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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Need a 'fancy' dessert?

A Galette is a fancy term for a one crust pie or tart. It is the simplest 'fancy' dessert you can come up with for Thanksgiving dinner.
I am not above cheating a little; I use a store bought pie crust. They are quick and easy to keep on hand in the freezer.
You could also use a few sheets of phyllo dough for the crust. That makes this dish easy as pie!
Apple and Pear Galette
3 apples
2 pears
4 tablespoons sugar, divided
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1/4 cup apricot preserves
1 Tbs milk
Preheat oven to 450°

Slice and peel apples and pears. Combine fruit slices, 2 tablespoons sugar, and lemon peel in medium bowl; toss to blend. Spread preserves over crust, leaving 1 1/2-inch plain border. Arrange apple slices in circles on top preserves, overlapping slightly. Fold plain crust border up over apples, pinching any cracks in crust. Brush crust with milk. Sprinkle crust edges and apples with remaining 2 tablespoons sugar.
Bake galette 20 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 375° and continue baking until crust is golden, about 30 minutes longer until apples are tender. Cut into wedges and serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or at room temperature.
Seriously, I whipped this up in just a few minutes~ My idea of the perfect dessert.
Y'all enjoy!


lululu said...

yes, the simplest yet very fancy-looking pie!

Donna-FFW said...

This sounds delectable and I love the ease of preparation for such a pretty dessert.

Char said...

i've been the queen of these lately. have you tried using orange zest instead of lemon? very delish

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