Apple and Pear Galette

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by bigmike&nan, Apr 14, 2009.

  1. bigmike&nan

    bigmike&nan Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mighty simple and sooo good. You and a date can prepare this while dinner is cooking in the oven. Once dinner comes out of the oven this galette goes in and bakes while you're eating dinner. It'll have the house smelling like Heaven and your date (or friends) swooning !!


    Mis en place

    1 package pie crust thawed

    2 Bosch pears, peeled, cored and sliced thin
    2 Pippin apples, peeled, cored and sliced thin
    1/2 cup white sugar
    2 Tsp. cinnamon
    1/2 Tsp. nutmeg
    juice of 1/2 lemon
    1/3 stick butter broken into small bits
    1 Tbls all purpose flour
    1/4 raisins soaked in 1/2 cup Jack Daniels 1/2 hour (remove raisins from Jack Daniels before using, set aside Jack Daniels for later in recipe).

    1/4 stick butter broken into small bits


    Preheat oven to 425. Generously butter a 7-8 inch cast iron skillet. Unroll dough and center in skillet with excess overlapping evenly. Combine 2nd group of ingredients in bowl and toss well. Pour into pie crust and mound fruit so it is piled high in center. Now fold over edges of crust, overlapping them attractively all the way around. Place remaining small bits of butter in open area where crust does not cover apples. Generously sprinkle fruit and crust with 2 Tbls. white sugar. Slide galette into oven and bake 35-45 minutes until crust is golden brown. Place pan on stop top. Wait only 2 or 3 minutes and GENTLY using spatula to pry away crust from edges of the pan remove galette to a plate. Allow to cool at least 20 minutes before serving. The sugar and fruit juices of the filling make a natural caramel that oozes and coats the crust. Serve with french vanilla ice cream and whipped cream.

    Stand back and drink the Jack Daniels you plumped the raisins and and admire your incredible baking skills... LOL

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    Big's Apple Galette and a plate of Big's Roasted Garlic Zuchinni Strips
     
  2. chickiebaby

    chickiebaby Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 2, 2008
    western mass
    Big Mike, who the heck are you? Just one delicious lookin recpe after another!

    You seem to be married so I have only one question: do you believe in polygamy?

    I'm drooling over that galette, and I think I'll make it Thursday nighte as soon as Passover ends. Right now I can't imagine eating anything off of which my teeth don't bounce!

    Thanks for the recipe!
     
  3. skeeter9

    skeeter9 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oh yeah! Now we're talking! How can you beat a recipe with apples and JD in it???!!!! [​IMG]
     
  4. firstthechicken

    firstthechicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    this looks soooooo delicious...I am gonna try it this afternoon....man, I think I've gained 20 pounds making all of your recipes but worth every pound and I so enjoy trying them out...although I know mine don't taste as good as yours...thanks for all of them
     
  5. bigmike&nan

    bigmike&nan Chillin' With My Peeps

    More than a week ago we got a deal on a clay pot filled with peaches at a You Pick Farm out here. Wife put them in the back of the fridge where they were promptly forgotten until yesterday. SO I made a Martha Stewart pie crust

    http://www.marthastewart.com/344292/our-favorite-pie-crust

    and peeled the peaches - it wasn't going to be enough fruit so I used about a cup and half of blueberries, about 1/2 cup of white sugar and a tsp of vanilla extract (the real stuff) and a tbls corn starch and tossed all that in the work bowl. Unlike the galette recipe I did no pats of butter with the fruit. I use the same odd shaped cast iron skillet I always used. Loved this galette because it's not cloyingly sweet like a store peach pie, the natural flavors of the fruit come out nicely.


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  6. 1sttimr

    1sttimr Out Of The Brooder

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    Looks delicious!
     

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