November 16, 2010

Cranberry Lime Galette & a Giveaway

Cranberry Lime Galette
It's Tuesday and today I have a quick and delicious cran-apple galette. I don't think most people know what a galette is, but it's actually just an open-faced pie. I think it might even be easier than a pie because there's no need to put a pretty crust on top or crimp (I know that bugs some people). Just roll out the dough, put the filling in the center, and fold over the edges. Bake and enjoy. Dorie's pie crust is absolutely amazing- buttery, easy, and delicious. This lime and cranberry combo is new to me but it's really fun and tangy- just make sure you use enough sugar to compensate for the tart, fresh cranberries.

Now for the giveaway. I'm sure you've heard about CSN Stores in the blog world before- where you can buy anything from a suitcase to a rice cooker (that's what I just bought from them this weekend- I'll let you know how I like it once it's here!). This time around I have a $75 store credit to CSN Stores (for US or Canada residents only). Just leave a comment and let me know what your favorite type of pie is- I'll leave the giveaway open until Friday at midnight. I love apple pie (so I put extra in this galette of course). Whatever pie you make for thanksgiving, I would try Dorie's amazing dough and her tip to put a little bit of graham or bread crumbs on the bottom to soak up juice- it makes all the difference.

Good for Almost Everything Pie Dough
adapted from Dorie Greenspan

Ingredients
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 sticks very cold unsalted butter, cut into tablespoon-size pieces
3/8 cup very cold (frozen is even better) Crisco (plain, not butter flavored), cut into 4 pieces
About 1/2 cup ice water

Put the flour, sugar and salt in a food processor fitted with a metal blade; pulse just to combine the ingredients. Drop in the butter and shortening and pulse only until the butter and shortening are cut into the flour. Don't overdo the mixing—what you're aiming for is to have pieces the size of fat green peas and others the size of barley.

Pulsing the machine on and off, add 3 tablespoons of the water—add a little water and pulse once; add some more water and pulse again; and keep going that way. Then use a few long pulses to get the water into the flour. If after a dozen or so pulses, the dough doesn't look evenly moistened or form soft curds, pulse in as much of the remaining water, or even a few drops more, to get a dough that will stick together when pinched. If you've got big pieces of butter, that's fine. The dough is ready and should be scraped out of the work bowl and on to a smooth work surface. (be careful not too add too much water- if the dough looks dry after adding most of the water, pinch it with your hands to check if it's coming together, and finish combining it by hand)

Shape the dough into a disk and wrap it. Refrigerate the dough at least 1 hour before rolling. The dough can be kept in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or frozen for up to 1 month.

56 comments:

  1. My favorite type of pie is fresh strawberry! It's not very 'holiday'ish but it reminds me of my grandma - she always makes the best strawberry pies! (But don't tell my mom that!!)

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  2. My favorite is Pecan Pie. LOVE it, cannot for the life of me make it without it overflowing all over my oven! *sigh*

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  3. This looks perfect, Anne! My favorite pie is pecan (I guess you can't take the Sough out of the girl even when she's been in California for 12 years!)

    I'm having a giveaway, too! Make sure you check it out...you could win a $100 Visa gift card!

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  4. I am a true southerner in the fact that I am gaga for pecan pie! But I have yet to meet a pie I didn't like!
    quitecontrary1977@hotmail.com

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  5. I am not as much of a fruit pie person as I am cream. I love a good french silk pie!

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  6. Gorgeous! Your pie looks very similar, which happens to be my favorite :) I called it an apple tart with berry glaze, but pie, tart, same thing right? Here it is:

    http://ducksoven.blogspot.com/2010/09/apple-tart-with-berry-glaze.html

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  7. i love pecan pie! good tip about the graham- thanks!
    shenais
    divertida at fastmail dot fm

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  8. I have never made galettes before, but u made it sound like it's easier than pie. I am sold! Ur galette looks so refreshingly sweet. I love it!

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  9. My favorite pie is pumpkin with lots of cool whip on top.
    dgoodridge84@yahoo.com

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  10. I'm an apple pie girl too. Your pie looks yummy Anne!

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  11. I didn't make this one but I am a HUGE fan of Dorie's crust. It has turned me into a big fan of all pies. Looks lovely!

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  12. My favorite pie is blueberry pie with streussel topping! Wow your galette looks so pretty.

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  13. Mmm, this galette looks yummy! I love CSN stores, what a great giveaway. My favorite pie is pumpkin. Mmmm, I can't wait for Thanksgiving.

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  14. My favorite pie is Pecan Pie with Chocolate Chips. It's my family's fave as well. Whenever I make it for a celebration, I feel like the queen of bakers ... Everyone loves it!

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  15. If I'm baking, my favorite is apple. If I'm not, my favorite is blueberry. For some reason only my apple is the best, but everyone else can make a decent blueberry pie!

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  16. Does cheesecake count? Ha ha. I am going to have to go with a Chocolate Cream Pie. I'd like to say I do love a classic apple and peach pie, but if it was next to a chocolate cream pie, yeah...we know where this is going.

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  17. Yours looks so pretty and delish. I love how easy galette's are.

    Favorite pie? My grandma's rhubarb pie!

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  18. I loved how easy this was! Yours looks really good. I like baking with cranberries and they grow them nearby; we've even toured a cranberry farm.

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  19. strawberry Rhubard is my favorite pie! But.. I'll pretty much attack ANY pie!! :)

    ssummmer(at)gmail(dot)com

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  20. My favorite would have to be Lemon Meringue but really any pie will do. mmmmmmm pie.

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  21. Key lime pie is my favorite but I LOVE all pies,except cow pies.
    jacksoncrisman@yahoo.com

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  22. Your Galette looks marvelous!!~ Peacan Pie is my favorite!

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  23. Yah for giveaways, my favorite pie is straberry Rhubarb..I just love it

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  24. Pumpkin pie is my favorite (unless you count a cheesecake).

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  25. Gorgeous galette! We're all on the cranberry bandwagon this week, it seems. Let the cranberries fly!

    ;) Jane

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  26. My favorite pie is a marionberry with vanilla bean ice cream on top.
    quarabr at gmail dot com

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  27. I love apple pie if it has enough goo in it lol Oh and a crumb topping is always great!

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  28. I really cannot choose just one favorite pie, so I'll go with three favorites: pecan, blueberry, and apple. :)

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  29. I love the red of your cranberry filling--it's gorgeous. My favourite pie? Apple, all the way.
    :)

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  30. Nestle Toll House pie is my very favorite - what could be better than a chocolate chip cookie crossed with a pie?!

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  31. My favorite pie is Coconut Cream. I love anything coconut

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  32. I love peach pie in the summertime.
    jorossi(At)gmail

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  33. I guess apple pie or pumpkin are my favorite. Or maybe pecan.

    Galette was so easy and so tasty. I would gladly add extra apples to this one.

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  34. My favorite pie is Apple. I love anything apple,
    tshaw6580@yahoo.com

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  35. Chess pie is my favorite.Have you ever made one of those?

    truthhole@gmail.com

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  36. Love Pecan Pie! Your Galette looks yummy. I still need to make it.

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  37. Apple pie is no doubt my favorite. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  38. It's tough to pick a favorite pie, but I'll say pumpkin, because it only comes around once a year.

    Your galette looks great. I don't think I've ever had a cranberry pie before, but I loved this!

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  39. mmm lemon meringue pie is my absolute favourite :)

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  40. I love blueberry pie!

    ajmizen(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  41. Now I'm hungry for pie! I like coconut cream pie with fresh coconut!
    tiedyefrog(at)gmail(dot)com

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  42. My favorite type of pie is pumpkin for sure! :)

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  43. I'd have to go with cherry or apple, but I usually only eat the filling and leave the crust. Is that wrong?

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  44. Oh...cranberry and lime? That sounds amazing! I love gallettes...I say, but I've never even tried/baked/tasted one! They just look so pretty and rustic to me. Yours looks gorgeous.

    I love any fruit pie...I'm really not picky. A good pecan pie is always nice too. Oh and an ice box peanut butter pie too? I LOVE PIE...

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  45. my favorite pie is apple, heavy on the spice. hands down.

    i'm having a giveaway as well! come check it out!

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  46. My favorite is apple pie. But really good apple pie. Fresh apples. Flaky crust. Although I wouldn't turn down any type of pie really!
    Patty
    jvhoff50@hotmail.com

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  47. Anne, a super yummy pie that I am going to make for Thanksgiving is an apple pie with almost a stick of butter in the mix and then you cook it while eating Thanksgiving dinner and just when it is hot out of the oven you pour into the hot pie through the slits on the top crust about 1/2 to 1 cup of heavy cream...it is heavenly...Diane

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  48. Hmm, is it bad to say I'm not a huge pie fan? I guess I like ice cream type pies best. Because I love ice cream!!

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  49. Dutch apple!!! Thanks for the giveaway!

    eemoody77 at gmail dot com

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  50. Such a toss up but I love peach pie so very much and it is a treat to make around the holidays!

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  51. yes, a galette is a great shortcut to pie! and i am for sure using dorie's crust for my thanksgiving pie...which will be a combo of pumpkin and my favorite pecan!

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  52. I think I'll have to pick chilled fresh strawberry pie. Yum.

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  53. My very favorite is lemon meringue. I add the rind of two lemons, this pie really makes you pucker up.

    cidtwo at cox dot net

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  54. Hmmm, cranberry and lime is such a unique combination. And the galette is such a nice way to present cranberries at the Thanksgiving table.

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  55. I love a simple plum galette! I agree with you, galettes are just beautiful and easy as... well... pie =)

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