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Apple Galette

Ola Rokita14 November 2021Comments (0)

Apple Galette


Apple Galette is a simple rustic pie baked without a form. When I’m in a rush and want to make a quick and delicious apple pie, Galette is my answer.

Just throw a few simple ingredients into a bowl, combine them with your hands, add a few apples, and you’ve got a wonderful apple pie.

Easy as pie

Making the Galette dough is very similar to making a pie dough. You’ll need the ingredients to be cold, and after making the dough, refrigerate it for at least 30 minutes before baking.

Easy does it.  All you need is a bowl, your hands, and a few basic ingredients. The key is not to overwork the dough.

Simply combine the ingredients to form a solid ball and let the dough rest in a cool place. It’s ok if the butter solids are unevenly combined. Galette is not about perfection it’s about the flavor and the crispy texture.

I often divide the dough into two or three portions and store them in the fridge for up to 5 days, so that if I’m in the mood to make a quick apple Galette, I have my dough ready to go.

Go with a tart apple for your Galette

Try to avoid using very sweet apples, instead, balance the flavor by using slightly tart or lightly sour apples, such as McIntosh or Granny Smith. These are great for baking your Galette because they have less juice than Honey Crisp or Fuji apples.

Apples that are very juicy are great for eating straight, but they can make the pie crust a little soggy when used in this recipe.

Best flour for making the Galette pie crust

My favorite flour to use for making the pie crust for my apple Galette is wheat flour from Poland, type 500, called ‘Poznanska[click HERE to BUY]. You can also use type 550 ‘Luksusowa’ [click HERE to BUY], but I find that the 500 is a little finer and makes the crust a little more delicate.

If you don’t have access to Polish flour, you can use organic All-Purpose flour or the Italian ’00’ type. It’s great if you can get your hands on some European flour to achieve that authentic and slightly ‘wheaty’ taste.

The finishing touch

To turn this simple dessert into the ultimate delight, add a scoop, or two, of vanilla ice-cream. The simplest things taste the best and are perfect for any occasion. Try this apple Galette recipe and you’ll know what I mean.


Galette with Ice Cream

Apple Galette


  • cups wheat flour (Poznanska Type 500 or All-Purpose)
  • 2 tbsp powdered sugar
  • 8 tbsp unsalted butter
  • ¾ cup ice water
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • tsp vanilla extract
  • tsp salt

Apple Filling

  • 4-5 medium apples (Granny Smith or McIntosh)
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp bread crumbs


  • 1 tbsp whole milk
  • 1 tsp cane sugar


  1. In a medium mixing bowl, sieve the flour, add salt and the chopped butter. Mix the ingredients with your hands.

    Chopped Butter and Flour
  2. Add water, vanilla, lemon juice, and apple cider vineagar, and knead the ingredients into a ball. Don't overwork the dough, knead it just enough to combine the ingredients together.

    combine ingredients
  3. Wrap the dough in the kitchen foil and put it in the fridge for 30 minutes to an hour. (I divide my dough into two portions so I can use one now and another one later. It's also easier to work with two smaller pie crusts than a single large one.)

    Wrap the dough in food wrap
  4. While the dough is in the fridge prepare the apples.

    Sliced apples
  5. Also, preheat the oven to 190° Celsius or 375° Fahrenheit.

  6. Wash, peal, and slice the apples into thin slices. Add brown sugar, cinnamon, and lemon juice, and mix them all together.

    Apples with cinnamon
  7. Take out the dough from the fridge and roll it into a circle of about 12 inches or 30 centimeters in diameter.

    Rolled out dough
  8. Using a fork, gently poke the dough in the middle, then Sprinkle the bread crumps, about 3 centimeters or 1 inch from the edge.

  9. Place the apples in the middle, also about 3 centimeters or 1 inch from the edges.

    Place apples in the middle of the dough
  10. Using your hands, fold the edges over the apple filling, leaving the middle open.

    Fold the Galette Edges
  11. With a glazing brush, coat the edges with milk and sprinkle some cane sugar on top.

  12. Place your shaped galette into the oven and bake it for 35-45 minutes.

    Baked Apple Galette
  13. Let it cool for 10-15 minutes and enjoy with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream.


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