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Sugar and Spice: Apple Cranberry Galettes Recipe from Patisserie Natalie

CakeSpy Note: This is another guest post from high school-aged baking phenom Natalie, who has contributed to CakeSpy in the past! You can keep up with her via her website, P√Ętisserie Natalie. Here's her latest recipe:

Brrrrr! It has been ridiculously cold in Seattle lately. For anyone who lives here, they know we had the most intense rain storm recently. Personally, I love it! But for the people who are less inclined to run around in the rain, they might enjoy some delicious dessert to eat while reading a book by the fire. I know, it's a cliche, but that's a pretty good one, in my opinion. This is a great dessert because it's super easy to make, but it tastes fancy. I've never actually worked with cranberries before, and they were great (they're really cute, too). I thought that apples and cranberries would be a good combination of fall flavors that are very different from each other. I also made a honey cinnamon ice cream to go with this, but I didn't get the chance to take any pictures because the galettes got eaten. If you want the recipe you can go to my blog and email me for it.

Apple Cranberry Galettes
-makes about 4 8-inch Galettes -

Dough ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 12 tablespoons (1 1/4 sticks) chilled unsalted butter + 2 tablespoons
  • 2 tablespoons (or more) ice water
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tablespoon heavy cream
  • sanding sugar

Filling Ingredients
  • 4 large granny smith apples
  • 2/3 cup fresh cranberries
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger

  1. Mix flour, sugar, and salt in food processor.
  2. Add 12 tablespoons of butter; pulse until coarse meal forms. Add 2 tablespoons ice water; pulse until moist clumps form, adding more water by teaspoonfuls if dry. Gather dough into ball; flatten into disk and wrap in plastic. Chill 2 hours.
  3. While you're chilling the dough, you might want to prepare the filling (procedure below).
  4. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Roll out dough on a floured work surface 1/2" thick. Cut into 8" diameter circles and place on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper.
  5. Place about 1/3 of a cup of the filling in the center of the circle and fold up edges of the dough in one direction. Place a 1/2 tablespoon of butter on the filling.
  6. Beat the egg in a small bowl and add cream. Using a pastry brush, paint the sides of the galette with an eggwash and sprinkle with sanding sugar. Place on the parchment-lined sheet pan and bake for 15 minutes depending on your oven.

Filling Procedure:
  1. Peel and cut apples into very thin slices, about 1/4" thick, then set aside.
  2. In a large saucepan, turn on medium heat and melt butter. While the butter is melting, combine lemon juice, sugar, and spices in a small bowl. Pour into the saucepan.
  3. Cook the cranberries in the pan first, without the apples. Wait until they start to make "popping" sounds, then remove from the pan, leaving the juice in the pan.
  4. Cook apples just until they are easily sliced with a little pressure from a wooden spoon. Remove from heat and toss the cranberries in. Stir the fruits in with the sauce until everything is nice and covered.

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Reader Comments (20)

Oh my! Those are stunning, such fantastic flavours!

November 11 | Unregistered CommenterLauren

Absolutely gorgeous! Perfect for the holidays.

November 11 | Unregistered Commenterfoodie ffanatic

just gorgeous!

November 11 | Unregistered CommenterBetty

What I learned tonight:
1. Everything on your blog looks OUT of this world delicious; and
2. I shouldn't click on your blog when I am hungry!!!


I love the combination of apple and cranberry, I just had both in a coffee cake.
Thanks for sharing

November 11 | Unregistered CommenterTanya

This is the work of a teenager? For real? Wow! What a talented and eloquent young lady! I look forward to checking out her blog. Thank you for sharing this lovely recipe!

November 11 | Unregistered CommenterRook No. 17

I'm all about the galettes! I've got everything to make these but I'm trying to have some willpower here (it's not working very well). Looks amazing!

November 11 | Unregistered Commenterkickpleat

I cannot get over this. She's really a teenager? Her recipe looks amazing, and the photographs are so professional. This girl has an extraordinary talent, and if she continues on this path will do big things. Can't wait to try this out!

November 12 | Unregistered CommenterCindy from Smitten

yahoo!! i love high school, and these galettes looks awesome!! :)

November 12 | Unregistered Commenterlyndsay

These just look like Christmas to me. I also love how rustic galettes look. It's my favorite thing about them :)

November 12 | Unregistered CommenterNutmeg Nanny

GORGEOUS photos! These look so yummy and very holiday festive-y.

November 12 | Unregistered CommenterJenny

Rustic and delicious. Perfect!

November 12 | Unregistered CommenterTeaLady

Oh my gosh those looks so good. I want to start making them right now. And i don't care if it's midnight. :)

November 12 | Unregistered CommenterZenchef

Yum! These are two of my favorite things..apples & crans! Gotta give this recipe a try!

November 12 | Unregistered Commenterleenda

i love galettes! they're so beautiful and yours are just lovely. i've had a huge note stuck on my board for ages saying 'GALETTE' - i'm ashamed to say i still havent made em yet.

by the way, i havent visited your site in ages and i'd like to say how's it's as brilliant as ever. and do you, by any chance, offer your painting/drawing services to other foodbloggers? I've been playing with the idea of making some namecards or a cupcake alter-ego and I like your style of drawing very much! Lemme know what you think if you fancy it.


November 13 | Unregistered Commenterdiva

Dear CS,
You did? You didn't! You did?

You really shouldn't have! Now I'm gonna have to eat these TOO!

Love, Rae

November 13 | Unregistered CommenterRae

These galettes are just gorgeous and rustic desserts are my absolute favorites. I just bought some cranberries at the market, this may just be what I use them for.

November 13 | Unregistered CommenterFrenchie

these are some beautiful photos & this is a dessert i would totally make...perhaps soon!

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