I do enjoy a perfectly round apple but there is something about a wonky, misshapen fruit that tastes more delicious than the perfect ones.
Using seasonal fruits such as apples, pears, and seasonal berries, this recipe is a family favourite in autumn. Serve it with scoops of vanilla ice cream which will melt against the warmth of the freshly baked galette.
What you need:
- 2 apples
- 2 pears
- A handful of brambles or blackberries
- Ground cinnamon
- 200gr puff pastry
- ¼ cup melted butter
- 2 tablespoons of castor sugar and some for sprinkles
- A few tablespoons of orange marmalade or apple sauce
How to make it:
Divide the puff pastry roll into two. With a rolling pin, roll out the pastry, but not too thinly as there will be extra liquid coming out of the cooked fruits later on.
Cut each of the pastries into a square shape of 15x15cm. Then spread a thin layer of marmalade in the middle.
Add 1 tablespoon of sugar each into the separate bowls of sliced apples and sliced pears.
Lay the sliced apples and pears in concentric circles, then add the brambles or blackberries. Tuck in the sides of the pastry until it forms a galette.
Sprinkle some sugar on top of each galette before putting them into the oven.
Bake in oven at 170C for about 25-30 minutes. Brush some melted butter on top of the pastry 5 minutes before the baking time is done. This will make sure the galette looks golden brown at the end.
Serve with vanilla ice cream or a couple of dollops of fresh cream.
Dina Watt grew up in Bandung, West-Java, Indonesia and now happily married and living in Aberdeenshire, she is known as The Indonesian Cook. In her regular column, Dina shares her own adventurous recipes for delicious home cooked meals that are easy to make, mostly using the homegrown, seasonal, fresh fruits and vegetables from her own Scottish garden. Follow The Indonesian Cook on Instagram for more recipe ideas.