Welcome apple lovers! Step into my virtual kitchen and let me show you how to make the flakiest, juiciest, most delicious caramel apple galette that your lips will ever touch! Sound too good to be true? Give it a try and see if you shout “It’s yummi!”
A little known fact about me: I’m a musical junkie. I grew up with the arts all around me. My parents were very active in the community theater, as were my younger brother and I, and one of my sisters was a piano prodigy, so it wasn’t uncommon for any or all of us to break out in song over the dinner table. Matter of fact, the first production I was a part of was Fiddler on the Roof. I was 10 years old and my dad had the lead role of Tevia. I played the third daughter, Chava. As a result, I
entertained bored everyone to tears with nightly practice sessions of “Matchmaker Matchmaker”. I always felt like I needed to make a big production out of the practice, so I’d stand on the dining room chair for full theatrical effect. Daddy always had such a look of pride on his face…until one time when I threw my arms out during a rendition of Gershwin’s “Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off”. As my arms flailed around like a drunken sailor, I toppled off of my chair and landed on the dining table…right into a bowl of mashed potatoes. “Potatoes, po-tah-toes, tomatoes, toh-mah-toes, let’s call the whole thing off! ” *Kerplunk*
My point is that there are many ways to describe the same thing. Like this caramel apple galette…um, crostada…er crostata.
Joy the Baker calls them crostadas. I have another food blogger friend who argued with me for 10 minutes about how they’re crostaTAs, and then I just got frustrated and used Swagbucks to clear up the confusion. That’s when I learned that they can also be called galettes. Oh geez, let’s call the whole thing off. As long as it’s eaten and enjoyed, I don’t think it matters one iota what they’re called. Let’s just call them yummi and leave it at that.
NOTE: This recipe looks REALLY long. Don’t let it intimidate you. It’s only detailed because I make my own pie dough. You can easily omit that step and use refrigerated pie crust. Easy peasy!
Recipe inspired by Joy the Baker’s “Apple Pie Crostadas” from her cookbook “100 Simple & Comforting Recipes”