This 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. Apple galettes are perfect for parties or gathering that you want to showcase a pie in a different way. Everyone always drools over how a galette looks and it tastes equally delicious to an apple pie.
Apple galette 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. Galettes are 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.
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. What are your favorite apples for pies and galettes?
Favorite Apple Galette Recipe and Peeling Tools:
Some tools make peeling all the more enjoyable. Here’s some of the favorites:
- 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
- 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.