Let's go back to apples. When I got my assignment for The Secret Recipe Club I knew I was going to look for something with apples. Why not? It was fall and the apples are ripe!
Sarah, at Well Dined, tempted me with her Salted Caramel Apple Hand Pies and the Apple Oat Muffins but the Apple Galette with Salted Caramel Bourbon Sauce won! Sarah loves to dine out as well as cook. Her blog features dining reviews as well as recipes. She focuses on seasonal foods and meals that "reasonably healthy". She featured a quotation by Virginia Wolfe that I know and love: "One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, unless one has dined well." That is so true....So let's get on with the dining!!
First, the question: What is a galette? How is it like a crostata? The word galette is French. It is basically a flat, round pastry...a rustic freeform tart made with a flaky pastry dough. It can be sweet or savory. A galette is the same as the Italian crostata. They are both rustic in appearance and often filled with a delightful fruit mixture, such as in today's recipe.
This galette was tasty and combined with the ice cream and the salted caramel bourbon sauce, we had a very nice dessert! What I learned is that apples do not create as much moisture, as other fruits, without a little help. I think I will add more sugar and a pat or two of butter when I make it again.
At this moment....the mister has pretty much finished off the galette along with the sauce!
with Salted Caramel Bourbon Sauce
adapted from Well Dined
Preheat oven: 400° F.
For the galette
1 pie dough of choice (The dough I used is here.)
3 medium apples, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced
2 Tbsp brown sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp all spice
1 tsp corn starch
1 1/2 tsp fresh squeezed lemon juice
1 Tbsp King Arthur's Boiled Cider (optional)
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 Tbsp water
1 Tbsp turbinado sugar
For the caramel
1 cup sugar
3 Tbsp water
3/4 cup heavy cream
2 Tbsp bourbon
1/4 tsp flaky sea salt
On a lightly floured work surface, roll out the dough to a 14-inch round, about 1/8 inch thick. Transfer the dough to a large parchment-lined baking sheet. Refrigerate until ready to use, up to an hour.
Place the apple slices in a medium bowl. Sprinkle the lemon juice and Boiled Cider (if using) on the apples and toss. Combine the sugar, cinnamon, all spice, and cornstarch starch. Sprinkle the mixture over the apples and toss to evenly distribute.