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Today I share this simple caramel apple galette. It is filled with sweet, crunchy apples covered in a light cinnamon sugar and wrapped in puff pastry. Then a dash of caramel sauce takes it over the edge to the Dessert Hall of Fame.
In fact, if you have never made a galette before, this is actually much easier than preparing a pie. So you get all the delights of your favorite recipe for apple pie, without the stress or the hassle of getting the perfect pie crust.
What's so delicious about this apple galette is that the fresh apples are the star of the show. Whenever you prepare a fruit dessert, it is so important to start with fresh, high quality products. That's why I always opt for BC Tree Fruit apples. When shopping, look for your apple on the sticker BC Tree Fruit. This means that you buy crispy, juicy apples in premium quality from the Okanagan.
How to make an Apple Galette
I love making galettes because they are so much easier than making cakes. First we make the crust. The recipe is similar to the pie dough, only it has a little more sugar to create a golden brown crust. If you want to save time, you can use your own favorite recipe for a pie dough or a pie dough bought at the store. Roll the chilled dough on a floured surface to a circle with a diameter of about 30 cm. Transfer it to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
From there it is time to assemble the apple filling. Peel, core and slice the apples. Then they are thrown with a little brown sugar, cinnamon and caramel sauce. The brown sugar and spices perfectly complement the sweet apples. I've also included my favorite recipe for salted caramel sauce, or you can use a high-quality, store-bought caramel sauce.
Then it's time to assemble the galette. Arrange the apples in the middle of the cake dough, leaving an edge of about 5 cm free. Then fold over the edges and overlap the dough, if necessary, and brush the edges of the crust with egg detergent to make them beautifully golden brown.
I used ambrosia apples for this apple galette. They are sweet, crispy and the perfect all-purpose apple, which is great for nibbling or baking. BC Tree Fruits grows 12 varieties of fresh apples: Ambrosia, Fuji, Golden Delicious, Granny Smith, Honeycrisp, McIntosh, Nicola, Pink Lady, Red Delicious, Royal Gala, Spartan, Sunrise and Salish. No matter what preference you have – you will find a delicious, high quality apple grown in Okanagan. For this recipe, I recommend the use of Ambrosia, Granny Smith (for a more sour taste), Honeycrisp or Pink Lady, as all of these varieties are sweet, crunchy and excellent for baking.
When the apple galette comes out of the oven, I like to sprinkle it with some salted caramel sauce and add ice.
I love it because it feels rustic and cozy and is the perfect dessert to share with your family. The circle really comes full circle, because with the purchase of BC Tree Fruit apples you support the family farmers and your local economy. BC Tree Fruits is a co-operative of over 430 members living and growing in the Okanagan Valley. And I love to know that my family can enjoy great products that come from a family business and support the local community.
This caramel apple galette is a delicious way to enjoy Okanagan-grown apples. With puff pastry, sweet apples and salted caramel sauce you can not go wrong with this simple apple dessert.
For more delicious apple recipes and information on BC Tree Fruit apples, visit the BC Tree Fruit website.