I love pie. It’s probably my favorite dessert. And apple pie is probably my very favorite pie. Or maybe pumpkin. I can’t decide because they’re both delicious.
But while homemade pie is undeniably delicious, the whole crust part can be kind of a pain in the butt. You have to roll it out into a perfect circle, carefully move it into your pie pan, and then crimp the edges so it looks uniform and pretty.
Most of the time I enjoy this whole ritual, but sometimes I just want some damn pie and I don’t want to have to work for it.
And that’s where the galette is perfect! It’s basically a pie that is purposefully uneven and imperfect. Or what I like to call “rustic” since that sounds better.
You do need to roll out the dough of course, but it’s okay if it isn’t a perfect circle. And there’s no moving it into a pan or making perfect pie crust edges.
Just roll it out, pour on your filling, fold the dough up over the filling all willy-nilly, and a short stint in the oven later and you’ve got one delicious dessert!
Of course, you can fill a galette with a number of different things, but since Thanksgiving isn’t too far away, and I’m a huge sucker for the holidays, I decided to do a basic apple pie type of filling.
If you want traditional flavors presented in a slightly untraditional (and easier to manage) way, give this Apple Pie Galette recipe a try for your holiday feasts, or really anytime the craving strikes!
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Prepare pie crust and roll between two pieces of parchment paper dusted with arrowroot powder until dough is roughly ¼" thick. Carefully remove top layer of parchment and move dough to a baking sheet.
- Combine remaining ingredients in a large bowl and stir to coat apples.
- Add apple mixture to center of dough and gently fold the dough around the edges of the filling, leaving some of the filling exposed. Press any gaps in dough together.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes until apples are soft and crust is starting to brown slightly. The crust will not brown as much as traditional crust.
Are you a pie fan? What’s your favorite?
In vibrant health,