A reader recently wrote me that she was starting a new site and she wanted some feedback. After talking she decided to share a delicious and easy apple galette recipe with my readers. So this tasty apple treat is from Kristin of Beischel Bake Like A Champ. I hope you enjoy apple desserts as much as I do because this one is a real keeper and easy to pull together quickly.
Homemade Apple Galette
If you’re like me, you’re in the midst of figuring out what to serve all of your holiday houseguests this year! Or maybe you are just upping your baking game the next two months and you know you’re going to be delivering treats to friends and family. I’m doing both of those, and to be honest, all I really care about is making my baked goods look professional without having to spend all day doing it.
I see so many fall-inspired recipes flying around the Internet these days. Don’t get me wrong, I am all for testing out pin from Pinterest. But sometimes, all you want is a simple taste of fall, not mucked up with the trendy flavor of the moment. This Simple Apple Galette is just that! It is my go to apple dessert recipe! This recipe is adapted from Alice Waters.
Apple Galette Ingredients:
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature, cut in 1/2-inch pieces
3 1/2 tablespoons chilled water
Filling: 2 pounds granny smith apples, peeled, cored (save peels and cores), and sliced
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
5 tablespoons sugar
1/2 cup sugar
How To Make Apple Galette
The galette dough is fairly simple to put together. Once it’s chilled, we slice the apples. By the way, I have this nifty slicer found on Amazon here. If you don’t do much baking, it’s probably not worth it. However, if you make apple desserts every fall, this thing is sooo worth the $20. It took under a minute to peel, slice, and core these apples.
Now we have peeled apples! Save the peels and cores for making glaze later.
We roll out our galette dough fairly thin, and layer the apples on top of the dough!
Then we fold the edges up. Look how pretty! People pay big money at a bakery for something that looks like this!
Before it goes into the oven, we brush with melted butter and sprinkle a lot of sugar for some nice flavor!
Did I mention we use all the parts of the apples? How cool is that? While the galette is in the oven, we boil water, sugar, and the leftover apple peels and cores to make a yummy glaze. When the galette is cooled, brush or spoon a little of the glaze on the apples and crust.
Ta da! This looks so fancy, and it was so easy! I can count the number of ingredients on one hand. That should tell you that all you’re going to taste is the simplicity of apples!
I think the simplest desserts make the best ones, especially when this can be thrown together rather quickly. It looks super fancy too, so your friends and family will think you’re a baking genius!
Printable Easy Apple Galette Recipe
I hope you enjoy this easy apple galette recipe. It is one of the most classic apple desserts I know of!