• Forgiving Food Processor Pastry
  • 4 large apples
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • Cream and sanding sugar (optional)

Forgiving Food Processor Pastry

  • 1.5 cups all purpose four
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup cream cheese, cold and cubed
  • 1/2 cup butter, cold and cubed
  1. Combine flour and salt in food processor. Pulse to combine.
  2. Add cream cheese and butter, and pulse for 30 seconds to 1 min or until dough comes together in a loose ball.
  3. Shape the dough into a flat disc about 1 inch thick. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill at least 3 minutes before using.
  4. To use the pastry, leave it at room temperature until it’s pliable enough to roll. Depending on the weather, this can take 30 minutes (summer) to 3 hours (winter). If frozen, thaw it in the fridge first, then leave on the counter until pliable.


Directions for Galette:

  1. Preheat the oven to 425. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Roll out the pastry into a 14-in circle on a lightly floured countertop, using a lightly floured rolling pin. Loosen the pastry from the counter by gently sliding a thin metal spatula underneath it, then transfer to the prepared sheet.
  2. Peel and thinly slice the apples into a large bowl. You should have about 8 cups. Sprinkle the sugar and cornstarch over the apples and stir very well. Pile this mixture into the middle of the pastry and smooth it out, leaving a 2-in border. Fold the pastry border up over the filling, pleating as necessary. If you like, brush the folded-over pastry with a little cream, then sprinkle it with coarse sugar.
  3. Bake 15 min, then reduce heat to 350 and bake another 20-25 min or until crust is golden and filling is very bubbly. Let stand at least 1 hour before serving.


Excerpted from Dinner, Uncomplicated: Fixing a Delicious Meal Every Night of the Week by Claire Tansey. Copyright © 2020 by Claire Tansey. Photography by Suech & Beck © 2020. Reprinted by permission. 

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