This Cinnamon Apple Galette is easier than pie, but just as delicious. Drizzled with a Salted Maple Glaze and served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, this is the tastiest way to eat the season’s best apples.
I am a huge fan of galettes! They are everything I love about pie, but without all the fuss. You still get that crispy, flaky pie crust with a galette, but it's easier to work with and it looks fancy without all the pressure and effort required of a traditional pie. Galettes also tend to take less time to cook, which means an easier dessert overall.
Don't get me wrong, I love pie. But it's like the difference between skinny jeans and yoga pants. There's a time and a place for those skinny jeans, but if you can get away with wearing yoga pants . . . the choice is obvious right?
Once I realized just how simple it is to whip up a galette, I perfected a galette dough recipe and have proceeded to make more galettes than I can count on two hands. I've devoured savory galettes, like this Zucchini Summer Squash Cheese Galette. I've relished sweet galettes, like this Raspberry Galette with Lemon Thyme Crust. But when I developed this Cinnamon Apple Galette, I outdid myself.
This Cinnamon Apple Galette has been on the menu weekly since the apple harvests started coming in. Sweet, tart, juicy apples baked into a flaky, buttery crust. Well, it's easy to see why this is such a winner, right?
Now, let's talk apples! I've had the pleasure over the past year of trying out Stemilt's fruit deliveries. Stemilt's cherries and peaches were absolutely dreamy. Stemilt pears were divine - the best pears I've ever had. Now, it's apple time and Stemilt's apples don't disappoint either.
With so many apple varieties out there, it can be tricky figuring out what apples will work best for your recipes. That's why I love Stemilt's new tool: There's an Apple for That! You enter what you want to make and Stemilt will tell you what the best apples are for the job. Easy as pie . . . or galette.
This time of year I'm head over heels for Honey Crisp Apples and Stemilt's Pinata Apples, which are so crispy, so juicy, and so sweet that they are almost a dessert all by themselves. Baked into a perfect Cinnamon Apple Galette, the apples are a dream come true.
Check out Stemilt's website for more apple varieties that cook up nicely. This is a good recipe to experiment a bit with apple-wise because it's hard to get it wrong.
Once you've got a good selection of apples, you're guaranteed a show stopping dessert. Baked with just the apple filling, this Cinnamon Apple Galette tastes delicious. However, drizzling the final product with sweet and salty maple glaze makes it incredible. The Salted Maple Glaze mixes up quickly and really makes this dessert elegant.
This Apple Galette is gorgeous and crazy delicious. It's got everything it takes to be the perfect recipe for all the holiday entertaining ahead this year. It's even simple enough to make this single mother of four think that she just might be able to survive the holidays after all.
Just give me one more bite . . . I've got this.
And a few more delicious Apple Recipes to try: The very best Caramel Apple Oatmeal Cookies, my favorite gluten-free Oatmeal Apple Blender Pancakes, and these Apple Scones with Apple Cider Cinnamon Glaze to usher in all the things we love about Autumn.
FOR THE CRUST:
- 1¼ cup unbleached white flour
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 8 tablespoons frozen unsalted butter, cut into pieces
- ¼ cup plain Greek yogurt
- ¼ cup ice cold water
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice
FOR THE FILLING:
- 2 to 3 large apples, peeled and sliced into ¼ inch slices (about 4 cups)
- ¼ cup packed dark brown sugar
- 1 heaping tablespoon all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
- ¼ cup finely chopped raw walnuts (optional)
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 teaspoon water
SALTED MAPLE GLAZE:
- 2 tablespoons butter
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- ⅓ cup powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- pinch of flaky sea salt, such as Maldon's
- Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- To prepare crust, combine flour and salt in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse twice to combine.
- Add butter and pulse until mixture resembles coarse meal. Transfer mixture to a large bowl.
- In a smaller bowl, whisk together yogurt, water, and lemon juice. Pour over flour mixture and use hands or a wooden spoon to form dough into a ball.
- Wrap in plastic and store in freezer for 20 minutes.
- To prepare filling, gently toss together the apples, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a large bowl.
- On a well floured surface, roll the chilled dough into a 12-inch circle, trimming edges until smooth. Transfer dough to lined baking sheet. Leaving a 2-inch border, spread the apple mixture evenly over dough (as pictured above), starting from the center. Sprinkle with chopped walnuts. Fold over the edges of dough, pleating to make it fit.
- Whisk together egg yolk and water. Brush over the crust and bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until apples are tender and bubbly and crust is golden brown.
- To make the glaze, melt the butter in a small sauce pan over medium-low heat. Let the butter brown slightly, cooking for about 2-3 minutes and stirring often. Remove from heat and whisk in the remaining ingredients.
- Drizzle over cooked galette. Serve with vanilla ice cream.
This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are my own. I did receive a complimentary box of fruit as part of Stemilt Grower’s new curated box service for review purposes. Find out more about Stemilt and their delicious fruit here.