Apple Galette

A sheet of pastry, some apples, and a few other ingredients, and you have a really quick and delicious dessert!

A fruit galette bakes up faster than a two-crust pie, and comes together faster as well. Apple is perfect in a galette, and can be enhanced with the addition of other fruits: fresh cranberries, raspberries, or even raisins.

The sprinkle of sugar before the baking makes this really pretty as well! Use any apples you like, but try to use more than one variety. For this, I used a Granny Smith and three golden delicious to clear out my fruit bowl. The granny is tart, the golden is sweet, so it was a nice balance.

I used my basic pastry crust on this, but if you have a favorite, that’s the one you should use! you can even use puff pastry.


Apple Galette

4 large apples, peeled, cored, and cut into thick slices

2 tbsp. Calvados or apple brandy

1 tbsp. vanilla extract

1/4 cup sugar

2 tbsp. flour

1/2 tsp. each cinnamon and allspice

Pinch of salt

1 pastry crust

1 tbsp. butter

1 egg, beaten

Turbinado sugar to sprinkle

Preheat oven to 350.

In a large bowl, mix together the apples, Calvados, vanilla, flour, sugar, and salt.

Roll out the dough and place on a sheet of parchment paper on a rimmed baking sheet.

Dump the apple mixture in the center. Cut the butter into tiny pieces and scatter over the apples.

Gently bring the dough up over the fruit, making little folds to hold it together as you keep the round shape.

Mix the egg with a tsp. of water and mix well. Brush this egg wash over the dough and sprinkle with the sugar.

Bake for about 40 minutes, or until golden brown and the apples are tender when pierced with a knife. Let cool completely before cutting.

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22 Comments Add yours

  1. Divine Applelicious! 🍃🍎

  2. The perfect crust! I would take this over a double crust every time!

    1. It gets so flaky and crunchy!

  3. hungrygirl564 says:

    Dorothy, you are a fabulous cook!

  4. eponine3 says:

    How do I forget about such simple and wonderful things as this? Thank you for the reminder!! Looks fabulous!

    1. I know! Whenever I make one I marvel anew at how simple!

      1. eponine3 says:

        I made an apple galette for dinner guests on Sunday — the crust all so imperfect compared to a pie in a pie plate. It was wonderful!

      2. Don’t you just love the imperfectness of it all?

  5. jama says:

    Yum! Love galettes :).

    1. Simple but always delicious!

  6. Ok, you had me at Calvados!! Yum!! I’m all about galettes – they just seem so much easier than pie. Actually now that i say that, I don’t know why I don’t know why I think that. Maybe because you can’t go wrong; there’s no mistake made if it’s not perfect so there is no stress? Yours looks gorgeous!

    1. I think that’s the thing about them. They are rustic, they are imperfect by nature, they are a quick little wrap of dough round some fruit, and even though they are not meant to be show stoppers, they are pretty darn nice to behold!

  7. mmm sounds delicious dorothy. cheers sherry

    1. I’ll save you a piece!

  8. I love galettes Dorothy, they are so easy to make and serve {I hate trying to get that first slice of pie out of the pan 😂} I might just put this on our Thanksgiving menu!

    1. Everyone loves them, and they are much easier to cut than pie! Hope you enjoy it, and have a lovely Thanksgiving.

  9. Chris says:

    Fabulous recipe. I have a bunch of apples. I think I’ll make this for dessert today. Yum!

    1. Oh, please do, and enjoy every bite! Let me know how it turned out!

  10. Chris says:

    Today is baking day if all goes to plan. I can’t wait for the yummy results.

    1. Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!

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