With the first signs of springs comes rhubarb and my rhubarb frangipane galette. What’s better than a flaky crust, smothered with a creamy frangipane and topped with a tart but yet sweet melange of rhubarb and orange? It can’t get any better than that, if you ask me.
I love rhubarb and as soon a I see it in the local fruit store, I am all over it. I make so many delicious recipes with it. It seems I can’t get enough of it. I have to admit, I even freeze it for later use when I know the season is coming to an end.
A small list of ingredients that make this amazing galette.
What you will need to make this scrumptious rhubarb frangipane galette:
For the frangipane:
– 3 tablespoons butter
– 4 tablespoons sugar
– 1 egg
– 1 tablespoon brandy
– 1 tablespoon flour
– a pinch of salt
– 1/2 a cup of almond meal.
The rest of the ingredients:
– 5-6 stalks of rhubarb
– 1/2 cup sugar
– juice of 1 orange (about 1/4 cup)
– another pinch of salt
– pie crust
– one egg white for coating
The first step to making my delicious rhubarb frangipane galette is to make the pie crust. You can find the recipe for my pie crust recipe here. Or you can use a store-bought pie crust.
Next, we need to get the rhubarb ready. In order to get that, we are going to start with chopping the rhubarb into 4-inch pieces. When chopping the rhubarb, peel off any stringy bits that come off as you chop it. It’s similar to chopping celery. Place the chopped pieces of rhubarb into a large bowl. Add 1/2 a cup of sugar to the bowl. Then add the juice of one orange (about 1/4 cup) and a pinch of salt. Toss everything together so that the rhubarb gets coated with the juice and sugar mixture. Let sit for about 10 mins.
Allowing the rhubarb to sit will help soften the rhubarb a little and will take the sour edge off the rhubarb.
Now we can prepare the frangipane. In a mixing bowl, whip 3 tablespoons of sugar with 4 tablespoons of room temperature butter. Once those are beaten together, add the egg and the brandy to the bowl. Continue whipping until the egg is mixed in with the sugar. Add the almond meal to the bowl and whip for a further one minute. Now add the flour and the salt and mix to form a thick cookie dough kind of dough.
Roll out the pie crust into about an 11 inch circular form. It doesn’t have to be a perfect circle. One of the things I love about galettes is the rustic look. You don’t need to worry about a particular shape with the pastry. It gets folded over and kind of takes on a form of its own.
Once the pastry is rolled, spread the frangipane mix onto the pastry. Leave about and a half all along the edges. This is the bit you will fold over to make the galette.
Baking the rhubarb frangipane galette
By now the rhubarb should be ready. Drain the juice out of the bowl. Do not discard the juice. Keep it to make a delicious glaze for the top. Line the rhubarb on top of the frangipane and fold the edges over. Place the rhubarb frangipane galette on top of a parchment-lined baking tray. Beat the egg white and using a baking brush, apply a coating on the folded edges of the pie crust. Bake for 35 mins in a 375-degree oven.
Once baked, remove the galette from the oven. Let sit for about 5 mins then move it to a cookie rack to cool down completely.
While the galette is baking, pour the juice that you had collected earlier into a bowl and boil it down to form a glaze. Once both the rhubarb frangipane galette and glaze have cooled, slice and enjoy with a side of whipped cream or ice cream.
Rhubarb Frangipane GaletteCourse: DessertCuisine: CanadianDifficulty: Easy
My rhubarb frangipane galette, wrapped in a delicious flaky pastry is slightly tangy, just a little bit sweet, but oh so delicious! It will leave you licking your fingers and wanting more.
5-6 stalks of rhubarb
1/2 cup sugar
4 tablespoons sugar
juice of 1 orange
a pinch of salt
3 tablespoons softened unsalted butter
1/2 cup almond meal (ground almonds)
1 tablespoon brandy
1 tablespoon flour
a pinch of salt
- Other ingredients
1 pie crust
1 egg white to coat
- Chop the rhubarb stalks into 4 inch pieces. Peel off any stringy bits as you chop.
- Place the rhubarb into a large bowl. Add the rest of the ingredients into the bowl and toss so that the rhubarb is covered in the juice. Let sit for about 10 minutes while you prepare the rest of the ingredients.
- Whip the sugar and butter together for about 3 mins.
- Add the egg and brandy and whip for another min or so.
- Add the almond meal and using a spatula or spoon fold the almond meal into the egg mix.
- Add the salt and flour and mix to form a cookie dough sort of dough.
- Pie crust
- You can use any pie crust of choice. You can use my pie crust – recipe here.
- Baking the galette
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
- Roll the pie crust to about an 11 – 12 inch circular shape. It doesn’t have to be a perfect circle.
- Place the crust on to a parchment lined baking tray. Spread the frangipane on to the crust, leaving about 1 and 1/2 inches around the edges.
- Drain the juice from the rhubarb and reserve for a glaze. Place the rhubarb pieces on top of the frangipane and fold the pie crust edges over to form the galette.
- Whip the egg white and using a baking brush spread over the folded edges.
- Bake the galette for about 35 mins, or once you see the crust has browned.
- While the galette is baking, pour the reserved juices into a pot and cook for about 5-7 mins to thicken the juices and form a glaze.
- Allow the galette to cool on the baking tray for a few minutes then transfer to a cookie rack to cool completely.
- Enjoy with a side of whipped cream or a scoop of ice cream and the glaze.
– Check out other dessert recipes here.