Golden Apple Galette with Sweet Cookie Crust


I adapted this recipe from Shamane Simons of Shamane’s Bake Shop in Boulder. The crust was featured in the Boulder Daily Camera just before Thanksgiving. The crust has the best texture.

Golden Delicious apples are great for this type of tart as they are soft and cook quickly. This is the perfect ending to a heavy meal.

Golden Delicious Apple Galette with Sweet Cookie Pie Crust

Sweet Cookie Crust
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/4 lb. butter, at room temperature
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup flour
1/4 cake or pastry flour
pinch of salt
1/8 tsp baking powder

Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla and mix until incorporated. Sift the dry ingredients together and add.  Mix until just combined. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and chill for at least 2 hours.

Before rolling out, remove from the refrigerator and allow to soften for 10 minutes at room temperature. Roll out the dough to your desired size. Place on a flat cookie sheet and place in the refrigerator while preparing the apples.

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.

Apple Filling

1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 cup sugar
2 lbs. Golden Delicious Apples, peeled cored and thinly sliced
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 Tbsp. honey

Combine the sugar and cinnamon and mix well. Remove the dough from the refrigerator and sprinkle 1 Tbsp. of the sugar mixture over it evenly. Arrange the apple slices on top of the dough in concentric circles leaving about 1-inch all around the edge.

Sprinkle with the remaining sugar mixture. Fold the border up over the apples. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes. Heat the honey and vanilla in  the microwave and with a pastry brush, distribute the mixture over the apples. Allow to cool slightly before serving.

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