Apple-Pear Galette with Hazelnut Crumb Topping

This rustic fruit tart is fragrant with cinnamon, sugar and toasted hazelnuts.

Ingredients:
1 ball Butter Pie Dough, chilled (see recipe)
2 Gala apples
1 red d’Anjou pear
2 tablespoons sugar
½ teaspoon cinnamon
Hazelnut crumb topping (see below)

Topping:
1 cup toasted hazelnuts, thoroughly cooled
⅔ cup sugar
¾ cup all-purpose flour
¼ teaspoon salt
⅛ teaspoon cinnamon
½ cup (1 stick) cold unsalted butter, cut into ¼-inch pieces

Method:
1. To prepare the topping: Place the toasted hazelnuts and sugar in a food processor and pulse until the nuts are well chopped. Add the flour, salt, and cinnamon and pulse again to mix. Remove the lid and scatter the butter over the dry ingredients. Pulse until the mixture resembles medium-fine crumbs. Refrigerate until ready to use.

2. Preheat the oven to 400°. Peel, halve and core the apples and slice into ¼-inch thick pieces. In a bowl, toss the fruit slices with the sugar and cinnamon.

3. On a lightly floured work surface, roll the pastry into a 12-by-14-inch rectangle and transfer to a large rimmed baking sheet. Decoratively arrange the fruit slices over the pastry to within an inch of the edge. Top the fruit with the hazelnut crumb topping and spread out in an even layer (you may have leftover topping). Fold the pastry edge up and over the fruit to create a 1-inch border.

4. Bake the galette for about 1 hour, until the pastry is nicely browned and crisp and the fruit is tender. Transfer the pan to a rack and let the galette cool. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Frisée Salad with Apricots & Hazelnuts

This salad is amazing with pretty much any stone fruit, from plums to peaches to this week’s apricots.

Ingredients:
1 medium head radicchio, torn into bite-size pieces
1 medium head frisée, torn into bite-size pieces
2 apricots, pitted and cut into thin slices
¼ cup hazelnut oil
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
4 ounces chevre cheese, crumbled
½ cup roasted hazelnuts, coarsely chopped
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper

Method:
1. In a large bowl, whisk the hazelnut oil with the red wine vinegar and season with salt and pepper.

2. Add the radicchio and frisée and toss until coated. Add the apricots slices, goat cheese and hazelnuts, season the salad with salt and pepper, toss gently and serve.

Pea Shoot & Microgreen Salad with Hazelnuts

This stellar salad from Food & Wine is beautifully balanced with peppery microgreens and sweet pea shoots.

Ingredients:
½ cup hazelnuts
1½ tablespoons Champagne vinegar or white wine vinegar
¼ teaspoon Dijon mustard
¼ teaspoon honey
¼ teaspoon minced shallot
¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 pound combined microgreens and pea shoots
2 large radishes, trimmed and very thinly sliced on a mandoline
1 fennel bulb, halved lengthwise, cored and very thinly sliced on a mandoline
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper

Method:
1. Preheat the oven to 375°. Spread the hazelnuts in a pie plate and toast until they are fragrant and the skins blister, about 14 minutes. Transfer the toasted hazelnuts to a kitchen towel and let cool slightly, then vigorously rub the nuts together to remove the skins. Coarsely chop the nuts.

2. In a large bowl, whisk the Champagne vinegar with the Dijon mustard, honey and minced shallot. Add the extra-virgin olive oil and whisk until blended. Season the vinaigrette with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Add the microgreens, pea shoots, radishes, fennel and chopped hazelnuts and toss well. Season with salt and pepper and serve right away.

Slow-Roasted Celery

This unexpected side dish is sure to be a new favorite.

Ingredients:
2 bunches celery, halved lengthwise, leaves removed and coarsely chopped
3 to 4 cloves garlic, pressed
3 tablespoons apple cider
6 tablespoons olive oil
1 bunch fresh parsley, coarsely chopped
3⁄4 cup vegetable or chicken stock
1 cup crumbled blue cheese
2⁄3 cup coarsely chopped toasted hazelnuts
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper

Method:
1. Preheat the oven to 400°.

2. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Blanch the celery for 3 minutes, scoop them out with a slotted spoon, and let drain. Place the celery on a baking sheet, cut sides down.

3. Whisk the garlic, apple cider and olive oil together, then season to taste with salt and pepper. Sprinkle the celery with half of the dressing and half of the parsley and slide the baking sheet into the oven. Pour the stock over them and cook for 45 to 60 minutes (depending on the thickness of the celery), until the celery al dente and the tips are coloring.

4. Transfer to a serving platter if desired. Drizzle with the rest of the dressing; sprinkle with the rest of the parsley, celery leaves, cheese, and hazelnuts; and serve.

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