Friday, December 6, 2013

4-Ingredient Apple Pie Galette

My mother-in-law is famous for her pie crusts.  Actually, the recipe she uses has been passed down from generation to generation.  She's been offering to teach me for months, and SOON I will get a chance to take her up on it!  In the mean time, I don't do a lot in the way of pie baking, which is kind of ironic because I would pass up cake any day of the week in lieu of pie.  Blueberry, cherry, peach, mmm.

Never been a huge fan of apple pie.  When I told my husband that, he nearly fell off his stool.  The thing is, I've never had good homemade apple pie before!

Well, ladies and gents, I'm NOT going to teach you how to make apple pie today.  Instead we're making a galette, which takes all of about 5 minutes to prep.  The good news is that apple galette is a pretty sufficient swap out for apple pie, and there's very few ingredients, very little fat.  In fact, the only really unhealthy thing in this recipe is the pie crust!  So if you find a way to make healthy pie crust, hit a lady up.

Peel, core and slice about 5 small to medium apples.  (I even tossed in a pear that had been stuck in my fridge for too long; you can add raisins, craisins, cherries, etc.  But the apples alone are more than enough!)  Lightly grease a pan and preheat your oven to 350.  Pile the sliced fruit high on the pie crust. Sprinkle a tablespoon of sugar over the fruit, and drizzle about half of a tablespoon of lemon juice.  You can sprinkle cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, or allspice over the apples as well.

Fold up the edges of the pie crust around the filling, leaving it exposed.  Bake for about 30 minutes, or whenever the crust looks toasty and yummy.  I even brushed my crust with butter a couple of times, but it will be crispy and scrumptious either way.

And here you go!  This makes an incredible dessert topped with ice cream and drizzled with caramel sauce.  It would be perfect for having the in-laws over (bonus points cause it sounds super fancy but tastes humbly familiar in the best way possible).  

Unless your mother-in-law is the master of pie crusts.  Then you'd better stick to cake!

Apple Pie Galette
-1 refrigerated pie crust (or use your own)
-5 small apples, peeled, cored, and sliced
-1 tbsp sugar
-1/2 tbsp lemon juice
-dash of cinnamon (optional)

1.  Preheat oven to 350.  Roll out crust on a lightly greased baking sheet.  Pile the apples in the middle of the crust, leaving about a 2" border free for folding.

2.  Fold the edges of the pie crust around the fruit.

3.  Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until crust is golden brown and fruit is soft.  Enjoy!

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