Apple Galette – Crazy for Crust

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Learn how to make the best Apple Galette from scratch! This is an easy homemade pie recipe that’s easier than a traditional apple pie but just as delicious. Serve it with a scoop of apple pie for a fantastic dessert!

There’s apple pie, and then there’s apple galette – the easier, rustic version with everything you love about pie without all the fuss!

apple dessert cooked on parchment paper with caramel drizzled on top and one piece sliced
Table of Contents
  1. What is an Apple Galette?
  2. Spiced Apple Galette Ingredients
  3. How to Make an Apple Galette from Scratch
  4. Other Apple Recipes
  5. Spiced Apple Galette Recipe

What is an Apple Galette?

When apples are in season, I go nuts for them. We love to go apple picking, and then I use them to make all of my favorite apple desserts, and there are a lot! But today, it’s all about this apple galette recipe.

It’s a non-fussy apple pie! Galette means “pancake” in French, and that’s sort of what a galette looks like: a flat-style pie.

So, the difference between a pie and a galette is really about the presentation. They are very similar, but a galette is more free-form. It’s easier to assemble because you bake it on a baking sheet instead of a pie dish. So, no fussy crimping or worrying about making a double crust or lattice design.

Where they are similar is with the crust and filling. You use a regular pie crust and apple pie filling, but the filling is piled in the rolled-out crust, and then you sort of fold the edges of the dough over the filling to create a rustic crust edge.

I love the way it looks, and I love how easy it is to make. If you love apple pie, you will love this apple galette!

Why You’ll Love this Recipe

  • It’s made entirely from scratch! From the flaky crust to the sweet apple filling, the whole thing is homemade and amazing.
  • It’s easy to make – I promise! The pie dough is simple to make, and it’s so easy to assemble. No fussy steps.
  • If you’ve never made a homemade galette, I am here to walk you through the whole process. I’m sharing my best tips, so yours turns out perfectly every time.
apples cut and covered in cinnamon in a clear bowl

Spiced Apple Galette Ingredients

  • Prepared pie dough: Use my all butter pie crust for a homemade version, or buy a pack of 2 refrigerated crusts.
  • Sliced ​​Granny Smith Apples: I use an apple spiralizer to peel, core and slice them.
  • Lemon juice: Helps keep the pie the perfect sweetness.
  • brown sugar: Better than granulated!
  • Spices: Ground cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice
  • Egg wash

How to Make an Apple Galette from Scratch

  • Combine the sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a small bowl.
  • Place the sliced ​​apples in a large bowl. Add the lemon and brown sugar mixture. Toss the apples to coat them evenly.
  • Roll the pie dough in a circle approximately 12 to 13” big. Place it on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Place the apples in the center of the pie crust. Don’t add the juices from the bowl. Arrange them on the dough while leaving a 2” border.
  • Fold the edges of the dough over the apples. Overlap the dough as needed. Brush the edges of the dough with the egg wash.
  • Bake the galette at 400°F for 28 to 32 minutes or until the crust is golden brown. Let it cool before slicing and serving it.
one slice of apple dessert on a white plate and caramel drizzle on top

Expert Tips:

dough: When you make your pie dough, don’t overwork it. This will overdevelop the gluten in the flour, making your crust chewier instead of flaky.

Tips for rolling out pie dough: The best tip for rolling it out is to start in the middle and work your way to the edges. This makes it easy to roll it out evenly. Also, the size doesn’t have to be exact but shoot for a 12” circle, so your crust isn’t too thick.

Mini galettes: You don’t have to make one big galette – you can divide the dough and roll out smaller rounds to make mini apple galettes.

Apples: Be sure to slice the apples thinly. I like to cut them about 1/16” thick.

Egg wash: The key to a golden-brown crust is to use an egg wash which is an egg whisked with water or milk. Don’t skip it – it makes a big difference!

Shortcuts: It’s easy to make a homemade galette, but you can use refrigerated pie dough or frozen puff pastry for the crust to make it easier.

Serving tip: You can serve this apple galette warm or at room temperature. We love it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a spoonful of whipped cream. You can also add a drizzle of caramel sauce and a sprinkle of toasted nuts for garnish.

Storing and Freezing

Leftover apple galette should be stored loosely covered in the refrigerator. You can also freeze it for up to two months.

apple dessert cooked on parchment paper with caramel drizzled on top

FAQs

What apples are best for galette?

You want to use a firm apple, so the slices hold their shape when baked. I also like to use tart apples which balance out the sweetness from the sugar. Granny Smith apples are my favorite, but Pink Lady apples are a great choice, too.

Is galette dough the same as pie dough?

Yes, they use the same kind of dough!

What kind of baking sheet do you need?

A rimless baking sheet works well.

How long to bake apple galette?

A galette needs about 30 minutes at 400°F. You should bake it until the filling is cooked and the crust is golden.

Can you freeze it?

Yes, it freezes great! Cool the apple galette to room temperature before freezing it. It will keep well in the freezer for up to two months.

Other Apple Recipes

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Prep Time 30 minutes

Cook Time 30 minutes

Total Time 1 hour


  • 1 recipe pie crust
  • 3-4 (about 1 pound) granny smith apples Peeled, cored, sliced
  • ½ test lemon juice
  • cup (67g) packed brown sugar
  • 1 test cinnamon
  • ¼ test ground nutmeg
  • test ground allspice
  • Eggwash 1 egg + milk or water
  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat.

  • Stir together brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Set aside.

  • Slice apples 1/16-inch (1mm) thick. Place in a large bowl and toss with lemon juice and sugar mixture.

  • Roll out pie crust to a 12 or 13-inch circle and place on prepared baking sheet.

  • Arrange the apples (without any juices) in the center of the pie crust circle, leaving a 2-inch border.

  • Fold up the edges gently and place over the pears, overlapping as necessary. Brush with egg wash.

  • Bake 28-32 minutes, or until golden. Let cool to room temperature before serving.

  • Serve room temperature or warmed, plain or with ice cream. Store in refrigerator. Can be frozen for up to 2 months.

It’s important to slice the apples very thin so they cook all the way.

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 133kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monnounsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 90mg | Potassium: 35mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 15thmg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate

apple dessert cooked on parchment paper with caramel drizzled on top and one piece sliced ​​with words on top

Easy Apple Galette from scratch – this homemade galette recipe is easier to make and serve than an apple pie! Serve it with homemade caramel sauce!

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