Apple pie, apple crumble, apple tarts, apple galette — wait, what?
While pies, crumbles and even tarts are widely known and baked, apple galette recipes are less common among the average cook. It might be because the name sounds unfamiliar or they just look so gorgeous that it’s hard to think you can whip up a galette in the comfort of your own kitchen.
But, my friends, you absolutely can. This nutrition-rich apple galette recipe will knock the socks off anyone you serve it to, including yourself!
What Is a Galette?
Before we begin baking, however, you might be thinking to yourself, “What the heck is a galette?” Good question!
A galette is very similar to a tart. Tarts are made of a straight-sided pastry that’s filled either before or after baking and lacks a top crust.
You may also have questions such as:
- What is the difference between a galette and a crostata?
- What is the difference between a galette and a pie?
- Is galette dough the same as pie dough?
Again, all good questions. For starters, the difference between a galette and a crostata is simply that the term “galette” is derived from the French language, while crostata is Italian.
Otherwise, they’re essentially the same free-form pastry — in this case, apple pastry.
As for the difference between a galette and a pie, galettes are less restrictive. The dough can be the same or similar as far as ingredients go — but the shape is where they differ.
Technically, a galette is any flat, free-form pastry.
Galettes are free spirits: They don’t need a pastry ring or pie pan holding them down or giving them shape. Often, the sides of a galette are also folded up and over the pastry sides to contain the juices of whatever yummy filling is inside it.
Really, there are no rules when it comes to fruit galette recipes. As long as they’re stuffed with something delicious, galettes will turn into tasty, golden-brown desserts.
Good news for those with gluten sensitivities: This apple galette recipe is totally gluten-free! Thanks to the sprouted gluten-free flour and sprouted almonds, you can enjoy this dessert without fearing for your belly.
Because the flour is sprouted, not only is it more nutritious, but it’s also easier to digest. This apple galette is also free of refined sugar.
You get all the sweets you need from the maple sugar, which means no sugar crashes to worry about later.
Of course, you can’t make a healthy apple galette recipe without apples, which we know are great for immune and gut health, among many other apple benefits.
This galette has it all! Ready to bake?
How to Make a Gluten-Free Apple Galette
Start by processing the flour ingredients in a food processor and setting aside.
Next, process the first three ingredients of the galette crust mixture. Add in the butter, while pulsing until well-combined.
Then, add in the ice water, little by little, while pulsing until a thick dough is formed.
Roll the dough into a disc, and wrap with saran wrap. Stick in the refrigerator for two hours, and then preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
Remove the apple galette crust, and roll the dough into a 10- to 12-inch circle. Coat with some of the flour mixture.
Arrange the apples in a circle, and then top with more of the flour mixture.
Fold the pie crust over the apple mixture, and brush with coconut cream. Then, sprinkle with more maple sugar.
Refrigerate it all for 25 minutes.
Bake the apple galette for 50 minutes to one hour or until the crust is golden. Just like that, you have yourself a delicious French apple galette.
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While pies, crumbles and even tarts are widely known and baked, apple galette recipes are less common but even easier to make.
- 3 apples of choice, thinly sliced
- ⅓ cup sprouted almonds
- 2 tablespoons gluten-free sprouted flour blend (brown rice, oat, sorghum)
- 5 tablespoons maple sugar, divided
- 2½ cups gluten-free sprouted flour blend (brown rice, oat, sorghum)
- 1 teaspoon Himalayan salt
- 1 tablespoon maple sugar
- 2 sticks unsalted grass-fed butter, chilled and cubed
- ¼ cup ice water
- Process the flour mixture and set aside.
- Process the first three ingredients of the galette crust mixture.
- Add in the butter, while pulsing until well-combined.
- Add in ice water, little by little, while pulsing until thick dough is formed.
- Roll dough into a disc and wrap with saran wrap.
- Refrigerate for 2 hours.
- Preheat oven to 400 F.
- Remove the galette crust and roll dough into a 10- to 12-inch circle.
- Coat with some of the flour mixture.
- Arrange apples in a circle, then top with more of the flour mixture.
- Fold pie crust over apple mixture.
- Brush with coconut cream and sprinkle with more maple sugar.
- Refrigerate for 25 minutes.
- Bake for 50 minutes to 1 hour, or until crust is golden.
- Prep Time: 140 min
- Cook Time: 1 hr
- Category: Desserts
- Method: Baking
- Cuisine: French
- Serving Size: 207g
- Calories: 576
- Sugar: 18.4g
- Sodium: 395mg
- Fat: 36.3g
- Saturated Fat: 19.9g
- Unsaturated Fat: 15.2g
- Trans Fat: 1.2g
- Carbohydrates: 61.1g
- Fiber: 6.5g
- Protein: 6.5g
- Cholesterol: 81mg
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