Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Apple Galette

apple galette
adapted from here

 A galette is, apparently, a lazy man's apple pie. Which I have no problem with, because pie crust can be somewhat intensive and I've been having fun with puff pastry lately, if you couldn't tell. That does not stop it from being delicious, nor did it stop my husband from eating it for lunch. 


1 puff pastry sheet, thawed
1 egg, for egg wash
1/2 teaspoon water for egg wash
1 granny smith apple, medium, peeled, cored, sliced thin
1/2 cup sugar
nutmeg, small pinch
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons butter, cold and diced


1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Thaw 1 sheet of puff pastry, about 30-40 minutes (or move it from freezer to fridge the night before you intend to make it).
2. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. (I forgot this part and had mild problems removing it from the sheet, so don't do that.)
3. Peel and core apple. Slice into thin half moons. (If they aren't sliced thinly enough, the puff pastry will be done before the apples, and that would be no bueno.) Place into a bowl.  Combine sugar and spices. Pour over the apples and toss to coat.
apple galette
4. Make a large circle with the apple slices. Overlap them a little, and fill in the circle until you run out of slices. Dot apple slices with butter. Fold in the corners and edges of the puff pastry over the apple slices.

5. Make egg wash (mix egg and water together) and brush over the exposed pastry crust. Bake for about 15 minutes. If the crust is puffed up and golden brown and apples tender, it's done.

6. Enjoy! This, like all apple pie, is best served with a heaping scoop of vanilla ice cream.

apple galette


  1. Yummy! I've been intimidated to make a galette (maybe because I wasn't sure how to pronounce it), but it looks really easy! Hopefully we have lots of apples from our trees this year and I can try this recipe!

  2. It's so easy. Also, you have apple trees?! That's so cool!

  3. yum yum!! Must try this!

    :) Liz @

  4. This looks good! I've wanted to attempt an apple pie lately (never made one before) so maybe I'll start with this.


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  5. Ooh, yum! Kim, I will need to try this as well!! Looks delicious :)

  6. Yum. You have been rocking it with recipes lately!

  7. Let me know how it goes if you try it!

  8. This is definitely an easy alternative!


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