I figured out how to pronounce Galette. This was becoming an issue for me. How can I go about baking, and writing about, such an amazing food that I can’t even mention in conversation? So I googled it. I found this lovely little website that has a charming French man (just trust me on the charming part) who so beautifully pronounces the word Gal-Let. You’re gonna press play over and over just to make sure he really said Gal-Let and not Guh-Lay. Or maybe that’s just me.
Apple Brown Sugar (Gal-Let) Galettes
For the Crust:
1 1/2 cups flour
2 tbs sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 stick butter
1/4 cup ice cold water
For The FIlling:
4 cups granny smith apples, cored, peeled and sliced
2 tbs fresh squeezed lemon juice
1 cup brown sugar, packed
3 tbs melted butter.
Make the crust:
In a food processor, combine the flour, sugar and salt. Pulse to combine. Add the butter (ice cold and cut into cubes) and process until combined. Add the remaining flour and process until combined. Move dough to a bowl and add the water with a wooden spoon (don’t add the water with the food processor or your dough will turn into a cracker). If your dough is too dry, or two wet, add a bit of water or flour to achieve the right consistency.
Form the dough into a disk, cover with plastic wrap and chill for at least an hour.
Once your apples and peeled, cored and sliced, add to a bowl with the lemon juice and toss to combine. Add the brown sugar and butter and toss to combine. Let stand at room temp for 20 minutes.
Preheat oven to 400.
Once your dough is chilled, roll out to an even thickness. Cut out 6 inch circles. Use whatever you have that is round and six inches, I used a small plastic bowl. This recipe will make 6-8 mini Galettes.
Arrange the apples in tight circle in the middle of your dough, leaving a one inch boarder around the edges.
Fold the edges over the filling, leaving the center open.
Brush the remaining brown sugar/butter mixture that your apples were sitting in all over the Galettes and the exposed crust.
Bake at 400 for 28-35 minutes or until golden brown.