Warm Apple Cinnamon Galette with a scoop of vanilla ice cream is dessert perfection. So simple to make – wrap flaky pie dough around fresh cinnamon-sugar apples, then bake, and you’re done.
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again; put some fruit into a pastry crust, bake it up until it’s golden brown and delicious, et voilà, my idea of the perfect dessert. Pies and tarts of all sorts are my favorite, but I have a special place in my heart for the simple galette, or free-form tart. When I make a galette it’s always with seasonal fruit, minimal sugar and a great crust.
One of my all-time favorites is my Plum Galette with a walnut crust. The juicy plums pair perfectly with the nutty crust. My Pear-Ginger Galette is very similar to this Apple Cinnamon Galette. As you can see, the possibilities are endless. Simply swap in whichever fruit is seasonal and use a spice that highlights that fruit. You can also use whichever pastry dough you like to work with. I’ll admit that some pastries can be kind of fussy to put together, but a free form tart is meant to be rustic so no special pastry skills are needed for this dessert.
My Wood-Fired Apple Cinnamon Galette!
The most fun part about this particular Apple Cinnamon Galette (well, the most fun besides eating it) was that I baked it in a wood-fired, brick-lined oven. The super hot oven with the hot stone floor was the perfect environment for a galette. Is that little bit of char on the crust a mistake? Not to me, that’s my favorite part.
You can bake this galette on a parchment lined baking sheet or if you have a baking stone pre-heat it and bake the galette directly on the stone (I would put some parchment under it in case it leaks a little.
Click through the slider to see step-by-step instructions for putting together a galette: