Honey Caramel Apple Galette – A Rosh Hashanah Blog Party


L’Shana Tovah!

Happy New Year!

No. I haven’t jumped into my TARDIS and flown into the future to December 31st. 

Sunday, September 16th marks the eve of Rosh Hashanah or the Jewish New Year. 

Like the good Jews that we are, we celebrate the holiday surround my food. 


Many symbolic foods are eaten during this time as an omen for a good year ahead. 

The most well known being apples and honey for a sweet year ahead. Instead of the usual long braided challah, we turn to a sweeter round to symbolize the cycle of the year.   Other foods, such as pomegranates, dates, string beans, or leeks wish for prosperity or good health in the coming year.  

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To celebrate I am joining in the first ever Jewish Holiday Blog Party, hosted by Jessie of Taste and Miriam of Overtime Cook, and sponsored byKitchen Aid! Jewish bloggers from all over the world are celebrating with all kinds of twists on traditional Rosh Hashanah foods.  


To kick off the celebration, Levana Kirschenbaum is giving away a copy of her fabulous new book, The Whole Foods Kosher Kitchen to three lucky winners. To enter, leave a comment on this post of your favorite food to eat during the Jewish Holidays. Limit one entry per reader per blog, so click over to the other participating blogs below for your chance at additional entries! Giveaway ends 5 am eastern time on September 11th, 2012. 

This giveaway is now over. 


*Prize is sponsored by Levana and available to readers from all blogs participating in the Rosh Hashanah Blog Party. Prize can only be shipped within the US. 


Honey Caramel Apple Galette

A galette is a free form pie, don't worry if it isn't rolled out perfectly round or if one side ends up with a little more dough than the other - it is meant to be rustic looking. While building your galette if the dough gets a little warm and sticky, just put it in the freezer for a minute or two to firm things up.

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    For the pastry dough - adapted from Alice Waters:
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons, cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 3 1/2 tablespoons cold water
  • For the galette:
  • 2 pounds tart apples, peeled, cored and sliced into 1/4 inch pieces
  • juice from 1/2 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • For the honey caramel:
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup honey (any variety)
  • 4 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt


    For the pastry dough:
  1. In a medium mixing bowl, mix together the flour, sugar and salt. Using a pastry blender, two knives or your hands add the butter - 2 tablespoons at a time and blend until the mixture looks like pebbles.
  2. Dribble in the water until the dough just comes together, make sure there are no dry patches and it easily forms into a ball. You may not need all the water.
  3. Place on a lightly floured piece of plastic wrap, pat into a disk and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. Dough can be made ahead.
  4. Forming the galette:
  5. Pre-heat your oven to 400 degrees F.
  6. Line an un-rimmed baking sheet with a silpat or parchment paper.
  7. In a medium bowl, mix together the sliced apples, lemon juice, sugar and salt. Set aside.
  8. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to about 10-12 inches in diameter or 1/4 inch thick. Carefully fold up the dough and transfer to the lined baking sheet.
  9. Arrange the apple slices as you see fit, leaving a 1 1/2 to 2 inch border.
  10. Bake for 35 minutes or until the crust is lightly browned.
  11. For the honey caramel:
  12. While the galette is baking, place the honey and sugar in a medium-sized heavy bottomed sauce pan over medium heat.
  13. Cook until the honey and sugar has dissolved and start to caramelize, this will happen very quickly so make sure not to turn away. You want the caramel to be a dark golden brown - temperature wise it will be at about 250 degrees.
  14. Swirl in the butter one tablespoon at a time and then with the pot away from the heat carefully pour in the heavy cream. If the caramel seizes place back over the heat to cook until liquid again.
  15. Stir in the vanilla and salt and set aside to cool.
  16. The caramel will thicken as it cools.
  17. Finishing the galette:
  18. After the initial baking time, remove the galette from the oven and brush the honey caramel all over the top and around the crust.
  19. Return to the oven and bake for another 10 minutes, until set and glazed.
  20. Let cool slightly before serving. Serve with additional caramel sauce.



This is the first of hopefully many exciting Holiday Blog Parties, so if you would like to join in the fun, please email holidayblogparties@gmail.com.
Stop by and check out some of these amazing Rosh Hashanah themed recipes on the following blogs: 

Challah and Bread:

Marlene of The Jewish Hostess made Apple Challah
Amanda of The Challah Blog made Pomegranate Challah
Shelly of The Kosher Home made Apple, Honey and Pomegranate Challah!
Sides, Salads and Starters: 
Sarah of Food, Words, Photos made Tzimmes (Rosh Hashanah Carrots)
Tali of More Quiche, Please made Roasted Beets and Butternut Squash
Roberta and Lois of Kosher Eye made Simanim Salad
Chanie of Busy In Brooklyn made Pomegranate Coleslaw
Rivki of Life in the Married Lane made Super Salad
Hannah of Cooking Manager made Beets Marinated with Ginger and Garlic
Sina of The Kosher Spoon made Pomegranate, Almond and Raisin Couscous
Hindy of Confident Cook-Hesitant Baker made Warm Roasted Beets with Farro
Sarah of Kosher Street made Sweet Potato Apple Tzimmes
Main Dishes:
Jessie of Taste made Smoked Salmon
Samantha of The Little Ferraro Kitchen made Chicken with Dates
Michele of Kosher Treif Cooking made Coconut Chicken Strips with two dipping sauces
Melinda of Kitchen Tested made Key Lime Glazed Duck
Stephanie and Jessica of The Kosher Foodies made Chicken Braised in Pomegranate
Liz of The Lemon Bowl made Beef Brisket
Estee of Anyone Interested? made Easy Breazy 5 Minute Brisket
Desserts and Drinks:
Miriam of Overtime Cook made Mini Apples and Honey Tarts
Laura of Pragmatic Attic made Fresh Ginger Honey Cake
Susan of The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen made Honey Caramel Apple Galette
Amy of What Jew Wanna Eat made an Apple and Honey Cocktail
Nick of The Baking Process made Apple and Date Honey Squares
Lisa of The Monday Morning Cooking Club made Honey Chiffon Cake and Traditional Honey Cake
Leah of Cook Kosher made Pomegranate Ice Cream
Nossi of The Kosher Gastronome made Non-dairy Key Lime Cheesecake Bar with Key Lime Caramel


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