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Karen's Amazing Apple Galette

Karen’s Amazing Apple Galette

An impressive freeform type of apple pie – sliced apples are placed on a round of flaky dough, edges get folded over then baked until golden… so delish! Perfect for Thanksgiving! 

Karen's Amazing Apple Galette
Karen’s Amazing Apple Galette – a crispy, buttery crust with layers of apples… like an “open-face” apple pie!

I’m already thinking about Thanksgiving… and what desserts I want to make & serve.
I though this recipe would be enjoyed by all ~ and as you know I love cooking with apples! 

Bakery Quality!

  • Fun to make
  • Easier then apple pie!
  • Roll Flaky dough (that is easy to handle!) Top with apple mixture, fold in edges and bake
  • Crispy pastry with perfectly cooked apples, that is not too sweet

    Karen's Amazing Apple GaletteKaren’s Amazing Apple Galette – a slice with my Easy Maple Caramel Sauce

Karen's Amazing Apple Galette
Karen’s Amazing Apple Galette – out of the oven
Apples and Flaky dough for Karen's Amazing Apple Galette
Apples and Flaky dough for Karen’s Amazing Apple Galette

I chose two varieties of Apples:

  • Pink Pearl Apples – a bright rosy pink sometimes streaked or mottled with white; sweet with sweet-tart flavor 
  • Autumn Crisp Apples – a blend of Golden Delicious and Monroe apples, sweet-tart flavor, very crisp 
  • Other choices include: Pink Lady, Jonagold, golden Delicious and Honeycrisp
I bought my apples at Hidden Gem Orchard in Southbury, CT. They sell many varieties of apples and notable heirloom varieties.
Cutting Pink Pearl Apples for the Galette
Cutting Pink Pearl Apples for the Galette
After peeling and coring – I take one quarter of an apple, stand it vertically and make 1/4″ slices with my pairing knife… repeat
Rolling Karen's Flaky Pie Dough into a 14" circle
Rolling Karen’s Flaky Pie Dough into a 14″ circle
See recipe: Karen’s Best Flaky Pie Dough
Peel, core & pair 4 apples for the galette
Peel, core & pair 4 apples for the galette – two different firm & crips varieties (yes this is a natural pinky color from Pink Pearl Apples)
Add pumpkin pie spices, lemon juice, flour and a pinch of sea salt
Mound the apple slices in the center of the rolled dough, leaf a 2" border all around
Mound the apple slices in the center of the rolled dough, leave a 2″ border all around
Fold the dough over to create a 2 " crust
Fold the dough over to create a 2 ” crust – brush the edges with whisked  egg yolks and add sanding sugar 
Add 2 tablespoons of butter over the apples – now ready to bake! 
Folding the edge of the pastry in neat pleats
Folding the edge of the pastry in neat pleats
The apple galette out of the oven
The apple galette out of the oven
Karen’s Quick & Easy Maple Caramel Sauce for Desserts
Karen’s Quick & Easy Maple Caramel Sauce for Desserts  (recipe) – I LOVE this easy caramel sauce drizzled over the galette 
Karen's Amazing Apple Galette
A slice of Karen’s Amazing Apple Galette

Save a place at you Thanksgiving table for this wonderful Apple Galette!

Get to Know a Galette:

  • A galette is a rustic French dessert composed of free-form pastry dough topped with a sweet or savory filling. The edges are folded inward for a homey, rustic look.
  • They are many time imperfect ~ their imperfections are what set them apart—no need to fuss to make them look perfect!

  • The word “galette” comes from the Norman word gale, meaning flat cake. Galettes are popular as they are simpler than pie making, and show off the filling ingredients beautifully.
  • Galette (from the Norman word gale, meaning “flat cake”) is a term used in French Cuisine to designate various types of flat round or freeform crusty cakes. 

Enjoy making this wonderful Galette… I did!
Let me know what you think!
Karen

Sanding Sugar ~ great to have on hand for many desserts & cookies!


Karen's Amazing Apple Galette

Karen's Amazing Apple Galette

An impressive freeform type of apple pie - sliced apples are placed on a round of flaky dough, edges get folded over then baked until golden... so delish!
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
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Ingredients

  • 1 recipe Karen's Flaky Pie Dough
  • 4 medium apples 4 cups total sliced; I used 2 types of firm sweet- tart varieties
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup pure cane sugar I use organic
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon
  • 2 pinches sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter cold, cut into small bits
  • 1/2 large egg yolk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon sanding sugar (coarse sugar)

For drizzling on the galette:

  • 1 recipe Karen’s Quick & Easy Maple Caramel Sauce for Desserts

Instructions

  • Make flaky pie dough. Wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
    Can make up to 2 days in advance well covered; refrigerated. Bring to room temperature, yet still cool.
  • Peel and quarter the apples. Remove core with a small knife. Cut each quarter into 1/4" slices - add to a large bowl, add lemon juice and toss. Continue with all apples - use 4 cups sliced apples.
  • Add 1/2 cup sugar, pumpkin pie spice and sea salt. Set aside.
  • Take the flaky dough - add to a lightly floured large piece of parchment paper, 15" wide. Roll to a 14" circle, will be just under 1/4" thick. Place the parchment on a baking sheet to fit.
    Add apple mixture on the dough leaving a two inch boarder all around.
  • Whisk the half of egg yolk until very well blended.
  • Bring pastry edges up and over the apples (will be about 2 inches wide) - pleating it in a nice round shape.
    Dot the apples with the butter bits. With a pastry brush, brush a light coating of egg wash to the exposed pastry border.
    Add sanding sugar the to exposed pastry. (brush off any sugar that is on the pan.) Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Refrigerate the galette for 30 minutes - do not skip this step!
    Bake the galette for 40 minutes, or until the party is very golden and the apples are bubbly. (Pastry will be golden underneath.)

Serve the Galette:

  • Cool the galette. Cut into wedges and serve with Maple Caramel Sauce on the side - or drizzle on top.

Notes

This recipe may not be reproduced without the consent of its author, Karen Sheer.
COURSE: Dessert
CUISINE: American, French
KEYWORDS: best apple galette, how to make apple galette
Nutrition Facts
Karen's Amazing Apple Galette
Amount per Serving
Calories
159
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
7
g
11
%
Saturated Fat
 
3
g
19
%
Trans Fat
 
0.1
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
3
g
Cholesterol
 
13
mg
4
%
Sodium
 
134
mg
6
%
Potassium
 
84
mg
2
%
Carbohydrates
 
25
g
8
%
Fiber
 
2
g
8
%
Sugar
 
15
g
17
%
Protein
 
1
g
2
%
Vitamin A
 
102
IU
2
%
Vitamin C
 
3
mg
4
%
Calcium
 
9
mg
1
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Karen's Amazing Apple Galette

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    • Rachel
    • 6 Nov 2023
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    5 stars
    The Apple Galette 🍎 was delicious! Everyone loved it. We left some with our friends and some asked if he could have so of the Maple Carmel sauce to go with it.
    They really liked the thick flaky crust, as well as the sauce. We had maple syrup we bought at a farm in western PA. I am going to try your Apple cake next.
    Thank you for the yummy recipes!!

    1. Reply

      H Rachel ~ reviews don’t get better than this! So pleased the apple galette was a hit, and the sauce too! Thanks too for your support as you have made many of my recipes, and take the time to write. 😀Karen

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