Woohoo, I was baking away this week and I was making a galette from the fabulous Giada de Laurentiis! This was a recipe that I had seen on her Giada at Home show recently and was chomping at the bit (perhaps literally) to make. So I happily bring you this Apple Galette with Sour Cherries and Goat Cheese dish.
Galettes are basically a free-form pie, and are awesome because they are rustic and hard to mess up. My mom used to make galettes occasionally when I was growing up filled with yummy fruit, and it was something I’d been wanting to make for a while.
So let’s talk about what you need for this dish. Probably the thing I was most concerned about finding were the dried tart cherries, but thankfully I found them at Hy-Vee without a problem. I did have to grab some Cardamom and Braeburn apples too. And one thing to note is the recipe calls for arrowroot, but if you can’t find that, you’ll see I used cornstarch, which is a great replacement.
Here’s one thing I love about Giada…just because she can make her own dough doesn’t mean she always needs to. I know I’m a crazy, busy girl pretty regularly, so when I can cut corners a tad, I will. So that is where pre-made puff pastry comes into play. Talk about a time saver. And the fact that the galette looks rustic is fabulous, because it will be gorgeous without a lot of fuss.
As for any helpful kitchen tools, you know, it’s the usual: handheld juicer, veggie peeler, and my trusty Silpat. Otherwise you should be all set.
I can’t wait for you to try this dish. It’s easy, super delicious (I did mention there is goat cheese in it, right…cuz there is…’nuf said in my book), and this is sure to impress the people in your life.
Click here for the recipe and step by step instructions!