Puff Pastry Apple Galette

Nothing says and smells more homey that cinnamony apples! And I have told you guys over and over how much I love store-bought puff pastry. I use it for so many meals and foods that I always have a couple of sheets hanging out in the freezer. 

This recipe for Puff Pastry Apple Galette is essentially like a free-form pie or a tart. The crispy crust rises in the oven and when topped with thinly sliced apples that are draped in sugar, cinnamon and a hint of nutmeg, you'll wonder why you don't this more often. And imagine the possibilities! You can even make savory galettes like my Capresse Galette that is like an adult, gourmet pizza. 

Try this easy recipe and let me know what you think!

Puff Pastry Apple Galette

  • 2 honeycrisp or granny smith apples, sliced thin
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 store-bought frozen puff pastry sheet, defrosted in the fridge
  • 1 beaten egg
  • Oil spray or butter

Heat the oven to 375 degrees. 

You want to make sure that your puff pastry is very, very cold and kept in the coldest part of your fridge up until the time you're ready to work with it. Once puff pastry becomes warm, it's so hard to work with! 

In a large bowl, mix together the sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Toss your apples in the cinnamon sugar and coat well. 

Take your cookie sheet and spray oil liberally on the sheet. 

Carefully lay your puff pastry sheet on the cookie sheet. 

Keeping about 1 inch from the edge, start to lay your sugared apples in each row. It doesn't have to be perfect, it's going to turn out beautiful! 

Once you're done, do your best to fold or roll the edges to form some kind of crust. This is the part you can get fancy with a little extra skills. But don't stress if you don't (like me)! 

Then, take your beaten egg and brush all the sides and crust. This will help make it nice and glistening golden brown. Sprinkle a little extra sugar on the crust. 

Bake in the oven for 25 minutes. Keep an eye on it to make sure it's not burning. You may need a little more time. 

Let rest and serve with your favorite ice cream or whipped cream! 

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