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Deliciously Easy Apple Galette

Made with crisp fall apples, sugar, cinnamon, and a homemade pie crust, this Easy Apple Galette is as tasty as apple pie, but with half the work!

Serve it topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for an amazing Fall dessert.

Apple galette
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Easy Apple Galette Recipe

What is a Galette?

A Galette is a round pastry filled with fruit and the edges folded over. It is typically made with pie dough. This galette recipe calls for apples for the fruit filling. 

It’s the perfect treat to make when you want to make it look like you spent all day in the kitchen. 

You can make the dough ahead of time or you can use a premade dough or even crescent dough for a delicate and buttery blend!

Why make this Apple Galette?

  • Easy – Apple Galette looks beautiful and tastes amazing but only takes a few minutes to prep. Plus can be made with homemade dough or store-bought dough so it’s easy for an experienced cook or a beginner to make. 
  • Tastes Amazing – Packed with lots of cinnamon, sugar, and apple slices, then wrapped in a yummy pie crust and served with a scoop of ice cream. An Apple Galette is a perfect fall dessert.
  • Looks impressive – It sounds fancy, so you can impress your family and friends without even trying!
easy apple galette recipe

What is the difference between a Galette and a Pie?

  • A pie is formed, filled, and made in a pie pan. 
  • A galette is formed, filled with fruit, the edges folded over, and baked on a cooking sheet. 
  • It has a must rustic look to it and is therefore a lot easier. 

Ingredients + Tips

(Ingredients at a glance, you will find the full recipe with ingredient amounts in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post.)

apple galette ingredients
  • Apples | You can use any kind of apples for this recipe. Fuji, Red Delicious, Granny Smith, pick one type or mix them up. If you want a sweeter apple galette stick to fuji or red delicious. 
  • Flour | All-purpose flour is what you want for this recipe. When measuring your flour, make sure to spoon the flour into the measuring cup and level it off with a knife. Scooping the measuring cup into the flour container packs the flour and can cause you to use too much flour and result in a dry pastry.
  • Water | Water is water, but the water must be ice cold. Don’t try to skip this by just using cold running water.  
  • Oil | Any neutral oil will work, use what you have. 
  • Sugar | White sugar or brown sugar will work for this recipe. You can also use a sugar substitute-just be sure to use the conversion chart on the package. 
  • Lemon Juice | Fresh is always best but concentrate will work in a pinch. If you buy a bag of lemons you can use the extra for decoration in a vase or bowl! If you are using concentrate, you’ll need 1 tablespoon. 
  • Baking Powder | Acts as a leavening agent. 
  • Egg white | Optional for an egg wash to brush over the top edges of your crust.

How to Make an Apple Galette from Scratch

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 F.
  2. Mix flour, baking powder, and half of the sugar. Then add water and oil to the dry ingredients. Make а soft dough. Chill the dough in the fridge for 2 hours.
    how to make an apple galette
  3. Slice apples into 1/4th inch thickness. Add to a medium bowl and toss them with lemon juice. After that, add remaining sugar and cinnamon, toss to coat.
    how to make an apple galette
  4. Roll the dough, arrange apples in the center of the circle, fold the edges over apples. how to make an apple galette
  5. Optional step: Create an egg wash (one egg white plus one tablespoon water, beaten with a fork) and brush over the edges of the crust. Sprinkle with some sugar.
  6. Bake until golden brown. apple galette fresh out of the oven

Apple Galette Recipe Tips

  • Don’t slice your apples too thin. 1/4 inch slices are the best size. They will soften up, but not be too mushy.
  • Cold Ingredients: The crust will come together better if the butter and water are very cold. This plus chilling the crust helps the crust keep its shape.
  • Crust: When measuring your flour, make sure to spoon the flour into the measuring cup and level it off with a knife. Scooping the measuring cup into the flour container packs the flour and can cause you to use too much flour and result in a dry pastry.
  • Apples: If you prefer you can cut your apples into bite-size pieces instead of slices. They can be peeled or leave the skins on for a pop of color.
  • Don’t overcook your Apple Galette! Make sure you bake only until the dough turns golden brown. 
  • For the ultimate shortcut apple galette, you can use apple pie filling and a frozen pie crust.
apple galette recipe

Recipe Variations

  • Frozen pie crust – Making a Galette at home can be as complex or simple as you’d like it to be. If you don’t have time to make a pie crust, you can also use a store-bought pie crust. Thaw it, roll it out, and fill! 
  • Crescent Roll Crust – Who doesn’t love a crescent roll? This gives the apple galette a soft, flakey, and buttery crust. Unroll the crescent dough, then use a rolling pin to roll it out like a dough. Puff pastry is a delicious option as well!
  • Pears – Do you love pears? A combination of apples and pears is very yummy. (I have a Slow Cooker apple-pear crisp that you might enjoy.)
  • Other additions – You can also add raisins or nuts. Either walnuts or pecans work. (I recommend soaking your raisins for about an hour for baking, you can soak in water or rum.
  • Various spices – The fun thing about Galette is once you learn how to make it you can customize it to fit your family’s taste buds. Try adding ½ teaspoon of ground cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin pie spice, or apple spice to this recipe.
  • Turbinado Sugar – You can also try adding a sprinkling of turbinado sugar to the top of the crust to give it a crunchy texture.
  • Different apples – Use a combination of apples to create a more sophisticated flavor. 
  • Toppings – Finally, try drizzling your apple galette with honey, maple syrup, caramel sauce, whipping cream, vanilla ice cream or powdered sugar icing.

FAQ’s

What Kind Of Apples are Best For An Apple Galette?

Just about any apple will work, although firm and tart will give the best results. Gala, pink lady, honey crisp, granny smith, golden delicious, braeburn will all work.

Do I Have To Peel My Apples First?

Definitely not. If you like your apples peeled, then go for it. If it doesn’t matter, then leave them unpeeled for a more rustic look, plus the skins will give a pretty color to the galette.

Can I Make An Apple Galette Ahead Of Time?

The dough can be made ahead of time and chilled in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. You can also freeze your dough for up to 3 months. To use after freezing, allow the dough to thaw overnight in the fridge.

Can I Put Anything Into A Galette?

Yes, you can fill your galette with anything, although generally it is a fruit filling. Get as creative as you want.

Can I Use A Frozen Pie Crust?

Yes, just make sure you thaw your frozen pie crust to room temperature before rolling it out or it may tear. 

How To Store Apple Galette Leftovers

Fruit galettes can be stored at room temperature for up to two days, then after that in the fridge for two more days.

To freeze your leftovers, place the galette in the freezer until it freezes solid, then wrap it up tightly with foil or plastic wrap before returning it back into the freezer for up to 4 months. To reheat, thaw at room temperature and then reheat in the oven.

More apple recipes to enjoy

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Reccomended Tools

  • Apple peeler/corer/slicer. This tool is a lifesaver if you have to peel and slice your own apple. I have had the pampered chef version with the stand for years, but this one looks good too, it is less expensive, and has a suction cup instead of a clamp.
  • Rolling pin
  • Flat baking sheet with lip. (to catch any escaping juices)

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Apple galette recipe

Apple Galette Recipe

  • Author: Jamie Sanders

Ingredients

Scale
  • 3 apples
  • 2 1/2 cups of plain flour
  • 2/3 cup of ice cold water
  • 2/3 cup of oil
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of cinnamon
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • optional: egg white and turbinado sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 F.
  2. Mix flour, baking powder, and half of the sugar. Then add water and oil to the dry ingredients. Make а soft dough. Chill the dough in the fridge for 2 hours.
  3. Cut apples into 1/4 inch slices. Add to a medium bowl and toss them with lemon juice. After that, add remaining sugar and cinnamon, toss to coat.
  4. Roll the dough, arrange apples in the center of the circle, fold the edges over apples.
  5. Optional step: Create an egg wash (one egg white plus one tbsp water, beaten with a fork) and brush over the edges of the crust. Sprinkle with some sugar.
  6. Bake until golden brown.
  7. Serve with your desired topping and enjoy!

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