Apples, you say?
Summer, you say?
But, of course, I say!
These are Anna Apples, given to me this weekend by the same friend who gave me boysenberries several recipes ago. Here is a bit of background on this variety of apple:
Anna Apple is green with red blush. Sweet, crisp, flavorful; best fresh or cooked. Heavy crops even in low desert of southern CA or AZ; good keeper. Self-fertile or pollinated by Dorsett Golden. Zones 5-9. 200 chill hours required. Harvest July 1 - July 15.
This week’s TWD recipe was brought to you by Michelle of Michelle in Colorado Springs: the Summer Fruit Galette. I love galettes. They are almost easier than pies, and have a pleasant, rustic feel to them. I’ve made them with a variety of fruits, but never quite like this, with the added custard.
I missed the Saturday farmers market this week because of a planned trip to Long Beach, and I didn’t really want to use store-bought fruit, assuming it would even ripen in time. But when my friend came to pick me up, she brought a bag of Anna apples with her, so the light bulb went on, so to speak, and I knew they would be the focus of my galette.
I did sauté the apples briefly in some butter and sugar so they would be cooked through.
and in place of the graham cracker crumbs, I used some of the plain bread crumbs that I had used in the blueberry pie. They would serve the purpose of absorbing extra juices without affecting the flavor.
When it came time to pour on the custard, I ended up using it all, and nothing leaked out. The final result was about as perfect as it comes.
Thanks, Michelle. This was a great choice for an easy, delicious summer dessert, and you’re bound to see all kinds of variations when you visit the other TWD blogs.