Apple Galette with a Whiskey Caramel Sauce

Ingredients

Apple Galette

  • 1 packet of ready to roll short crust or puff pastry
  • 4 pink lady apples
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 50g castor sugar
  • 50g butter
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • Handful flaked almonds

Whiskey Caramel Sauce

  • 100g castor sugar
  • 60mls water
  • 45g butter
  • 30mls cream
  • 30mls Irish Whiskey
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt

Method

  • 1
    The Pastry
    Preheat the oven to 200℃. Open the pastry and unroll on a square sheet of parchment paper. Using a large dinner plate ( up to 30cm in diameter ) cut out a circular shape.
  • 2
    Apples
    Peel, core and thinly slice the apples. In a bowl, combine the apple slices with the flour, sugar and vanilla.
  • 3
    Putting it Together
    Layer the apple filling mixture into the centre of the circle leaving a 6cm border all the way around. Dot the cubes of butter on top.
  • 4
    Fold the pastry border over the edge of the pie overlapping and pleating as you go. Brush with egg wash and sprinkle over the sugar and flaked almonds.
  • 5
    Bake
    Bake at 200℃ for 15minutes and then turn the oven back to 180℃ for 35minutes.
  • 5
    To Serve
    Allow to cool slightly, slice and serve with a whiskey caramel sauce and some ice cream.

Whiskey Caramel Sauce

  • 1
    In a large saucepan, heat the sugar and water and allow to bubble for 5 minutes.
  • 2
    Don’t stir but swirl until the liquid turns a light amber colour. Lift off the heat and add the butter and whisk until combined.
  • 3
    Add in the whiskey, the cream and the salt. It will steam and splutter quite a bit but just keep whisking until it is smooth. Store in a sterilised glass jar.
Apple Galette with a whiskey caramel sauce