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