In the sloppy, snowy aftermath of "Thundersnowpocalypse 2011," I thought it would be prudent to stay home from work. After I helped Mr Minx dig out our car, I put myself to work in the kitchen, getting rid of sundry leftovers by turning out a batch of Erika Davis' chocolate chip cookies, a pot of mushroom soup, and an apple galette.
The galette was the tastiest treat of the day. Made with a refrigerated pie crust, two apples, and a few pinches of spices, it was terrific topped with some vanilla ice cream.
Easy Apple Galette
2 Granny Smith apples
1 refrigerated pie crust (Pillsbury All-Ready pie crust or its generic equivalent)
1 Tablespoon light brown sugar
1 egg yolk
Preheat oven to 350F. Peel and very thinly slice apples. Unroll pie crust and place on a non-stick baking sheet. Place a layer of apples in the center of the crust, leaving a 1.5" border all around. Sprinkle with a tiny bit of cinnamon, a bit of ginger, a few drops of lemon juice, and a bit of the brown sugar. Repeat apple and spice layers until all of the apples are used, finishing with a dusting of cinnamon and brown sugar. Fold the border of the dough up over the filling, pleating it as necessary to keep it flat. Beat egg yolk with a few drops of water and brush onto the pastry. Sprinkle with sanding sugar. Bake for 30 minutes, until golden brown. Cool for 15 minutes or so, the remove to a serving plate. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Minx, these are ridiculously easy to make. But if you serve them to company, you should keep that detail to yourself. Because people will think you slaved away for hours. They don't really need to know it took about all of 15 minutes.
Wendi, I think that my dinner guests would be even more impressed with me if they knew such a tasty dessert took no time at all!
WOH. That's it!?!?! OMG thank you so much, this looks amazing and something i can easily accomplish!!!
I love this dish- make it with rosemary instead of the cinnamon- so good!
PS your recaps are the best! (and funniest).
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