This apple galette is simple to make and makes a pretty presentation! If you can’t find pink pearl apples, just use your favorite pie apples instead!
It’s finally fall time! I know I said I was bummed that summer had ended, but the official start of fall brought on a new level of excitement for all the yummy autumn foods—hot drinks, hearty soups, and apple cinnamon and pumpkin errrrrythang! I even got on my chunky knit socks and am bundled up in a cozy blanket as I type this…sure it’s 80 degrees out and the air conditioner is blasted on high, but whatevs. The heat hasn’t stifled my enthusiasm just yet.
We welcomed the change of seasons with a family favorite, a simple apple galette. I was at Whole Foods a few days ago and happened upon a small stash of Pink Pearls—the apple of my dreams! They have a light yellow-green skin with a bright pink interior and a sweet/tart flavor. Their season is so short, however (from August–September), that I hardly ever catch them here in Tulsa. I just about missed them again as the small remnant pile of tattered and bruised apples were almost inconspicuous situated amongst the larger overflowing piles of organic apples.
That didn’t deter me. I patiently sifted through the homely pile and picked the best I could find, with minimal bruising and only a few nicks. I got my apples home and couldn’t wait to cut one open! Would they be as pretty pink as the pictures? I’ve been disappointed with yellow-brown blood oranges and plums before and I was hoping these weren’t going to be a total let down as well.
To say I was pleasantly surprised is an understatement! They were gorgeous and totally worth paying a slightly higher price point for apples with a bunch of bumps and bruises. While the galette is a gorgeous rose color before and after baking, which made for a pretty presentation, these pink apples are not necessary for the flavor. In fact, my go-to apples for pies & galettes (golden delicious, honeycrisp, pink lady, or gala) are a lot sweeter and make a much tastier galette, in my opinion, so don’t worry if you can’t manage to get your hands on any pink pearls. Just use any good baking apple in this galette and it’ll be amazing!
If you don’t have access to or can’t find pink pearl apples, use the simple hibiscus glaze from this recipe to add that beautiful pink color to any apple!