Becky Luigart-Stayner; Lydia DeGaris-Pursell
8 servings

Marzipan (sweetened almond paste) can be found with other baking ingredients in the supermarket. Look for it packaged in a small box or can.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 425°.

Step 2

Line a jelly roll pan with foil; coat foil with cooking spray. Roll dough to a 14-inch circle on a lightly floured surface. Place dough on prepared pan. Roll marzipan to a 9-inch circle on a lightly floured surface. Place marzipan on top of dough.

Step 3

Combine apple, 1/2 cup sugar, flour, 3/4 teaspoon almond extract, juice, and salt in a large bowl; toss well. Spoon apple mixture over marzipan. Fold 2-inch dough border over the apple mixture, pressing gently to seal (dough will only partially cover apple mixture). Bake at 425° for 30 minutes or until lightly browned (apple filling may leak slightly during cooking).

Step 4

Place 1/4 cup sugar in a small heavy saucepan over medium-high heat; cook until sugar dissolves, stirring as needed to dissolve the sugar evenly (about 4 minutes). Cook 1 minute or until golden. Remove from heat; carefully stir in 1/4 teaspoon almond extract. Drizzle over galette.

Ratings & Reviews

rstarrlemaitre's Review

March 05, 2011
Wonderful almond flavor! I would have given this a "5" except I, too, didn't like the way the caramel mixture hardened to a shell, rather than being warm and gooey. But the galette itself was delicious.

LuciaEMasterson's Review

September 02, 2009
A delicious, easy dessert recipe that I would make again, but much too sweet, despite the fact that I used almond paste instead of marzipan: I would decrease the amount of sugar by a third. I also was not too keen on the glaze, which hardened as it cooled, and provided a bit too much of a texture contrast with the gooeyness of the galette itself.

SissysCookin's Review

August 13, 2009
This is also great made with sliced fresh or frozen peaches and a fistfull of blackberries. The visual is especially appealing. When I'm using apples I put a few dried cherries in for color and to kick it up a notch. This is such a wonderful basic recipe and you can make it your own in so many ways.