With a flaky crust and a melt-in-your-mouth apple filling, this Apple Cardamom Galette has all the delicious fall flavors of a pie with 10x less work!
Guys, we made it. After a never-ending scorcher of a summer, the temperatures are finally starting to drop. The leaves are *just* starting to change, and you can almost sense the crisp fall feeling in the air. My favorite season is finally here!
In honor of it being the first official day of fall, we are celebrating with the most epic of fall desserts: an apple cardamom galette. And if you've never made a galette before, then you are in for a treat!
How to Make This Galette
In contrast to pies or tarts, galettes are free-form and do not require any kind of tin or pan. Because of that, they contain the flavor of a pie but ten times less work. Galettes also have a gorgeous rustic vibe going for them, which means that if you mess up at any point it's just part of the aesthetic. Yay!
This apple cardamom galette only has a few components, and it's super easy to make. Here's all you have to do:
1. Make the pastry crust: This recipe starts with making a super basic pastry crust. Throw everything in a bowl and cut in the butter until it is about lentil sized, then pour in ice water to form the dough. I like to use this pastry cutter to cut in the butter, and it works great. Then, chill the dough for at least an hour before rolling it out.
2. Make the apple cardamom filling: While the dough is chilling, you can make the filling. Rhyming for the win, right? Toss the sliced apples with some brown sugar, cinnamon, cardamom, and honey, then leave the filling covered in the fridge.
3. Assemble and bake the galette: Roll out the chilled dough into a circle, then arrange the apples in the center in a decorative fashion. Fold the dough up around the apples, egg wash, and bake! I baked mine for about 45 minutes at 400°F until golden brown.
Tips to Enjoy This Galette
Let the galette cool before serving (if you can resist), then slice as desired. This galette is extra delicious with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream or some fresh whipped cream! I've also been known to enjoy a slice of it for breakfast. It's got fruit so it's a balanced breakfast, right?
I promise I'm not completely swearing off pies, but c'mon, galettes are where it's at. Especially when they're packed full of delicious fall flavors!
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