Apple galette recipe

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Well-known Newfoundland actor and director Aiden Flynn gave us this recipe after his appearance on One Chef One Critic. “Galette” is a French word used to describe a round, flat cake or tart. This tasty galette looks quite rustic.

  • Yield: 6 Servings


  • 1 cup (250 ml) flour
  • ¼ tsp (1 ml) salt
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) sugar
  • ½ cup (125 ml) butter, cold
  • ½ tsp (2 ml) vanilla
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) ice cold water
  • 4 tbsp (60 ml) brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) flour
  • ½ tsp (2 ml) cinnamon
  • 6 apples, peeled, cored, and sliced
How to Make It
  1. Preheat oven to 450 F (235 C). Mix flour, salt, and sugar together in bowl. Add butter and combine, using your fingers, until pastry is crumbly. Add vanilla and water. Continue mixing quickly until dough is formed. Do not over-mix, or pastry will be tough. Pat into a ball and refrigerate for 15 minutes.
  2. Remove dough from fridge and roll it into a round shape. Spread circle of dough on a baking sheet. Mix brown sugar, cinnamon, and flour together in a large bowl. Toss apples in with mixture to coat them. Pour apples out onto pastry. Dot apples with butter. Bring edges of pastry up over apples. Let rough edges lie on apples. The pastry will not completely cover apples. Bake for approximately 40 to 45 minutes or until crust is golden.

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