Want big flavours, with minimal effort? Our humble apple galette ticks all the boxes. Cinnamon-scented apples atop a flaky, nutty crust. And it’s easier than pie. Bon appétit!
Prep: 30 mins | Cook: 60 mins | Serves: 8
Since making (and devouring) our Cherry and Pistachio Galette, we’ve developed a love affair with these rustic, crusty cakes. Some might say we’ve gone wild, eating them morning, noon and night. That’s how we know this vegan twist on a traditional French galette is a winner! It’s entirely plant-based and packed with powerful antioxidants thanks to the addition of Almo crème and cinnamon. Both ingredients have immense antioxidant activity helping to fight free radicals and inflammation.
Essentially, a galette is a no-frills French pastry, much like a homemade pie or tart, but requires far less effort. It’s something the French have been throwing together for centuries. In fact, the recipes are often centuries old and passed down through generations. And the beauty of them is that you don’t have to take pains crimping the crust into a special pie pan. Instead, you simply fold it casually over your favourite savoury or sweet fillings on a flat baking tray. The result is a perfectly, imperfect tart.
To make gluten-free, use your favourite flour blend and add slightly less milk. Gluten-free flour tends to absorb liquid more readily. Therefore, you should only need 40-45ml instead of 90ml. The dough is also more fragile, so folding can be a challenge. However, using a butter knife coated in gluten-free flour can help manipulate the edges.
You can serve this galette by itself – either warm or at room temperature. But we think it tastes best served with a dollop of vegan ice cream and a generous drizzle of Almo Crème.
Tip: You may be tempted to load up your galette with extra apples, but trust us, less is more when it comes to galettes. Apples release liquid during the cooking process, and too much moisture can make a mess of your crusty base. Lastly, be sure to choose baking apples. Our favourites are Golden Delicious, Granny Smith and Bramalea.