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This easy Apple Galette is made with butter sauteed apples and cinnamon, coconut sugar, a touch of nutmeg and salted caramel all poured on a pie crust and folded up into a rustic galette – it doesn’t get much easier or delicious than this!
You guys know that I’m not a complex dessert maker by far. And so enters the galette. Made with a store bought pie crust, this easy salted caramel apple galette literally takes about 10 minutes to throw together. Pop it in the oven, and you’ve got a beautiful rustic, caramely cinnamon apple dessert in under an hour.
I love that we call desserts rustic. I mean, honestly, I do love the way it looks. But really….I feel like it means “I did not feel like making my dessert pretty, so I will throw it together and call it rustic.”
That’s what I do. And I love it. Why spend hours perfecting the look of something that you’re just going to devour in 10 minutes? I’m all about the TASTE.
That said, this rustic apple galette is just so good. The caramel melds with the pie crust to make this absolutely wonderfully chewy candy like texture which is just awesome with the buttery, cinnamon apples.
What is a galette pastry?
A galette is a French pastry typically made with filling placed on top of flat pastry dough with the edges folded up around the filling. It is like a flat pie or cake. They have a “rustic” (see my above explanation of rustic) look to them.
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I like to buy the bags of sliced and peeled apples because I am super lazy and despise spending time peeling and cutting fruit.
And you guys know that I don’t do pie crust. At least not at this point in my life. Perhaps when I retire and have more time for baking. We’ll see. But for now, I’m all about store bought pie crust. It makes this caramel apple galette SO EASY.
I also do not make my own caramel. I buy the store bought caramels, melt them with a touch of cream and salt, and Voila – it’s salted caramel!
If you’re a more dedicated baker than me, check out the below recipes to make your pie crust and caramel from scratch:
How to Make an Apple Galette with Salted Caramel
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
Heat the butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add the apples and saute until they start to soften, about 5-7 minutes.
Add the cinnamon, nutmeg, coconut sugar, and lemon juice. Continue cooking, stirring periodically to prevent burning, for about 5 minutes.
Remove from heat and set aside. Lay the pie crust on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
How to Make Salted Caramel
Place the caramels, salt and cream in a microwave safe bowl and heat for 30 seconds at a time, stirring until melted. Pour half the caramel mixture on the pie crust and spread.
Pour the apple mixture on top, leaving about 2-3 inches at the edge of the crust, and drizzle with the remaining melted caramel.
Fold up the edges around the apple mixture. Brush the edges with egg wash and sprinkle with the coarse granulated sugar.
Bake for 40 minutes. Remove and let cool fully before slicing.
This caramel apple galette is just amazing with a little touch of vanilla ice cream. SO GOOD guys. You definitely want this.
How do you bake an apple galette?
Bake a fruit galette in a 375 degree oven for 40 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and the filling is bubbling (this may change depending on what your filling is – fruit fillings will typically bubble).
Can you freeze an apple galette?
You can make this caramel apple galette ahead of time and freeze it. Assemble the galette and place on a baking sheet direct in the freezer for one hour. Remove from freezer and place in a freezer safe container/bag and freeze for up to one month.
How to bake an apple galette from frozen
Bake in a 350 degree oven for 50 minutes, until golden brown and bubbly.
With the holidays upon us, I’m all about simple but delicious desserts so we have more time to spend with friends and family! Check out these other easy desserts:
The Best Gooey Pecan Pie Bars
Spiced Candied Pecans
Salted Caramel Baked Cookie Pie
Caramelized Banana Bread
White Chocolate Cranberry Ginger Sugar Cookies
Salted Toffee Peanut Butter Fudge
How to Make Almond Meringues
Did you make this rustic apple galette? rate the recipe and leave a comment below – I want to know how it turned out!
Salted Caramel Apple Galette Recipe
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
- Heat the butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add the apples and saute until they start to soften, about 5-7 minutes.
- Add the cinnamon, nutmeg, coconut sugar, and lemon juice. Continue cooking, stirring periodically to prevent burning, for about 5 minutes. The mixture should be thick.
- Remove from heat and set aside. Lay the pie crust on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Pour half the caramel mixture on the pie crust and spread (see below for caramel instructions).
- Pour the apple mixture on top, leaving about 2-3 inches at the edge of the crust, and drizzle with the remaining melted caramel.
- Fold up the edges around the apple mixture. Brush the edges with egg wash and sprinkle with the coarse granulated sugar. Dot little pieces of butter on top of the apples.
- Bake for 40 minutes. Remove and let cool fully before slicing.
How to Make Salted Caramel
- Place the caramels, salt and cream in a microwave safe bowl and heat for 30 seconds at a time, stirring until melted.
- Always bake the galette in the middle of the oven to prevent over browning;
- A layer of caramel on the crust before adding the apples prevents it from getting soggy;
- Cooking the apples before adding them allows them to release some liquid, which helps prevent the crust from getting soggy when we bake the galette;
- Don't over stuff the galette - if it is too full the crust may become soggy. The apples should be in an even layer;
- I HIGHLY recommend using granny smith apples - they release less liquid and have a great flavor when cooked.
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