Overhead view of apple galette

Rustic Apple Galette

Meet your go-to fall dessert

What’s easier than apple pie? An apple galette. This free-form pastry is effortless to assemble — you don’t even need a pie pan. In fact, the more rustic it looks, the better. This recipe, courtesy of Simply Organic, uses a variety of apples (check out the wide selection in Whole Foods Market’s produce section). You can also stick to one of your favorite types or use organic apples if you prefer.

Serves 6

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ cups 365 Everyday Value Organic All-Purpose Flour, plus 1 tablespoon for filling and extra for dusting
  • 3 tablespoons cane sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, chilled and cubed
  • ¼ cup cold water
  • 3 medium apples, peeled and sliced into ¼-inch slices
  • ¼ cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Simply Organic Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 teaspoon Simply Organic Ground Cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon Simply Organic Ground Nutmeg
  • ⅛ teaspoon Simply Organic Ground Cloves
  • 1 cage-free egg
  • Splash of water
  • 1 tablespoon 365 Everyday Value Turbinado Raw Sugar
  • Parchment paper

Method:

Preheat oven to 425°F. To make the crust, whisk together flour, sugar and salt in a large bowl. Cut butter into flour mixture until mixture resembles tiny crumbs. Add cold water and knead ingredients together to form a ball. Lightly dust a sheet of parchment paper with flour. Using a lightly floured rolling pin, roll dough into a round about 14 inches in diameter and ¼-inch thick. Roll out dough and transfer the parchment paper to a baking sheet. 

To make the filling, combine apples, brown sugar and vanilla in a bowl. Sprinkle in flour, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves, then stir to combine. Arrange apple mixture in center of dough, leaving a space around outer edges of dough. Fold outer edges of dough one fourth of the way over filling. Beat egg and water together. Brush egg wash over crust and sprinkle with turbinado sugar. 

Bake for 35 minutes, until apples are soft and the center bubbles. Allow to cool slightly, about 10 minutes, then slice and serve. Enjoy!

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