Cathy Speronis’ Apple Galette Recipe 

Apple Galette Recipe courtesy Cathy Speronis Recipe Summary Difficulty: Medium Active Prep Time: 15 min. Cook Time: 45 – 55 min.Dough:1 cup all-purpose flour1 Tbsp. sugar1/2 tsp. salt6 Tbsp. unsalted butter, chilled and cut into ” pieces2 Tbsp. vegetable shortening, chilled and cut into ” pieces2 – 5 Tbsp. cold waterFilling:3 Macintosh apples, peeled and sliced into 1/2” slices1 Granny Smith apple, peeled and sliced into 1/4” slices1/2 tsp. lemon zest1 tsp. lemon juice3 Tbsp. cornstarch1/2 cup granulated sugar1/2 cup light brown sugar1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon1/8 tsp. ground nutmegPinch of salt1 egg beatenwater3 Tbsp. honeyMake the doughIn the bowl of a food processor combine flour, sugar and salt. Process for 30 seconds. Distribute the butter pieces evenly over the flour mixture. Pulse 3 times. Distribute the shortening pieces over the flour mixture. Pulse 8 more times. Place mixture in a large bowl. Add the cold water in a tablespoon at a time and use a fork to blend until mixture starts to come together and is no longer dry (do not make too wet.) Form dough into a disc and cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate.Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400°F.Make the fillingPeel core and slice apples. In a large bowl toss the apples with the lemon zest and juice. Set aside. In a medium bowl combine cornstarch, sugars, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Combine sugar mixture with apples and toss until apples are thoroughly coated and start releasing their juices. Remove dough from refrigerator and unwrap. Place disc on center of a parchment lined baking sheet. With a lightly floured rolling pin, roll into a large free-form circle, about 14” wide. Place apple mixture in center of dough and spread out leaving a 4” border. Fold edges of dough over filling leaving the center of the galette open. Beat egg with 1 tsp. of water and brush over dough.Bake in center of oven for 45 – 55 minutes until crust is golden and mixture is bubbling.Remove from oven. In a small bowl mix the honey with 1 tsp. water. Brush over center of warm galette. Allow to cool for 30 minutes. Serve.