Friday, October 21, 2011

apple fig galette: only in dreams

Can't sleep, clown'll eat me.


A little light Simpsons humour, brought to you at 2:30 am. 

I am not a night owl. I need sleep. In fact, some of my friends call me a granny because I tend to fall asleep quite early most of the time. No such luck tonight apparently.

I've been a little sick the last couple of days and for some reason, my body just won't go to sleep. I honestly don't know what to do. What do people usually do when they stay up so late? This is seriously unsettling. I mean, common' brain, just shut off and let me get some sleep. Plus I'm kind of getting hungry...and possibly being a little nonsensical. How can people possibly deal with insomnia on a regular basis?

Or maybe these non-drowsy cold pills have something to do with it. Blurgh. Whatever it is, I need some kind of a lullaby - stat.

I wish I had some of this galette left because it was delicious. Fresh figs are not easy to find around here, and when I saw them at my local market I knew that I had to make something with them. And since I still had lots of apples left over from galette! This is really easy to make and quite customizable. You can use berries, plums, or almost any fruit, really. So if you're reading this late at night because you can't sleep, why not make some pie?

Galettes are quite simple to make if you're looking for an alternative to pies. Just simply roll out to any size as long as it can fit on a baking sheet and fill with whatever fruit you like and bake. You can even make mini pocket fruit pies! However, don't make the same mistake I made. Once you roll out your dough, cut a circle and then place it on a baking sheet and fill it there...instead of on your counter where it can get a little messy trying to lift it up to transfer.

One recipe of pate brisee: click here 
For a 9 inch galette, roll out dough on a lightly floured counter to an approximate 14 inch circle and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Keep refrigerated until needed.

Apple-fig filling

3-4 medium apples, peeled, cored and sliced into 1/4 inch thick pieces
8-10 figs, cut in half lengthwise
1/2 cup sugar
2 tbsp cornstarch or flour
pinch of salt

1 tbsp butter
1 egg

Preheat oven to 375 F. Mix all ingredients except butter and egg together and place in middle of dough leaving about 2-3 inches all around. Fold over the dough, overlapping and pressing to stick folds together. Use a little bit of water if dough isn't sticking together. Dot with a few pieces of the butter on apples.

Beat egg with a little bit of water and brush all around edges of dough and sprinkle with coarse sugar if desired. Bake about 50-60 minutes until crust is golden brown and juices are bubbling. Cool slightly before serving.



  1. I love figs and apples...and everything you use in this recipe. Your galette is so tempting and yummy I bet :) Yum!

  2. Greetings! Do you happen to have any writing skills or it is just a completely natural gift? Can't wait to see your reply.

    1. Hi Martin,
      No, I don't have any professional writing skills. Thanks a lot for your comment!


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