Apple Galette Recipes

Apple galettes are a simple, yet flavorful dessert. The flaky crust wraps around a delicious baked apple filling. Grab your favorite apple variety and give one of these recipes a try.


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This is my mother's recipe for delicious apple galette that really suits the welcoming of the Autumn season. I love the flaky crust on the outside, with an inside that becomes almost custardy from the juices of the baked apples. It's so easy to make, it's a beginner's recipe, but the taste will have people thinking otherwise. Give it a try!

Prep Time: 25 minutes, plus dough chilling time

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Yield: 8 servings


  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cold
  • 3 Honeycrisp or Pink Lady apples
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 2 Tbsp heavy cream mixed with 1 Tbsp water (or 3 Tbsp milk)


  1. Cut cold butter into small pieces, then cut into flour until it's sand-like in texture.
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  3. Add salt. Reserve about 1/2 a tablespoon of the heavy cream and water mixture (or milk, if you're using it instead), and pour the rest into the flour butter mixture. Mix until a dough forms.
  4. Pat dough into a ball and place in a plastic bag. Refrigerate 1 hour.
  5. Take dough out the refrigerator and roll while still inside the bag. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  6. Peel and cut apples into halves, then scoop out the cores.
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  8. Slice each halved apple into 6 pieces.
  9. Cut the sides of the plastic bag open. Roll the dough in between the sheets of plastic.
  10. Rolled out, it should be about a 12 inch round. Place on an ungreased baking sheet.
  11. Spread about 2 tablespoons of the sugar on the dough, keeping the edges clear.
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  13. Reconstruct the apples so they are almost whole again. Place them on the sugared dough in the center.
  14. Reserve 1 tablespoon of sugar and pour the rest on top of the apples.
  15. Fold dough edges up and press into the apples.
  16. Brush the reserved cream/water (or milk) on the top, sprinkle with reserved sugar. Bake for about 35 minutes in preheated oven, until golden. Serve warm with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream. I like mine as is with a cup of black coffee!
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September 18, 2009

This French pastry will impress your guests with it's crisp, buttery crust and not-too-sweet apple filling. Oo-la-la!

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