“Apple of My Eye” Galette with Maple-Caramel Butter Sauce

Galettes seem to be all the Autumn baking rage these days, but what exactly are they? Well, according to Fine Cooking, galettes are pastries that similar to tarts, but are more of a free-form, rustic style tart that are simply folded over to hold in the juices of fruits. So, now you know.

Since Thanksgiving is right around the corner here in Canada and with apples well in season, this galette is the perfect Autumn treat. We’ve topped ours with a maple crumble and a simple maple-caramel butter sauce (yes, you read that right) that makes this pastry absolutely delectable while looking real impressive for your family and friends. However, there’s no need to worry. It’s a fairly straightforward process making this homey dessert and what’s more appropriate for your perfect afternoon of baking than listening to some gangster rap?

That’s right, this recipe is inspired by-

Apple of My Eye- Rick Ross (feat. Raphael Saadiq)

INGREDIENTS

For the crust

  • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) chilled unsalted butter, cubed
  • 2 tbsp. (or more) ice water

For the filling

  • 1 1/2 pounds apples, peeled, cored and sliced (roughly 4 cups)
  • 2 tbsp. granulated sugar
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 tbsp. ground cinnamon

For the maple crumble

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 2 tbsp. maple syrup

For the maple-caramel butter sauce

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup caramel syrup (store-bought or homemade)
  • 2/4 cup milk (or heavy cream)

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METHOD

For the crust

  • Pulse flour and salt in a food processor with chilled butter (we put ours in the freezer for a few mins to make sure it’s perfectly cold) and ice water until dough just clumps up into a ball.
  • Dump dough onto work surface and form into an 8″ disc. Chill the disc for 1 hour.
  • Once the dough is chilled, roll the dough out on a floured surface until it is a 1/8″ thick round. Transfer the round onto a parchment-lined un-rimmed baking sheet. Chill for 15 minutes.

For the filling and maple crumble

  • Preheat oven to 450ยฐF. Combine apple slices, sugar, cinnamon and lemon zest in medium bowl. Toss to blend.
  • Arrange apple slices over crust in an overlapping pattern, leaving roughly 1 1/2″ border for folding.
  • Fold the plain crust border over the apple, ensuring to pinch any cracks.
  • Optional: brush the crust with whole milk or an egg wash and sprinkle with sugar for a golden crust.
  • In a small bowl, combine maple syrup with oats. Top galette with the maple crumble.
  • Bake the galette for 20 minutes.
  • Reduce oven temperature to 375ยฐF and continue baking until the crust is golden and cooked through. Around 25-30 minutes.

For the maple-caramel butter sauce

  • In a small pot, melt butter over medium heat, stirring constantly until it becomes aromatic and browned (it will have brown bits on the bottom). Make sure to stir constantly to ensure it does not burn!
  • Add maple syrup, caramel syrup and stir to combine.
  • Add milk (or heavy cream) and stir it constantly until it thickens to your liking*  *Note: You’ll have to warm up the sauce whenever you are serving it as the butter will solidify.

Allow your galette to cool for 10 minutes. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream and maple-caramel butter sauce or by itself!

Trust us, you’ll absolutely love this. It’s the perfect cross between an apple crumble and apple pie. We’re sure you’re drooling already!

Enjoy!

Author: sanahahsan

Sanah is a recent Business graduate from the University of Guelph-Humber. She is a self-proclaimed foodie with a social media obsession and a love of music, travel and culture.

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