lemony apple galettes!

if you think i’m going to get fall slip on by without baking something with apples, THINK AGAIN.

*cue maniacal laughter*

ok, now that that’s overrrr… let’s move on to WHY i needed to make these delicious little galettes. perfect pink lady apples (which are so wonderfully abundant and in season) paired with fresh lemon juice and a flaky crust = all the comfort you need this season.

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you can definitely make your own pie crust for this quick + dirty recipe, but i honestly took the dirty route this time and bought pre-made pie dough (don’t judge okkkk!) THEY STILL TASTED JUST AS DELICIOUS. I also love pinching the edges together so much that it doesn’t look like a perfect galette. There is something really beautiful about keeping things quick with apple pie/hand pie crusts. Keepin it 100 over here with not-pretty galette crusts!

i popped these out of the oven and topped with a very buttery, light caramel sauce. make sure you serve them warm with tillamook old fashioned vanilla ice cream :)

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  • 4 apples, preferably Crispin or Pink Lady, cored and sliced 1/4-inch thick

  • Zest of 1 lemon

  • 1 Tbs. fresh lemon juice

  • 1 1/4 cups sugar

  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon

  • Kosher salt

  • 1/2 cup heavy cream

  • 1 Tbs. unsalted butter

1.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

2. In a large bowl, toss apples, lemon zest, lemon juice. 1/4 cup sugar, cinnamon and a pinch of salt.

3. Unroll your dough (or roll out your home made dough!) to about 1/8 thick and cut into 7” rounds. I used two rolls of dough to make six galettes! Transfer them over to the parchment paper sheet.

4. Divide the apples between the dough rounds. I like to stagger them standing up for a pretty effect! You can do whatever your creative heart desires. Be sure to leave about a 1” border of dough uncovered along the edge.

5. Fold the edge of you dough up and over the apples, loosely pleating the dough and leaving the galettes uncovered in the center then throw those puppies in the fridge for about 30 minutes!

6. I threw them in the oven and then realized they weren’t browning as much as I liked and double realized I should have brushed some melted butter over the pie crust. DUH. I recommend doing and sprinkling a little bit of brown sugar on top. I baked mine for about 15 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and the apples are tender. Let cool on the baking sheet on a wire rack. 

7. If you want the butter, delicious caramel sauce, keep on reading. In a saucepan, combine sugar + 3 tbsp water. Cover and bring to a light bowl over medium heat. Once the sugar is melted, uncover and whisk until sugar is dissolved. Let the mixture simmer until the color turns to light brown (3-5 minutes) Remove from heat and add butter, cream and salt. Let it cool and then drizzle all over those pretty little galettes!

Easy enough riiiiight? You only need a few ingredients and they are SO WORTH IT. Be sure to leave a comment if you make these!