Cranberry Apple Galette

Happy Thanksgiving! Feeling extra thankful today for family, friends, and food of course! I've been blessed to be able to spend a few days back at home in Michigan with my family for the holidays.

Galette is a French term used for "free form crusty cakes". They make an easy and tasty type of "pie" that is a Thanksgiving and Holiday staple. I am a big fan of apples and cranberries, so I decided to use those for my main fruits in my Galette. My mom and I actually took a pie making class in the fall, so I learned a thing or two about making the crust that I can't wait to share!

Ingredients for the Dough:

  • 1 1/4 Cups (6 1/4 ounces) unbleached all-purpose flour

  • 2 Tbsp granulated sugar

  • 1/2 tsp sea salt

  • 1 stick (4 ounces) cold, unsalted butter- cut into 1/2 inch cubes

  • 3-4 tablespoons ice water

Directions:

  1. Place flour, sugar, and salt in the food processor and pulse

  2. Cut the butter into the flour until the butter is the size of a pea

  3. Slowly add ice water, 1 tbsp at a time into the flour mixture and pulse the food processor until large clumps form

  4. The dough is done when enough water has been added to allow the dough to hold together

  5. Form a ball with the dough and flatten into a disk

  6. Cover in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 mins

**You may need to add more than 4 tbsp of water depending on how dry the air is**

Ingredients for the Gallete:

  • 1 recipe of pie dough (included above)

  • 4 medium Honeycrisp/ Granny smith apples peeled, cored, and thinly sliced

  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries, chopped

  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

  • 2 tsp fresh lemon juice

  • 1/2 tsp vanilla

  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar

  • 1/4 cup + 1 tbsp granulated sugar divided

  • 1/8 tsp sea salt

  • 3 tbsp corn starch

  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter cut into small pieces

  • 1 large egg, beaten

Directions:

  1. Line baking sheet with parchment paper

  2. Flour work surface and place the refrigerated dough disk onto the flour

  3. Using a rolling pin, roll the chilled dough into a circle (turning and flipping the dough as needed to prevent sticking) until the circle measures about 14 in wide and 1/8 in thick

  4. Transfer to baking sheet and chill for 30 min

  5. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit

  6. Add apples, cranberries, cinnamon, lemon juice, vanilla, light brown sugar, 1/4 cup sugar, salt, and cornstarch and toss fruit until evenly coated

  7. Mound the fruit in the center of the dough, leaving a 1 1/2 in border

  8. Fold the border up and around the fruit, pleating if desired, leaving the center open

  9. Brush the top of the dough with beaten egg and sprinkle with remaining tbsp of sugar

  10. Bake galette for 40-45 min until crust is a deep golden brown and fruit is bubbling

  11. Transfer to a rack to cool for 15 min

  12. Serve with ice cream

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