Cranberry Apple Tart - Or Is It a Galette?
What's the difference between a tart and a galette? I Googled this question a while back and couldn't come up with anything good. So, I made up my own answer, which may or may not be very scientific or even accurate. But, it is what it is, and here's my take on the subject. A tart can be sweet or savory. A galette can be savory or sweet. They're both made with pastry dough or pie crust that can also be sweet or savory. They can be filled with fruit as in this Apple Cranberry Tart or my Fresh Peach Galette. Or, you can fill it with veggies for dinner time, and try my Heirloom Tomato Galette with Red Onion Jam or my newest savory offering - Vegetarian Zucchini Galette with Asparagus & Pesto!
The crust can be formed in an elegant way, using a fluted tart pan, or it can be rolled out free-form and baked on a sheet pan like an artistic masterpiece. Pan or no pan? Sweet or savory? Fruit or veggies? Dessert or dinner? Is this totally confusing you yet? The final answer is...it can be either, and both! It can be made any way you'd like. Look in your fridge and pantry. Dream something up and make it your own!
I love all the Stonewall Kitchen products that I've tried to date. Well, that didn't come out right did it? I didn't try to date Stonewall Kitchen, but if I could move in with them, I would. The store I mean! I would be perfectly happy living in Stonewall Kitchen's store. Just lock the door behind me and I could play baker or cafe manager. Heck, I'd be happy just playing with all the bottles and jars of jam and sauces! Maybe it's the OCD coming out in me, but I'd love to stack and arrange all these cute bottles of Caramel Apple Butter. Are you listening Stonewall Kitchen? I want to move into your pretty New England store, the one with the gorgeous designer kitchen and play pastry chef! I'll bring my own pillow! Hellooooo??? Maybe if I yell loud enough, they'll send me a case of Caramel Apple Butter for free advertising?
Stonewall Kitchen's Caramel Apple Butter
Stonewall Kitchen makes an awesome Caramel Apple Butter that I couldn't wait to try. Being right smack dab in the middle of apple season, it just seemed like the right time to play around with this sticky, gooey fruit butter. Plus, I love caramel - in anything, on anything - you get the picture! The gourmet market around the corner sells ALL their products, and it's quite a bit cheaper than buying it direct through the catalog! Shhh....don't tell though! The price might go up!
Getting Back To The Apple Cranberry Tart... or Galette!
Once you master my easy-peasy Best Ever Pie Crust, the sky's the limit! This Apple Cranberry Tart Recipe is so simple to make. Just roll out the dough, spread some Stonewall Kitchen's Caramel Apple Butter over the pie crust, layer the sliced apples and cranberries, fold the crust up around the fruit and bake! It becomes second nature after you've made it a few times...really! When it cooled down, I sprinkled some confectioners' sugar over the top and added some freshly beaten whipped cream. Drizzle some more of the Caramel Apple Butter over the top and you have an elegant but rustic and very tasty dessert!
Suite101 and My Recipes
So, you're probably wondering where is this invisible recipe? For those of you who haven't been with me from the beginning, I'll explain. I'm a Freelance writer for Suite101. I link all my recipes through my blog, so that all you have to do is click on this Apple Cranberry Tart & Galette Recipe link, and it will take you right to a pretty neat looking page where my recipe is showcased with my name and all. You can bookmark it for later use, scroll down the page and email the recipe to a friend, or print it off for yourself. It's actually easier than my blog, because there, you have a "print this article/recipe" option!