November 18, 2012

Cranberry Orange Galette

Love the holidays...HATE the frantic pace.  One of my favorite flavors of the holidays is cranberry.  I eagerly look forward to the happy day every fall when fresh cranberries appear in the stores.  They are beautiful, bursting with flavor, and packed with healthy goodness.  Another of Nature's jewels.

This is a super-easy dessert, perfect for the holidays.  Traditional, yet rustic.  Full of flavor, yet light.  It can be dressed up or down, adjusted to any and every fruit to suit personal tastes, and is so very satisfying.  I borrowed heavily from the Pastry Studio peach galette recipe.  I adjusted the nuts and filling to match the season, added some whole wheat flour, and brightened everything with a splash of orange.  When a heavy dessert after a big holiday meal seems groan-worthy, this light and bright galette provides just the right note of 'finis' to your lovely get-together.