Apple and Maple Pecan Galette

For this recipe, start by making a half recipe of the Galette Dough on the previous page. It can be chilling in the refrigerator as you make the Easy Pastry Cream and Maple-Glazed Pecans. Recipe by Julia San Bartolome.

August 30, 2017

Ingredients

Easy Pastry Cream
  • Makes about 1 cup
  • ⅛ cup cornstarch
  • ¼ cup sugar, divided use
  • 2 large egg yolks (Save the egg whites for another use.)
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, preferably organic, cut into pieces
  • ½ teaspoon cardamom
Maple-Glazed Pecans
  • Makes ¼ cup
  • ¼ cup chopped pecans
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • Pinch salt

Preparation

Easy Pastry Cream

In a bowl, whisk together cornstarch and ⅛ cup sugar. Whisk in egg yolks. In a saucepan, heat milk to a simmer and whisk in remaining ⅛ cup sugar. Slowly whisk milk into egg mixture. Return mixture to saucepan and place on medium heat. Stir until the mixture coats the back of a spoon, about 2–4 minutes. Remove from heat and whisk in vanilla, salt, butter and cardamom.

Maple-Glazed Pecans

Toss all ingredients together and set aside.

Assembly

1 Honeycrisp apple, preferably organic (Fuji, Gala or Granny Smith apples also work)

Preheat oven to 375°.

Core apple and cut into .-inch lengthwise slices.

Take 2 disks of rolled-out dough from the refrigerator. Spoon about ⅓ cup Easy Pastry Cream onto center of each. Spread pastry cream evenly over dough, leaving a ¾-inch border around outer edge.

Arrange sliced apples snugly over pastry cream. (You’ll use about half an apple for each galette). Sprinkle 2 tablespoons pecans over apple slices.

Fold edges of galette dough towards center, forming a crust.

Bake in preheated oven for about 30 minutes, or until crust is golden brown. To serve, cut galette in half.

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Ingredients

Easy Pastry Cream
  • Makes about 1 cup
  • ⅛ cup cornstarch
  • ¼ cup sugar, divided use
  • 2 large egg yolks (Save the egg whites for another use.)
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, preferably organic, cut into pieces
  • ½ teaspoon cardamom
Maple-Glazed Pecans
  • Makes ¼ cup
  • ¼ cup chopped pecans
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • Pinch salt
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