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Apple Galette

This Apple Galette is full of warm spices and served in a buttery, flaky pie crust.

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Apple season is upon us, and it’s time to get your apple recipes ready! One of the best ways to celebrate this fall favorite is by making an apple galette. This recipe has all the flavor you love about apple pie but with a much simpler preparation. Keep reading for the perfect apple galette recipe.

If you’re a fan of apple pie, you’re going to be an even bigger fan of a recipe for an apple galette. Since they essentially contain the same ingredients, they use a different pie-making technique.

Galettes are fun because they are less stressful and are supposed to have a rustic presentation. Which makes it more fun to prepare and easier to enjoy.

Key Ingredients:

To make these outstanding apple galettes, you will need the following key ingredients: 

Apples

I love the mild sweetness and crispness of a Fiji apple. I find they hold up well to baking and retains a great bite after baking.

Light Brown Sugar

I love dark brown sugar, but I love how complementary the light brown sugar plays with the apples and warm spices.

Warm Spices

Cinnamon, nutmeg, and ground ginger are the spices that offer all the flavors that I believe make apple pie and the fall season memorable. The cinnamon goes in the crust and the apple filling.

Lemon Juice

The lemon juice serves two purposes: 1) It keeps the apples from browning before baking. 2) It brightens up the flavor of the filling.

Butter

This pie dough recipe is made with all butter. I just use unsalted butter. Salted butter is for the dinner table. Make sure you only use cold butter in your pie dough.

Rum

Apples and rum are flavor pals. I recommend using a white or spice rum and avoiding any coconut flavor rums; however, use whatever rum you like.

Cold Water

Ice water is always needed in a pie crust to form the dough but check my tips and tricks section for more on this topic.

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Ingredients For Apple Galette 

To make the best apple galette, you need a recipe that’s tested and proven to produce deliciousness. Here’s how you make this magnificent apple galette.

  • Pie Crust:
  • Unbleached all-purpose flour
  • Raw cane sugar
  • Kosher salt
  • Cinnamon
  • Cold unsalted butter
  • Cold water
  • Apple Filling:
  • Fiji apples
  • Light brown sugar
  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg
  • Ground ginger
  • Lemon juice
  • Spiced Rum
  • Large egg
  • Vanilla ice cream

Common One to One Substitutions:

Don’t have everything you need? No worries. Here are some of the most common substitutions for this dish:

  • If you want to make the galette gluten-free, use gluten-free flour as a swap for the unbleached all-purpose flour.
  • You can use Pink lady, Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, or Granny Smith apples in place of the Fiji apples.
  • Feel free to use dark brown sugar as a swap for light brown sugar.
  • You can use granulated sugar as a swap for raw cane sugar.
  • Feel free to use vanilla extract in place of the spiced rum.
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How to make the best apple galette

These are the steps and techniques you need to follow to make this excellent apple galette.

In a food processor, add flour, sugar, salt, and apple pie spice, pulse 3 times to combine. Add butter and pulse until mixture resembles coarse cornmeal with a few pea-size pieces of butter remaining. Drizzle in water until the dough ball forms (add another tablespoonful of water if needed). Transfer dough to a ball, cover tightly with plastic wrap and chill for at least 45 minutes. 

Preheat the oven to 400°F. In a large bowl, mix apple slices, brown sugar, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, lemon juice, and rum; let sit for 10 minutes.

Roll out the chilled dough on a lightly floured surface to a 12″ inch round. Transfer to a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Layer apples in the center, leaving a 2″ inch border. Fold dough edges over, overlapping slightly. Use a pastry brush to spread beaten egg wash over the dough and sprinkle with sugar.

Bake the galette for 40–45 minutes until the pie crust is golden brown. Cool for 5 minutes before serving with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. 

Can I make it ahead?

Storage

If you want to make this dessert ahead of time, here’s how to do it:

Pie Dough – The pie dough can be made hours in advance and kept in an airtight storage bag in the fridge.

Apple Galette – You can make the apple galette one day in advance. Store the cut pieces in an airtight container in the fridge. It will be good for 5 days. You can freeze them in the freezer by keeping them in a freezer-safe container for 3 months. Thaw 24 hours before eating.

Apple Galette Recipe Tips & Tricks:

Here are some of my top tips and tricks to help you make this dessert:

  • You do not need to add ice to your “ice water.” Cold tap water will do the job.
  • If you notice your pie dough cracking while rolling out. Knead it a few times then roll it out.
  • Feel free to cut your apples however you like. Depending on the way you cut your apples will determine how great your final product looks.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about making an apple galette.

What are the best baking apples?

There’s a variety of apples on the market that’s great for baking. Here are some of the best baking apples:

  • Pink Lady
  • Jonathan
  • Granny Smith
  • Fiji
  • Honeycrisp
  • Golden Delicious

What is a Galette?

Think of a galette as an open-face pie (free-form). There is no blind baking, pie plate, dry beans, or crimping hanging pie crust. All you need to do is lay the pie dough on a baking sheet, place the apple slices in the center and fold the access pie dough and bake. It’s that easy.

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What is the difference between an apple pie and an apple galette?

An apple pie has two pieces of crust-top and bottom. An apple galette only has one crust, which means it’s easier to make than a traditional apple pie. Also, you don’t need to worry about crimping or having perfect edges like in a classic apple pie.

What can you serve with the apple galette?

There are serval things you can top of this incredible apple galette recipe with; here are some of my go-to.

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More Delicious Apple Recipes

If you’re looking for more apple desserts to serve. Here’s a list of a few great recipes.

I know you’re drooling over the idea of this apple galette. You can come back and leave me a 5-star review after making one for yourself!

Recipe:

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Apple Galette

Kenneth
This Apple Galette is full of warm spices and served on a buttery, flaky crust. Serve with ice cream or whipped cream for an amazing dessert!
4.6 from 5 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Pie Rest 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr 40 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8 persons
Calories 224 kcal

Ingredients
  

Pie Crust:

  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour plus more for rolling dough
  • 1 tablespoon raw cane sugar
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 stick cold unsalted butter cut into tablespoons
  • 2-3 tablespoons cold water

Apple Filling:

  • 2 large Fiji apples cored, sliced 1/8 inch thick
  • 3 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon rum
  • 1 large egg beaten
  • 2 teaspoons raw cane sugar
  • pint your favorite ice cream

Instructions
 

  • In a food processor add flour, sugar, salt, and apple pie spice, pulse 3 times to combine. Add butter and pulse until mixture resembles coarse cornmeal with a few pea-size pieces of butter remaining. Drizzle in water until dough ball forms (add another tablespoonful of water if needed). Transfer dough to a ball and cover tightly with plastic wrap and chill for at least 45 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 400°F. In a large bowl mix apples, brown sugar, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, lemon juice, and rum let sit for 10 minutes.
  • Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface to a 12" round. Transfer to a parchment-lined baking sheet. Layer apples in the center, leaving a 2" border. Fold edges over, overlapping slightly. Brush dough with beaten egg and sprinkle with sugar.
  • Bake galette for 40–45 minutes, until crust is golden brown. Cool for 5 minutes before serving with a scoop of ice cream.

Notes

Feel free to use vanilla extract in place of the spiced rum.
If you want to make the galette gluten-free, use gluten-free flour as a swap for the unbleached all-purpose flour.
Storage
Pie Dough – The pie dough can be made hours in advance and kept in an airtight storage bag in the fridge.
Apple Galette – You can make the apple galette one day in advance. Store the cut pieces in an airtight container in the fridge. It will be good for 5 days. You can freeze them in the freezer by keeping them in a freezer-safe container for 3 months. Thaw 24 hours before eating.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 224kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 3gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 54mgSodium: 231mgPotassium: 94mgFiber: 2gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 413IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 20mgIron: 1mg
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