Rustic Apple Galette

Dare I say it? It’s starting to feel more like fall. At least in the evenings around here. I’m okay with it as long as it’s as gorgeous as it was last year.

And, late summer brings an abundance of fresh produce that makes me want to get in the kitchen again. You?

Rustic Apple Galette | Satori Design for Living

Over the weekend, we were at my husband’s aunt’s house packing it up and moving everything since she sold it earlier this summer (more on that here). In her yard, she has the most amazing apple trees that will be hard to leave behind.

My mom even wanted a clause in the house contract so that we could come and grab as many apples as we needed every year. Not really, but I’m sure the new owners wouldn’t mind (there are way more than any one person could ever use up)!

I grabbed one last basket of those apples and got busy making an apple galette as soon as it cooled down enough (boy, it’s been hot around here!).

I prefer galettes over traditional apple pie since there’s less crust and the top apples start to caramelize- yum!

Rustic Apple Galette


1 ½ cups all purpose flour
1 ½ tsp. sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
½ cup + 2 TB. unsalted butter (chilled and cut into cubes)
1/3 cup ice water


4-5 medium apples (I used several small apples from the tree and 2 granny smith apples)
2 TB. sugar
½ tsp. cinnamon
1 TB. honey (use a little more if the apples are very tart)
1 TB. unsalted butter (cut into small pieces)


1/4 cup maple syrup


1) In a food processor, combine the flour, sugar, salt and butter and pulse a few times.

Sprinkle the ice water over the mixture and process until it starts to come together.

Dump mixture on a work surface and gently form into a disk. Wrap in plastic and place in the refrigerator.

2) Peel and chop 2½ cups of apples (I used the apples I got from the tree for this). Wash the remaining apples and cut into 1/4″ slices (leave the peel on for a rustic look).

Tip: Use an apple cutter to speed up the process.

Rustic Apple Galette- Apple Slicer

Mix the sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl.

3) Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Remove pastry from the refrigerator and place on a lightly floured surface. Roll into a 12 x 14″ rectangle (careful not to overwork). Transfer to a parchment lined baking sheet.

Place the chopped apples over the pasty leaving 1″ space all around. Drizzle the honey over the apples. Arrange the sliced apples over top and sprinkle with the sugar and cinnamon mixture and then the pieces of butter.

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Fold the pastry edge over the apples, creating pleats with the excess.

4) Bake for 50-60 minutes until the apples are tender and the pastry is golden brown.

While the galette is cooling, add the maple syrup to a pan and reduce on low heat for 10 minutes. Drizzle over the galette while still warm.

Enjoy warm or at room temperature.

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    • says

      Oh, I’m not sure what type it is. In Alberta, we can’t grow the apples you can out west. They’re typically small and tart. The next time I see her I’ll ask if she knows.

  1. says

    This looks fantastic!! I really need to get some baking supplies, and when I do, I’m starting with this. The perfect treat for the upcoming fall season!

  2. says

    Goodness, this looks delicious! I’m starting to feel that urge to get in the kitchen and bake more. I love fall. One of my favorite apple desserts is probably apple pie or apple turnovers. Thanks so much for sharing at Inspire Me Wednesday. Featuring you in this week’s issue.

  3. says

    I’ve been thinking of making a galette. It’s been way to hot in our house but it definitely feels like fall now. Do you think you could use some kind of pre-made dough or would that make it super different?

    • says

      Yes, you’ve been getting a heat wave and we’ve been cool here. The weekend is looking good!
      You could definitely thaw a frozen pie shell and use it. It may just be a little more difficult to wrap the edges up over the apples. But, the more rustic looking, the better!

  4. says

    such a beautiful tart! growing up, my grandmother used to live just up the street from the Sun Rype juice factory in Kelowna and I remember seeing the crates and crates of Okanagan apples stacked to the sky. We always went home with boxes of apples every fall and apples desserts have always been my favourites. You will miss those apple trees!

  5. says

    What a pretty galette! I love your apple slicer, too. It’s nice to have fresh, delicious apples again. It helps to make up for the fact that berries are going away until next summer. I also feel your pain about the apple trees. When my parents sold their hobby farm, there were many fruit trees and bushes left behind. It’s sad to have to buy what we used to harvest for free.


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