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Vegetarian

Rustic Apple Galette

Prep

30 minutes

Cook

1 hour

Yield

8-10

This super easy rustic apple galette is easier to create than a pie this holiday season but tastes just as good (if not better). Get creative with it by adding your favorite warming spices or fruits. 

Apple Galette on counter with a scoop of ice cream

Why you’ll love this apple galette: 

  • Easy: Pies are a pain in the butt to make, especially for novice bakers. This is a great alternative that tastes just as good
  • Quick: Make this in only 1-hour
  • Versatile: Switch up the spices and fruit to make your favorite galette 

Ingredient Notes: 

Apples: I love granny smith apples for this apple galette but you can seriously use any type of apple or any combination of apples. 

Spices: The vanilla, cinnamon, and ginger powder is so delicious in this recipe but feel free to get creative and add your own spices. Things like cloves, or nutmeg can really give an entirely different flavor and twist to this warming recipe. 

Apple Galette before baked

How to make an apple galette: 

  1. In a large bowl, add the flour and cut the cold butter into small cubes. Using a pastry cutter or hand mixer, incorporate the butter, breaking it into smaller pieces until it resembles coarse sand. 
  2.  Dissolve the salt in the ice-cold water, and add to the large bowl. Mix by hand until it forms a dough. Do not overmix.  Cover in plastic wrap and let the dough rest for 30 – 45 minutes in the fridge. 
  3. For the filling, core the apples and slice them into thin, ¼ – 1/8-inch slices. Set aside in a large bowl. Add the brown sugar, cinnamon, ginger, cornstarch, vanilla, salt, and lemon juice. Using your hands, mix the apples with the added ingredients until evenly coated. Set aside while you prepare the crust. 
  4. Preheat the oven to 400F and set a baking sheet inside to heat up. 
  5. Remove the pie dough from the fridge and place it onto a gently floured surface, roll out the pie dough to about 13 – 15 inches in diameter.  Gently slide your dough (using a rolling pin or your hands) onto a fresh sheet of parchment paper.  Carefully arrange the sliced apples like dominos, starting about 2 ½ – 3-inches from the edges making a complete circle. Repeat this on the inside of the first circle, arranging an even smaller one afterward, to complete the arrangement. Pour all of the excess brown sugar juices from the bowl and overtop the arranged apples.
  6. Next, using a dough scraper or your hands, fold one edge of the dough over the side of the galette. Repeat until all edges are wrapping the filling. 
  7. To make the egg wash, combine the milk and egg in a small bowl. Lightly brush all of the crust with this egg wash.  Sprinkle granulated sugar over the entire crust, and over the arranged apples. This will create a delicious and crisp crust- don’t be shy, add a good amount!
  8. Remove the baking tray from the oven, and carefully slide the sheet of parchment paper, with the galette, onto the tray.
  9. Bake for 43 – 45 minutes, until golden. 
  10. Cool slightly and serve with vanilla ice cream!!

Apple Galette on counter

Expert Tips & FAQ: 

What is a galette? A galette is a French term that describes various types of flat round, or freeform crusty cakes. 

Serving: Serve with your favorite coconut whipped cream, vanilla ice cream, or caramel sauce, OR ALL OF IT! 

Can I make this recipe vegan? Yes! Swap the butter in the crust for all-purpose shortening and use a plant-based milk wash to create a Vegan Apple Galette.

Storage: Store in the fridge in an airtight container for 3-5 days or in the freezer for 1 month.

Apple Galette on counter

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Rustic Apple Galette

  • Author: Maria Koutsogiannis
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Resting Time: 45 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Yield: 8-10 1x
  • Category: Vegetarian
  • Cuisine: Baked Goods
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

This rustic and delicious apple galette is the perfect alternative to a complicated pie with the same delicious, comforting flavors.


Ingredients

Scale

For The Crust:

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1/4 tsp salt

1/2 cup cold butter or shortening

1/2 cup ice-cold water

For The Filling:

2 1/2 large granny smith apples

½ cup brown sugar

1 ¾ tsp cinnamon

1 tsp ginger powder

1 ¼ tbsp cornstarch

1 tbsp vanilla

¾ tsp salt

juice from half a lemon

For The Egg Wash:

1 egg

2 tbsp whole milk or plant-based milk

extra granulated sugar


Instructions

In a large bowl, add the flour and cut the cold butter into small cubes. Using a pastry cutter or hand mixer, incorporate the butter, breaking it into smaller pieces until it resembles coarse sand. 

 Dissolve the salt in the ice-cold water, and add to the large bowl. Mix by hand until it forms a dough. Do not overmix.  Cover in plastic wrap and let the dough rest for 30 – 45 minutes in the fridge. 

For the filling, core the apples and slice them into thin, ¼ – 1/8-inch slices. Set aside in a large bowl. Add the brown sugar, cinnamon, ginger, cornstarch, vanilla, salt, and lemon juice. Using your hands, mix the apples with the added ingredients until evenly coated. Set aside while you prepare the crust. 

Preheat the oven to 400F and set a baking sheet inside to heat up. 

Remove the pie dough from the fridge and place it onto a gently floured surface, roll out the pie dough to about 13 – 15 inches in diameter.  Gently slide your dough (using a rolling pin or your hands) onto a fresh sheet of parchment paper.  Carefully arrange the sliced apples like dominos, starting about 2 ½ – 3-inches from the edges making a complete circle. Repeat this on the inside of the first circle, arranging an even smaller one afterward, to complete the arrangement. Pour all of the excess brown sugar juices from the bowl and overtop the arranged apples.

Next, using a dough scraper or your hands, fold one edge of the dough over the side of the galette. Repeat until all edges are wrapping the filling. 

To make the egg wash, combine the milk and egg in a small bowl. Lightly brush all of the crust with this egg wash.  Sprinkle granulated sugar over the entire crust, and over the arranged apples. This will create a delicious and crisp crust- don’t be shy, add a good amount!

Remove the baking tray from the oven, and carefully slide the sheet of parchment paper, with the galette, onto the tray.

Bake for 43 – 45 minutes, until golden. 

Cool slightly and serve with vanilla ice cream!!


Notes

Serve with your favorite coconut whipped cream, vanilla ice cream, or caramel sauce OR ALL OF IT! 

Swap the butter in the crust for all-purpose shortening and use a plant-based milk wash to create a Vegan Apple Galette.

Replace granny smith apples with your favorite apple! 

Store in the fridge in an airtight container for 3-5 days or in the freezer for 1 month.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 8
  • Calories: 292
  • Sugar: 19g
  • Sodium: 309.8g
  • Fat: 12.6g
  • Saturated Fat: 7.4g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0.7g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 42g
  • Fiber: 2.8g
  • Protein: 3.7g
  • Cholesterol: 53.8g

Keywords: recipe, pastry, rusty, crust, pie

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