What is a Galette? It is a French term for a freeform cake or pie. In my words it is a lazy man’s pie. It’s super easy and fast and you do not have to worry about making the crust look pretty or getting it into a pie plate. Just roll out the pastry dough and place it on a cookie sheet.
You can make a galette with anything you want-berries, apples, pears or you can go savory and fill it with chicken, vegetables, ricotta…. there are a million things you can put into a pastry dough. For this recipe I made a sweet galette as a treat for the boys when they got home from school. I don’t make desserts for normal family dinner. First, I don’t have time and second we don’t need the extra sugar!