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This Rustic Apple and Pomegranate tart or galette is an easy version of an apple pie. A simple sheet of Spelt and wheat flour pastry, folded around a filling of sliced apples with added flavours of honey, cinnamon and sharp tasting Pomegranate seeds (Arils). There’s no need for a pie dish.

Rustic Apple and Pomegranate Galette

It’s the time of the month when I post a recipe for Progressive Eats. This month’s theme is a Pomegranate PartyAnything and Everything with Pomegranates from fresh arils to juice to pomegranate molasses’

If you scroll down to the bottom, you’ll see more about Progressive Eats and the rest of the menu.

I recently went to a pastry class, to improve my pastry making skills. The key take away from the class was to use frozen grated butter and a more wholesome flour. For this recipe, I’ve used unbleached wheat flour and Spelt flour. Both are organic.

How to make a Rustic Apple and Pomegranate Galette (Tart)

Grate the butter into a bowl, then place in the freezer for 15 – 30 mins. This helps keep everything cold when the time comes to rub the flour and butter together. In a sperate bowl, combine the flours, salt and sugar together.

Take the butter out of the freezer and add to the flour mixture. Using your finger tips, begin to rub the grated butter and flour mix together until all the butter is evenly coated with flour and you have a crumble like consistency. You are not aiming for fine breadcrumbs. Some flakes of butter will still remain whole. This is fine.

Begin by adding 2 tablespoons of cold water to the butter and flour mix. Using a fork, begin to bring the pastry dough together. Keep adding the liquid, 1 tablespoon at a time, until it all starts come together to form a pastry dough.

Turn the dough out onto a clean, lightly floured surface and bring it all together using your hands. Bring together any remaining bits of butter and flour. It should not be a sticky dough. Neither should it be overly dry.

Flatten the pastry dough out, into a circle onto a large sheet of cling film or baking parchment to about ½ inch thickness. Wrap and place in the fridge for 30 mins before using.

Make the Apple and Pomegranate filling

Core and thinly slice the apples. No need to peel them. In a large bowl, mix together thoroughly, the apples, lemon juice, zest, honey/maple syrup, a handful of pomegranate seeds and cinnamon.

Place a silicone baking sheet/baking parchment onto a baking tray. Lightly dust the baking sheet with flour. Take the pastry out of the fridge and roll out onto the baking sheet to about 12“ circle

Carefully arrange the apple spice mixture onto the centre of the pastry. Leaving a 1” border to fold over.

Fold the edges of the pastry over the filling. Gently pressing down firmly into place. Pour any remaining fruit juices over the fruit. No more than a couple of tablespoons.

Place the baking sheet, with the galette into the fridge for at least 30 mins.

uncooked apple tart

While the oven is heating up, take the galette out of the fridge and brush the pastry with the lightly beaten egg yolk (egg wash) to create an evenly coloured crust when baked. Sprinkle the egg washed pastry with a generous amount of demerara sugar.

Rustic Apple and Pomegranate Galette

Bake in the centre of the oven for 30 – 35 mins or until baked. The pastry should have a deep golden colour. Any fruit juices should be bubbling up like a thick syrup.

Drizzle with honey or maple syrup and scatter with a handful of pomegranate seeds. Serve while still warm.

If you love making pastry. You may also like to try these other Tart and Pie Recipes

Let me tell you about this Pomegranate Party theme.

Progressive Eats

Welcome to Progressive Eats, our virtual version of a Progressive Dinner Party. This month’s theme is Everything Pomegranate — from pomegranate juice to molasses to fresh arils straight from the fruit. Our host this month is Beth Lee who blogs at OMG! Yummy.

If you’re unfamiliar with the concept, a progressive dinner involves going from house to house, enjoying a different course at each location. With Progressive Eats it’s a virtual party. We choose a theme each month, members share recipes suitable for a delicious meal or party, and you can hop from blog to blog to check them out. Come along and see all of the deliciousness we’ve put together for our celebration inspired dishes!

A Pomegranate Party

Cocktails

Appetizers

Salad

Main Courses

Sides

Desserts

  • Pomegranate Sorbet – The Redhead Baker
  • Rustic Apple and Pomegranate Galette – Clandestine Cake  (That’s this recipe)
Rustic Apple and Pomegranate Galette

Rustic Apple and Pomegranate Galette

This rustic tart or galette is an easy version of an apple pie. A simple sheet of Spelt and wheat flour pastry, folded around a filling of sliced apples with added flavours of honey, cinnamon and sharp tasting Pomegranate seeds (Arils). There's no need for a pie dish. 
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: British, French
Keyword: spelt flour, wholemeal pastry
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total chilling time when preparing the galette.: 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 301kcal
Author: Lynn Hill

Ingredients

  • 110 g unsalted butter fridge cold.
  • 85 g Spelt flour
  • 85 g Wheat flour organic unbleached
  • Pinch sea salt
  • 1 level tablespoon soft dark brown sugar
  • 5 - 6 tablespoons cold water
  • FOR THE FILLING
  • 3 - 4 dessert apples medium sized
  • 2 tablespoons Honey or maple syrup
  • Juice and zest of half a Lemon
  • ½ pomegranate De seeded
  • 1/4 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt.
  • FOR THE EGG WASH GLAZE
  • 1 medium egg yolk
  • Demerara sugar
  • TOPPING AND DRIZZLE
  • Honey or Maple Syrup
  • Pomegranate seeds

Instructions

  • Grate the butter into a bowl, then place in the freezer for 15 – 30 mins.
  • In a sperate bowl, combine the flours, salt and sugar together.
  • Take the butter out of the freezer and add to the flour mixture. Using your fingers, begin to rub the grated butter and flour mix together until all the butter is evenly coated with flour and you have a crumble like consistency. You are not aiming for fine breadcrumbs. Some flakes of butter will still remain whole. This is fine.
  • Begin by adding 2 tablespoons of cold water to the butter and flour mix. Using a fork, begin to bring the pastry dough together. Keep adding the liquid, 1 tablespoon at a time, until it all starts come together to form a pastry dough.
  • Turn the dough out onto a clean, lightly floured surface and bring it all together using your hands. Bring together any remaining bits of butter and flour. It should not be a sticky dough. Neither should it be overly dry.
  • Flatten the pastry dough out, into a circle onto a large sheet of cling film or baking parchment to about ½ inch thickness. Wrap and place in the fridge for 30 mins before using.

Make the filling

  • Core and thinly slice the apples. No need to peel them. In a large bowl, mix together thoroughly, the apples, lemon juice, zest, honey/maple syrup, a handful of pomegranate seeds and cinnamon.
  • Place a silicone baking sheet/baking parchment onto a baking tray. Lightly dust the baking sheet with flour. Take the pastry out of the fridge and roll out onto the baking sheet to about 12“ circle
  • Carefully arrange the apple spice mixture onto the centre of the pastry. Leaving a 1” border to fold over.
  • Fold the edges of the pastry over the filling. Gently pressing down firmly into place. Pour any remaining fruit juices over the fruit. No more than a couple of tablespoons.
  • Place the baking sheet, with the galette into the fridge for at least 30 mins.
  • Preheat the oven to 180 deg fan assisted.
  • For the egg wash. Give the egg yolk a little mix. Bush the pastry with the egg wash to create an evenly coloured crust when baked. Sprinkle the egg wash with a generous amount of demerara sugar.
  • Bake in the centre of the oven for 30 - 35 mins or until baked. The pastry should have a deep golden colour. Any fruit juices should be bubbling over as a thick syrup.
  • Drizzle with honey /maple syrup and scatter with a handful of pomegranate seeds. Serve while still warm.

Notes

You can leave the wrapped pastry dough in the fridge for up to three days before using. Or you can freeze the dough to use later. Make sure you double wrap and place in a freezer back first. 
 

Nutrition

Calories: 301kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 223mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 462IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg
Did you make this recipe?Let me know how you got on. Tag me on Instagram at @clandestinecake and include hashtag #clandestinecake

 

7 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Love this, Lynn! I love the informal nature of galettes, but they’re really so elegant! Pairing the apples with pomegranate arils is simply brilliant!

  2. Your galette looks so perfect. The sugar on the crust makes it even more gorgeous. Galettes are so forgiving!

  3. I think I just found a new dessert for my Thanksgiving table. This looks and sounds delish!

  4. I love how you used the fresh arils and the beautiful color it creates in this rustic galette. Stunning and brilliant.

  5. 5 stars
    This is beautiful and I love the ease of making a gallette. The addition of pom arils to an apple pie is the perfect seasonal dessert; it’s just beautiful!

  6. Your Rustic Apple and Pomegranate Galette is just gorgeous Lynn, and so inviting! I’m not much of a baker, but I love the combination of seasonal flavors and ingredients; I may have to give it a try!

  7. YUM! I love making galettes and apple is a favorite. Adding pom arils make this one a stand out!

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