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apple pie galette on parchment paper

Cinnamon Apple Galette (Gluten Free)

  • Author: Caitlin
  • Total Time: 41 minute
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


This cinnamon apple pie galette is the perfect easy way to make your whole house smell like fall without spending endless hours in the kitchen. Enjoy this festive fall dessert while apples are at their peak!



For the Pastry:

  • 1.5 cups almond flour
  • 1/2 cup arrowroot flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 Tablespoons fridge-cold butter (Miyokos keeps it dairy-free), cut into 12 cubes
  • 2 teaspoons honey or maple syrup
  • 1/2 Tablespoon ice cold water
  • 1 egg, whisked, with 2 teaspoons reserved for brushing on top
  • 1-2 teaspoons turbinado / cane sugar

For the Galette:

  • 2 medium apples (1 gala, 1 granny smith recommended, but any will do)
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 Tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

For Serving:

  • Ice cream or whipped cream
  • additional cinnamon for garnish


For the Pastry:

  1. Add dry ingredients (almond flour, arrowroot, salt) to a food processor and pulse to combine. Add the cold butter, honey, ice cold water, and egg (less 2 teaspoons reserved for egg wash). Pulse until a dough forms. Small chunks of butter remaining are perfectly fine!
    1. Alternatively you can combine ingredients in a bowl and use a pastry cutter or knife to mix in the butter.
  2. Let chill in fridge for 30 minutes.
  3. Preheat the oven to 375ºF.

For the Galette:

  1. Meanwhile, slice the apples as thinly to do this. I recommend cutting them in half, then quarters, then carefully removing the core. Place two quarters close together with the flat side down and slice as thinly as you can - about 1/16th - 1/8th inch thick. Unevenness is perfectly okay here!
  2. Place sliced apples in a large bowl and combine with cinnamon, maple syrup, lemon juice, and vanilla extract. Stir gently to coat each slice.
    1. You can skip lemon juice if preferred - it's a great balance and helps to soften the apples, but if you don't have any - leave it out!
  3. Place parchment paper on flat surface. Roll the dough into a circle until about 1/4th inch thick. It should make a 10-12 inch circle/oval. Transfer parchment paper to a sheet pan / baking sheet.
  4. Layer the apple slices across the dough in straight lines or in concentric spiraling formation (see images above). I rotated red and green slices for the photos here (which took about 7 minutes), but that is not necessary. If any liquid remains in the bowl, I recommend drizzling this over the apples.
  5. When ready to 'close' the galette, lift the parchment paper to fold the dough over the vegetables (see images above). Continue around the circle to gently fold the dough over the outer 1-2 inches of the vegetables, forming pleats. If anything tears or if apples poke through, just press the dough back together. You can also pull extra dough from the center to patch things up. Remember: galettes are meant to be rustic!
  6. Use a pastry brush for the egg wash, (which means you brush the remaining whisked egg over the top of the pastry dough). Without a pastry brush, you may be able to use a spoon or your fingers. Sprinkle 1-2 teaspoons of chunky sugar like turbinado over the outer top crust for a fun and classic texture.
  7. Bake the galette on 375ºF for 30-35 minutes or until top is golden brown and bottom is cooked through and not soggy.
  8. Let cool for a few minutes before slicing, then cut into about 6 pieces.
  9. Top with fresh ice cream or whipped cream and serve warm!


Yes, you can use store-bought puff pastry in place of homemade!

This is not an excessively sweet galette, which really lets the cinnamon and apple shine. If you or your family need more sweetness (believe me, I know how that goes!), you can drizzle the fruit part of the galette with 1 additional Tablespoon of maple syrup before serving.

  • Prep Time: 40
  • Cook Time: 30-35
  • Category: Baking
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: apple pie galette, apple pie, cinnamon apple galette, baking, gluten free baking, paleo baking, healthy dessert

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