Short on time but want to make a yummy dessert to celebrate your 11 year anniversary and the addition of a horse to your fur family? May I suggest the galette, which takes no skill in shaping, and the use of canned pie filling and almond paste? Top it all with a crunchy streusel and you, my friend, are in business.
1 package refrigerated pie crust
1 package (7 ounces) almond paste
1 can (21 ounces) cherry pie filling
1/4 cup chopped pecans
1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
1 large egg
1 tablespoon water
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon confectioners' sugar
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
On a lightly floured surface, roll crust into a 12-inch circle. Transfer to a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.
Shape almond paste into a ball, then flatten into a disk. Roll out between two sheets of waxed paper into a 10-inch circle. Center on pastry. Spoon cherry pie filling over almond paste.
In a small bowl, combine the pecans, brown sugar, flour and butter; sprinkle over pie filling. Fold up edges of pastry over filling, leaving center uncovered. Combine egg and water; brush over folded pastry and sprinkle with sugar.
Bake for 30-35 minutes or until crust is golden and filling is bubbly. Using the parchment paper, slide galette onto a wire rack to cool completely. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar. Serve with whipped cream- mmmmm.