Every fall, the trees along the sidewalk place the prettiest of their leaves in my path for me to find! Sometimes I put them in my pocket and bring them home. It’d be rude not to! They were gifts after all…but it’s not fall yet is it? It’s August!

…but today feels like fall, and to be honest, I’m having a hard time embracing it. But this recipe (and maybe a new pair of boots) is  just the thing I needed to rekindle the love.agprep

This is my attempt at a mini version my mom’s famous apple pie. If you like apples and cinnamon sugar and a delectable dutch-style crumb topping, then you’ll absolutely LOVE these.

Mini Dutch Apple Galettes (makes eight)
Recipe adapted from: Recipezaar + Farm Journal Complete Pie Cookbook

Ingredients:

Galette Dough-

  • 1 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 T sugar
  • 1/4 t kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter (1/2 stick), cold and cut into cubes
  • 1/3 cup ice water

Apples-

  • 2 or 3 baking apples, cored, sliced and peeled. (I used Paula Red, and sliced them about 1/4 inch thick)
  • 1/3 cups sugar
  • 1 T flour
  • 1/2 t cinnamon
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • pinch of salt

Crumb Topping-

  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter (1/2 stick), cold and cut into cubes
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed

Directions:

  1. Make galette dough: mix the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Cut in the butter until it is distributed through the flour, but still in large, pea-sized chunks. Add the ice water all at once and mix just until the dough starts to come together. Gather the dough in your hands, divide in half and shape each half into a disk- don’t worry if you see large streaks of butter- they are supposed to be there. Wrap each disk in plastic wrap and chill for at least an hour before rolling out.
  2. Cut each disk into 4 equal pieces. Roll out each disk of dough on a lightly floured surface, about 1/8-inch thick.  Settle each circle of dough onto a baking sheet or two lined with parchment paper.
  3. Prepare apples: mix the sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt in a small bowl. Mix lightly through apples. Divide the apples amongst the dough leaving about a 1/2 inch border.
  4. Make crumb topping:  cut butter into flour using a pastry blender or your fingers. When it resembles crumbs and butter pieces are no bigger than a pea stir in the brown sugar. Sprinkle about 1 1/2 Tablespoons of crumb topping over apples. Fold the borders of dough up slightly over the filling, allowing it to pleat as you work your way around.
  5. Bake at 375 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes, or until apples are bubbling and crust is slightly browned.


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mum August 30, 2009 at 8:31 am

These are a WOW!! I love them and plan to try them..yummo!

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Astrid September 24, 2009 at 5:10 pm

I have so many extra apples and I have been trying to find something to make with them that is delicious, and this may be it!! I like your blog, everything looks very yummy. :o)

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megan (megabite) September 26, 2009 at 5:54 pm

Thanks Astrid! These little guys were so fun to make!

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