Disclosure: I was asked to participate in the #iloveambrosia campaign as a member of the Healthy Aperture Blogger Network. I was compensated for my time and was gifted a dozen Ambrosia apples.
This rustic, whole wheat Ambrosia Apple Galette with Salted Caramel is wholesome, slightly sweet and easy to make! Topped with the homemade sauce, makes this dessert irresistible!
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I have had my eye on galette’s for quite some time. But in all honesty, baking a from-scratch pie crust stressed me out. The exact measurements, the extremely chilled butter, kneading but not too much. All seemed like too much work and no room for error.
Galette’s are great as they are the laid-back sidekick to the perfect pie shells, the lazy girl pie if you will. They look more rustic with their perfectly, imperfect shell yet till yield a crispy and nutty crust. No fancy fluting to worry about, yet the flavor is just as vibrant.
So when Ambrosia Apples came to be partake in their #iloveambrosia campaign this holiday season, I knew it was time to put aside my fear of making a pie and easy my way in with a galette. Ambrosia apples are a fairly new variety, only 10 years old. But they are quickly making their way up the top 10 apple variety in the U.S. With their creamy flesh and sweet, honey-like flavor, it makes them ideal for baking because Ambrosias are low in acidity and slow to oxidize, meaning that once sliced the apples hardly turn brown. Just thinking how many salads would have been saved, if I would have used Ambrosia Apples!
And they are naturally sweeter so less sugar is necessary when baking. Which makes it even better when we drizzle a salted caramel sauce over the apple galette before indulging!
Beyond their beauty – bright red blush and yellow background, they retain their shape when cooked so they held together beautifully in this galette. Just think, no more broken down, smushy apples in Grandma’s apple pie!
With apples as easy to cook with, even easier to eat, and my new skill of pie making, I know what I am coming armed with every holiday here on out!
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