Friday, March 29, 2019

Aquavit-Scented Blood Orange Galette #SpringSweetsWeek #Sponsored

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Dixie Crystals and Melissa's Produce
sponsors of #SpringSweetsWeekI received complimentary product for the purpose of review and recipe development,
but all opinions are honest and they are my own. This page may contain affiliate links.

Here we are at Day Six of #SpringSweetsWeek. Can you believe it's almost over? I've been having so much fun with this event. You can read more about the prizes and enter the giveaway at the bottom of this post. Today I will be sharing a recipe featuring ingredients from a couple of the event sponsors: Dixie Crystals and Melissa's Produce.* But first, all of today's posts...

Aquavit-Scented Blood Orange Galette

If you have been following my blog, you might remember that my family and I spent the holidays in Denmark. I was intrigued by several combinations of flavors that I don't usually see here. One such combination was caraway seeds in sweets. So, I made a leap and used aquavit, a caraway-infused booze, in place of vodka in my crust. Then, because they are dramatic and gorgeous, I used blood oranges from event sponsor Melissa's Produce, as the centerpiece of this sweet treat.


  • 1-1/4 C all-purpose flour, plus extra for rolling
  • 1/4 C finely ground blanched almonds or almond flour
  • 1/4 C powdered sugar (prefer Dixie Crystals)
  • 1/2 C butter, very-cold, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 1 T ice water
  • 2 to 3 T aquavit
  • 1/3 C ground almonds
  • 2 to 3 blood oranges (peeled and thinly sliced, prefer Melissa's Produce)
  • 1/2 C + 1 T granulated sugar (prefer Dixie Crystals) 
  • 1/4 C melted butter
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • zest from blood orange

Place flour, ground almonds, sugar, and butter in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until large crumbs form. Add liquid 1 T at a time, until mixture just begins to clump together. If you squeeze some of the crumbly dough and it holds together, it's ready. If the dough doesn't hold together, add a little more liquid and pulse again. Note that too much water will make the crust tough. Once the dough comes together into a ball, wrap tightly in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before using.

Roll out the Pâte Brisée between two pieces of parchment paper and place the crust on a parchment paper or silicone mat-lined baking sheet. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.

Stir ground almonds and sugar together and spoon into the center of the dough. Drizzle melted butter over the almond mixture. Arrange the slices to cover the ground almonds. Gently pull the edges of the galette up and over the top of the blood oranges to form a rim.

Brush the exposed crust with beaten egg. Sprinkle with 1 T sugar and orange zest.

Bake the galette for 45-50 minutes. The crust will be slightly browned and crisp to the touch. Let cool for a few minutes before slicing and serving.

The Giveaway
Click to read all about the prizes at my kick-off post: A PEEP Into Upcoming #SpringSweetsWeek.

a Rafflecopter giveaway Thank you #SpringSweetsWeek Sponsors: Dixie Crystals, Swiss Diamond, Nancy’s Yogurt, Barlean’s, Sprinkle Pop, PEEPS, Melissa’s Produce, and Adams Extracts for providing the prizes free of charge. These companies also provided the bloggers with samples and product to use for #SpringSweetsWeek recipes. All opinions are my own. The #SpringSweetsWeek giveaway is open to residents of the United States who are 18 years of age or older.   All entries for the winner will be checked and verified. By entering you give the right to use your name and likeness. The number of entries received determines the odds of winning. Six (6) winners will be selected. The prize packages will be sent directly from the giveaway sponsors. The #SpringSweetsWeek Bloggers are not responsible for the fulfillment or delivery of the prize packages. Bloggers hosting this giveaway and their immediate family members in their household cannot enter or win the giveaway. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter or any other social channel mentioned in the #SpringSweetsWeek posts or entry.

1 comment:

  1. I love blood oranges! This galette looks so good. I need this in my life!