Apple Galette

by Vinny
9 servings
1 hr 40 min

If you like pies, you will LOVE galettes! Why? Because they are so easy to make and taste just as great! Instead of trying to shape a pie crust and forming it perfectly, galettes allow you to simply fold up the dough and give it a rustic look. These are perfect for those fall colder nights, but if you end up making it on a warmer day, trust me that this will taste amazing with a scoop (or two) of vanilla ice cream. Since my apples were naturally sweet, I only added a bit of sugar. However, if you have apples that are not the sweetest I do recommend increasing the amount of sugar required in the recipe.

Recipe details
  • 9  servings
  • Prep time: 1.5 Hours Cook time: 40 Minutes Total time: 1 hr 40 min
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  • 1 cup spelt flour or all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 95 ml unsalted butter or vegan butter
  • 2 tbsp ice water
  • 3-4 Gala apples
  • 3 tbsp granulated sugar (may need more if apples are not sweet)
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 4 tbsp of unsalted butter or vegan butter (room temperature or cold will work)
Sift flour, salt and sugar together in a mixing bowl.
Add butter and work quickly with a pastry blender or 2 knives until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
Sprinkle ice water over mixture and add a little at a time. When you can gather dough into a ball, stop adding water.
Transfer dough onto a lightly floured surface. Form a flat disk with the dough and wrap in wax paper and refrigerate for a minimum of 1 hour before using.
Preheat oven to 400°F (or 200°C) and grease pie pan.
Roll out dough so it is large enough to cover your pie pan.
Wash, core and peel your Gala apples. Next, cut them in half vertically before you begin slicing them. Make sure to slice them as thin as possible, this way you will be able to fan them out in your galette as seen in the picture. Place the fanned apple slices in the galette and spread all over the base.
In a bowl, mix together the sugar and cinnamon and then sprinkle over the apples. Take your butter and spread little pieces (or cubes) of it all over the apples.
Fold the dough over the apples so that it covers the edges as seen in the picture.
Bake for 35-40 minutes or until the crust is golden brown on the bottom.
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