We adapted this easy, free-form tart from Rowan Jacobsen’s Apples of Uncommon Character: Heirlooms, Modern Classics, & Little-Known Wonders. The pastry is tender, crisp, and rustic, with an open filling of sweet apples over tangy cranberry jam. It’s a perfect dessert for a holiday dinner or the ideal centerpiece for afternoon tea on a chilly day. Dress it up with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream.
Game plan: In this recipe, we’ve substituted the suggested orange marmalade, other preserves, lemon curd, or peanut butter for old-fashioned cranberry sauce. And rather than sprinkling the galette with bourbon-soaked raisins, we’ve upped the fancy factor by using Cognac-soaked cherries instead.
For the Cognac-soaked cherries:
For the cranberry sauce: