➤ by Oma Gerhild Fulson
This Apfelpastete is as easy Apple Pie. Make this Apple Galette using frozen butter puff pastry. It tastes divine. In fact, it tastes just like an Apple Strudel!
That's right. Apple Strudel!
In fact, this is really all just the same recipe, just different shapes turning it into an international dessert. The only real difference is the shape.
A galette is a free-form pie and it sounds so elegant. So French-like. The best part is that it's quick and easy. And, it becomes a great tasting German dessert! German food at its best!
I altered the original recipe after discovering my daughter-in-love, Sylvie, loved caramel. I needed a dessert for her birthday and this Caramel Apple Galette was it.
I added two tablespoons of melted butter and eight quartered caramels because I knew Sylvie loved caramels. Apples and caramels go together so nicely. Think of caramel apples. So good.
"Galette" is a French term for a flat, round, or free-form tart.
Instead of the usual pie crust, the filling, and then a topping of pie crust, the pastry is rolled out, the filling put in, and the edge is just folded over the outside part of the tart.
I've made this before using a regular pie crust, but using frozen puff pastry that's been thawed is super easy and the resulting galette is DELICIOUS!
Easy dough. Easy shaping. Easily among the best easy apple recipes!
The best apples to use are those that are both sweet and tart. Mackintosh, Cortlands, Empires, Golden Delicious, Granny Smith, and Mutsu are especially wonderful when used in cakes and strudels. Gala apples are very good for any kind of baking as well. They give such mild sweetness but have exceptional crispiness to them.
Have you ever made a berry crisp or a fruit incorporated recipe that came out VERY sweet, even though you followed the recipe exactly? Well, a lot of berries and fruits, like watermelon, have their own natural sweeteners. This makes them awesome sweeteners for recipes, meaning you could even cut back on the amount of sugar in your recipes. When using apples with sweetness, this can act as a substitute.
I have so many wunderbar memories in the kitchen with my Oma and have had MANY of her most popular and traditional recipes, like this apple galette.
I remember my first time trying this treat at Oma's. The first thing that came to mind was ... 'Wow! That looks just like the German apple pancake!", which is by far one of my favorite recipes that Oma has taught me to make. When I heard that it was a cake, I was so excited to give it a try, and I wasn't let down. Although, I've never had a recipe from Oma that I didn't LOVE.
This cake was so flavorful, delicious, and yes, it does taste like apple strudel! It will always remind me of the apple pancake though!
Make this slow cooker roast beef and be amazed how much this tastes like rouladen WITHOUT the work. Same wonderful gravy, tender meat, and perfect for family and guests.
This German streusel fruit tart, Obstkuchen mit Streusel, uses either fresh or canned fruit, such as apricots, peaches, cherries. A delicious treat, just like Oma bakes.
German sauerkraut salad is so easy, delicious, and goes with almost anything. It’s super healthy when made with your homemade sauerkraut that's so easy to make, as well.
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