January 15, 2022| By

Easy Cinnamon Sugar Apple Galette

Prep Time: 35 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
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Taking a bite of this cinnamon sugar apple galette is like getting a warm hug. It's cozy, spiced with cinnamon and a pinch of nutmeg, with thinly sliced apples on top of a flaky crust. Dollop a scoop of ice cream on top and you're in for a real treat!

Cinnamon sugar is having a moment. Make these Cinnamon Sugar Buttermilk Donuts as well as this Cinnamon Pear Apple Crisp - both are SO good!

cinnamon sugar apple galette cut into squares on top of parchment paper

When I took my first bite of this cinnamon sugar apple galette, I immediately said to myself "omg this is good". My next thought was - "this HAS to go on the blog". It tastes a lot like apple pie without all of the hassle of actually making the pie. Which is lovely because start to finish, this takes about an hour to make.

Sound too good to be true? I can confirm, it's actually true! So, grab your ingredients and let's make this magical dessert.

cinnamon sugar apple galette cut into squares with a calphalon knife on top

Like apple pie... but a tenth of the work

Ok, so level with me. We all LOVE pie. Trust me, I have quite a few favorites like my blood orange ricotta pie and of course, my pumpkin pie that trends every year around the holidays! But let's be real - making a pie from scratch is A LOT of work.

Sometimes we don't have time to make the dough, let it sit in the refrigerator for 30 minutes, roll it out, shape it, freeze it, blind bake the crust, make the filling, then bake it....... you see my point? That's why I love this Easy Cinnamon Sugar Apple Galette. Tastes like pie with literally a tenth of the work. Can't go wrong!

cinnamon sugar apple galette with ice cream on top

What is a galette?

A galette is essentially the cross between a pie and a pizza (at least that's how I think of it). Galettes have a flaky, pie like crust and are filled with just about whatever you want to add. Sweet, savory, or if you're me - both. At the same dang time! Because why not?

You simply roll out your dough, fill it with whatever you want, then fold the dough over the filling to create your galette. The steps are the exact same with this cinnamon sugar apple galette. So easy but so good!

apple galette with ice cream on top and cut into squares

How do you make this cinnamon sugar apple galette?

I thought that you'd never ask! For this cinnamon sugar apple galette, I used my Calphalon Precision Self-Sharpening Knives to thinly slice the apples. Slicing them thinly is key for a good bake.

To ensure your apples are sliced to perfection, follow these steps:

Cut the Apples

Tuck your fingers when cutting the apples to get a good grasp on the apple to ensure that it doesn't move when cutting it. More importantly, this also prevents you from cutting yourself with the knife. (take it from me, knife accidents are NOT fun. My fingers agree)

photo showing how to thinly slice apples for galette

Try to cut each slice as uniformly as possible

Of course, they won't all be the EXACT size however, you don't want some slices to be super thick and others to be too thin. Take your time with each slice.

Cut each apple in half, lengthwise

Cut each apple in half, lengthwise. Then slice thinly amongst the long side. Once done, sprinkle cinnamon sugar on top and place on pie crust, bake it up, and you're done!

Tips for making this cinnamon sugar apple galette

  • When making the dough, use cold butter. This will ensure that the crust is super flaky!
  • Top it with a little ice cream and some homemade salted caramel sauce!
  • Less is more! Do not add too many apples to the filling. Also, for this cinnamon sugar apple galette, do not add too much sugar in the hopes that it'll be sweeter - it'll just bubble over in the oven and make for a burnt soggy mess!
  • Refrigerate your dough before rolling it out! Yes, doing this step is crucial. A lot of people ask "is refrigerating the dough necessary?". To answer plainly - absolutely. Again, this makes for a super flaky crust that bakes up perfectly in the oven!

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Easy Cinnamon Sugar Apple Galette

Cinnamon Sugar Apple Galette - super easy, truly delicious, and comes together in about an hour! Make this and thank me later!!
Serving: 6 servings
Prep Time: 35 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Calories: 468kcal


  • Food Processor
  • Baking Sheet


  • 3-4 honeycrisp apples
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • 1 lemon, squeezed/juiced
  • 4 tbsps butter
  • 1 egg


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • ½ cup butter, cold
  • 2 tbsps sugar
  • Pinch of kosher salt
  • 4-5 tbsps water, ice cold
  • Coarse sugar, optional


  • Combine flour, butter, sugar, and salt in a food processor and pulse until pea-sized crumbles form. Slowly begin to pour in ice cold water until a rough dough begins to form. Place dough on a well floured work surface and press together until the crumbles begin to stick together and form the dough for the pie crust. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.*
  • Thinly slice apples. Add to a bowl and squeeze lemon juice on top. Combine sugar and cinnamon and nutmeg in a small bowl, whisk together, and sprinkle on top of apples, ensuring all apples are coated.
  • Preheat. oven to 400 degrees F. Roll dough out onto a well floured work surface. Using a rolling pin, roll dough out into a large square, about 12x12. Place dough on a parchment lined baking sheet. Place apples on top of crust in sets of 4, alternating directions (you do not have to do this, you can simply place the apples on top of the crust in any way that you like!). Leave about 1 inch around the perimeter of the galette. This will make it so that you can fold the dough on top of the apples.
  • Cut 4 tbsps of butter into cubes and place on top of the apples. Fold the dough over the apples.
  • Beat an egg and brush the dough with the egg. Place coarse sugar on top of the egg, optional. Bake for 20-25 minutes, once dough is golden and flaky and apples have softened.
  • Enjoy with ice cream or caramel on top - or both!

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  • *if you do not want to make your own pie crust, you can use store brought. Simply skip #1 is using this option.
  • Nutrition

    Calories: 468kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 88mg | Sodium: 194mg | Potassium: 190mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 803IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 2mg
    Course: Dessert
    Cuisine: American

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