I’m an aunt, you guys! Miss Molly Irene arrived on November 13 and our whole family couldn’t be more smitten. Check out my Instagram feed for a sweet photo of her followed by a celebratory waffle cone with my new favorite flavor salty caramel coffee (!!!)
We went to the hospital on chilly Saturday and just couldn’t get enough of her. She likes to stretch out her little arms even when she’s wrapped like a baby burrito. I made Meg some raspberry chia pudding for her little hospital fridge and we brought Matt some snacks, too. We bought Molly a Mini Boden sweater dress and the sweetest Petit Pippin bear. Meg and I have already planned a girls day after Matt’s paternity leave where I’ll bring over my pomegranate kale salad while we snuggle Molly all day long. In honor of my sweet niece, I’ve made you a sweet treat.
I had some precious organic honey crisps and a bar of marzipan from Ikea that I wanted to create recipes for. Then it occurred to me that I could make an apple AND marzipan something. My love of the galette knows no bounds, so an apple marzipan galette was the result. My favorite apple dessert was always the classic apple pie, but this galette was made for apple and almond lovers. The marzipan turns golden brown and puffs up around the apple slices. The texture of the coarse-sugar topped crust, the softened apples and the creamy almond is pretty perfect. I bet it would be a hit for Thanksgiving or just because.