Straightforward Apple Galette Recipe – Sally’s Baking Habit

From-scratch apple galette is as scrumptious as apple pie, however half the time and work! This straightforward but spectacular fall dessert is full with a thick and flaky do-it-yourself all-butter crust and a drizzle of salted caramel. Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for the last word indulgence!

One reader, Danica, commented: “Wow, this was extraordinarily straightforward and simply as scrumptious as your pies! Thanks for my new go-to recipe! Can’t get sufficient of your caramel sauce… so yummy! ★★★★★

apple galette with vanilla ice cream and salted caramel on top.

If you happen to love my salted caramel apple pie, you’re in for an actual deal with as we speak! We’re making a easy apple galette that’s precisely 97% simpler than pie (I did the mathematics ;)).

My galette crust, which is each flaky and buttery, makes a comfy mattress for the nice and cozy and tender apple slices, which get tucked in good and comfortable. The apples inside are coated in brown-sugared, cinnamon-spiced goodness. Is that this straightforward fall dessert enjoyment or what?!

There’s rather a lot to cowl as we speak, so let’s dive in.

apple galette slice with caramel on white plate with fork.

Why You Must Make a Galette

Galettes are an exquisite various to pie when, you recognize, you don’t really feel like making an precise pie. Have you ever ever made one earlier than? Strawberry peach galette and ginger pear galette are two of my favorites.

Galettes are scrumptious, approachable, and better of all: low upkeep. I wish to name them “lazy pies” as a result of there’s no difficult shaping concerned. Simply as scrumptious and superior as pie, however there’s no weaving, crimping, trimming, or any of that meticulousness enterprise.

They’re primarily free-form pies, and you actually can’t mess this up. If you happen to can fold dough over filling, you can also make a galette. One of the best half is that you simply’ll obtain heart-eyed reactions anytime you serve an elaborate-looking galette, as in case you spent all day creating one thing so superbly delicious.

Identical story with my mini fruit galettes, too!

Right here’s every thing you want:

ingredients on counter including disc of dough, jar of salted caramel, lemon, brown sugar, egg, flour, and cinnamon.

Right here’s Easy methods to Make My BEST Apple Galette Dough

The bottom of as we speak’s galette is a buttery, flaky crust constituted of easy components like flour, butter, and ice-cold water. Have you ever ever tried my all-butter pie crust recipe? This galette dough is comparable, however it’s *barely* sweeter and yields just one crust. You can too use 1 of the crusts from my flaky pie crust recipe as a substitute (that recipe yields 2 crusts).

I really like how thick as we speak’s crust is… suppose a number of flaky, buttery layers of crust enveloping candy, cinnamon-y apples. Completely delectable!

Make the dough, then chill it earlier than rolling it out and including the filling. While you roll out galette dough, don’t fear if it’s not an ideal circle. Go away no matter form it rolls out to be.

(How enjoyable is it to have so few baking guidelines as we speak?!)

butter and flour coming together in bowl.
pie dough before chilling.

Refrigerate the dough for no less than 1 hour earlier than rolling it out.

buttery pie dough rolled out on counter.

Apple Galette Filling

The filling for this apple galette combines fall’s favourite spices: cinnamon and nutmeg. You’ll additionally add brown sugar for sweetness, lemon juice for brightness (it tastes slightly flat with out it!), and three–4 peeled, sliced apples. Not like pies the place you’ll be able to pile the fillings tremendous excessive, galettes don’t actually prefer it when there’s an excessive amount of filling. The crust will develop into mushy and no quantity of oven time can reserve it. Plus, you received’t have sufficient pie dough to fold over an over-filled galette!

apple slices in bowl and shown again mixed with cinnamon and spices.

Each time I make apple pie bars, apple pie, and even apple cake, I all the time use 2 completely different sorts of apples for extra depth of taste (half candy, half tart). For an in depth listing of my favourite apple varieties and when to make use of every, you’ll be able to go to my submit on The Greatest Apples for Baking.

Success Tip: Maintain the filling flat and compact, whereas leaving a 2–3-inch border so you’ll be able to fold the sides over.

cinnamon apples arranged on dough.

Brush the crust’s edges with egg wash and sprinkle with coarse sugar, akin to Sugar within the Uncooked, or one thing like these coarse sugar sprinkles.

Success Tip: Chill the formed galette for no less than 15–20 minutes earlier than baking to make sure it holds its form. I normally do that whereas the oven preheats. It’s additionally loads of time to whip up a batch of salted caramel!

Optionally available Salted Caramel

For an apple galette improve, drizzle do-it-yourself salted caramel on high of the apple filling earlier than baking.

If you happen to haven’t tried my salted caramel recipe earlier than, now could be the proper alternative. You want 4 straightforward components and it takes about 10 minutes on the range. No sweet thermometer wanted! You can too use it as a dip for apples, drizzle it on ice cream or pound cake, and extra. In actual fact, listed here are 50+ methods to make use of salted caramel.

At this time’s galette doesn’t take very lengthy to bake and there’s no ready for it to chill utterly earlier than serving. There’s solely about 45 minutes between baking and consuming. (Evaluate that to five+ hours ready for a pie to cook dinner and funky!) Slice and serve with a scoop of ice cream and extra salted caramel.

slice cut from apple galette with vanilla ice cream and caramel on top.

Extra Recipes With Apples


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apple galette with caramel sauce on white parchment paper with apples and white plates surrounding it.

Straightforward Apple Galette

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  • Prep Time:
    1 hour, 20 minutes

  • Cook dinner Time:
    35 minutes

  • Complete Time:
    2 hours, 10 minutes

  • Yield:
    1 galette; about 8 servings

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As scrumptious and spectacular as pie, however half the time and work! This straightforward apple galette is a favourite fall dessert. Assembling it couldn’t be simpler, and there’s no want to attend hours for it to chill earlier than slicing. Put together your dough no less than 1 hour forward of time, so it has time to sit back within the fridge.


  1. Make the crust: Whisk the flour, sugar, and salt collectively in a medium bowl. Utilizing a pastry cutter or 2 forks, minimize within the butter till the combination resembles coarse pea-sized crumbs. Add the water and stir till the flour is moistened. Add 1–2 extra Tablespoons of water if the dough appears dry. Flip the dough out onto a frivolously floured work floor and, utilizing your arms, work the dough right into a ball. Flatten it right into a thick disc. Wrap the dough disc in plastic wrap or parchment paper and refrigerate it for no less than 1 hour, and as much as 3 days.
  2. Because the dough chills, put together the filling: Combine the apples, brown sugar, flour, lemon juice, cinnamon, and nutmeg collectively in a big bowl. Cowl tightly and let sit till the dough is prepared. I normally cowl it and maintain it within the fridge throughout this time.
  3. Line a big baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Clear some shelf house in your fridge as a result of the formed galette should chill in step 6. (See recipe Word beneath.)
  4. On a frivolously floured floor, roll the dough right into a 12-inch circle—it doesn’t need to be good. Switch dough to the ready baking sheet. (You can too roll the dough out proper on the parchment paper or silicone baking mat that you’re utilizing to line the baking pan. If doing so, frivolously flour the parchment paper or baking mat.)
  5. Organize the apples (and any juices from the underside of the bowl) into the middle of the dough, leaving a 2–3-inch border throughout them. You may merely spoon the filling on, or organize the apple slices in a extra deliberate design, akin to concentric circles. Gently fold the sides of the dough over the filling, overlapping the dough as obligatory. Press gently to seal the sides. Brush the crust edges generously with egg wash and sprinkle the crust with coarse sugar, if desired. If desired, drizzle 3 Tablespoons of salted caramel over the filling (not the crust).
  6. Refrigerate the formed galette for no less than 15–20 minutes because the oven preheats (subsequent step), and as much as 8 hours. If refrigerating for longer than 1–2 hours, cowl it frivolously. The galette will lose its form if it’s not chilly when it hits the oven.
  7. Preheat oven to 400°F (204°C).
  8. Bake till the filling is bubbly and the crust is golden brown, about 35–36 minutes. Take away from the oven and permit to chill on the baking sheet for 10 minutes earlier than slicing and serving. If desired, serve with vanilla ice cream and extra salted caramel sauce drizzled on high.
  9. Cowl and retailer leftover galette within the fridge for as much as 4 days.


  1. Make Forward & Freezing Directions: Each the dough and filling could be made forward of time and chilled within the fridge for as much as 3 days. The dough could be frozen for as much as 3 months after getting ready it in step 1. Thaw in a single day within the fridge earlier than rolling out and filling.
  2. Particular Instruments (affiliate hyperlinks): Glass Mixing Bowls | Pastry Cutter | Rubber Spatula | Baking Sheet | Silicone Baking Mat or Parchment Paper | Rolling Pin | Pastry Brush | Coarse Sugar Sprinkles
  3. Butter: Make certain your cubed butter could be very chilly. I like to sit back it within the freezer for about quarter-hour forward of time.
  4. Apples: You need to use any apple selection, however listed here are my favorites for galettes: Granny Smith, Honeycrisp, Pink Girl, or Fuji. For an in depth listing of my favourite apple varieties and when to make use of every, you’ll be able to go to my submit on The Greatest Apples for Baking.
  5. Chilling formed galette earlier than baking: Chilling the formed galette within the fridge in step 6 helps it preserve its form within the oven. I normally refrigerate it for quarter-hour because the oven preheats. In case your fridge doesn’t have room to your baking sheet, otherwise you’re nervous about transferring a chilly metallic baking sheet to a sizzling oven (which may trigger warping), do this: Assemble the galette on parchment paper or a silicone baking mat, then elevate the parchment/baking mat with galette as a complete immediately onto a shelf within the fridge. After chilling, when able to bake, rigorously elevate up and place the whole parchment/baking mat with galette onto the baking sheet.

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