Mouthwatering Apple Galette: A Flavorful Journey Awaits

Tracy Hilton here from Food and Meal, excited to share with you one of my favorite dessert recipes – the delightful Apple Galette!

I’ve always had a soft spot for rustic, homestyle fruit desserts. There’s something so comforting and nostalgic about them. The Apple Galette combines the best of apple pie flavors with a freeform, unfussy crust that’s a joy to make.

I was first introduced to galettes by my grandmother. She would make the most amazing fruit galettes using whatever was in season from her garden – strawberries, peaches, plums. But her apple galettes in the fall were my absolute favorite. The house would fill with the warm aroma of cinnamon, nutmeg and baked apples.

So when I started working at Food and Meal and brainstorming recipe ideas to share, an apple galette was top of my list. I love how galettes have that rustic charm, looking like they came straight out of a French countryside bakery. The crust is flaky and crisp, barely restraining the juicy, tender spiced apples inside.

Apple galettes are also so much easier and more forgiving than a traditional double-crust apple pie. You don’t have to fuss with crimping the edges just right or venting the top. Simply roll out the dough, arrange the apple slices, and casually fold up the sides. It ends up looking effortlessly elegant.

Another great thing about this recipe is that it’s easy to customize. You can experiment with different apple varieties, adjusting the sugar depending on their sweetness. A drizzle of caramel sauce or a scoop of vanilla ice cream takes it to the next level. The possibilities are endless.

Apple Galette Recipes

Apple Galette
Savor the warmth of fall with our luscious apple galette.
Mouthwatering Apple Galette: A Flavorful Journey Awaits 1

Apple Galette

The apple galette recipe is a delicious dessert that is best made using fresh apples. To ensure that your dessert is delicious, choose ripe, tart apples. When making your own galette, use the same amount of fruit as your pie filling. If you'd like a slightly different taste, substitute pears or other fruits. The filling can also be replaced with other fruit such as pears or peaches. Make sure that the crust is not too thick or the apple galette will not turn out well.
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Course: Breakfast, Desserts
Cuisine: American, French
Diet: Low Calorie, Vegetarian
Keyword: apple, apple galette
CookingStyle: Baking
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 356kcal
Author: Tracy Hilton
Cost: 17
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For the crust:

For the crumb topping:

Apple filling


  • Place the flour, salt and sugar into the bowl of a stand mixer with the dough attachment. Add the pieces of butter and mix until the mixture starts to resemble small peas or breadcrumbs. Add the ice water one tablespoon at a time, until the dough is moist enough to come together.
  • Knead the dough into a ball. Flatten into a disc, wrap in cling wrap, and place in the refrigerator where the dough will chill for 30 minutes.

Crumb topping

  • Combine all the crumb ingredients and set aside.

Apple filling:

  • Peel and seed the apples and cut into slices. Combine the sugar, flour, cinnamon, and salt. Toss the apples in the mixture.
  • Preheat the oven to 375 F.
  • To form the galette, roll out the dough into a large circle, measuring 14-15 inches, on a lightly floured piece of parchment paper. Brush the apricot jam over the center of the circle, leaving a 3 to 4 inch border. Place 3/4 of the crumb over the jam, followed by the apple slices. Sprinkle the remaining crumb over the apples. Use the parchment paper to fold the dough over the apples until your galette is shaped. Place onto a baking sheet and brush the dough with the beaten egg yolk.
  • Bake at 375. After 25 minutes, remove from the oven and cover with foil, and bake for another 30 minutes longer.



The apple galette recipe can be made gluten-free by substituting all-purpose flour with a gluten-free flour. The crust should also be pliable enough to fold over. After chilling, the apples should be pressed into the dough should be placed on a baking sheet. The apple pie should be baked at 450 degrees for at least an hour. Then, it should be cooled down completely and served as a dessert.
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Serving: 1serving | Calories: 356kcal | Carbohydrates: 81g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 311mg | Potassium: 200mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 41g | Vitamin A: 103IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 2mg
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This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition data is gathered primarily from the Spoonacular Database, whenever available, or otherwise other online calculators.

Alternative Method: Apple Galette in an Air Fryer

Apple Galette
Crafting perfection, one apple slice at a time.

To prepare the apple galette, start by peeling, coring, and thinly slicing the apples. Toss the slices in a bowl with granulated sugar and ground cinnamon until evenly coated. Next, roll out the prepared pie crust on a floured surface to form a circle, approximately 8-9 inches in diameter, and transfer it to parchment paper. Arrange the apple slices in the center of the crust, leaving a 2-inch border, then fold the edges over the apples, pleating as needed for a rustic appearance. Brush the folded crust with melted butter and a beaten egg for a golden finish. Preheat the air fryer to 350°F (180°C), then carefully transfer the parchment paper with the galette onto the air fryer basket. Cook for 18-20 minutes until the crust is golden and the apples are tender. Once done, remove from the air fryer and allow it to cool for a few minutes. Optionally, dust with powdered sugar before slicing and serving with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream for a delightful dessert.

Tips for making Apple Galette

Apple Galette
A sprinkle of sweetness to brighten your day.

Serving Suggestions

For a delightful pairing with the Apple Galette, consider serving it alongside a warm and comforting bowl of Shio Tantanmen. The rich flavors of the pork-based broth with a hint of sesame will complement the sweet and spiced apple filling perfectly. The contrast of textures and flavors between the crispy galette crust and the savory ramen will create a satisfying meal that balances sweetness with umami richness. Finish off the feast with a refreshing Japanese Aburasoba, a noodle dish tossed in a flavorful sauce, to cleanse the palate and leave a lasting impression of culinary delight.

Cooking Tips

Apple Galette
Irresistibly cute and delicious – our mini apple galette.

First things first – choose apples with care. Go for firm, tart apples that hold their shape during baking, like Granny Smith, Honeycrisp, or Braeburn. Softer varieties will turn too mushy. I always taste an apple slice first to make sure it has that lip-smacking tartness that contrasts beautifully with the sweet, buttery crust.

Now, for the fun part – arranging those apple slices in the crust! Take your time here and really have fun with it. Overlap the slices in circles, leaving some gaps for juicy peeks of fruit. I like to arrange mine asymmetrically for a freeform, rustic look that’s oh so charming. Build up a thicker layer of apples in the center and keep the edges thinner to prevent burning.

Once your apples are nestled in the crust, it’s time to fold up the edges. Resist the urge to obsess over making them perfect – a little raggedness adds to the charm! Gently pinch and fold the dough around the outer apples, pleating as needed. Brush the crust lightly with cream or milk for a gorgeous sheen.

As the galette bakes, my kitchen fills with the most wonderful aroma of warm cinnamon and sweet apples. Nothing says cozy autumn baking like that! When the pastry is golden brown, pull it out and admire your handiwork. Let it cool just slightly before slicing so the filling sets up. I love taking that first bite when it’s still a bit warm, the vanilla ice cream melting over the tender apples.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Apple Galette

Apple Galette
Apple galette: where every slice tells a story
  • Can I use store-bought pie crust for this galette? Yes, you can certainly use store-bought pie crust to save time. Just follow the same assembly and baking instructions for a delicious result.
  • Can I make the galette in advance and reheat it before serving? Absolutely! Bake your galette in advance, let it cool, and then reheat it in a preheated oven at 350°F (180°C) for about 10 minutes to revive its warmth and crispness.
  • Can I freeze leftover galette for later? Yes, you can freeze leftover slices of Apple Galette. Wrap them tightly in plastic wrap and store in an airtight container in the freezer for up to three months. Thaw and reheat in the oven when ready to enjoy.
  • Is there a gluten-free option for the crust? You can use a gluten-free pie crust or make your own with gluten-free flour to accommodate dietary preferences.
  • Can I prepare the galette ahead of time and bake it later? Absolutely! Assemble your galette, cover it tightly, and refrigerate for up to 24 hours before baking. When you’re ready to enjoy, simply bake as directed in the recipe.


Tracy Hilton here, wrapping up my blog post on this wonderful Apple Galette recipe. I hope you’ve enjoyed this little foray into rustic French fruit desserts as much as I have. There’s just something so warm, nostalgic and satisfying about baking up a from-scratch galette.

If you give this Apple Galette a try, I’d love to hear how it turns out! Post a photo on Instagram and tag @foodandmeal so I can see your delicious creations. Which apple variety did you use? Did you add any special twists or serving suggestions? I’m always looking for new ways to enjoy this treat.

And be sure to keep checking the Food and Meal blog for more cozy baking inspiration as the weather turns cooler. I find myself craving pies, crisps, buckles and betties. All those old-fashioned, comforting fruit desserts that take me back to my grandmother’s kitchen. I’ll share my favorite recipes and tips for making them perfectly sweet and tender every time.

I'm Tracy F Hilton, a devoted culinary professional shaped by a mix of natural aptitude and refined skills from a top culinary school. In the dynamic kitchen environment, I'm a catalyst for seamless operations and timely, high-quality dish preparation. My culinary creations are a blend of art and skill, offering visually and gustatorily delightful experiences. A learner at heart, I'm continuously honing my craft, embracing new techniques, and culinary innovations. My positive, collaborative nature is amplified in fast-paced settings, showcasing my commitment to team efficiency and guest satisfaction. Each dish I present is a meticulous blend of tradition and innovation, promising an unforgettable dining experience that marries taste, aroma, and aesthetic appeal in perfect harmony. Join me on a gastronomic journey where each bite encapsulates a rich, evolving narrative of flavors and culinary artistry.

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