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A Rustic Apple Herb Galette

Simply Luxurious
Autumn and apples. The classic dessert is taken up more than a few notches to bring an abundance of flavor from rosemary, and a crust made with additional texture and hearty whole wheat flour.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins

Ingredients
  

Pastry

  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tbs sugar
  • 5 Tbs unsalted butter, chilled
  • 1/2 tsp fleur de sel
  • 4 Tbsp cold water

Flavor Base filling

  • 2 Tbs fresh rosemary (minced)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp sugar

Apples

  • 3 firm apples (peeled, cored, sliced length-wised (thick slices)
  • 3-4 Tbsp honey
  • 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 Tbsp apple cider
  • 1-2 Tbsp toasted sesame seeds
  • 1 egg for egg-washing the pastry

Instructions
 

  • Make the pastry using a food processor. Add the flour, sugar, salt and butter. Pulse until course crumb like, but no more. Then add the water gradually until the dough begins to just come together. Stop and remove from the canister. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  • Prepare the apples. Then preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • Add to the prepared apples honey, flour, brown sugar, sugar and cider. Mix gently until combined.
  • Mix the base filling - rosemary, cinnamon, sugar and brown sugar in a small bowl.
  • Roll out the pastry to a large round 1/4 inch thick. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Add the apples, lay them in your preferred design, leaving 1 1/2 - 2 inches free of apples around the edge of the pastry. Sprinkle the base filling generously over the the top of the apples. Fold the edges up and and slightly over every two inches to create an edge. Brush with egg wash, but don't add the toasted sesame seeds yet.
  • Place in the oven for 20-25 minutes. The galette will not be done yet after 20-25 minutes, but add the seeds as you don't want them to burn if they were placed for the entire time. You may need to add a second egg wash to ensure they stick. Cook for 5-10 more minutes until golden brown.
  • Enjoy warm (after letting rest for 5-10 minutes) or let cool for far longer, but don't forget the dulce de leech gelato or ice cream and a hot cuppa. ☺️