Apple Galette

Because it was warming up in Los Angeles recently after a week of wind-whipping cold, I started craving an apple dessert to make me feel like it was fall again. In my mind, I pretended the fireplace was roaring and I was wrapped in a big, soft blanket. But, inside, I begged for the weather to give me snow or hail, or something besides sunny!

Then again, I liked having a casual breakfast of eggs benedict and coffee on an outdoor restaurant patio last Saturday morning. So, forget the hail.

But, let’s stay on point. Fall is the best season ever, and eating apples is the best way to celebrate it. Especially when the apples are embedded between layers of flaky, buttery pie crust.

I whipped this up in, literally, ten minutes, and you can too. Take one 9-inch pie crust, roll it out, cut up an apple, toss the slices in a bowl with a little brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg, and give it about five minutes to sit. Dump the apples in the center of the pie crust and fold it up. Brush with egg wash, sprinkle with sugar and bake.

After about 20 minutes, you have yourself a warm, gooey apple galette that goes great with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. And it was even easier than your typical apple pie, but it tastes the same.

Even if it isn’t cold where you are quite yet, consider having a fake fall night like I did! Crank the air conditioning, wrap yourself in a blanket and cozy up with a delicious, flavorful dessert like this apple galette! Your electric bill won’t thank you, but I will.

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Apple Galette

Yield: Serves 3-4


1 (9-inch) pie crust, homemade or store-bought, thawed
1 apple, peeled, halved and cut into chunks or sliced
1 tsp. brown sugar
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1 egg
1 tbsp. water
1/2 tsp. granulated or coarse sugar

Whipped cream, if desired
Vanilla ice cream, if desired


Heat oven to 400°F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

Peel, halve and cut apple, and toss slices with brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg in a medium bowl. Set aside.

Unfold pie crust and roll slightly on a floured board with a lightly floured rolling pin. Add apple slices to the middle of the pie crust, and gently fold the sides of the pie crust inward.

Whisk egg and water, and lightly brush over the crust. Sprinkle crust with sugar.

Bake for 18 to 22 minutes, or until crust is golden brown and apples are tender. Cool 5 minutes. Serve with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.



21 Responses to “Apple Galette”

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    enrolled agent cpe — January 10, 2011 @ 9:23 pm

    If i can do this in just ten minutes, then its definitely worth a shot. Anything with apples such as pies are my niece’s favorite and since she’s coming on Christmas might as well make some for her.

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    Deborah — January 10, 2011 @ 9:26 pm

    It’s definitely cold where I am, and I know that this will make me feel warm inside!

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    Amanda S. — January 10, 2011 @ 9:27 pm

    Mmm, looks delicious and sounds super easy to make. A perfect treat for a cool evening!

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    Ai (candy apples) — January 10, 2011 @ 9:27 pm

    OMG yummy♥ The combination of apples, cinnamon, and pie crust is always brilliant! I bet heaven is filled with your apple galettes… :D haha


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    Amanda S. — January 10, 2011 @ 9:27 pm

    Mmm, looks delicious and sounds super easy to me. The perfect treat for a cool evening!

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    Jennifurla — January 10, 2011 @ 9:27 pm

    I also long for weather here down in San Diego. Oh how a light blanket of snow would make me smile! We have yet to use our fireplace…how sad

    This looks awesome and oozy and delicious

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    Pam — January 10, 2011 @ 9:27 pm

    I love making galettes… yours look delicious!

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    Wendy (The Weekend Gourmet) — January 10, 2011 @ 9:29 pm

    I really need to impress my husband and bake him an apple something soon! He works in a camera store, so long holiday hours are coming…which means he’ll need a treat or two. Do you think this would be ok w/refrigerated dough? Still intimidated by making pie dough from scratch…

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    Brownievillegirl — January 10, 2011 @ 9:29 pm

    Perfect for this time of year.

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    Jessica @ bake me away! — January 10, 2011 @ 9:29 pm

    haha, I like to pretend it’s fall here too, but at least it’s been cooler lately! This looks so tasty, Georgia! I’ve never made a free-form pie, but love how less-fussy they are.

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    Monet — January 10, 2011 @ 9:29 pm

    I agree. I love fall, and I love apples, and I always love pastry dough. Aren’t galette’s amazing? Your apple galette looks just stunning. I can imagine eating this for breakfast, lunch and dinner! I am such a pie/tart girl! Thank you for sharing, love. I hope you are having a relaxing Wednesday night!

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    Georgia — January 10, 2011 @ 9:29 pm

    Hi Wendy,

    This one is made from Pillsbury pie dough, and all of my pie recipes can either be made with store-bought or homemade dough. I think your husband would love this!

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    Lauren at KeepItSweet — January 10, 2011 @ 9:29 pm

    yum! i love how you can see the apple filling oozing out

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    Jenn's Food Journey — January 10, 2011 @ 9:29 pm

    Oh my does that look good… I love apple Galettes…you do make it sound so easy to make too!! Maybe it’s time I actually try and make one….then again…maybe you can just fedex me one??? :)

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    Evan @swEEts — January 10, 2011 @ 9:29 pm

    All that apple filling oozing out the side.. I think I just went to apple heaven.. this looks delicious and who doesn’t love quick and fabulous desserts?

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    Urmomcooks — January 10, 2011 @ 9:29 pm

    Awesome quick treat! I haven’t done enough with apples this fall and this recipe will fix that! Looks deliciious! Enjoyed your blog!

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    Pipermoonglow — January 10, 2011 @ 9:29 pm

    Thanks for sharing this! I plan on trying it this weekend. I don’t have the parchment paper, but will try it with just a little butter on the cookie sheet, to keep it from sticking

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    Er Abhishek Haridasan — January 10, 2011 @ 9:29 pm

    Sweet Tooth Satiated…hehe…!!!

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    Betty @ Scrambledhenfruit — January 10, 2011 @ 9:29 pm

    I still have an abundance of apples- this is an absolutely perfect way to use some of them. One of my boys just requested an apple pie for Thanksgiving, and this looks great. :)

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    Diana @Diana'sCocina — January 10, 2011 @ 9:55 pm

    Your galette is beautiful. -One of my favorites! It looks so warm and flavorful

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    Blackbookkitchendiaries — January 10, 2011 @ 10:15 pm

    this is another beautiful post from you.. i love how easy it is to pull this dessert together and it looks so elegent. have a nice day…and thanks for sharing this.

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