With such an elegant-sounding name, this apple galette is surprisingly easy to make!

Ready-made puff pastry, fresh apples, and a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar are baked into a light and delicate dessert that’s perfect as a dessert or an afternoon treat!

Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and enjoy. Apple galette will make any home cook feel like a fancy pastry chef!

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What is an Apple Galette?

  • A “galette” is a free-form, open-faced pastry that’s filled with sweetened fruit. Similar to a pie, galettes can be made with any kind of fruit and can be made sweet or savory!
  • Cleanup is easy! This recipe uses a puff pastry that creates a flaky crust that rises around the edges like a pie but without a pie pan.
  • Bake and serve in 45 minutes! Serve warm with homemade no-churn ice cream, or caramel sauce, or enjoy it chilled with a cup of tea!
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Ingredients and Variations

There’s a flavor combination for any appetite, sweet or savory!

Puff Pastry – Just buy it and let it thaw in the refrigerator until ready to use! Roll-out pie pastry can be used, too, but won’t have that crispy, flaky crust the way a puffed-up pastry will (think croissant texture)!

Apples – Choose varieties that keep their structure while they bake. Granny Smith, Honeycrisp, Jonagold, and Braeburns are excellent choices. Feel free to mix and match red and green apples for a colorful dessert!

Variations – Other fruits to consider are pears, strawberries, blueberries, and rhubarb. Cranberries are an optional add-in for this dessert (see recipe). Sliced almonds, walnuts, coconut, and even mini chocolate chips will make a galette a new recipe every time! For a savory galette, switch out the cinnamon sugar, toss apples in a vinaigrette, and layer thin slices of brie cheese with apples (or pears)!

How to Make Apple Galette

Apple galette is so crazy easy to make, that you’ll be inspired to keep it on regular rotation for last-minute guests, special occasions, or just every day!

  1. Prepare apples as directed in the recipe below.
  2. Unfold the puff pastry. Keep it square-shaped, or gently roll it into a circle, if desired.
  3. Combine the filling ingredients and add to the top of the pastry.
  4. Fold the pastry over the edges of the filling.
  5. Brush pastry with egg wash and sprinkle with sugar.
  6. Bake and serve!

Pro Tip:

Turbinado sugar has large, light brown crystals that reflect the light and will give the apple galette that professional bakery look!

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How to Store Apple Galette

  • Keep the leftover apple galette covered in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • Enjoy it cold or reheat it in 30-second intervals in the microwave.
  • Portions can be frozen (after wrapping them in plastic wrap) for up to 2 weeks. NOTE: The crispy pastry texture may change, but it’s easy to add ice cream or caramel sauce to it to dress it up again!
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Apple Galette

This fancy apple galette recipe uses puff pastry to make this light & flaky dessert!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Candace


  • 1 sheet puff pastry thawed but cold
  • 2 apples cored and thinly sliced, about 2½-3 cups
  • cup cranberries fresh or frozen, optional
  • 2 tablespoons butter melted
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice fresh preferred
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon sugar optional


  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Unroll puff pastry. Add parchment paper (from puff pastry) to a baking tray and place puff pastry on top.
  • In a medium bowl, mix apples, cranberries if using, butter, lemon juice, 1 tablespoon sugar, and cinnamon.
  • Place apple mixture in the center of the puff pastry, leaving a 2 inch border. Fold pastry over top of apples, turning as you go. Pastry will overlap.
  • Brush pastry with beaten egg and sprinkle with 1 teaspoon sugar if using.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes or until pastry is gold and apples are cooked through. Cool 5 minutes before cutting and serving.
  • Serve with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.


  • Keep the leftover apple galette covered and refrigerated, use within 3-4 days.
  • Enjoy it cold or reheat it in the microwave or oven.
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 236 | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 107mg | Potassium: 82mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 145IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information does not include optional ingredients or garnish and is an estimate. It may change based on actual ingredients and cooking methods used.

Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American

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I am a wife, mother of two, and professional accountant. I love fantastic food, and it is so often the center of our lives, from everyday dinner, to family gatherings, and special evenings at fabulous restaurants. I have always loved cooking and baking, with my mom and grandma, and now, with my daughter and son. I love trying new recipes while enjoying my favorites too. I’m so happy to share them with you.
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