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Two Peas and Their Pod: Apple Cinnamon Galette

Friday, November 20, 2009

Apple Cinnamon Galette



Less than a week until Thanksgiving! Is everyone ready? I am because we have NO plans. We celebrated early this year, so I am thinking cereal and football..ha! I am sure we will make a tasty meal, but it won't be the traditional turkey feast.

I love pumpkin blondies, cake, muffins, cookies, etc. but I am not a pumpkin pie fan. If you have family members or friends that aren't pumpkin pie crazy, try this easy Apple Cinnamon Galette. The dough can be made 3 days in advance. Just keep it chilling in the refrigerator until you are ready to roll it out. The apple cinnamon filling is also easy to prepare.

A galette is a rustic dessert, so don't worry about it being perfect. Just roll out the dough, brush on a little bit of apple butter, add the apple filling and pinch up the sides. I brushed the dough with an egg wash so it would be nice and golden brown. Serve it warm with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream and your guests will be impressed!

This galette is the perfect, stress-free dessert to your holiday dessert table.If you want to serve a savory galette check out Gaby's balsamic onion galette. It looks amazing!

Apple Cinnamon Galette

(Printable Recipe)

1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
1 Tablespoon sugar

1/4 teaspoon salt

Zest of ½ lemon

6 Tablespoons, unsalted butter, frozen, cut into 1/2″ pieces

3 1/2 tablespoons ice water


For the apple filling:

3 T apple butter
2 apples (I used Granny Smith), peeled, cored and sliced
Splash of fresh lemon juice

1 tablespoons sugar

1/2 tablespoon brown sugar
½ teaspoon cinnamon

Pinch of nutmeg-I used fresh

Turbinado Sugar
Egg, well beaten

To make the dough:
Add the flour, sugar, salt, and lemon zest to the bowl of a food processor. Pulse the ingredients until they are well combined. Take the butter out of the freezer and cut it into pieces. You want the butter to be very cold. Add the butter pieces to the flour mixture. Pulse a few times, just until you see pea sized chunks. Don't over mix. Slowly add the ice water through the top of the food processor. Pulse until the dough comes together. Again, you don't want to over mix the dough. Add a little bit of water at a time. Remove the dough from the food processor once it has just come together. On the counter, pat the dough into a disk. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate at least for 30 minutes before using. Dough can be made three days in advance.

To make the apple filling:
Combine the sliced apples, lemon juice, sugars, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a medium bowl. Stir until the apples are well coated. Set aside.

Take the dough out of the refrigerator and let it sit for about 10 minutes; so the dough is soft enough to roll out. Roll out the dough on a lightly floured mat or counter, into a 14″ circle, about 1/8″ thick. Try to dust off the excess flour with your hands or pastry brush. Carefully move the dough to a baking sheet that has been lined with parchment paper or a Silpat.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Brush the center of the tart with the apple butter, using a pastry brush. To fill the tart, overlap the sliced apples on top of the dough in a ring 2 inches from the edge and continue towards the center. To complete the tart, fold over the edges of the dough and pinch/press the edges down a little bit. It doesn’t have to look perfect, galettes are supposed to look rustic.

Sprinkle Turbinado sugar and a little bit of extra cinnamon sugar over the apples. Brush the egg wash over the edges and sprinkle them with turbinado sugar.

Bake the galette for 35-45 minutes, or until the apples are soft and have slightly browned edges. Try to rotate the tart every 15 minutes to to make sure the galette gets evenly browned.

When the tart is done baking, remove from the oven and slide it onto a cooling rack. Let it cool for 15-20 minutes before cutting. Serve with vanilla ice cream if you wish.

If you like this galette, you might also like:

Peach Galette from Two Peas and Their Pod

Savory Sausage and Fennel Galette from Food Blogga

Rustic Strawberry Galette from Recipe Girl

Apple Galette Kissed by Rosemary from Spinach Tiger

Zucchini Galettes from ChezUs

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52 Comments:

Blogger VeggieGirl said...

Less stress on you, for sure! We're not ready yet and we're stressing over the large crowd coming and BEING ready, haha ;)

Lovely galette!

5:04 AM  
Blogger Bellini Valli said...

I just love these rustic pies. They make everyone feel like they CAN actually bake and serve something stunning and tasty on the table.

5:37 AM  
Blogger Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction said...

Beautiful galette. They are always my preference because my pie crust skills are somewhat lacking :) Yours sounds so tasty!

5:50 AM  
Anonymous Jessica said...

Maria - this is GORGEOUS! I have never made a galette. It looks delicious!

6:41 AM  
Blogger Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Delicious looking!

Cheers,

Rosa

6:44 AM  
Blogger Tracy @ Sugarcrafter said...

Lovely! :-)

6:48 AM  
Blogger Shannon said...

that looks absolutely delicious! i tried one last year for thanksgiving and it didn't quite turn out. i'll have to think about this one for next week ;)

6:58 AM  
Blogger kat said...

That is a beautiful galette!

7:01 AM  
Blogger Dhanggit said...

What a rustic pie! Love love this! I imagine having this with a scoop of vanilla flavored ice-cream

7:05 AM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Maria! Way to go girl! That looks amazing.
I'm with you, no traditional t-day over here, thank goodness. I will be working at shelters instead.

7:21 AM  
Blogger Grace said...

OF COURSE i love this filling, but i must bestow many compliments on your crust--it looks perfectly tender and delicate. lovely treat!

7:32 AM  
Blogger Sara said...

Mmmm, I enjoy galettes. They are rather easy and very delicious!

7:41 AM  
Anonymous Kelly @ EvilShenanigans said...

I love galettes! They are so elegant and everyone loves them. Put some vanilla bean ice cream in the center for me, please! :D

8:18 AM  
Blogger Erica said...

I've always wanted to make something like this! Looks so yummy! Apples and cinnamon are just SO good together! Happy weekend

8:20 AM  
Blogger VintageMixer said...

love it! The picture turned out great!!

8:24 AM  
Blogger Megan said...

I'm making a traditional apple pie this time, but I do want to make a galette at some point, so I'm keeping this one in mind!

8:40 AM  
Blogger stephchows said...

i'll still make my pumpkin pie... but this looks super good in addition to it!

8:50 AM  
Blogger The Active Foodie said...

I love "rustic" desserts because I don't like to follow directions ;). This dessert is perfect for me!!

9:55 AM  
Blogger Bridgett said...

What a gorgeous photo! This reminds me of a crostata I make and they always smell divine while baking. You are welcome to come out here to CA and join us for Thanksgiving ;)

10:00 AM  
Anonymous Melissa said...

That galette looks beautiful! I'm ready for Thanksgiving (only in my head.) lol.

10:36 AM  
Blogger Meghan said...

Looks like a delicious galette!

11:48 AM  
Blogger Dawn Dishes It Out said...

Now that looks like a great dessert! I love it.

1:47 PM  
Blogger Memória said...

Not everyone's ready because not everyone celebrates Thanksgiving haha. Nevertheless, I have my menu ready.

Your galette looks lovely by the way. I love the first photo! Wow.

1:47 PM  
Blogger Katrina said...

I love making galettes and apple is probably my favorite. Forget the pie plate and make it rustic!
That ought to be quite the planning on which cereals to have! ;)

2:10 PM  
Blogger Coach J said...

These look freaking delicious and incredibly dangerous. I think I could polish off a couple of these babies by myself without feeling bad at all.

2:32 PM  
Blogger Esi said...

Nice! Enjoy your relaxing Tgives weekend. This galette is awesome.

4:32 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Mmm, I love galettes and this looks delicious! One of the few apple desserts I haven't made this fall, but I'll have to change that!

4:59 PM  
Blogger The Double Dipped Life said...

That looks so good! Very easy, but delicious!

Have fun not entertaining on Thanksgiving!

5:02 PM  
Blogger Barbara Bakes said...

Reminds me a bit of Pioneer Woman's pocket pie. It looks delicious!

7:29 PM  
Blogger Leslie said...

perfection! i keep those frozen traderjoes puff pastry sheets and lots of apples on hand so this is a very common dessert item in our household. and i confess to using applesauce instead of apple butter. but i used pumpkin butter last time and it was terrific!

8:34 PM  
Blogger Kerstin said...

Looks delicious and it's pretty easy to make too - yum!

9:54 PM  
Blogger Jan said...

This looks lovely! I've never made a galette - I must give this a go.

12:05 AM  
Blogger Monica H said...

This is gorgeous Maria. Would be perfect for Thanksgiving or any other time!

12:41 AM  
Anonymous Erika from The Pastry Chef At Home said...

Very pretty. I think most people would be able to get over their fear of making tarts and pies if they started with a rustic galette!

12:54 AM  
Blogger Emily said...

Mmmm I'm alllll about apple-cinnamon anything. This looks great!

1:16 AM  
Blogger Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

Love the galette! I like apple over pumpkin too. :)

6:19 AM  
Blogger Robin Sue said...

We are having our European friends over for their very first American Thanksgiving- no pressure there. The only problem is that I really don't like turkey. Do you think if I made a few rotisserie chickens they would notice?!

7:08 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

I love galettes, they are easy and always turn out beautifully! Yours look gorgeous!!

9:50 AM  
Blogger Ingrid said...

I keep meaning to try making a galette which seems easier than a pie but I forget. I've got some apples...I'll let you know how it goes! Btw, did you peel your apples? The recipe says to but in your photos it doesn't look like you did. Thx!
~ingrid

3:08 PM  
Blogger Jamie said...

I love the rustic look of this. I've never made a galette but have seen some wonderful recipes. I need to up my baking skills and try this. Have a nice Thanksgiving!

4:45 PM  
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Blogger tspegar said...

the pictures turned out great! i know i want to eat that!!! looks yummy!

5:30 PM  
Anonymous elly said...

Beautiful dessert! I love anything with apples, and galettes are so rustic and delicious.

5:35 PM  
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7:43 PM  
Anonymous So Spiffy said...

Going to be traveling for Thanksgiving, but I need to still bake some goodies for a little get together...

This looks just dainty, cute, chic and delish.... I've never made a Galette.

7:44 PM  
Blogger Peter M said...

Galettes are the perfect answer to those surprised guests...quick, easy and always tasty.

3:28 AM  
Anonymous Ari (Baking and Books) said...

Gorgeous galette! The photo of the slice is making my mouth water, I wish I could bit into it. :)

8:56 AM  
Anonymous veron said...

I have no idea why I have never made apple galettes before when I love apple desserts so much. Thanks for this gorgeous reminder!

6:17 PM  
Blogger Adam said...

Don't worry I'll have your pumpkin pie for you... and the galette too :)

Actually football and cereal sounds like a fantastic idea. Throw in some pajamas and high fives and I'm there!

6:56 PM  
Blogger DEESHA said...

it looks beautiful. I have never made a galette

9:20 PM  
Blogger Cristie said...

Beautiful galette- amazing!

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