Honey Apple Gluten Free Galette is the best gluten free galette recipe to make with fall apples. The addition of pure honey as a natural sweetener compliments the apples' flavor, and is healthy, too! I include a dairy-free option too!
If you love honey and apples, this beautiful gluten free galette is a delicious dessert recipe to try this fall. Cinnamon and apples are a delicious combination that is sure to please anyone looking for a gluten free dessert recipe to try this fall.
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I am sure you all know what an apple pie is, but do you know what a galette is? Think of a galette as a sloppy pie. You take your favorite gluten free pie crust recipe and roll it out into a thin circle, just like you were going to make a gluten free apple pie.
I often like to make galettes because I am lazy. Making the top pie crust isn't hard, but pinching the top and bottom together in a way that looks pretty isn't easy! With a galette, you only need to worry about the bottom crust!
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Why this recipe is great:
Not only is this recipe quick and easy to make, but you can also use so many different fruits to make a galette! Check out this fabulous gluten free plum galette recipe too!
The star of this easy apple galette recipe is honey. I used honey to sweeten this recipe instead of sugar. If you love fresh apples as much as we do, check out the best gluten free apple recipes on the blog!
- Gluten free flour blend - I tested this recipe using Bob's Red Mill 1 to 1 Gluten Free Flour Blend and King Arthur's Measure for Measure Gluten Free Blend. That doesn't mean others will not work, I just have not tested other flours.
- Xanthan gum - If your gluten free flour blend doesn’t contain xanthan gum or guar gum, please add 1 teaspoon.
- Butter - if you're dairy-free, use vegan butter.
- Apples - I love using a more tart apple like Pink Lady or Granny Smith in this recipe, but any apples taste delicious.
Recipe step by step directions:
Step 1: Cut cold butter into the dry ingredients. I love using my pastry blender to do this quickly.
Step 2: Add raw eggs and the other wet ingredients and mix until a ball of dough forms.
Step 3: Layout the dough into the cast iron pan. Fill with your pie filling and fold the sides over the fruit. Note you can also bake this galette flat on a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet!
Step 4: Add your apples to the bowl. Add in the honey, cinnamon, and butter and mix well.
Step 5: Pour the apple mixture into the pie crust and fold over the edges of the galette around the apples, but make sure the middle is not covered!
Step 6: Beat an egg in a cup. Brush the crust with the egg mixture to help it gett golden.
Step 7: Bake at 350º F for 30 minutes. Allow to cool and enjoy!
Tips and Recipe FAQ:
What apples are best for a galette?
I love to use the more tart apples like Granny Smith, Fuji, or Pink Lady.
If your pie crust cracks or crumbles, most likely the dough was too dry. Next time try adding a bit more butter.
The crust is ready when it is a very light golden color.
I prefer to use Granny Smith apples in this recipe, though I must admit the few organic Granny Smith apples in our market were not very fresh. I opted to use a red apple, the Jonagold Apple. I like this apple as well.
Tart apples are best for pies and galettes. Don't use a Red Delicious as they don't have the tartness to stand out once you introduce the sweetener. If you want to try something wild, try this Gluten Free Hatch Chile Apple Pie. It is sweet and spicy!
The main difference between a galette and a pie is the pie usually has a top crust and is baked in a pie tin. A galette is baked on a baking sheet and the crust wraps around the sides of the fruit center.
This galette will keep up to 4 days in an air-tight container.
More Gluten Free Apple Desserts to Try:
- Gluten Free French Apple Cake
- Creamy Gluten Free Apple Cake
- Gluten Free Caramel Apple Cake
- Paleo Cinnamon Apple Donuts
Smells heavenly, honey, apples & cinnamon❤️."Livia J, Pinterest user
Gluten Free Apple Galette
- 1 ½ cups gluten free flour blend * see note
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 8 tablespoons butter * see note
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- ¼ cup water
- 2 ¼ cups sliced apple peels removed
- ¼ cup honey
- 1 egg for brushing on crust
- Preheat the oven to 350º F.
- In a large bowl, add flour and salt. Mix well.
- Add cold butter and use a pastry blender to cut in the butter.
- Add the egg, lemon juice, and water. Mix well until it forms a dough ball.
- Place the dough on a piece of wax paper. Cover with another piece of wax paper.
- Use a rolling pin to roll into a flat circle about ¼-1/2 inch thick.
- Press the crust into a cast iron skillet. If you don't have a skillet, put the dough on a cookie sheet.
- Add the apple honey mixture in the middle of the dough.
- Fold the crust over and pinch to seal edges.
- Brush mixed egg onto the top of the crust. (Don't put on the apple mixture.)
- Bake for 30 minutes until apples are cooked and crust is golden.
- I have tested this recipe with King Arthur Measure for Measure GF and Bob's Red Mill 1 to 1 GF blend. That doesn't mean others will not work, I just have not tested other flours.
- If your gluten free flour blend doesn’t contain xanthan gum or guar gum, please add 1 teaspoon.
- To make this recipe dairy-free, substitute the butter for vegan butter.
- I recommend using semi-tart apples like Pink Lady or Granny Smith.
- This galette will keep up to 4 days in an air-tight container.
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