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Apple Galette

Food Network Canada
YIELDS
8 servings

This galette is one of the initial desserts on my menu. It has been on since the beginning and continues to appear. It’s my mom’s favorite–a classic combination of puff pastry, frangipane, caramel and apples. If I take it off the menus, people ask for it back.

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Ingredients

Frangipane

6
Tbsp unsalted butter
¼
cup icing sugar
¾
cup ground blanched almonds
2
Tbsp all purpose flour
1
whole egg, lightly, beaten

Galette

2
Granny Smith apple, peeled, and, cored
1
sheet puff pastry, thawed
2
Tbsp melted unsalted butter
2
tsp granulated sugar
1
tsp ground cinnamon

Caramel Sauce

1 ¼
cup granulated sugar
2
Tbsp water
2
cup heavy cream
2
Tbsp unsalted butter
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Directions

Step 1

Beat butter and icing sugar together until smooth. Add ground almonds and flour; mix well. Slowly add egg and mix until well incorporated. Refrigerate until ready to use.

Step 2

Preheat oven to 400°.

Step 3

Cut puff pastry with a large round cookie cutter (4-5 inches across). Use a smaller round cutter to imprint a guideline for the apples, leaving a 1/2 inch border.

Step 4

Slice apples thinly, about 1/8-inch thick.

Step 5

Place 1 Tbsp. frangipane in the middle of puff pastry round and press gently to even the top. Carefully place apple slices around in a fan pattern. Drizzle melted butter over apples; be careful not to let butter melt over sides of puff pastry. Sprinkle with a mixture of the sugar and cinnamon.

Step 6

Place on parchment-lined baking sheet; bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until puff pastry is golden brown on bottom and apples are cooked.

Step 7

In a heavy-bottomed pot, boil the sugar with the water until it turns dark brown. Carefully stir in the cream (it might bubble up). Remove from heat. Stir in the butter.

Step 8

Galettes can be served right away or cooled and reheated for a few minutes in medium oven before serving.

Step 9

To serve, place apple galette in center of plate. Dust with confectioners’ sugar and place a scoop of ice cream on top. Drizzle caramel sauce around the galette.

Step 10

Serve immediately.

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