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.


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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.
Prep Time20 minutes
Bake Time20 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
8 slices
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  • ½ Recipe Perfect Pie Crust
  • ¼ cup dry bread crumbs
  • 2 pounds apples (peeled, cored, sliced ¼" thick)
  • 2 oz granulated sugar (¼ cup)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 egg ( for egg-wash)
  • Granulated sugar for finish


  • Preheat the oven to 400 °F.
  • If using a baking stone place it in the oven to preheat at least an hour before baking.
  • Roll the dough to a 16" round, about ¼" thick. Transfer the dough to a parchment lined sheet pan or wooden peel (see note). Sprinkle ¼ cup dry bread crumbs over the bottom, leaving a 2" border around the edges.
  • Arrange 2 pounds apples (sliced) over the bread crumbs, again leaving a 2" border. Combine the 2 oz granulated sugar and 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon then sprinkle over the apples. Fold the border of dough over the edges of the apples.
  • Brush the border with egg wash then sprinkle with sugar.
  • 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.

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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.


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 165kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.003g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 85mg | Potassium: 149mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 92IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. I can just imagine the aroma of this very rewarding dessert! I prefer fruit desserts to have minimal sugar – and this is perfect!

    1. Thanks, Dominique. The wood-fired oven was the perfect place to bake a galette, plus it’s so much fun. Galettes are probably my favorite dessert of all.

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