Apple Galette

5 from 20 reviews

This simple yet elegant Apple Galette has the full flavor and spice of an apple pie with a fraction of the work.  Bake one for your family today and they will be singing your praises.


Pie Crust

  • 1/2 cup chilled unsalted butter cut in small cubes
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 56 tablespoons chilled ice water

Apple Filling

  • 23 large apples peeled, cored and sliced into 1/4 inch thick slices
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon cold water


  1. Combine butter, flour, and salt. Using a pastry blender cut in the butter until very crumbly. Add chilled water a few tablespoons at a time mixing with a fork until the dough pulls together.  Press into a 5 inch circle.  Cover in plastic wrap and chill for at least 2 hours.
  2. In a large bowl combine apples and lemon juice.  Sprinkle with brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves.  Stir to combine.
  3. Gently roll the piecrust out to a 12 inch circle on a lightly floured surface. Trim the rough edges with a pizza cutter or leave them for a more rustic look. Carefully move the pie crust to a baking sheet covered with parchment paper.   Spoon the apples into the center of the pie crust and bring up the edges tucking it in and folding it along the way.
  4. Whisk together the egg and water.  Using a pastry brush lightly coat the top and sides of the pastry dough with the egg wash.  Bake at 375 degrees for 35-40 minutes or until the crust is golden brown.


  • Plan ahead, as the pie crust needs to chill for at least 2 hours. If you are always fighting a race against the clock, make it a day in advance and store it in the refrigerator.
  • Always use well-chilled butter when making the pie crust.
  • Preheat the oven and load the galette on the center rack in the middle of the oven.
  • For best results, use parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
  • Slice the apples about 1/4 inch thick, which is thin enough to cook through but still have structure and plenty of delicious apple flavor and texture.
  • Don’t skip the egg wash step, as it really enhances the browning of the pie crust and makes for a spectacular presentation.
  • If you don’t have the time to make a homemade pie crust pick up a frozen one, or for a change of pace, try frozen puff pastry.
  • Reheat at reduced power in the microwave or reheat in the oven at 325 degrees for about 10 minutes.

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