Blood Orange Galette
A beautiful and surprising dessert, this stunning galette features a flaky pastry crust, a layer of almond frangipane,
and a topping of beautiful slices of blood oranges drizzled with honey. The citrus presentation is a delight to both
the eyes and palate. Feel free to serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!
- 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 tablespoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, grated and well chilled
- 4-6 tablespoons ice water
- 1/4 cup butter, softened
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup almond flour
- 1 egg
- 2 teaspoons almond extract
- 4-5 blood oranges, peeled, thinly sliced, seeds removed
- 1 egg, whisked for egg wash
1 tablespoon coarse sugar
- Honey for drizzling
- Vanilla ice cream
Crust Topping Ingredients
For the crust, mix the flour, sugar, and salt in a large bowl, stir with a whisk until evenly combined.
Prepare the ice water by filling a small bowl with ice cubes and adding water. Or, place a small bowl of water in the freezer, and let it get very cold.
Place the grated butter in the flour mixture. Using a pastry blender, cut the butter and flour mixture together until a coarse texture is reached with some pea-sized pieces of butter remaining. We like to refrigerate the dough at this stage for 10-15 minutes for an even flakier crust.
Once the ice water is very cold, add 2 tablespoons of the ice water by sprinkling on top of the flour/butter mixture. With a fork, gently toss the mixture. Continue adding ice water one tablespoon at a time tossing after each addition until a rough ball of dough forms. (Avoid adding too much water.)
Flatten the dough ball into a disk about a one-inch thick, and wrap in plastic wrap
Chill the wrapped dough disk for an hour.
While the dough chills, prepare the filling. Using a fork, mix the butter with the sugar until smooth. Add the almond flour and mix until combined. Add the almond extract and the egg and mix again. Set aside.
Peel and then slice the blood oranges into thin 1/8-inch slices. Let the slices drain on a paper towel-lined plate until ready to assemble the galette.
Once the dough has chilled, place the dough directly on a sheet of parchment paper and roll into a rough circle, about 1/8-inch-thick. It’s ok if the edges look rustic!
Preheat the oven to 425⁰F.
Assemble the galette. Spread the almond filling on the rolled crust and spread to within 1-inch from the edges. Then, add the blood orange slices in a single layer. Fold the edges over the filling to form a 1-inch-wide crust around the outer edge of the galette.
Use a pastry brush to brush the crust with a lightly beaten egg. Sprinkle the coarse sugar on top of the galette -on the crust and over the orange slices.
Bake for about 25-28 minutes, or until the crust is lightly browned. Serve with a drizzle of honey and a scoop of vanilla ice cream.