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Pumpkin Caramel Apple Galette

A galette is classically a shallow, French, crispy "cake" but has been transformed into a pie-crust like vehicle that holds anything from savory to sweet. It isn't often that I make galettes but when I do, I make sure they are the best tasting ones you will enjoy. This is no exception. Apples, caramel and pumpkin simply belong together in this New England tweak on a French dessert.
 

Ingredients

For 6 people

Recipe

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 stick(1/4 cup)cold butter or margarine
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 2 large apples of your choice
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup Mulled Apple Jam, see recipe below
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • Pumpkin Caramel Sauce, see recipe below
  • 1 beaten egg white
  • Additional granulated sugar
  • Nonstick cooking spray

Pumpkin Caramel Apple Galette Directions

    Make Mulled Apple Jam(recipe found here); set aside. Blend the flour and sugar together in a bowl. Using a fork or two, or even your fingertips, cut in butter until well incorporated and reduced to small pebbles in size. Add cold water and mix until the dough just comes together. Wrap in film wrap and refrigerate 30 minutes. 
    When ready, preheat oven to 400-degrees F. Line a baking pan with parchment paper that has been greased with nonstick cooking spray. Remove dough from refrigerator, unwrap and start rolling it out on a well floured work surface to about a 12-inch circle. Place this dough circle on prepared pan(No need to trim edges). 
    Spread 1 cup Mulled Apple Jam in the center and spread out to about 2 inches from the edge. Peel, halve, core and thinly slice apple. Place in a bowl with brown sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon and nutmeg, tossing well. Pile the apple mixture over the apple jam. 
    Fold over the edges of the circle, crreating "pleats". Brush egg white over this edge with a brush or your fingertips and sprinkle additional sugar over the egg white. Bake 30-35 minutes, or until the crust is nicely browned. Remove from ovenb and immediately cut into wedges. Drizzle Pumpkin Caramel Sauce(recipe found here) over the top and eat warm.
    NOTE: Or use any caramel sauce or just a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
     
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