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Apple Cinnamon Galette

Warm Apple Cinnamon Galette with a scoop of vanilla ice cream is dessert perfection. So simple to make – wrap flaky pie dough around fresh cinnamon-sugar apples, then bake, and you’re done.

a freshly baked apple cinnamon galette on a wooden peel

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again; put some fruit into a pastry crust, bake it up until it’s golden brown and delicious, et voilà, my idea of the perfect dessert.

How to make a great Apple Cinnamon Galette:

Pies and tarts of all sorts are my favorite, but I have a special place in my heart for the simple galette, or free-form tart. When I make a galette it’s always with seasonal fruit, minimal sugar and a great crust.

One of my all-time favorites is my Plum Galette with a walnut crust. The juicy plums pair perfectly with the nutty crust. My Pear-Ginger Galette is very similar to this Apple Cinnamon Galette. You can also go savory with a Zucchini Galette in whole wheat crust.

As you can see, the possibilities are endless. Simply swap in whichever fruit is seasonal and use a spice that highlights that fruit. 

You can bake this galette on a parchment lined baking sheet or if you have a baking stone pre-heat it and bake the galette directly on the stone (I would put some parchment under it in case it leaks a little.

Click through the process photos to see how to put together an Apple Galette:

pie dough rolled for apple cinnamon galette

Roll the dough to a 16″ (1/4″ thick) round and sprinkle with dry bread crumbs.


dough rolled for a galette with apple slices arranged in layers

Arrange the sliced apples on the dough, leaving a 1″ border all around


an apple cinnamon galette ready for the oven

Sprinkle the apples with cinnamon sugar and fold the dough over the apples


fragrant, fresh baked apple cinnamon galette

Gerry enjoying the aroma of fresh baked Apple Cinnamon Galette.

A slice of warm apple cinnamon galette

A little slice of heaven.


If you love this recipe as much as I do, I’d really appreciate a 5-star review.

Apple Galette

Apple Cinnamon Galette

Yield: 8 slices
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Warm Apple Cinnamon Galette with a scoop of vanilla ice cream is dessert perfection. So simple to make - wrap flaky pie dough around fresh cinnamon-sugar apples, then bake, and you're done.



  • 1/2 Recipe Perfect Pie Crust
  • 1/4 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 2# (about 5 medium) apples, peeled, cored, halved and sliced 1/4" thick
  • 1/4 cup (2 oz, 56g) granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 egg for egg-wash
  • Granulated or Demerara sugar for finish


  1. Preheat the oven to 400F.
  2. If using a baking stone place it in the oven to preheat at least an hour before baking.
  3. Roll the dough to a 16" round, about 1/4" thick. Transfer the dough a parchment lined sheet pan or wooden peel (see note). Sprinkle the bread crumbs over the bottom, leaving a 1" border around the edges.
  4. Arrange the apples over the bread crumbs. Combine the 1/4 cup sugar and the cinnamon then sprinkle over the apples. Fold the 1" border of dough over the apples.
  5. Brush the border with egg wash then sprinkle with sugar.
  6. Bake directly on the baking stone or on the sheet pan until the apples are tender and the crust is well browned. Enjoy warm or room temperature.


If you have a baking stone you can bake the galette directly on the stone. Build the galette on the parchment and slide it onto the stone using a peel or the back of a sheet pan. Otherwise bake it on a parchment-lined sheet pan.

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Sunday 14th of May 2017

I can just imagine the aroma of this very rewarding dessert! I prefer fruit desserts to have minimal sugar - and this is perfect!

Sasha @ Eat Love Eat

Wednesday 1st of February 2017

That looks amazing Eileen! I seriously want a wood fired oven!!!

Eileen Gray

Wednesday 1st of February 2017

Thanks, Sasha!


Sunday 29th of January 2017

This is so beautiful! Love rustic gallettes! Some day I will have to try baking in a wood fired oven!

Eileen Gray

Monday 30th of January 2017

Thanks, Maria. If you get a chance to bake in a wood fired oven, jump on it!


Sunday 29th of January 2017

I am not a baker, but this recipe makes me want to try it!

Eileen Gray

Monday 30th of January 2017

Thanks, Anne. It's such a simple recipe.

Shannon @ Pass Me Some Tasty

Friday 27th of January 2017

Oooh, I am so jealous of that wood-fired oven! And what a lovely and delicious looking galette!

Eileen Gray

Saturday 28th of January 2017

Thanks, Shannon. It was so much fun!

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