Mar 11, 2021 (Last updated Aug 17, 2022) by Hannah Sunderani
Trust me when I say that this easy apple galette recipe is a must-make! It’s beautifully spiced with apple pie flavours like cinnamon, cardamom and nutmeg, and sweetened with coconut sugar for an insanely delicious filling amongst a flaky pastry crust.
I love to make an apple galette for dessert because it’s loved by all types of eaters (I’m thinking about the vegan skeptics here), and it’s much easier to make than apple pie yet just as delicious (I’m thinking about you). This apple galette recipe certainly rivals the apple galettes made from Bon Appetit. Plus, it’s entirely vegan and comes together effortlessly.
With Easter just around the corner it’s a wondrous recipe to enjoy with your loved ones for a celebration.
This easy apple galette is so:
If you haven’t made an apple galette before, then you’re in for a treat (literally). I find them so easy to make, versatile (meaning once you have a pastry crust recipe, you can really play around with the fillings – in the case, we’re using apples), and it’s a total crowd-pleaser.
You might also be wondering: what’s the difference between an apple galette and an apple pie? We’ll let’s get into it…
The difference between a galette and a pie all comes down to the height and the crust. A pie is baked in a pie dish with two crusts, there is a thin layers of pie crust on the bottom, followed by filling and a pie crust to top. Cut into slices and served. All-in-all, it has heigh to the dish.
A galette, however, requires no pie dish – you can bake directly onto your baking sheet. And it only uses one crust. The fruit is stuffed into the middle of the pie crust, which is then folded over the fruits to hold everything in place. (It’s sort of like you’re making your own pie dish by folding all the ends inwards. Of course, this also means that it’s not as high as a pie, – it’s short and sweet).
Bon Appetit does a great job explaining the difference between the two, as well as common mistakes when baking a galette, so that you can get it perfect on your first try. I encourage you to give it a read!
The recipe will begin by making the vegan pie crust (we use the same style crust for a galette as a pie). It’s important when making a a crispy pie crust that we don’t overmix the dough, and that we allow it to chill, wrapped in the fridge, for at least an hour before using.
Once chilled, you can roll it out and transfer to your baking sheet. Then it’s time to decorate!
As you’re waiting for the pie crust to chill, you can work on the filling. Thinly slice the apples and sprinkle them with the apple pie spices. Then use for your fingers to mix everything together. Cover and let sit until the pie crust is ready.
When you’re ready to decorate, arrange the apple slices into the middle of the galette, leaving a 1 1/2-inch boarder. Then, lift the edges of the dough up and over-top of the apples to tuck inwards. Overlap the dough as needed and pinch together to keep its shape.
From here, you can drizzle the top with any leftover juices from the apple mixer. The recipe will take 45 to 50 minutes to bake at 375F/190C.
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So there we have it! A delicious, scrumptious, and easy recipe for an apple galette that everyone will adore. I’m sure you’re going to master this recipe, whether you’re new to galette making, or if this is your first time. (I promise it’s much easier than making pie! and equally as scrumptious). I’m know you’re going to love it.
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This sounds perfectly yummy. But I require gluten free as well as dairy free. The vegan recipe insures dairy free but gluten free requires no wheat based flour. Suggestions?
Hi Rita! I have not tried making this galette gluten-free, but my recommendation would be to substitute the flour for 1.1 gluten-free all purpose flour. Bob’s Red Mill is a great brand that I’ve tried with direct substitutions and I’ve loved the outcome. If you do give it a try let me know how it goes!