This easy apple galette recipe is so simple and beautiful. If you love apple pie, you’ll love apple galette. It’s basically an apple pie, but the edges are folded to the center in a beautiful presentation.

Easy Apple Galette Recipe or French Apple Pie Recipe on a baking sheet pan

Easy Apple Galette

These are perfect for parties or gathering that you want to showcase a pie in a different way. Everyone always drools over how it looks and it tastes equally delicious to an apple pie.

This wonderful dessert is perfect not just for the holidays, but also for year round. Apples are plentiful throughout the year and different varieties of apples are great for making pies and galettes. So don’t feel like apple galettes are too fancy or seasonal to make for a dessert. They’re perfect year round. It just takes a bit of time and planning to quickly whip up this apple galette. Come summertime, it is the perfect dessert to easily make ahead of time for those backyard gatherings, picnics, and other good times! And if you’re craving another killer dessert, this apple cobbler is fabulous!

Video: Easy Apple Galette Recipe 

You can make the filling up to 2 days ahead of time and you can even pre-make the dough as well. When you’re ready to bake, all you need to do is to roll out the dough and add the apple filling. Voila! Within an hour you’ll have a delicious, elegant and absolutely beautiful galette to share with friends and family.

Easy Apple Galette Recipe or French Apple Pie Recipe on a plate

For peeling just a handful of apples, we love our OXO peeler. But if we have a ton of apple recipes to make, then we’ll go to our Johnny Apple Peeler or the KitchenAid stand mixer attachment. Both are great.

Easy Apple Galette Recipe or French Apple Pie Recipe step by step

The apple variety can change the flavor of the galette quite a bit. Some of our favorite pie apples that we find near us are: Honeycrisps, Gala, Fuji, Granny Smiths, Opals, and the Jonathans or Jonagolds. What are your favorite apples for pies and galettes?

Favorite Peeling Tools:

Some tools make peeling all the more enjoyable. Here’s some of the favorites:

OXO Peeler – Simple and easy. Always great to have a good peeler at the ready.
Johnny Apple Peeler – Just like the one I grew up with and it powered the masses of apples from our trees.
KitchenAid Stand Mixer Peeler Attachment – It peels, it zoodles, it is awesome!. 

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EASY APPLE GALETTE

This galette is made with the refrigerated pie dough you'll find the rolls of at most grocery stores. You can easily substitute your favorite pie dough if you want to make the dough from scratch. Using the pre-made dough makes this galette super easy. For peeling just a handful of apples, we love our OXO peeler. But if we have a ton of apple recipes to make, then we'll go to our Johnny Apple Peeler or the KitchenAid stand mixer attachment. Both are great. The apple variety can change the flavor of the galette quite a bit. Some of our favorite pie apples that we find near us are: Honeycrisps, Gala, Fuji, Granny Smiths, Opals, and the Jonathans or Jonagolds. See post above for additional recipe details.
5 from 2 votes

Ingredients

  • 3 Tablespoons butter
  • 4 medium apples peeled, cored and sliced 1/4-inch thick
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground clove
  • 2 Tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 2 Tablespoons water
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • 1 refrigerated pie dough roll or homemade pie dough
  • egg for brushing

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 400°F .
  • In a large skillet over medium heat, melt butter. Add apples and sauté apples until the they start to soften, around 5-10 minutes (depending on apple thickness and apple variety). When apples are softened, add cinnamon, nutmeg and clove. Stir until combined.
  • Whisk together flour, water, and lemon juice. Add the brown sugar and the flour/water mixture to the apples and cook until it starts to thicken, 1-2 minutes. Season with salt and additional spices if desired. Allow to cool.
  • Roll out pie dough roll. Add apple filling to center of dough, leaving about 2 inches around the edges. Gently fold the edges toward the filling, folding and overlapping each 2” section. Brush the crust with egg.
  • Bake for 50 minutes, or until crust is golden and cooked through. Serve warm or at room temperature.

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Nutrition

Calories: 301kcal, Carbohydrates: 45g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 13g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 15mg, Sodium: 364mg, Potassium: 173mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 24g, Vitamin A: 240IU, Vitamin C: 6.5mg, Calcium: 31mg, Iron: 1.1mg