Check out this apple pie. It's apple pie gone rogue. Apples hooked up with some pears in a flaky, crusty, buttery pie shell and then went totally next level by adding some pecan streusel on top. When it comes to dessert, go big or go home. Nom nom nom...
Ok, so I am not about to get all fancy foodie on you with this fancy pants sounding dessert called a galette. Seriously, I didn't even know how to pronounce the word until last week. I had to Google it. Only because I knew someone would eventually ask me what I'd been cooking up lately for the ole blogerooni and I wanted to sound like I knew what I was talking about.
French is not in my vocab. Is it guh-let? (like I want to shove some amazing pie down my gullet) Or jah-let? (sounds too much like the name of a razor brand) Or jah-lay? (a fancy way of saying jelly, "excuse me, could I have a jahlay and peanut butter sandwich?") Yeeeaahh....I'm going with the gullet one. But let's make it sound semi-fancy by adding an accent on the first syllable. Oui oui?
A galette is a freeform pie. No pie dish. Think pie without borders. No fancy pie edges with a lattice topping all decked out in fall harvest cutout pie shapes. I imagine some French person got fed up with the tediousness of pie making and said to heck with it, threw some pie filling in the center of some dough, folded the edges around it, baked it, called it a fancy french word, and ate their galette-lovin' heart out while their French neighbor was still working on that lattice topping with all the leafy- pumpkin-flower-heart-shaped cutouts.
How do you guys make your apple pies? Do you have one of these AWESOME corer-slicer-peeler kitchen gadgets of amazement?!?! I should have my own infomercial.
No really. Do you have one?! GET ONE (please). You'll be living in pie-in-your-gullet-in-no-time heaven. This corer-peeler-slicer thingy is a serious time saver, and a skin-on-my-hands saver.
And don't throw out the peels! SAVE THEM! We are going to be making a little something with those vitamin rich peels in my next post.
Aight, let's talk streusel. Six ingredients of yumminess that you get to smoosh all together into little buttery brown sugary crumbles of bliss by using your hands. If you have kids, they would love this part. If you don't have kids, you would love this part. You know you would. Do it. And then try not to eat the big streuselly clumps. Or make extra, so you have enough for your galettes and your gullet.
When it comes to the dough, the size of the galettes is totally up to you. A galette is usually one big flat round pie that gets divided between everyone. Buuuut, I like having my very own dessert. Just for me. My excuse to not share. And I love LUV LOOOVE pie crust that is 360 degrees around my pie filling. Pie crust in every bite. Nom nom nom...
But lookee here, I'm not aaactually selfish. This recipe makes enough for 8 mini galettes. So my best besties can have their own little galette too. I can be an active and non-apologetic pie hoarder all while my fam and friends are amazed that I made them their own little personal pie of all-that-is-good-in-life too. Win win.
Want some apple and pear galette with pecan streusel ya'll?! Wait.... Something's missing.
Did you see what I did there? I thought so. You and I think alike when it comes to pie.
Hot outta the oven with a scoop of ice cream. The only reason that ice cream isn't smack on top of the galette is so I could show you the gooey insides of the pie. You're welcome. Enjoy friends. ❤
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