Making this galette was a last-minute decision; we both had things to do later and didn’t have much time. But we got our affairs in order and bought our ingredients — specifically local apples and maple syrup — and started baking.
The recipe recommended making the crust a couple hours or even a couple days in advance and just keeping it in the fridge, but we didn’t read it very carefully beforehand. We just went ahead and made the crust as the recipe said, wrapped it in saran wrap, and threw it in the freezer while we cut the apples and made the brown butter sauce.
When we pulled it out to put everything together, it was surprisingly sturdy. It wasn’t dry at all, so it didn’t really crack. We didn’t care much about making it perfect, so once it was rolled into an oval-ish shape, we laid it on our parchment paper and laid down the apples.
Once the apples were all picturesque, we sprinkled brown sugar on, brushed them heavily with brown butter sauce, and folded the edges over to make the crust. When we popped the galette in the oven, the smell immediately filled the kitchen. It was heavenly.
The recipe we found recommended making maple syrup whipped cream, and it did not disappoint. We added more syrup than the recipe said, but it wasn’t overwhelming. After the galette was finished baking and cooling, we cut it into eight pieces and dolloped the whipped cream on.
One bite was simply not enough — soon multiple pieces were gone and we were dangerously close to eating the whole thing! Luckily, we showed some self-restraint and saved some bites for our families, and they were eternally grateful.
Find recipes for this galette and others on Bon Appetit. They have a page with 15 different savory and sweet galette recipes — all of which look mouthwateringly incredible — for free!