On behalf of Old Town, many thanks to our patrons and friends for your support and the sense of community that you create with us. In addition to enjoying this month’s many events, we hope you enjoy our Farmers’ Market recipe for the delicious Apple Galette above. Warmest wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving and a festive, peaceful and healthy holiday season!
Apple Galette Serves 6 to 8 Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
Galette dough for 9” pie 3 tablespoons vegetable shortening 3 tablespoons butter 1 cup all-purpose flour 2 tablespoons cold water 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon sugar (mix with cinnamon) ½ teaspoon Demerara sugar (optional)
Filling ½ cup sugar 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon cinnamon ½ teaspoon salt 4-1/2 cups apples sliced (Gravenstein) 2 teaspoons cold butter
Dough:Use a pie dough cutter to blend shortening, butter, flour & salt to cornmeal stage. Slowly add cold water, mixing with a fork until dough comes together. Add more water if necessary. Form into a ball, cover and chill at least 2 hours before rolling out. In the palm of your hand, form ball into flat, round disk. Roll dough on a floured surface until it is 1/8”-inch thick. Dough will be 14 to 16 inches in diameter. Place in bottom of a 9” pie pan; dough will fall over edges of pan.
Filling:Blend sugar, flour, cinnamon & salt. Set aside. Layer ½ the apples in the center of the galette shell. Sprinkle ½ the sugar mixture over the apples. Repeat using the remaining apples & sugar. Distribute small butter pieces evenly over fruit. Bring edges of dough toward the center over the fruit & staple to fruit with toothpicks. There will be a small opening in the middle. Sprinkle top of crust with cinnamon sugar, then Demerara. Bake until a toothpick inserted comes out clean and juices are bubbling around the crust, 45 to 50 minutes.
From “The Art of Real Food” by Joanne Neft & Laura Kenney This amazing cookbook is available weekly at the Farmers’ Market Information Booth for $20. Proceeds benefit the Farmers’ Market Nutrition Programs.
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