24 June 2021

Apple Galette - ThermoWorks TimeStack Giveaway

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The Apple Galette

An apple galette is what I make when I don't have the time, or inclination, to make an Apple Pie—rolling out two crusts, peeling and slicing all those apples, making a pretty crimped edge. I just wasn't up for all that today.

The solution? A galette, or rustic tart, is quicker and easier than a double-crust pie or a tart. You can make it free-form on a baking sheet, as I did for my Rustic Peach Tart, or make it in a 9-inch glass pie plate.

Just make the same amount of dough you would for any 9-inch single-crust pie, but roll it a bit larger to about 14 inches. Center it in the pie plate, not worrying about evening up the ragged edges, pour in the filling, and then bring that raggedy overhanging pastry up over the apples.

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Apple Galette - Rustic Apple Tart (this image, my watercolor sketch of apples on branch) / www.delightfulrepast.com
My watercolor version of a beautiful pencil drawing by UK artist Valerie Callen


The ThermoWorks TimeStack

Even though I had read about the TimeStack, I was shocked when it arrived. This thing is like the grandfather clock of kitchen timers! It's more than 6 inches tall and 4 inches wide, and it needs to be because it has four separate (independent) timers, each with four separate huge-digit, easy-to-read displays (no toggling).

Why do I need a four-channel timer in my home kitchen? Because we use a timer for everything: brewing tea several times a day, checking the rising bread dough, baking, getting the laundry out of the dryer, watering the fruit trees for a certain length of time. We even use a timer as an alarm clock on those rare occasions when we need one.

With four timers set, how do you know what each one is for? With this magnificent instrument, you can record a message for each one! 1. Check the dough. 2. Move the hose. 3. Take the casserole out. 4. Leave for appointment. No more sticky notes!

See the giveaway info below the recipe.


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Apple Galette - Rustic Apple Tart


(Makes one 8.5-inch round tart, 6 servings)

Sour Cream Pastry

1 1/4 dip-and-sweep cups (6.25 ounces/177 grams) unbleached all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 stick (4 ounces/113 grams) very cold unsalted butter
1/2 cup sour cream (4 ounces/113 grams), plus a little more if needed

Apple Filling

1 1/2 pounds (about 4 medium) apples* (by volume, about 4 cups/1 litre)
1/4 cup (1.75 ounces/50 grams) sugar
1 tablespoon (0.31 ounce/9 grams) unbleached all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Pinch salt 

I usually use half each of two varieties; such as, Fuji and Pink Lady, Granny Smith and Golden Delicious, or Braeburn and Pippin.

1 In medium bowl, whisk together flour, salt and baking powder. With coarse grater over bowl, shred the butter over the flour. (Don't try to shred the very last—you'll shred your fingers; just cut it up.) Stir with a large dinner fork, making sure all the shredded butter is coated with flour. Mixture should be very chunky.

2 With the fork, stir in the sour cream. If you pinch some of the crumbly dough and it holds together and there isn't a lot of dry flour in the bowl, you've used enough sour cream. If not, either add a bit more or sprinkle on up to a tablespoon or so of cold milk, a teaspoon at a time.

3 Turn the crumbly dough out onto a square of plastic wrap and shape it into a 5-inch disk. Wrap tightly in the plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes or up to 3 days.

4 If you've chilled the dough for just 30 minutes or so, you can roll it out without waiting. You'll need to let thoroughly chilled dough stand at room temperature for 10 to 20 minutes before rolling. Save the square of plastic wrap; you'll be using it again. (I'm very sparing in my use of plastic wrap and like to get as much use out of a piece as possible!)

5 Preheat oven to 425F/220C/Gas7. Prepare the filling just before you roll out the pastry. In tiny bowl, whisk together sugar, flour, cinnamon and salt. Peel (or not—sometimes I don't) and core the apples, and slice them into a medium bowl. I slice them like this: Peel the apples, cut them in half through the stem end. With a melon baller, remove the core from each half; with paring knife, trim away the peel from the ends. Cut each half in half lengthwise and slice thinly crosswise. You should have about 4 cups. Stir in the sugar mixture.

6 Lightly flour a square of parchment paper on the counter. Place the disk of dough in the center and sprinkle it lightly with flour. If you like, place the reserved piece of plastic wrap on top of the dough. With floured rolling pin, roll out the disk, rolling from center to edge and rotating by quarter-turns to make a round shape, to a 14-inch circle. Don't worry about ragged edges; this is a rustic tart.

7 Butter a 9-inch glass pie plate, using about 1/2 teaspoon of butter. Transfer dough to pie plate, paper side up; remove paper. Press dough into the pie plate without stretching, leaving the raggedy-edged overhang untrimmed.

8 Pour in the apple filling in an even layer. Bring the overhang up over the apples a little at a time, sort of "pleating" as you go. Don't try to be cute—we're going for rustic here! Bake for 20 minutes; reduce heat to 350F/180C/Gas4 and continue baking for about 45 to 50 minutes, until crust is golden brown and juices are bubbling. Can be served from the pie plate or lifted out and placed on a serving plate.


Apple Galette - ThermoWorks TimeStack Giveaway (this photo, the TimeStack) / www.delightfulrepast.com

ThermoWorks TimeStack Giveaway


This giveaway is open to readers in the US* who are 18 years of age or older. To enter, leave a comment below (one entry per person). Tell me why you want a TimeStack. Please include your email address in the body of your comment. If your name is drawn and I have no way to contact you, you will be disqualified. Must enter by 11:59 p.m. Eastern time Wednesday July 7.

* If you are outside the US but would like to have this sent to someone you know in the US (you would have to send them a gift card separately on your own), go ahead and enter!

Winner will be chosen by random drawing and be announced here in the comments before noon Eastern time on Thursday July 8. If I don't hear back from the winner of the random drawing by noon Eastern time Saturday July 10, a new winner will be selected from the original entrants (those who commented before the giveaway deadline).

Disclosure: ThermoWorks provided a TimeStack for review purposes and one for the giveaway. The views expressed here are entirely my own. I always tell my readers what I really think!

Disclosure: We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon .com and affiliated sites. We are a ThermoWorks affiliate, earning a small commission at no cost to you on purchases made through our links. This helps cover some of the costs of running the blog. Thank you for your support.

Jean

65 comments:

Angie's Recipes said...

I love the use of sour cream in the pastry. The tart looks splendid!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thanks, Angie. It's a really tender crust.

Thomas "Sully" Sullivan said...

Pip-pip! Glad your last two posts have been about desserts (speaks my lingo). This one especially gets to the point of eating to live rather than living to eat. I’m always in a hurry, which makes me an anathema to the rites and protocols of fine dining. I can appreciate the aesthetics of gracing a table (mercy…my voice activation just wrote “greasing a table”), but once past my taste buds there is no discrimination for looks. That said, your artwork and talents are always a plus and a feast for the eyes! 5 cleavers!

TONY said...

Emily , one of my daughters, can make this. She did a cookery course at Merton College as an extra curricular unit when she was doing her A'levels before going off to university. Once again, I love your water colour painting of apples. We have a Coxes Orange Pippin apple tree in our garden. It is smothered in apples this year. When they have ripened I'll take a photograph of them to send you. They are an old English variety and taste wonderful. They have a variegated skin , mostly red but with streaks of yellow.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Sully, thank you, it's always an honor to receive the 5 cleavers award! funny you should mention the voice activation problem--just had a hilarious email from a friend who uses it to write her emails. Sometimes I can barely figure them out!

Richard Sheppard said...

Yum! I'm with you on making galettes instead of pie. Who has the time? AND they taste just as good, if not better. Sour cream in the dough sure sounds interesting too. I've not seen this dough recipe of yours, is it new?

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Tony, thank you so much! I would love photos of your Cox's orange pippins--haven't had one since a long-ago trip to England, and I loved it. Even got a a bottle of the juice in Hyde Park!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thank you, Richard. No, this dough recipe is not new. It's one of my experiments from long ago. I don't know why rolling out just one crust instead of two seems so much less trouble, but it certainly does!

NCSue said...

That looks so tasty! Thanks for sharing at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2021/06/mmmm-magnolia.html. Like Richard, I'd never thought of sour cream in the dough!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thanks, NCSue! Seems all I ever paint or photograph is food! Your flower photos are amazing.

Jeanie said...

This looks so good and so easy. The pastry sounds good, too!

LOVE your apple painting!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Jeanie, thank you so much—on both counts!

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Oh Jean, I will be sure to try your recipe. Your crust made with sour cream is a winner! My family loves apple deserts and this one has my mouth watering. Love your accompanying watercolor! It's lovely.

thepaintedapron.com said...

I love to make galettes too Jean, so much easier than pie and I love the rustic look of them after baking...I make a lot of vegetable galettes too. Your sour cream pastry sounds amazing!
Jenna

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Martha, thank you. Fruit desserts have always been our favorite, so I make this a lot. Hope you like it!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thank you, Jenna. The rustic look really appeals to me, too!

Dee | Grammy's Grid said...

YUM, looks good! Awesome giveaway too! Thanks so much for linking up with me at the Unlimited Link Party 28. Pinned!

Anonymous said...

Leslie:
This timer appeals to me, because I often have several timed dishes going on at once when making a full meal. in fact, I have 3 separate timers in my kitchen for that reason. It would sure be nice to eliminate that clutter.
Leslieannstevenson@yahoo.com

Veronica Lee said...

That tart looks amazing! Yumm!

Nancy said...

I don’t care too much for apple desserts but I do make a galette with an apple and pear combo. Any fruit makes a good one. A galette with roasted vegetables is a dinner favorite. I just bake the thing right on the parchment on a cookie sheet. This is free form and really rustic. So much easier than traditional pies. Looking forward to trying your sour cream pastry. Always on the look out for a good pie dough. Hmm, I never thought about a timer with more than one function. Right now I am using the microwave timer or Alexia. Gets confusing sometimes.
nkancel01@comcast.net
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Gigi said...

I would love to have the timer for all my baking needs. The rustic tart looks yummy.

Kitchen Riffs said...

Galettes are wonderful! My favorite kind of pie or tart -- mainly, I guess, because I don't have to be so careful when it comes to rolling out the dough. Speaking of which, like the sour cream in it -- really nice touch. Good recipe -- thanks. And thanks for turning me on to that timer thingy -- we have two timers in our kitchen, and can often use at least one more!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thank you, Dee!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Leslie, that's exactly right—it eliminates that clutter!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thanks, Veronica. I think I'll make another one this weekend.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Nancy, thank you. Yes, I love baking with parchment paper on the baking sheet. After you try this sour cream pastry, you can check out all my other pastry recipes on the blog!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thanks, Gigi! It is yummy.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thanks, John. This quadruple timer will change your life!

SImple and Serene Living said...

This looks and sounds delicious. I would love that timer. I am used to having to use my 40 year old timer along with my phone. xo Laura

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thank you, Laura. And, yes, you need this timer! 😁

The Culinary Lens said...

Looks absolutely fantastic. A very useful tool mrichardsonnyc@gmail.com

ellen b. said...

I would be a lot more comfortable making a galette over a pie. Happy weekend to you.

Victoria Zigler said...

The rustic tart sounds delicious.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thanks, Michael. I'm sure you could make good use of this timer!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Ellen, it's so easy and so much quicker. Happy weekend to you!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thanks, Victoria. It is! How can you go wrong with apples, right?

Lowcarb team member said...

A very nice recipe and I like your watercolour too.
Enjoy these last few days of June, the month has zoomed by!

All the best Jan

Sherry's Pickings said...

your galette looks lovely Jean as does your beautiful watercolour!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Jan, thank you! And, yes, the month really has zoomed b!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Sherry, thanks so much!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Thanks so much for your lovely comment on my blog, Jean.

My husband's favorite pie is apple pie and I agree that making a galette instead saves time as there is only one crust to roll out. I will have to try your delicious-looking recipe--your sour cream crust also sounds really good and tender!

The Time Stack timer looks interesting and I'm sure it is a helpful gadget to have when cooking many different items during a holiday meal. I can also think it would be a helpful reminder to someone taking medications at different times. I like its red color!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Oh, I love making pies and have always made good pie crusts...easy as pie! I don't need the timer but it looks pretty cool and hip!

Margie said...

The galette with ice cream looks great, Jean!

Thanks for the visit. I wished I could share some of the Whittard Picadilly Blend with you. It's a lovely black tea with strawberry and light floral notes.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Pat, thank you. Yeah, doing just one crust is a real time-saver. And good thinking on the timer—I hadn't even thought about people taking medications!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thanks, Lavender Dreamer (D). Hadn't thought of it but, yeah, this quad timer is "pretty cool and hip!"

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thanks, Margie. And I just might have to order some of that tea!

Marilyn Miller said...

The galette looks and sounds just delicious!
My tea timer has broken and I definitely could use a new timer. This sounds like it definitely would fit my needs.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thanks, Marilyn! I keep the top one set for 5 minutes for timing my black teas. Soooo handy!

Dee | Grammy's Grid said...

Visiting again to say thanks so much for linking up with me at the Unlimited Link Party 29. Pinned again!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Jean

The rustic apple tart looks delicious.
Thanks for sharing the recipe!
Take care, enjoy your day and week ahead.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thanks, Dee. Much appreciated!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Eileen, thanks so much. And you!

Miz Helen said...

Your galette looks delicious, we will really enjoy the dessert! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday, 542. Have a great week and come back soon!
Miz Helen

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thanks so much, Miz Helen! Hope you're staying cool!

Karen (Back Road Journal) said...

I like the idea of using sour cream in the pie dough for your delicious galette. There certainly are times when having a timer like this would be very helpful indeed...I would love one.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Karen, thanks so much. I don't know how I'd manage without this timer now!

Cocoa and Lavender said...

I completely agree with you, Jean, that a galette (or crostata) is such an easy option if you need a good pie! (But don’t have the time or energy for the double crust and cramping.) Lately, I’ve been making peach versions because the peaches this year, wow Small, are so sweet and perfect for this purpose. When we get to fall, apples will be on the menu!

As for me and timers? I’m the one who always forgets to set them… I can’t tell you how many times I try to write up a recipe and I realized I never paid any attention to the timing. (Insert I-rolling emoji here) I had to laugh, though, but that really does look like the grandfather clock version of a timer.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thank you, David. Yes, I'll be making lots of peach galettes when my friend starts bringing me lovely little yellow peaches like she did last summer! Mr Delightful is learning that even when you set a timer, you need to engage your nose when timing baked goods. :-) But I'm finding myself not forgetting to set THIS timer!

Marilyn Miller said...

The apple galette looks so very good. I don't think I have seen a pastry recipe with sour cream and that I just know would be delicious.
Yes, I definitely could use the time for so many things, but especially for making tea. My old timer has broken and it would be wonderful to have one that can be used for several things at a time.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thank you, Marilyn. Yes, I'm really hooked on this timer now. Timing tea several times a day and other activities. Someone even mentioned it being handy if you need to take medication at different times of the day.

Lazy Gastronome said...

I love the rustic galette - this looks beautiful!! Apple season is just around the corner. Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party. Have a great week.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thank you, Helen! I'm going to make one with peaches this weekend.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

*Giveaway Winner Announced* - The winner of the ThermoWorks giveaway, by random drawing, is Kitchen Riffs. Kitchen Riffs, as soon as you send me, delightfulrepast at aol dot com, your name, color choice, and shipping information, the company can ship the package. Congratulations!

If I don't hear from the winner of the random drawing by noon Eastern time Saturday July 10, another drawing will be held and new winner selected from among the original entrants (those who commented before the giveaway deadline).

This was fun! Watch for more giveaways here at Delightful Repast! In the meantime, follow me on Google (but not Google+), Pinterest (@delightfulrepas) and Twitter (@delightfulrepas).

French Ethereal said...

Jean, I'm sorry I didn't see your message sooner!! This would have been fun to promote for you. <3 I like the idea of multiple timers for moving watering hoses, etc. Funny, I was just thinking that when we retire, we will probably be busier than when we were working (this has happened with many older friends and family). We might need one of these timers!!

Hope the winner really enjoys his/her new timer! I'll look for upcoming posts from you. <3 The apple galette looks delicious!!!
Hugs,
Barb

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thanks so much, Barb. It's really handy for so many things. Used it as an alarm clock yesterday as I had an early morning appointment. As usual, I woke up ridiculously early, but it was my backup just in case! About your retirement, from what I've seen with everyone I know, whether you're working full time, working part time, or retired, your days will be packed!

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