Apple Almond Galette

This recipe is taken from the 2012 Milk Calendar. A galette sounds fancy yet it’s just a rustic pie that only requires a rolling pin and baking sheet. This easy pastry and luscious almond frangipane filling are the perfect way to dress apples up for entertaining!

  • Prep: 25 min
  • Cooking: 45 min - 50 min
Yields 8 servings
apple almond galette

Ingredients

  • Pastry
  • 1 3/4 cups (425 mL) all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) cold butter cubed
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) 35 % whipping cream
  • Filling/Topping
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) whole almonds
  • 4 cups (1 L) thinly sliced peeled cooking apples (about 3 large)
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) orange juice or lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) granulated sugar divided
  • 2/3 cup (150 mL) 35 % whipping cream divided
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg

Preparation

Pastry

: In food processor, combine flour and sugar; sprinkle with butter cubes; pulse until fine crumbs. Drizzle in cream and process until dough clumps together. Gather dough into a disk. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 15 min or until chilled.

Meanwhile, prepare Filling: Preheat oven to 425°F (220°C). Spread almonds on a baking sheet; toast in oven for about 4 min or until fragrant. Transfer to food processor bowl; let cool. Move rack to bottom third of oven; leave oven on.

In a bowl, combine apples and juice; toss to coat. Set 1 tbsp (15 mL) each sugar and cream aside separately for topping.

Add remaining sugar and flour to food processor; pulse until almonds are finely ground. Add remaining cream and egg; process until blended.

On a large piece of lightly floured parchment paper, roll out pastry to a 14-inch (35 cm) circle, dusting with flour to prevent sticking. Slide parchment and pastry onto a large baking sheet.

Spread almond filling in a circle in the centre of pastry, leaving a 3-inch (7.5 cm) border. Arrange apples on top, overlapping as necessary. Gently fold edges of dough toward the centre over apples, pleating as necessary, leaving about 5 inches (12.5 cm) in centre exposed. Brush pastry with reserved cream; sprinkled reserved sugar over pastry and apples.

Bake in bottom third of oven for 20 min. Reduce temperature to 375°F (190°C); bake for 20 to 25 min or until crust is golden and apples are tender. Let cool until slightly warm.

Tips

Choose apples that hold their shape and flavour when baked, such as Northern Spy, Empire, Red Prince, Crispin or Ida Red.

Reduce the apples to 3 cups (750 mL) and add 1 cup (250 mL) blackberries or cranberries.

Whip 1/2 cup (125 mL) additional cream and flavour with 1 to 2 tbsp (15 to 30 mL) almond liqueur and sugar to taste; dollop on each slice.

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Nutrition

Nutritional Information

per serving
Energy: 479 Calories
Protein: 7 g
Carbohydrate: 52 g
Fat: 28 g
Fibre: 2.8 g
Sodium: 22 mg

Top 5 Nutrients

 
(% DV*)
Calcium: 5 % / 58 mg
Folate: 33 %
Vitamin E: 32 %
Selenium: 29 %
Thiamin: 24 %