Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Cranberry Lime Galette

For the second week in a row, we Tuesdays with Dorie bakers have a go at cranberries.  I have come to expect every recipe in Dorie Greenspan's wonderful book Baking from My Home to Yours to be uniquely wonderful and yummy.  The Cranberry Lime Galette, selected by the baking sisters of Celestial Confections, is a combination of flavors that I would not have thought of, but it was wonderfully tart and very tasty.

A galette is a perfect pie crust onto which you spread a secret base of ground nuts (I used hazelnuts) and breadcrumbs so that the juicy filling does not seep through.

A mixture of cranberries, an apple, chopped ginger, lime zest and brown sugar is combined (I used my hands to do this) and placed on top.  The edges are folded in, brushed with water, and sprinkled with sugar.

Forty minutes later you have a beautiful galette!  My tasters thought it was fabulous and so did I! 

I can see how results would be variable, depending on how much ginger you used (1 1/2 inches of chopped is the requirement and I used the thinnish part of the root), the kind of apple you choose, whether or not you chill the dough.   It would also be fun to experiment with the ratio of cranberries to apples.  I'm looking forward to seeing what other Tuesday with Dorie bakers did this week! 


  1. I love how versatile this recipe is... or any galette really. And you're right about results varying... especially things like 1/2 inch of ginger.

    Your galette looks fabulous.

  2. I used 2 cups apples and 1 cup cranberries and it was the perfect sweet/tart combination.

  3. Your galette looks perfectly rustic and delicious!! I'd have a huge slice right now if I could :)