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Cranberry Orange Galette

December 24, 2014
Cranberry Orange Galette - Healthy for Two

Happy Holidays! ‘Tis the season for eating desserts and dieting later!

I am obsessed with galettes. They are like pie, but flat and better. I’ve made this cranberry orange galette for holiday dinners two years in a row now and it’s always a hit. It’s refreshing and different than your typical holiday pie, which is why I like it.

If you are looking for ideas for a delicious and different dessert, look no further, this galette is your answer!

Cranberry Orange Galette

Adapted from


For the pie crust:

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter, cold, cut into small pieces
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup ice water
  • Extra flour for dusting

This makes enough for two crusts… why not make a fig and strawberry galette too?

For the filling:

  • 3 tablespoons ground walnuts
  • 3 tablespoons unseasoned bread crumbs
  • 1 green apple, peeled, cored and cut into 1/2 inch chunks
  • 2 cups of fresh cranberries
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 1/2 inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and grated
  • 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice from 1 orange
  • Zest of 1 orange peel
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 egg for the egg wash
  • Course turbinado sugar for the crust

To Do:

Make the crust: Put 2 1/2 cups flour and 1 teaspoon of salt in the food processor. Pulse to combine. Next add the 2 cups of cold butter (cut into chunks) and pulse. While running, add the ice water, a little bit at a time, just until the dough starts to hold together. You may not need to use all of the water.

Place the dough on a floured surface and shape into two thick round disks. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for one hour. It’s better to work with cold dough. Check out my go-to Martha recipe for pie dough for troubleshooting.

Once the dough is chilled, place one dough disk onto a floured work surface. Using a rolling pin, roll the dough out into a large, thin circle. Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet and refrigerate while you make the filling.

For the filling: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Mix the ground walnuts and breadcrumbs in a small bowl.

Combine the chopped apple, fresh and dried cranberries, grated ginger, orange zest, orange juice, brown sugar, honey and rosemary in a large bowl.

Sprinkle the nut & breadcrumb mixture in a circle in the center of the dough, about 2 inches from the edges. Next, fill the area with the filling.

Fold the border of the crust over edge of filling, and gently press together to seal.

Cranberry Orange Galette - Healthy for Two

Brush the dough with egg wash (1 egg beaten with a splash of water) and sprinkle it with the turbinado sugar.

Bake in the oven for 30-35 minutes or until the filling is bubbling and the crust is golden brown.

Remove it from the oven and cool for 10 minutes.


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