FLAKY APPLE GALETTE WITH OAT STREUSEL
Hands-on time: 20 minutes Total time: 2¾ hours Makes: 12 servings
This free-form pastry tastes just as delicious as apple pie, but with no upper crust or fluting to worry about. The crispy oatmeal streusel helps insulate the filling while baking, keeping the apples juicy. Serve at room temperature or warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
2½ cups all-purpose flour
2 tbsp granulated sugar
¼ tsp salt
¾ cup cold butter, cubed
¾ cup ice water (approx)
6 cups chopped cored peeled Empire
or Gala apples (about 5)
¾ cup granulated sugar
2 tbsp cornstarch
1 tsp cinnamon
pinch each nutmeg and salt
½ cup all-purpose flour
½ cup granulated sugar
¼ cup cold butter, cubed
¼ cup quick-cooking (not instant)
1 egg yolk
Pastry: In bowl, whisk together flour, sugar and salt. Using pastry blender or 2 knives, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs with a few larger pieces. Drizzle with ice water; toss with fork to form ragged dough, adding up to 2 tbsp more ice water if necessary. Shape into disc; wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate until chilled, about 1 hour. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 1 month.)
On lightly floured large sheet of parchment paper, roll out dough into 17-inch circle. Using parchment paper, transfer dough to large rimmed baking sheet.
Filling: In large bowl, toss together apples, sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt until well coated.
Spoon over dough in even layer, leaving 3-inch border. Trim any excess pastry. Fold over pastry edge to make about 12-inch round. Trim off excess parchment paper.
Oat Streusel: In bowl, whisk flour with sugar. Using fingers, rub in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs; stir in oats. Sprinkle over filling.
Egg Wash: Whisk egg yolk with 2 tsp water; brush over pastry.
To finish: Bake on bottom rack of 425°F oven for 20 minutes. Reduce heat to 350°F; bake until pastry is golden brown, apples are tender and juice is thickened and bubbling, about 1 hour. Let cool completely on pan.
PER SERVING: about 386 cal, 5 g pro, 17 g total fat (10 g sat. fat), 56 g carb (2 g dietary fibre, 29 g sugar), 57 mg chol, 158 mg sodium, 101 mg potassium. % RD I: 2% calcium, 13% iron, 14% vit A, 3% vit C, 22% folate.