We are well into November, which means it’s time to start thinking about your Thanksgiving meal. Not Christmas yet though, despite the fact that almost every retail store I’ve been to has their trees up already. Straight from Halloween to Christmas! It’s crazy. But Thanksgiving is just a little over 2 weeks away so let’s talk food. I’ll share a few recipes over the next couple of weeks.
The more I cook the more recipes I have stored up either here on the blog or in a ridiculous collection of books and binders that I can turn to. I come from a family of 4 girls, all of whom enjoy cooking. So when it comes to holiday meals we all start searching for things we’d like to make. We almost never make the same thing twice, except for my Grandma June’s dressing which is always on the table, as is her apple pie. But we like to branch out and try other ways to prepare vegetables, desserts and sides.
This simple apple galette would be a lovely Thanksgiving dessert, but could easily make its way to your table on a weeknight. It’s simple to prepare and doesn’t require many ingredients or much time. You can use a scratch pie crust or a store bought one to make it even simpler.
This caramel sauce takes this simple dessert to a special place and I am so thankful to my good friend who introduced me to it! Go grab yourself a few jars. It’s also terrific as a dip for raw apples slices, so whatever you have leftover from this galette you can use as an afternoon snack. You’re welcome.
This is different enough from a pie that you could get away with having a traditional apple pie and this galette on the same dessert table. The thin-ness of this galette makes me feel a little better about eating dessert, even though it’s probably not too much better for me. The cream cheese is subtle and pairs well with the apples and caramel, but you could easily leave it out if you don’t have any around or if you just don’t care for it.
I’m really looking forward to Thanksgiving. I really enjoy this holiday and this year we get to spend it at the lake with my husband’s family, which will be lovely as always. What are you planning to make for Thanksgiving? Do you have any recipes you make every year?
Fleur de Sel Caramel and Cream Cheese Apple Galette
- 1 round pie dough
- 2 Granny Smith apples
- 3 1/2 tablespoons sugar, divided
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 3-4 tablespoons Fleur de sel Caramel Sauce
- 1 egg
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- Peel and core apples, then slice thinly.
- Mix apples with 2 tablespoons of sugar, cinnamon and a pinch of salt. Set aside.
- Beat cream cheese with 1 1/2 tablespoons of sugar until smooth. Set aside.
- Roll dough out on a large piece of parchment paper into a 12 inch circle.
- Spread cream cheese onto dough leaving a 1 1/2 inch border.
- Arrange apples in 2 concentric circles, overlapping as needed, on top of the cream cheese.
- Warm up 4 tablespoons of the caramel sauce in a small bowl in the microwave. Drizzle 1 1/2 tablespoons of the caramel sauce evenly over the apples.
- Fold the dough over the edges of the apples.
- Whisk egg in a small bowl with 1 teaspoon of water, then brush onto the dough.
- Transfer parchment to a large baking sheet and bake for 25-35 minutes, until crust is golden and apples are tender.
- Remove from the oven and drizzle with the rest of the caramel sauce.
- Serve warm or room temperature with ice cream or whipped cream and more caramel sauce.