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apple galette

Fall-Time Apple Galette

Prep

60 mins

cook

50 mins

serves

8

When fall-time desserts meet classic French cuisine, you have a warm galette. They are most commonly filled with apples or pears, making them the perfect autumn treat. Although the French word “galette” describes a couple different foods, the one we are focusing on is the pie-like pastry base filled with sweet fillings. Having done quite some traveling around France, one of my favorite aspects of their culture is their desserts. These galette desserts in particular are most similar to our classic pie recipes, although they are typically thinner and can have an open, exposed center, or a pastry layer that covers the warm, fruit goodness. And so today’s recipe calls for our best rendition! 

I can’t be the only one who finds herself going on a baking frenzy at the moment I see leaves changing colors. There is something so comforting about cooler weather after a blazing hot summer that relaxes my mind and has me wanting to do more indoor activities; one of my favorite being baking! While I find the process of measuring ingredients, mixing them all together, and the timing of the whole process to be incredibly therapeutic, there are actually some mental health benefits to baking.

3 Benefits of Baking

  1. Meditative – Once you get into the flow of cooking or baking, time seems to disappear and you can fully drop into the experience before you. Not every time of course, but when I am intentional with wanting to bake as a form of relaxation, it can become a meditative state. I’ll put on some light instrumental music or a podcast, and these precious moments of prepping the ingredients, preparing the baking area, and bringing the dish to life become my little escape. 
  2. Incorporates the senses – We can probably almost all agree that one of the best parts about baking something is getting to taste it afterward! But not only does it stimulate the sense of taste, but the aromas and textures help provide a full sensory experience. I love the moment when a dish is cooking away in the oven or on the stovetop and I can smell the different spices throughout my home. This is also a great reason why cooking is so beneficial for kids. Don’t be afraid to let the little ones help out, they will likely be super excited that so many of their senses will be at play.
  3. Creative – Naturally, when making any recipe, the avenues of creativity are endless! There are always different spice, herb, veggie, and fruit combinations worth exploring to keep the dish constantly evolving. I love trying to tailor recipes to include what my family and I would prefer much more. While this can provide another layer of fun to cooking, be mindful of the need for precision when it comes to certain measurements, especially in baking! A dash or two too much of baking soda or baker’s yeast for example can totally alter a recipe, and not always in a good way. 

In today’s galette recipe, for example, I recommend sticking to the ingredient amounts. However, I also encourage you to play around with the fruit you use inside. Here we’re making a classic apple galette, but it would also be delicious with pears. The taste will change depending on the types of apples or pears you use. And when you’re looking into where to buy fruits online, we recommend our produce delivery service Farmbox Direct. We offer a subscription box service that delivers a box of farm-fresh fruits and/or vegetables to your doorstep. As we adapt to the “new normal” that may include working from home and utilizing more home delivery services, having fruits and vegetables delivered to your home is an easy integration into your family’s lifestyle. Choose between conventional or organic, small, medium, or large, and whether or not you’d like all-fruit, all-veggie, or mixed boxes. And that’s it!

Now let’s jump right into this apple galette recipe. Be sure to try it out for yourself and give us a tag at @FarmboxDirect and make sure to use the hashtag #FarmboxDirect #FarmboxLiving so that we can see how the recipe turns out.

apple galette
apple galette

Ingredients

Pastry

1 ⅓ cup all-purpose flour

12 tbsp salted butter, chilled

¼ cup cold water

2 tsp sugar, plus more for sprinkling

1 egg

Filling

3 small apples

½ cup pure maple syrup

1 tsp cinnamon

¼ tsp nutmeg

⅛ tsp cloves

Directions

  1. Sift together flour and sugar.
  2. Cut butter into dime-sized pieces and add to the flour mixture. Combine by hand until butter is coated in flour and evenly distributed. Add cold water and combine by hand to form a single mass.
  3. Turn dough onto a floured surface and gently roll out into a rectangle about 12-14 inches on the long end. Use a bench scraper to fold into thirds and repeat two additional times.
  4. After the final fold, wrap and chill for at least 30 minutes.
  5. While the dough is resting, prepare the filling. Slice the apples into thick wedges, removing the core. Add apples, maple syrup, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves to a saucepan and turn to medium heat.
  6. Bring to a steady simmer, and allow to cook until the maple syrup thickens slightly and coats the apples. Set aside until the dough is ready.
  7. Preheat the oven to 400º Fahrenheit.
  8. Once dough is chilled, roll out to a 10×14 inch rough oval shape and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Add the filling to the center of the oval using a slotted spoon, allowing excess moisture to stay behind. Spread the filling out, leaving about 2 inches of dough edge free for folding.
  9. Fold the dough edges up over the filling.
  10. Crack egg into a small bowl and whisk, and use a pastry brush to gently coat the pastry surface with the egg.
  11. Sprinkle the pastry edges with additional sugar and place in the oven for 45-50 minutes, or until the pastry is deeply golden.
  12. Remove from the oven and serve warm and fresh!

Apple Galette

Ashley Tyrner
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Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 8
Servings: 8
Author: Ashley Tyrner

Ingredients

Pastry

  • 1 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 12 tbsp butter salted & chilled
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 2 tsp sugar plus more for sprinkling
  • 1 egg

Filling

  • 3 apples small
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp cloves

Instructions

  • Sift together flour and sugar.
  • Cut butter into dime-sized pieces and add to the flour mixture. Combine by hand until butter is coated in flour and evenly distributed. Add cold water and combine by hand to form a single mass.
  • Turn dough onto a floured surface and gently roll out into a rectangle about 12-14 inches on the long end. Use a bench scraper to fold into thirds and repeat two additional times.
  • After the final fold, wrap and chill for at least 30 minutes.
  • While the dough is resting, prepare the filling. Slice the apples into thick wedges, removing the core. Add apples, maple syrup, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves to a saucepan and turn to medium heat.
  • Bring to a steady simmer, and allow to cook until the maple syrup thickens slightly and coats the apples. Set aside until the dough is ready.
  • Preheat the oven to 400º F.
  • Once dough is chilled, roll out to a 10×14 inch rough oval shape and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Add the filling to the center of the oval using a slotted spoon, allowing excess moisture to stay behind. Spread the filling out, leaving about 2 inches of dough edge free for folding.
  • Fold the dough edges up over the filling.
  • Crack egg into a small bowl and whisk, and use a pastry brush to gently coat the pastry surface with the egg.
  • Sprinkle the pastry edges with additional sugar and place in the oven for 45-50 minutes, or until the pastry is deeply golden.
  • Remove from the oven and serve warm and fresh!

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Fall-Time Apple Galette