This Thermomix Apple Galette is super easy to make and a delicious dessert to have during the week or after a Sunday roast.
A Galette is a cross between a pie and a tart but a lot easier to make. I love how rustic it looks and there is no need to blind bake the pastry which saves a lot of time faffing around. You can use many different fruits, and I have a fantastic recipe for Thermomix Peach Galette.
Tips on How to Make
There are a few simple steps involved when making an Apple Galette. The Thermomix makes such light work of making pastry and my recipe for Sweet Shortcrust Pastry comes out perfect every time and is very forgiving during rolling.
The pastry needs to be chilled for at least half an hour before rolling it out and filling it. During this time you can get on with the peeling, coring and slicing the apples. I like to use Granny Smiths as their taste is tart but you could get away with whatever is left in the fruit bowl. If using sweet apples such as Gala or Golden Delicious, don't add as much brown sugar to them.
Rolling out the pastry is my favourite part as it doesn't have to look perfect - the more rustic looking the better! Once rolled out, place the apples in a single layer then fill in any gaps with any apple slices that are leftover. Don't pile them too high or the bottom of the crust will become soggy. It's good to leave a border of about 3-4cm and then fold over the pastry and pinch together with your fingers like the photo below.
Brush the edges with egg wash for a golden brown crust then dot a few cubes of the butter over the top of the apples. The butter melts over the apples and adds a delicious richness.
The Galette is best served warm from the oven with some freshly whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top. It serves approximately six however I made it yesterday and my two teenage daughters and I devoured it all within the hour. 🤭
To Make Ahead
The pastry can be made ahead and kept in the fridge for a few hours. You can make the apple filling ahead as well, just cover it tightly with some plastic wrap and store in the fridge
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For the Sweet Shortcrust Pastry
- 200g plain flour
- 100g unsalted butter, chilled and cut into cubes
- 30g icing sugar
- 50g iced cold water
- pinch of salt
For the Apple Filling
- 2 large granny smith apples (or 3 medium sized ones), peeled, cored and cut into thin slices
- 1 teaspoon mixed spice (you can use cinnamon if you don't have any mixed spice)
- 1 tablespoon of brown sugar
- 15g chilled butter, cut up into small cubes
- 1 egg, for egg wash
To make the Sweet Shortcrust Pastry
- Place the flour, butter, icing sugar and salt into the Thermomix bowl and mix 10 sec/speed 6.
- Add the chilled water and knead for 1 minute/dough setting. The pastry should now have come together, if not knead for a little longer.
- Turn the pastry out onto a lightly floured surface and knead gently into a ball. Wrap in cling film/glad wrap and refrigerate for 30 mins whilst you prepare the apple filling.
- Preheat oven to 190°C/170°C fan forced and line a large baking tray with baking paper.
For the Apple Filling
- Peel and core the apples and cut into thin slices.
- Place into a bowl and add the brown sugar and mixed spice and toss well to combine.
- Take the pastry out of the fridge and roll it out onto a lightly floured surface into a circle shape that's roughly 30cm diameter. It doesn't have to look perfect!
- Transfer the pastry carefully onto the prepared baking sheet.
- Arrange the apple filling in a single layer over the pastry, leaving a 3-4cm border around the edges.
- Gently fold the edges of the pastry dough over the apples then pinch together with your fingers every 3-4cm. (See photo in recipe post).
- Brush the crust edges with egg wash and dot the apple filling with butter and bake in the oven for 40 minutes until the crust is a lovely golden colour.
- Serve warm with freshly whipped cream or vanilla ice cream ice cream.
Both the pastry and apple filling can be made ahead of time and stored in the fridge for up to a day.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 349Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 103mgSodium: 67mgCarbohydrates: 42gFiber: 3gSugar: 13gProtein: 6g
The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.