Apple Galette – Easy French Apple Pie


I love apple pie, especially for Thanksgiving and really just any holiday party I’m hosting. But after years of making my own pie crust and cutting and weaving it into a lattice, I gave up spending time on al elaborate apple pie. Instead, I make this simple yet elegant apple galette. It looks so sophisticated yet takes only 5 minutes to make, I promise! After all the cooking you’re already doing for the holidays, cut yourself a break and try this delightful dessert, complete with a salted caramel drizzle.


Apple Galette – Easy French Apple Pie

  • Author: Roni Proter
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x


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  • 1 pre made pie crust (make sure this comes in a roll, not already in the pie shell)
  • 4 small gala apples
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter, cold
  • 1 lemon
  • 1/3 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • coarse sanding sugar for sprinkling
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • salted caramel sauce for serving
  • vanilla ice cream for serving


  1. Roll out the pie crust on a parchment lined baking sheet until you have an even circle. Cube the butter into tiny pieces and place in the butter and the pie crust in the refrigerator until ready to use.
  2. Meanwhile, zest the lemon, just until you get to the light yellow part of the skin, not the white pith. Add to a mixing bowl, along with the juice of the lemon
  3. Add the brown sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon and salt and stir until well combined
  4. Slice the apples very thin and add to the mixing bowl. Toss gently
  5. Heat the oven to 400 degrees
  6. Starting a half an inch from the edge of the circle pie crust, begin to layer the apple slices, forming an overlapping circle all the way around the pie crust. Continue until you get to the center, making sure to cover the entire pie crust with apple slices
  7. Fold the edges of the pie over the apples, brush with melted butter and generous sprinkling of sanding sugar. Remove the butter cubes from the refrigerator and dot evenly across the galette. Bake for about 20 minutes or until the edges and tips of the apples are lightly browned.
  8. Allow to cool slightly before drizzling with salted caramel and serving with vanilla ice cream

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