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Ham, Gruyère & Apple Galettes
1 h 20 m
“Prepared pie crusts make assembling these free-form tarts quick and fast. Feel free to swap in your favorite jam, meat or cheese. Serve with a simple green salad for an easy brunch or light dinner.”
2 prepared pie crusts (14- to 16-ounce package), thawed if frozen
Flour for dusting
¼ cup unsweetened apple butter
2 tablespoons whole-grain mustard
2 medium apples, sliced ⅛ inch thick
3 slices deli ham (3 ounces total), each cut into 6 pieces
6 tablespoons finely shredded Gruyère cheese
2 teaspoons coarsely chopped fresh thyme, plus more for garnish
¼ teaspoon ground pepper
1 large egg
1 tablespoon water
1Preheat oven to 400°F. Coat a large baking sheet with cooking spray.
2Place one pie crust on a lightly floured surface. Dust with flour and roll into a 12-inch circle. Cut two 6-inch rounds from the crust. Gather the dough scraps into a ball and roll out into a 6-inch round. Repeat with the remaining crust, for a total of 6 rounds.
3Combine apple butter and mustard in a small bowl. Spread 1 tablespoon on each crust, leaving a 1-inch border. Arrange apple and ham slices decoratively on top. Sprinkle each with some Gruyère, thyme and pepper. Fold the sides of the dough up over the edge of the filling. Transfer to the prepared pan. Whisk egg and water in a small bowl and brush the edges of the galettes with it.
4Bake the galettes until the apples are tender and the crusts are a deep golden brown, about 30 minutes. Garnish with more thyme, if desired.