Desserts

November 4, 2021

The Easiest Apple Galette

What is an Apple Galette?


Galette is a French term used to describe a dessert wrapped in pie crust (sort of). Especially in this recipe, we are placing apple slices in the center of a rolled-out piece of pie dough and then taking the excess and folding it inward to create an effortlessly beautiful dessert!


How is a galette easier than a regular pie?


I think the real question is how is it not?! But seriously, you’ll blow your own mind with the simplicity of making an apple galette. For starters, when making an apple galette you won’t have to go through the painful process of trying to get your pie crust to lay in the pie plate perfectly without tearing (a feat I have only accomplished a few times). Another wonderful perk of an apple galette is that it is simply impossible to make a soupy galette, unlike how easy it is to get a soupy pie. This is because 1) the apple is in a thin enough layer that no juice would get trapped at the bottom 2) because the galette has an open top all of the water will evaporate leaving a beautifully not-soupy galette! So lay back and enjoy a non-stressful apple pie replacement.


What you will need to accomplish the best apple galette


All-purpose flour

Butter

Eggs

Apple cider vinegar

Water

Salt

Apples

Granulated sugar

Cinnamon

Nutmeg

Ginger

Coarse sugar

Milk


The Easiest Apple Galette

Looking for a cozy easy apple pie variation, allow me to introduce the apple galette! It's easy, delicious, and made to impress!

Author:

Jessica Jenkins

Prep:

30

min

cook:

40

min

total:

70

min

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Ingredients

For the crust:

  • 1 ½  cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup butter (cold and cubed)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup ice water
  • Pinch of salt


For the filling:

  • 3 apples (I used Honeycrisp)
  • 3 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp ground ginger
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp coarse sugar (granulated sugar works too)


For the egg wash:

  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp milk


Instructions

For the crust:

(you can use store-bought pie crust! If you are, skip this section)

  1. In a bowl add flour toss cubed butter in flour and with your hands, break apart, press, and roughly combine with flour.
  2. In a small separate bowl combine the egg, vinegar, water, and salt.
  3. Pour the wet mixture into the flour-butter mixture and mix with your hands until just combined.
  4. Press roughly formed dough together and wrap in plastic, place in refrigerator until ready to use.

This recipe makes enough for 2 pie crusts, for this recipe, you will only need half of the recipe yield, you can wrap and freeze the other half for up to 6 months.


For the filling:

  1. Preheat oven to 375° F
  2. Peel, core, and slice apples into roughly ¼ inch slices
  3. In a small bowl combine sugar and spices
  4. Sprinkle and coat sliced apples in the spice mixture
  5. Roll out pie crust until about ¼ inch thick
  6. Place apples in the center 
  7. With the excess pie dough on the edges wrap the apples partially all the way around the edges.
  8. Cube 3 tbsp butter and place on top of the exposed apple slices
  9. To create an egg wash combine 1 egg and 1 tbsp of milk, using a pastry brush spread this mixture on the exposed dough edges for extra crunch sprinkle some coarse or granulated sugar all over the top 
  10. Bake at 375° F for 40 minutes
  11. Best served warm and with vanilla ice cream!

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