Simple Apple Galette

I think this apple galette is my favorite dessert pie because there’s no pinching, no double pie crust rolling. Just pile in the fillings, fold and bake. 

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And of course, galettes are known for their no fuss reputation. 

So this pie errr galette, is as simple as they come. I didn’t even have to run out to the store for ANY of it. I, surprisingly, had it all on hand… the apples I bought thinking my girls would pack them in their lunches. They did not… SO in celebration of some really good news…

i. made. PIE! {Galette… whatever}


Next weigh out 2 L-B’s of granny smith apples.

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Then peel, core, quarter and slice.


Next, throw the apple slices into a big bowl.

2 T lemon juice

Then squeeze in two tablespoons of fresh lemon juice, watch for those sneaky seeds.

2 T sugar, flour and a pinch of kosher salt

Next add in two tablespoons of sugar, two tablespoons of flour and a couple pinches of kosher salt.

toss the apples

Then toss them all around. 

dough disk

Next after the 30 minutes of the cheddar pie dough being in the fridge, pull it out and roll it out to a circle.


As you can see, I’m not very good at it but who cares? It’s supposed to look rustic. Right?

fold, brush with butter and dot the top

Next, fold up the sides, brush with butter and bake in a 425° oven for 15-20 minutes. Reduce the heat to 350° and continue to bake for 15-20 minutes more or until the apples are tender. I don’t like super mushy apples. I like them soft but with still a little texture.

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Ta-DA!!!! See how incredibly easy! But you know me and my love for brown butter.

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Because I couldn’t resist making a quick brown butter icing and drizzling over top. That stuff I could literally drink. The recipe is below. However, for a tutorial on how to brown your butter is here.

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I fell in love with this apple galette first with its looks and then with the taste. I’ll take that side with the extra thick crust. Yes.

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This is almost too pretty…

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I love this apple galette because it isn’t rich and overly sweet. It’s not loaded with spices. It’s just a simple apple recipe with a flaky cheddar pie crust.

Simplicity at it’s best.

Enjoy! And if you give this Apple Galette recipe a try, let me know! Snap a photo and tag me on twitter or instagram!

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Yield: 1 galette / about 6 to 8

Simple Apple Galette with a Cheddar Pie Crust + Sweet Brown Butter Drizzle

Simple Apple Galette with a Cheddar Pie Crust + Sweet Brown Butter Drizzle
Simple, rustic and so easy anyone can make this delicious, rustic dessert.
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes


  • 2 pounds granny smith apples; cored peeled, quartered and sliced about a quarter inch thick.
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1-2 pinches kosher salt
  • 3 tablespoons butter, divided


  • 1/2 sick unsalted butter
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1-2 tablespoons whole milk


To Make the Apple Filling:

  1. Add the peeled, sliced apples into a large bowl. Squeeze in 2 tablespoons {I eye ball it} of fresh lemon juice, watch for seeds! Add in the 2 tablespoons of flour and sugar and a couple pinches of kosher salt. Toss to combine until the apples are coated.

To Make the Galette:

  1. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to an eighth of an inch thick. Pile the apple filling in the center and fold up the edges and dot with one tablespoon of butter.
  2. Melt the remaining two tablespoons and brush the edges of the pie crust. Pour any remaining butter over the top of the apples.
  3. Bake in a preheated 425° oven for 15-20 minutes. Reduce the temperature to 350 and continue to bake the galette for an additional 15-20 minutes, or until the apples are tender.
  4. Remove and let cool.

To Make the Brown Butter Drizzle:

  1. In a small skillet melt the half stick up butter over medium heat. Continue to let the butter brown until it reaches a deep golden brown. {for a "how to" tutorial see the link in the post above}
  2. Remove the pan off of the heat and whisk in the powdered sugar, vanilla and whole milk.
  3. Use the whisk or a fork to drizzle the brown butter glaze over the top of the galette.
  4. Cool slightly before cutting and serving.
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29 Responses to “Simple Apple Galette”

  1. #
    Julia @ hungryandconfused — September 13, 2013 at 6:13 am

    Wow. Looks delicious. And apple and cheese together? You would make my Yorkshire grandmother very proud 😉

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    .Rina@Itheecook — September 13, 2013 at 7:22 am

    OMG! How delicious does this look. I love apple and cheddar.

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    Kathryn — September 13, 2013 at 7:48 am

    Apple and cheddar is such a great combination – love this twist on an apple pie!

  4. #
    Tieghan Gerard — September 13, 2013 at 8:22 am

    Yes!! I love the combo of apple and cheddar! This is awesome!

  5. #
    Gina @ Running to the Kitchen — September 13, 2013 at 8:38 am

    Laurie this looks beyond amazing!! When I was in Maine earlier this year with Cabot, one of their employees (from Vermont) told me the saying up there is “apple pie without the cheese is like a hug without the squeeze”…looks like you got the full on hug going on 🙂

    • simplyscratch replied: — September 13th, 2013 @ 12:56 pm

      Thanks Gina!! I love that saying… and I’m super jealous you went to Maine. It’s on my bucket-list of places to visit!

  6. #
    Paula - bell'alimento — September 13, 2013 at 9:47 am

    I’m going to need two slices please.

  7. #
    Kelli @ The Corner Kitchen — September 13, 2013 at 10:28 am

    This looks absolutely delicious! I can’t believe I’ve never made a galette! This certainly needs to change asap.

  8. #
    Megan {Country Cleaver} — September 13, 2013 at 11:43 am

    I’ve never had the lady balls to add cheddar to my pie crust – but it like, Totes makes SENSE!! I am about to get all up in this pie crusts business.

    • simplyscratch replied: — September 13th, 2013 @ 12:55 pm

      Do it Megan! It kind of tastes like a sweet cheezit… issssss goooood! Have a great weekend!

  9. #
    Steph (Poupette in the Kitchen) — September 13, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    I am SO ready for fall!

    Been cooking stews and wearing closed shoes, long sleeves and jackets since September 1st (ensued a lo-hot of sweating – and the occasional odd stare from colleagues, but I don’t even care hehe).

    Can’t wait to go apple picking and overdose on apple goodness! On my to-do list: apple butter, apple-cheddar turnovers and classic french tarte aux pommes.

    Don’t even ask about squashes… <3

  10. #
    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — September 13, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    This is my favorite fall dessert! So simple, and so yummy. That brown butter drizzle is da bomb!

  11. #
    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — September 13, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    I love this idea!! Yum!!

  12. #
    Fran @ G'day Souffle' — September 13, 2013 at 7:31 pm

    Laurie, I came across your website just by chance- surfing the net. I like the look of your tasty recipes. I live in San Diego but also live half of the year in Adelaide, South Australia. I’ll have to give this pie (woops, I mean galette) a go!

    • simplyscratch replied: — September 14th, 2013 @ 8:11 pm

      Hi Fran! So glad you stopped by… nice to meet ya!

  13. #
    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — September 13, 2013 at 11:30 pm

    This galette looks amazing! Apples and cheddar are so good together!

  14. #
    Sheila — September 14, 2013 at 9:39 am

    OMagerd! This looks amazing! kudos on the pie crust…yum! more cheese please

  15. #
    Cassie | Bake Your Day — September 14, 2013 at 11:04 am

    I think galettes are one of my favorites too. You totally NAILED this with the apples and cheddar. Genius!

  16. #
    Jay Scott — September 15, 2013 at 5:34 pm

    Wow. This looks so delicious! After seeing the pics I was almost hooked, but when you said you were “noivous” about putting cheddar in the pie crust you had me (why do I like strange misspelled words in a blog so much?). Anyway, the recipe looks incredible and I’m going to give this one a try. I agree with Cassie, it’s genius!

    Jay Scott

  17. #
    Angie — September 16, 2013 at 11:44 am

    What a great idea for the crust, love this!

    • simplyscratch replied: — September 16th, 2013 @ 8:46 pm

      Thank you Angie! I could pretty much eat the crust alone with a cup of coffee and be perfectly fine, but the apples are pretty tasty too 🙂

  18. #
    Renee — September 16, 2013 at 6:31 pm

    Looking for a prefect apple recipe tonight…I love a galette, so rustic and simple…… this looks perfect…love me some apple and cheddar….thanks

    • simplyscratch replied: — September 16th, 2013 @ 8:43 pm

      I hope you enjoy the pie Renee! 🙂

  19. #
    Leisa Joan — September 17, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    Ok, so we had to try this…my man friend & I…and it was fabulous. and I’m not even an apple pie fan…the crust is amazing. I told 2 out of 5 sisters and my mom about it…

    • simplyscratch replied: — September 17th, 2013 @ 11:00 pm

      That’s great Leisa! Thank you!

  20. #
    Suzette — August 28, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    Wondering if you have tried this with pears? Would it be as tasty…without the tartness of the apples??


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