Apple Thyme Galette with Freekeh Crust | © 2014 |

A fantastic autumn dessert, this delicious rustic galette is made with a delicate buttery freekeh crust filled with honey roasted almonds, sliced apples drizzled with fresh thyme and honey. Freekeh is roasted green spelt berries. The spelt is harvested when it is still young and green. It is then slow roasted over coals in the hulls, and is then de-hulled resulting in a beautiful green spelt berry. You can replace it with wholegrain spelt flour.

  • 150 g Freekeh berries, ground into flour
  • 100 g White spelt pastry flour (#630)
  • 125 g Butter, cut into small pieces and slightly softened
  • 1 Medium egg
  • 1 tsp Raw sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 40 ml Cold water
  • 50 g Honey roasted almonds, ground
  • 4 Apples (I used pink lady)
  • 1 tsp Fresh thyme leaves
  • 1-2 tbsp Honey
  • 2 tbsp Raw brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp Unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  1. Whisk together the ground freekeh flour and white spelt pastry flour. Heap the flour mixture on the work surface and make a well. Put the butter, egg, raw sugar and salt in the middle. With your fingertips, mix and cream the ingredients in the well.
  2. Now, little by little, draw the flour into the center and work the dough with your fingertips to a grainy texture. Add the cold water and mix it in until the dough begins to hold together.
  3. Using the palm of your hand, push the dough away from you 4 or 5 times until it is smooth. Roll the dough into a ball. Gently press dough into a 4-inch circle on plastic wrap. Chill 30 minutes. The pastry can be refrigerated overnight.
  4. Peel, halve and core the apples and slice them crosswise 1/4 inch thick. Set aside the larger center slices and coarsely chop the end slices and any broken ones. About half of the slices should be chopped.
  5. Preheat oven to 190C7375. Unwrap and place dough on a sheet of parchment paper. Roll dough into a 15-inch circle. Place dough and parchment on a baking sheet.
  6. Spread the ground almonds over the pastry to within 1 inch of the edge, then add the chopped apples on the top. Sprinkle fresh thyme leaves, then the honey over the chopped apples. Decoratively arrange the apple slices on top in slightly overlapping rows. Sprinkle the raw brown sugar evenly over the apples and dot with the pieces of butter. Fold the pastry edge up and over the apples to create a 1-inch border.
  7. Bake the galette for about 55-60 minutes, until the pastry is nicely browned and crisp and all of the apples are tender. Serve warm or at room temperature. | © 2014 | | © 2014 |


The Yum List 29/8/14 06:32

The crust sure looks worthy of biting into.

Nammi 29/8/14 06:39

have to check what these freekah berries are, gallete looks delicious!!!

kitchen flavours 29/8/14 06:57

That is a beautiful galette! I have not seen freekeh before, thanks for sharing another healthy interesting ingredient!

Gourmet Getaways 29/8/14 07:02

This is heavenly comforting! Both the taste and aroma. Apples and almonds will never fail me! Plus freekeh!

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Jeannie Tay 29/8/14 07:31

Looks so delicious! I like galette for the fact that you do not need to put the crust into a mould:D

Ilke 29/8/14 07:45

You made me feel in the fall! Perfect weather this morning with a nice breeze and as I start to think about coats, I see this on my feed :))
Looks gorgeous as always ! :)

Ilke 29/8/14 07:46

You made me feel in the fall! Perfect weather this morning with a nice breeze and as I start to think about coats, I see this on my feed :))
Looks gorgeous as always ! :)

Rosa's Yummy Yums 29/8/14 08:27

It looks fabulous and must taste fantastic! An original galette.



GG 29/8/14 09:08

This looks really delicious. I must try this Freekah pastry, I bet it's great. GG

Jasna Varcakovic 29/8/14 11:57

Wow, what a combination of flavours!

Medeja 29/8/14 13:04

This looks so good.. I love the apple filling :)

Marcela 29/8/14 13:10

oh! this look insanely good! i've never tried galette before!

Sam Hoffer / My Carolina Kitchen 29/8/14 13:23

What a beautiful galette. Autumn is almost upon us and I can't wait for fresh local apples.

Emma | Fork and Good 29/8/14 13:39

This is the best thing I've seen for a while, I'm actually drooling a little. The apples! The crust! Oh man that looks good.

Ely 29/8/14 13:47

Really healthy, good and wonderful my friend! <3 <3 I love it!

ahu @ ahueats 29/8/14 14:51

I've never heard of freekeh until now - thank you for educating me! I am a sucker for galettes and especially one that combines a savory herb with sweeter flavors. Beautiful!

Tessa 29/8/14 14:53

Apples and thyme, what a delicious combination! Your recipes are always so creative and beautiful!

Jean | 29/8/14 14:59

Angie, that is beautiful! I love Pink Lady apples, and I like that you paired them with a thin layer of ground almonds.

Sharon D 29/8/14 15:03

Oh, this is beautiful, Angie. I love that you always add interesting ingredients into your recipes ♡♡

Christine Ho 29/8/14 15:39

I love everything rustic. It sounds yummy. Your autumn dessert can be a fantastic winter dessert down under here too.

Mijú 29/8/14 15:46

Que buena con manzana y tomillo.
Un saludito

Alice // Hip Foodie Mom 29/8/14 15:52

What a beautiful galette!! I love baking with thyme!! one of my fave herbs!!

What's Baking?? 29/8/14 16:17

What a sight to feast the eyes!

Anne Regalado 29/8/14 16:23

What a gorgeous pastry ! It's already cool in your side of the world ?! I wish here as well ugh :P Need to Google Freekeh after this :D Gorgeous photos as always , Angie !

Anonymous 29/8/14 16:52

Never had freekeh berry before, the crust really hit my taste buds Angie.....

Shashi Charles 29/8/14 19:27

Angie - wow - I am blown away at your gluten free crust - wow! It looks so flaky! And such an interesting combo of apples and thyme and honey! As always gorgeous gorgeous photos!

Muna Kenny 29/8/14 19:35

Angie, your apple galette is gorgeous! Galette is a dessert I fell in love with the first time I had it. But when I saw your post, I couldn't believe my eyes. I made apple galette (not published yet) and I've used a similar dark brown plate as yours to serve a slice of galette on. I guess we think alike :)

Catherine 29/8/14 21:05

A beautiful dessert; so rustic and delicious. Blessings dear. Catherine

Gwen 29/8/14 21:32

Gorgeous! I love the flavors going on in this galette. This will be the very first thing I make for the start of Fall. oxox

Pam 29/8/14 22:07

Beautiful and delicious!

Debra Eliotseats 30/8/14 00:14

I absolutely love putting herbs with desserts like this.

Barbara 30/8/14 13:18

A gorgeous winner of a galette, Angie! Looks and sounds delicious. Such an unusual crust...don't know if I can find those ingredients here though.

Kathy 30/8/14 13:47

Oh Angie, That galette looks stunning!! I have never tried using spelt, and never even heard of freekeh…but it looks amazing! You always come up with the most wonderful baked goods using the most unusual ingredients. Happy Weekend!

Karen (Back Road Journal) 30/8/14 15:07

What a terrific galette. The apples in our orchard are almost ready to pick…I can't wait to try this.

Cheri Savory Spoon 30/8/14 17:44

Hi Angie, what a masterpiece, so beautiful, never would of thought of pairing thyme with apples. I bet this is delicious! Happy week-end to you!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 30/8/14 20:19

I don't think I've ever seen freekah berries or freekah flour but leave it to you to incorporation such healthy whole grains into a lush and beautiful autumn treat!

Gorgeous galette and gorgeous pics!

Ashley 31/8/14 13:29

What an awesome looking galette! With the apples and honey roasted almonds in the filling - sounds amazing! Mmm and the thyme...

Alida 31/8/14 14:46

Fabulous!! I have never seen this before. So rustic looking and surely so delicioius! Love it!
And apple and thyme is an interesting combination.

Kathleen | Brownie and Bites 31/8/14 15:16

Angie, your galette looks amazing. I am new to your site and I am already loving it! I can’t wait to look at all your recipes!

lena 31/8/14 19:39

this galette with the almond base must have added more delicousness to it! simply beautiful!

Velva 31/8/14 23:08

Very rustic! A beautiful transition into the cooler autumn weather. Stunning.

Gloria Baker 1/9/14 05:17

I love this galette Angie look stunning:)
I love all galettes savoy and sweet!

Geraldine Saucier 1/9/14 05:21

Beautiful pictures. This dessert looks fantastic.

Easyfoodsmith 1/9/14 10:03

The most beautiful galette I have ever set my eyes on..And that freekeh crust...I am loving it Angie!!

Joanne 1/9/14 14:01

So I'm definitely excited about fall desserts now! Love the idea of a freekeh crust...a must try.

Guru Uru 1/9/14 14:27

Such a fancy, yet rustic galette, the feekah crust is inviting without a doubt :D

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Helene Dsouza 1/9/14 14:37

Looks like Europe is in an eternal autumn this year. Luckily we have desserts such as your galette to warm our hearts. I could need a piece right now. Thanks for sharing Angie. =D

Jeanette 1/9/14 15:37

What a stunning galette - I would love a slice of this warm please.

Norma Chang 1/9/14 21:19

I am always learning something from your blog, this time it is freekeh berries, thanks. Your galette is making me very hungry.

Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies 1/9/14 21:27

This is such a beautiful galette! Pinning this!

Chris Scheuer 1/9/14 23:20

Just your description has me drooling Angie and then I looked at your pictures, YUM!

Jess Bakericious 2/9/14 02:45

this look nice and delicious, can I have a slice? heeheehee

mjskit 2/9/14 04:37

I want those two slices you have stacked on that saucer! The honey almonds ground, the honey and thyme - take this galette WAY over the top!

Dawn Yucuis 2/9/14 04:58

This apple thyme galette is absolutely gorgeous. I love the presentation.

motherrimmy 2/9/14 15:03

My coworker is bringing apples in by the bucket. This looks like a delicious use for them!

Kari Lindsay 2/9/14 15:42

Awesome Angie! I'm always looking for healthier pastries, and I looove the lemony thyme with the apples!

Reeni 3/9/14 04:26

You don't know how happy I am to see this beautiful apple dessert Angie! I'm in LOVE! This looks fantastic! Can't wait to do some apple baking myself.

Lisa Lin 3/9/14 08:56

Looks absolutely yummy, Angie!

Hema 3/9/14 17:07

Freekeh berries, another new ingredient for me, the galette looks absolutely delicious..

Rachel @ Bakerita 3/9/14 20:35

How beautiful and delicious sounding! Love the sound of that crust.

[Reply] 4/9/14 05:52

I love galettes. They are so simple and luxurious looking. Yours looks awesome and I really love your combo.

Shibi Thomas 4/9/14 12:54

The ingredients that went into the crust sounds interesting!! I bet the galette was delicious.

[Reply] 4/9/14 13:51

Hi are always so kind with your comments and I have been slacking. I have no idea why your posts are going into my spam folder.

[Reply] 4/9/14 13:51

This galette looks amazing and the crust is equally as good.

Esther Lau 4/9/14 16:46

Wow , wow, wow!!!! This is nice to see and good to eat ! :)

Asmita 5/9/14 05:29

Wow! Absolutely gorgeous presentation, clicks and dish!!

Kelly LifemadeSweeter 5/9/14 21:20

This is such a stunning galette! I love that you used freekeh for the crust - so delicious and creative :)

Terra 6/9/14 05:27

Oh the apple love this time of year, makes me so happy! The addition of thyme sounds like a perfect flavor combo! Gorgeous, Hugs, Terra

Catherine 6/9/14 06:01

What a beautiful looking tart. Perfect for the fall season. Blessings dear. Catherine

mui mui 8/9/14 12:43

Hi Angie,
This is such a lovely looking galette.
Thanks for sharing another another ingredient.
Never come across freekeh,

Ann Jones 9/9/14 00:43

Great looking fall tart. There is something about apple dishes in the fall that always makes me happy :)

The Duo Dishes 9/9/14 23:28

You always have a mix of interesting ingredients in classic recipes. Never heard of freekeh! Wonder if it's available around here...

jehanne | The Cooking Doctor 11/9/14 04:21

This looks like a delicious afternoon treat! I'd be intrigued to try out the freekeh, must be delicious flavour.

Roz Corieri Paige 14/9/14 02:57

What an extraordinary galette perfect for the change in season! I wish I knew where I can find freekah! This is a new food introduction to me and the crust just looks crazy-delicious Angie!

Nippon Nin 26/9/14 07:15

OK...I have to try this too.You're so amazing!I You're like... super perfect!

Emma @ Bake Then Eat 4/10/14 23:37

Beautiful looking galette I would love a slice.

Lucy @ Bake Play Smile 6/10/14 03:09

What incredibly delicious flavours!!! And OMG that crust! I can't wait to try this with fresh thyme from my garden and the apples in my fruit bowl! xx


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