Cooking French Pastries at Home: Ginger Apple Galette // Brittany from Boston

Cooking French Pastries at Home: Ginger Apple Galette

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I want to share with you a recipe that is perfect for the season! You all know how obsessed I am with French pastries and it’s really quite hard for me to be away from France after a blissful summer loading up on pastries in the French Riviera. So I wanted to create a taste of France at home and these pastries are just the ticket! And the best part? This ginger apple galette is the perfect autumn treat!

Apples are the perfect fall ingredient, especially after an apple-picking trip! And ginger is a great ingredient to use this time of year to boost your immune system and get ready for cold and flu season. I have a very weak immune system I think, because I get sick so often during the winter. So for me, it’s really important to boost my immune system however I can! With this ginger apple galette, you get the taste of autumn plus an immune system booster. It’s also the easiest French pastry to make and I promise you’ll hear a chorus of Mmmm as your guests bite into this yummy treat.

Cooking French Pastries at Home: Ginger Apple Galette // Brittany from Boston

There’s really nothing you can do to a sheet of puff pastry that won’t come out of the oven delicious, and that’s another reason why I love this recipe. You don’t have to worry about measuring and you can substitute whatever flavors you want. It’s a great jumping off point for some pastry experimentation. I had seen some different galette and crostata recipes in my favorite magazines and on my favorite blogs, and I applied those concepts to create a recipe that utilized what I had available in my own kitchen. (Okay, it’s my mom’s kitchen, I don’t actually have a home! Haha) So feel free to use this recipe exactly or tweak it to make it your own, but I promise you it’s super delicious and you’re going to love it!

Ginger Apple Galette

Take the puff pastry sheets out of the freezer to thaw for the time indicated on the box (I used Pepperidge Farm, and they needed to be out for 40 minutes before use). About ten minutes before the puff pastries are sufficiently thawed and ready, start the apple prep. Cut 2 apples into thin slices. Lay them out in a bowl and squeeze some lemon over them. Then sprinkle salt, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ground ginger over top of all the apple slices. Unfold the puff pastry sheets on a baking sheet covered in parchment paper. You can keep it as one giant pastry or cut into four squares, depending on the occasion (the latter makes sharing easier though!). Fold up the edges of the puff pastry to create a ¼ inch border all around. Spread some apple jelly over the pastry, then top with the apple slices. Bake at 375° for 30 minutes on the middle rack. It’s done when the pastry edges have risen and look golden-brown. Once out of the oven, let it cool for a few minutes before serving with some apple cider. Bon appetite!

Ingredients:  1 box puff pastry sheets,  2 apples,  ½ of a lemon,  salt,  sugar,  cinnamon,  nutmeg,  ground ginger,  apple jelly,  apple cider

Prep time: 45 minutes (but really like 15)

Cook time: 30 minutes

Total time: 75 minutes

Serves: 8

Cooking French Pastries at Home: Ginger Apple Galette // Brittany from Boston

Cooking French Pastries at Home: Ginger Apple Galette // Brittany from Boston

Cooking French Pastries at Home: Ginger Apple Galette // Brittany from Boston

Cooking French Pastries at Home: Ginger Apple Galette // Brittany from Boston

Cooking French Pastries at Home: Ginger Apple Galette // Brittany from Boston

Cooking French Pastries at Home: Ginger Apple Galette // Brittany from Boston

Cooking French Pastries at Home: Ginger Apple Galette // Brittany from Boston


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