One day I just woke up and decided I wanted to have some apricot galette (also known as apricot pie.) I know, that's a little bit weird. I read somewhere that if your body is craving something then it means that it needs it. So I made one.
As you know, we only do the simplest recipes here on this blog and the one for Apricot Galette is no exception. You won't believe how easy this is. Even better, there are less than 5 ingredients! I know, it looks delicious!
Ingredients for Apricot Galette
- 6 apricots cut into slices of 8 each
- 1 tbsp butter
- 4 tbsp almond flour
- 1 sheet of pie dough
Directions for Apricot Galette
Preheat the oven to 350. Because it's a pie crust, you want to make sure the oven is nice and hot so it bakes evenly. If it's not, then the crust will be burned in some spots and mushy in the other.
Cut the apricots into segments of 8 each - This is a no brainer. You can leave the peel on if you like, but I cut mine off. Use a sharp paring knife so you don't mush your apricots and watch out for those pits!
Roll out pie dough. Yes, you can make your own pie dough, but it's so much easier to buy the refrigerated stuff in the can at the store. It still needs to be rolled out a little bit though.
Arrange the apricots on the dough. You can alternate the pattern if you want to make it pretty. Think of it like a pizza. Do you want a big lump of fruit on one side and nothing on the other? Take a few minutes and spread them out evenly and so that they all fit.
Melt butter and mix almond flour with it making a crumbly mixture. This is like a crumb cake topping. If it's too dry, add a tiny bit more butter.
Sprinkle over the apricotsIt's not supposed to coat the entire apricot galette, but enhance the flavor.
Fold the pie dough in a pleated pattern around the chicken by cinching the sides.
Place in preheated oven for 22-25 minutes. Watch the crust carefully because it will burn quickly! The pie is done when the crust is golden brown.
The cool thing about this pie is that you can really make it into any sort of galette. Apple galette, pear galette (super yummy), and even savory pies, like my favorite, Barbecue Chicken Galette (recipe to come later!)
Can you freeze apricot galette?
Yes! Wrap tightly (or even vacuum seal) for a sweet treat year-round!
How long does it take to make homemade pie crust?
It takes about 30 minutes. Once you mix the flour and cold butter bits and then roll it out, you're looking at quite a bit of time. It's way easier to buy the kind in the grocery store.
How do I choose apricots?
Ripe apricots are orange-gold in color with some hints of redness. Their skin should be smooth, so if you see apricots with dents, bruises, or wrinkled skin, don't bring them home.
You'll also want to buy apricots in season for the best flavor. Here in the US that is the summer months. Yes, you can buy them in the winter but they're imported from somewhere else and were likely picked when underripe so they won't taste as good. Your best bet is to buy, cut, and freeze in the summer months while they're nice and ripe for use in the winter.
Nothing smells better than fresh baked Apricot Pie! Whether you call it pie or galette, you're sure to love it!
- - 6 apricots cut into slices of 8 each
- - 1 tbsp butter
- - 4 tbsp almond flour
- - 1 sheet of pie dough
- Preheat the oven to 350
- Cut the apricots in segments of 8 each
- Roll out pie dough
- Arrange the apricots on the dough. You can alternate the pattern to make it pretty
- Melt butter and mix almond flour with it making a crumbly mixture. Sprinkle over the apricots.
- Fold the pie dough in a pleated pattern around the apricots by cinching the sides
- Place in preheated oven for 22-25 minutes
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 173Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 129mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 2g
Nutrition information may not be accurate.