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Rustic Apple Galette

whole apple galette with scoops of ice cream

This rustic apple galette is everything you love in an apple pie without the hassle. Homemade flaky crust and tender apples covered in melted butter and caramelized sugar. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream for a fall dessert perfect for any occasion. Not only is this apple galette easier than a traditional apple pie, but it comes together quick and leave your home smelling wonderful!

Unbaked apple galette with sugar on top

I arranged my apples in more of a design, you could also simply arrange them in an even layer.

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Grocery List:

  • Flour
  • Salt
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Butter
  • Apples
  • Applesauce
  • Ice cream
Sliced apples with melty ice cream

Work flour, salt, solid cubed butter, and cold water into a flaky dough.

In my opinion – this apple galette is best served warm with vanilla ice cream!

Instructions for the apple galette:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F, line a baking sheet or stone with parchment and set aside.

In the bowl of a stand or hand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the flour, salt, and cubed butter. Mix for 1-2 minutes until incorporated. With the mixer on low, slowly pour in the cold water until a dough starts to form. The dough should start to pull away from the sides of the bowl.

Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface and knead 3-4 times, using a rolling pin, roll the dough out into a large circle about 1/4″ thick. Transfer the dough to the prepared baking sheet.*

Combine 2 tablespoons of sugar and the remaining 2 tablespoons of flour and sprinkle evenly over the dough. Spread the applesauce out thinly in the middle of the dough, leaving about an inch uncovered around the outside.

Arrange the sliced apples in an even layer on top of the applesauce.* Fold the dough inwards to create a crust.

Brush everything with the melted butter and sprinkle the remaining sugar on top. Allow to chill for 10-15 minutes before baking. Bake at 400, for 55-60 minutes until the apples are tender and the crust is golden brown. Allow to cool before slicing. 

Notes

*To easily transfer the pie dough onto the baking sheet – losely roll it around the rolling pin and unroll on the prepared sheet.

*You can layer the apples in an even layer or make a concentric design if desired.

Rustic Apple Galette

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Course: Dessert
Keyword: Apple, Fall Baking, Galette, Pie
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings: 8
Author: The Hearty Life
Cost: $
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Ingredients: 

  • 1 1/2 cups All-purpose flour + 2 tablespoons
  • 3/4 cup Unsalted butter, cold, cubed
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 cup Cold water
  • 4 tbsp Granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp Butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup Applesauce
  • 4-5 large Apples of choice, cored and sliced thin

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F, line a baking sheet or stone with parchment and set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand or hand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the flour, salt, and cubed butter. Mix for 1-2 minutes until incorporated. With the mixer on low, slowly pour in the cold water until a dough starts to form. The dough should start to pull away from the sides of the bowl.
  • Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface and knead 3-4 times, using a rolling pin, roll the dough out into a large circle about 1/4" thick. Transfer the dough to the prepared baking sheet.*
  • Combine 2 tablespoons of sugar and the remaining 2 tablespoons of flour and sprinkle evenly over the dough. Spread the applesauce out thinly in the middle of the dough, leaving about an inch uncovered around the outside.
  • Arrange the sliced apples in an even layer on top of the applesauce.* Fold the dough inwards to create a crust.
  • Brush everything with the melted butter and sprinkle the remaining sugar on top. Allow to chill for 10-15 minutes before baking. Bake at 400, for 55-60 minutes until the apples are tender and the crust is golden brown. Allow to cool before slicing. 

Notes:

*To easily transfer the pie dough onto the baking sheet – losely roll it around the rolling pin and unroll on the prepared sheet.
*You can layer the apples in an even layer or make a concentric design if desired.

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