TWD: Cranberry Lime Galette

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

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Wowie, wow, wow, WOW!!!  Dorie’s Cranberry Lime Galette packs a huge wallop!  To be honest, I didn’t expect such a bold, “in your face” punch of flavor – but I got one.  This galette is the simplest thing in the world to make, but make no mistake, there’s nothing else simple about it.

The galette starts off benignly enough with a flaky, buttery pie crust.  But, what’s inside of that pie crust is the thing that makes this pastry so special.  The filling is a symphony of tart, sweet and a little heat.  Plump, fresh cranberries are blended with brown sugar, nuts, raspberry jam, apples, lime, dried cranberries and a firm kick of fresh ginger for a brighter than sunshine flavor experience.  Seriously, I almost had to put on my sunglasses to eat a slice!  The zing of that fresh ginger was just…well…zingy.

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Once the crust was made, putting the galette together took no time at all.  First, you roll out your crust into a large circle and spread the center with a layer of ground nuts and plain bread crumbs.  You can use any kind of nuts you like, but I used walnuts.  Then, you throw the rest of the filling ingredients into a big bowl and smoosh them around a bit.  I used my hands to get everything mixed together really well.  After that, you pour the filling on top of the layer of nuts and fold up the edge of the pie crust towards the center.   Stick it in the oven until the crust is golden and the filling is nice and bubbly – and you’re done.

If you want to skip the whole making the pie crust part, you could just use a premade refrigerated crust instead.  I won’t tell.  Who am I to let a little pastry shell stand between you and the joy of eating this scrumptious dessert?

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Doesn’t it look pretty in a rustic kind of way?  Those cranberries look like glistening red jewels.

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Thanks to Elizabeth, Whitney and April from Celestial Confections for choosing such a great recipe for TWD this week.  If you’d like to make your own Cranberry Lime Galette (because I’m not sharing), you can find the recipe in the book or on the Celestial Confections site.  And of course, don’t forget to stop by the Tuesdays with Dorie site to check out what the rest of the group has done.

Enjoy!

7 responses to TWD: Cranberry Lime Galette

  1. On November 16, 2010 at 1:36pm, Stephanie said...

    yum! yum! yum!

    It is so seasonal and pretty, it looks like a tree decoration or a wreath! Great photographs

  2. On November 16, 2010 at 2:07pm, Paul Jennette said...

    Wow is right! This looks unbelievable, perfect for the season and away from the everyday… Love it

  3. On November 16, 2010 at 3:08pm, Rosa said...

    A magnificent galette! What a delightful filling. Marvelous.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  4. On November 16, 2010 at 3:14pm, Liz Andrsn said...

    Thank you so much for this recipe Shining Star. It means that regardless of what my baking-impaired SIL brings to Thursday’s meal, something will be at home waiting for us. I’ll bake ours that AM so that after we leave the folk’s house later in the day I have something delicious to look forward to.

    Plus, I can eat cranberries all year long!

  5. On November 16, 2010 at 6:27pm, Suzanne said...

    looks yummy, like the photos too :)

  6. On November 16, 2010 at 11:18pm, Jodie said...

    Gorgeous! I love how the cranberries in this week’s and last week’s recipes were so vibrant!

  7. On November 17, 2010 at 4:56am, joanne at frutto della passione said...

    If chocolate is the king of desserts then autumn fruit is the emperor, don’t you think? I think that fruit desserts are sublime and this looks to die for! Unfortunately I can’t get fresh cranberries here, but I guess I could use red currents!

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