Easy Apple Galette

This easy apple galette is scrumptious and comforting. Made with apple pie spices, filled to the brim with apple, and featuring a deliciously sweet and crusty pastry.
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Chill time: 1 hour
Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
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Mar 11, 2021 (Last updated Aug 17, 2022) by Hannah Sunderani

Easy Apple Galette

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.

easy apple galette recipe

Easy Apple Galette Recipe

This easy apple galette is so:

  • sweet and scrumptious
  • spiced with apple pie flavours
  • easy to make (much easier than an apple pie!)
  • loaded with apples for a fruit-filled dessert
  • pleases a crowd (of all types of eaters)
  • 100% vegan!

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…

What is the difference between and galette and a pie?

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!

Apple Galette Recipe: Step-by-Step

How to make vegan pie crust:

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.

how to make vegan pie crust

Once chilled, you can roll it out and transfer to your baking sheet. Then it’s time to decorate!

how to make vegan pie crust

The apple filling:

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.

making the apple filling

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.

how to make an apple galette

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.

apple galette recipe

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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.

And, if you do make this recipe please let me know in the comments below what you think! I truly love hearing from you, and I’m always here to answer any questions you might have. And of course, tag me on Instagram with your pictures using the hashtag #twospoons. Nothing makes me happier than to see your recreations.


Easy Apple Galette

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This easy apple galette is scrumptious and comforting. Made with apple pie spices, filled to the brim with apple, and featuring a deliciously sweet and crusty pastry.
easy apple galette recipe
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Chill time 1 hour
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Serves 6 people


  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 tsp organic cane sugar plus more to sprinkle
  • 3/4 tsp fine sea salt
  • 1/3 cup vegan butter cold
  • 4 to 5 tbsp water cold
  • 3 pink lady apples thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp cardamom
  • 1/3 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt finely ground
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp vegan butter melted


  • Sift the flour into a large mixing bowl. Add the sugar and salt, and mix gently to combine. Cut 1/3 cup of vegan butter into small chunks and add. Massage with hands to combine until it resembles a coarse meal.
  • Pour in 4 tbsp cold water into the flour mixture and massage with hands to form a shaggy dough (optional to add 1 tbsp more, in small splashes, if the dough is too dry). Then, turn the dough onto work surface and collect together. Knead until smooth and dough-like. Then form a ball. (It’s okay if there are a few dry spots). Cover the dough in reusable wrap and chill in fridge for at least 1 hour.
  • Meanwhile, thinly slice the apples (removing the inner core) to be about 1/8-inch thick. Toss into a large mixing bowl.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, coconut sugar and sea salt. Sprinkle the spice mixture over the sliced apples, then pour in the apple cider vinegar and vanilla extract. Mix gently with your hands to combine. Cover with a kitchen towel and let sit for at least 10 minutes.
  • Sprinkle work surface lightly with flour and roll out the dough to form a rectangle about 1/8-inch thick. (It’s okay if the edges are wobbly and not a perfect. It adds to the rustic look). Transfer the pastry to a baking sheet.
  • Preheat oven to 375F/190C. Arrange the apple slices on top of tart dough, tightly, leaving a 1 1/2-inch border. Then, lift the edges of the dough up and inwards, over-top of the apples. Overlap the dough as needed and pinch together to keep its shape.
  • Drizzle the inside of the tart with any leftover juices from your apples. Paint the exposed crust with 1 tablespoon of melted vegan butter. Optional to sprinkle crust with cane sugar. Bake until the apples are soft and the crust is golden brown, for 40-50 minutes. Serve with vegan whipped cream, or your favourite vegan ice cream.


DO AHEAD: dough can be prepared up to 2 days in advance. Keep chilled in fridge.



Calories: 307kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 698mg | Potassium: 173mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 635IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 2mg

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  1. 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!