Simple Apple Galette Recipe – Sally’s Baking Dependancy

From-scratch apple galette is as scrumptious and spectacular as apple pie, however half the time and work! This simple but spectacular fall dessert is full with a thick and flaky home made all-butter crust and a drizzle of salted caramel. Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for the final word indulgence!

One reader, Danica, commented: “Wow, this was extraordinarily simple and simply as scrumptious as your pies! Thanks for my new go to recipe! Can’t get sufficient of your carmel sauce …so yummy! ★★★★★

apple galette with vanilla ice cream and salted caramel on top.

If you happen to love my salted caramel apple pie, you’re in for an actual deal with as we speak! We’re making a easy apple galette that’s precisely 97% simpler than pie (I did the mathematics ;)).

My galette crust, which is each flaky and buttery, makes a comfy mattress for the nice and cozy and tender apple slices, which get tucked in good and cushty. The apples inside are coated in brown-sugared, cinnamon-spiced goodness. Is that this simple fall dessert enjoyment or what?!

There’s loads to cowl as we speak, so let’s dive in.

apple galette slice with caramel on white plate with fork.

Why You Must Make a Galette

Galettes are an exquisite different to pie when, you realize, you don’t really feel like making an precise pie. Have you ever ever made one earlier than? Strawberry peach galette and ginger pear galette are two of my favorites.

Galettes are scrumptious, approachable, and better of all: low upkeep. I prefer to name them “lazy pies” as a result of there’s no difficult shaping concerned. Simply as scrumptious and superior as pie, however there’s no weaving, crimping, trimming, or any of that meticulousness enterprise.

They’re primarily free-form pies, and you actually can’t mess this up. If you happen to can fold dough over filling, you may make a galette. One of the best half is that you simply’ll obtain heart-eyed reactions anytime you serve an elaborate-looking galette, as when you spent all day creating one thing so superbly delicious.

Similar story with my mini fruit galettes, too!

Right here’s every part you want:

ingredients on counter including disc of dough, jar of salted caramel, lemon, brown sugar, egg, flour, and cinnamon.

Right here’s The way to Make My BEST Apple Galette Dough

The bottom of as we speak’s galette is a buttery, flaky crust constructed from easy substances like flour, butter, and ice-cold water. Have you ever ever tried my all-butter pie crust recipe? This galette dough is comparable, nevertheless it’s *barely* sweeter and yields just one crust. You can too use 1 of the crusts from my flaky pie crust recipe (that recipe yields 2 crusts).

I like how thick as we speak’s crust is… suppose a number of flaky, buttery layers of crust enveloping candy, cinnamon-y apples. Completely delectable!

Make the dough, then chill it earlier than rolling it out and including the filling. While you roll out galette dough, don’t fear if it’s not an ideal circle. Go away no matter form it rolls out to be.

(How enjoyable is it to have so few baking guidelines as we speak?!)

butter and flour coming together in bowl.
pie dough before chilling.

Refrigerate the dough for at the least 1 hour earlier than rolling it out.

buttery pie dough rolled out on counter.

Apple Galette Filling

The filling for this apple galette combines fall’s favourite spices: cinnamon and nutmeg. You’ll additionally add brown sugar for sweetness, lemon juice for brightness (it tastes a bit of flat with out it!), and three–4 peeled, sliced apples. In contrast to pies the place you possibly can pile the fillings tremendous excessive, galettes don’t actually prefer it when there’s an excessive amount of filling. The crust will develop into mushy and no quantity of oven time can put it aside. Plus, you received’t have sufficient pie dough to fold over an over-filled galette!

apple slices in bowl and shown again mixed with cinnamon and spices.

Every time I make apple pie bars, apple pie, and even apple cake, I all the time use 2 totally different sorts of apples for extra depth of taste (half candy, half tart). For an in depth record of my favourite apple varieties and when to make use of every, you possibly can go to my publish on The Finest Apples for Baking.

Success Tip: Hold the filling flat and compact, whereas leaving a 2–3-inch border so you possibly can fold the sides over.

cinnamon apples arranged on dough.

Brush the crust’s edges with egg wash and sprinkle with coarse sugar, corresponding to Sugar within the Uncooked or one thing like these coarse sugar sprinkles.

Success Tip: Chill the formed galette for at the least 15–20 minutes earlier than baking to make sure it holds its form. I normally do that because the oven preheats.

Elective Salted Caramel

For an apple galette improve, drizzle home made salted caramel on prime of the apple filling earlier than baking.

If you happen to haven’t tried my salted caramel recipe earlier than, now could be the proper alternative. You want 4 simple substances and it takes about 10 minutes on the range. No sweet thermometer wanted! You can too use it as a dip for apples, drizzle it on ice cream or pound cake, and extra. In truth, listed below are 50+ methods to make use of salted caramel.

At this time’s galette doesn’t take very lengthy to bake and there’s no ready for it to chill fully earlier than serving. There’s solely about 45 minutes between baking and consuming. (Examine that to five+ hours ready for a pie to prepare dinner and funky!) Slice and serve with a scoop of ice cream and extra salted caramel.

slice cut from apple galette with vanilla ice cream and caramel on top.

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