This warm and homey dessert is perfect for fall weather. A galette is a French word for a flat, round cake or pastry, usually open faced with fruit piled in the middle. This rustic dish is a healthy version, created by Anthony William, meaning it can be enjoyed without guilt or the ill effects sugar or gluten would cause.
Apple Galette Recipe
For the crust:
1 tablespoon ground flaxseeds
3.5 tablespoons water
1 1/2 cups almond flour + more for dusting
3/4 cup tapioca flour
1.5 tablespoons coconut sugar
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 cup coconut oil
1 – 3 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons almond milk (optional)
1 tablespoon maple syrup, to serve
For the filling:
3 red apples, cored and thinly sliced
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon cardamom
2 tablespoons coconut sugar
Make a flax “egg” by mixing together flaxseeds and water. Set aside.
In a food processor or blender, combine the almond flour, tapioca flour, coconut sugar and sea salt. Process until combined. Add coconut oil and flax egg and mix again, adding water bit by bit until the dough comes together. Not all of the water may be needed. Refrigerate dough for 30 minutes. Mix apple slices, lemon juice, spices and coconut sugar together in a bowl.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place a piece of parchment paper on a baking sheet and lightly dust with almond flour. Roll the dough into a 1/4 inch thick circle and place apple filling in center, leaving 2 inches around the edge. Gently fold edges up, using the parchment paper to prevent tearing, creasing the edges of the dough as you go.
Brush dough with almond milk, if desired, and bake for 35 – 45 minutes, until browned. Let cool for 10 minutes before cutting. Drizzle with maple syrup, if desired. Makes 4 – 6 servings.
Taste of Autumn
The galette came together and was in the oven quickly. As I washed dishes I enjoyed the fragrant aroma of cinnamon and cardamom and bubbling apples. This wholesome fruit is not only full of health boosting nutrition, apples have a grounding effect as well. We feel more connected to the earth and to ourselves when we eat apples.
I brewed a cup of herbal tea as I anticipated savoring the galette. I was not disappointed. What a delicious and satisfying afternoon treat. I did not drizzle maple syrup on my slice of galette. For me, it wasn’t necessary.
Rustic apple galette is already a favorite, and worthy of company or potluck dinners. I think my favorite way to enjoy this fall treat though is during an afternoon break with a hot cup of tea.