Apple Galette

apple galette

While things have been super quiet on the blog here lately, they have been anything but quiet at home.  We are really adjusting well to our new life as a family of four.  With all the needs of our newborn and the other starting “big boy school”, we run the gamete of activities required for our children and sitting down to blog hasn’t really made it’s way on the list of possibilities these days, but this quiet morning has allowed me a little time to myself and I am really excited to share this recipe with you.

I haven’t done much cooking lately, because our awesome friends have brought us the most delicious meals for the last few weeks, so this pastry was made a little while back before our life got so crazy busy (of course, in the most special way).  I made it one evening when I was so super pregnant and found a few watts of energy to get in the kitchen and bake.  We ate it warm like a dessert, but I took the rest to my office the next morning and the girls loved it with their coffee.    A galette is a term used in French cuisine to designate various types of flat round or freeform crusty cakes.  I find that it is a bit easier than making a pie, but also visually interesting as well.  My in-laws are coming this weekend and I am excited to get back in the kitchen for the first time in a few weeks especially when there are a few extra hands to help out.  I hope to share more delicious food with you very soon!!!

Apple Galette

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 60 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes

Yield: 2 galettes

Apple Galette

Serve with coffee for breakfast or with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream for a tasty dessert.


    For the Pastry:
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 2-3 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) cold butter, cut into pieces
  • 1 egg yolk, beaten
  • Ice cold water (about 2-3 tablespoons)
  • 1 egg white (for brushing the pastry)
  • 1-2 teaspoons Turbinado sugar (sugar in the raw)
  • For the Filling:
  • 1-2 large Gala apples (can use Honeycrisp), peeled and chopped into small cubes
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup dried currants (can use golden raisins)
  • 1 -2 tablespoons chopped pecans (optional)


    For the pastry:
  1. Sift together flour and confectioners' sugar. Place in a food processor and blend together. Add cold butter and egg yolk. Pulse quickly until mixture resembles coarse breadcrumbs. Add ice cold water one tablespoon at a time just until it is combined and forms a dough. Divide the dough in half and place in the freezer for about 10 minutes to firm up.
  2. For the filling:
  3. In a bowl, combine together ingredients and toss to coat
  4. To assemble:
  5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Roll out dough onto a floured surface to about 1/8 inch thickness. Place half the filling mixture in the center of each pastry. Fold the edges of the pastry up to the mixture and seal all edges.
  6. Place each pastry onto a baking sheet. Brush the pastries with egg wash and sprinkle with Turbinado sugar. Bake for about 55-60 minutes or until apples are tender and the pastry is browned and crisp. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool. Serve warm or at room temperature.

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  1. looks delicious! i do love a good galette.. but i have never made an apple one before, definitely inspired to now.

    • Thanks for stopping by! This apple galette was delicious, but now I am inspired to make another! Would love ideas!

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