So I finally decided that I needed to try to make my first pie crust rather than buying the Pillsbury ready-made crusts (which are delicious and very handy). I made the crust and used it in an Apple Galette recipe. It looks beautiful, but I'll have to let you know how it tastes later. I have a friend stopping by tomorrow night and that will be our dessert. (Ahh...patience.) It's certainly made our home smell like buttery pie crust...yum!
(Courtesy of the Good Housekeeping Step-by-Step Cookbook)
Pastry for 1 crust pie
5 medium apples (2 lbs.)
1/4 cup sugar
2 T butter or margarine, cut up
2 T apricot jam, melted
Prepare pastry through chilling. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. On a lightly floured surface, with floured rolling pin, roll dough to 15-inch round. Transfer to large cookie sheet.
Peel apples, cut each in half. Remove cores and cut crosswise into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Fan apple slices in concentric circles on dough round, leaving a 1 1/2-inch border. Sprinkle apples evenly with sugar and dot with butter. Fold dough up around apples.
Place 2 sheets of foil under cookie sheet; crimp edges to form a rim to catch any drips during baking. Bake galette 45 minutes, or until apples are tender. Place cookie sheet on wire rack. Brush apples with jam. Cool slightly to serve warm.