Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Fall treats: Mini apple galettes.

Fall is in full swing here! The days are proving to be dark and wet, but cozy too. There's nothing better than a warm treat on a chilly day, and these little hand pies certainly do the trick! We had a ton of apples left over from our event, so I decided we needed to bake up something quick. I'm still working to perfect these guys, but I thought I would share the recipe in case you're in need of a warm treat too.

Have I told you how great the neighbors are in our new neighborhood? Good people lining both sides of the street. They even get together every Sunday for coffee-the whole street is invited. I'm thinking the second batch of galettes needs to be wrapped in parchment and shared with these kind-hearted people. So much better than Halloween candy (well, maybe)!

What is your favorite treat to eat on a drizzly day?

Mini Apple Galette

Pie crust dough for 9 in. pie (dough will make two galettes)
5-6 apples-cored, peeled, and cut into thin slices
1/2 cup brown sugar
Pinch of salt
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. lemon zest
Egg wash (mix one egg with about 1 tbl. water)
Sugar, for dusting

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
 Divide dough into two balls. Roll out into two circles on a floured surface.
Line a cookie sheet with parchment and place two dough circles on sheet.
In a large bowl mix apples, b. sugar, salt, cinnamon, and zest (filling will make about four galettes)
Heap a pile of apples in the center of each dough round and fold the edges up and over.
Brush dough with egg wash and dust generously with sugar.
Cut a small piece of foil and "tent" it over the apples (this will help them cook through).
Pop 'em in the oven for 30 min, then lower temp. to 350 and cook another 30 min.
Take off foil and bake for another 10 min. or until brown on top.

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