Low-Carb Apple Galette

When apples are in high season this Low-Carb Apple Galette is a fantastic way to use ’em up! But we love this easy gluten-free recipe so much we make it all year round.

Healthy Apple Galette Recipe

For this show-stopping dessert, my Low-Carb Almond Flour Pie Crust envelopes sweet tender apple slices, spiced with cinnamon, along with less than a handful of other healthy ingredients.

Low-Carb Gluten-Free Recipes

Yes! This is one more super easy gluten-free dessert recipe from me to you.

Did you know that every single recipe on Elana’s Pantry is gluten-free? And you won’t find one speck of rice or corn here either because ALL of my recipes are paleo and grain-free too!

What is Apple Galette?

But back to le galette! Speaking of which, what the heck is this fancy-sounding dessert? A galette is a sweet or savory, rustic looking pastry.

The French word “galet” literally means “smooth, flat pebble,” indicating something round. I’ve taken liberties and made this a rectangular fruit-filled dessert.

Apple Galette vs Apple Pie

The boys and I love making apple galettes because they’re so easy to throw together.

Pies and galletes are both pastry-based desserts that are filled then baked. Galletes are much less fussy than pies. In fact, we can think of an apple galette as the lazy baker’s rustic apple pie baked on a baking sheet instead of in a pie pan.

As opposed to pie, with galettes there is no crimping, blind baking, latticework, and other kinds of fancy stuff that takes loads of time but rarely if ever improves flavor when it comes to the final result.

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Apple Pie in Mason Jars

If you are looking for an easy apple pie recipe I have this darling Apple Pie in a Mason Jars from my New York Times bestselling book, Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry that I’m sharing here with you as an exclusive here on the website.

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I provide the nutrition information for the recipes in all of my cookbooks so that you can calculate your macros if you’re on a Keto Diet.

The recipes in Paleo Cooking are so low-carb that it is a fantastic keto diet cookbook. Find the nutrition info for this book here.

Is Apple Galette an Easy Recipe?

The boys say this is the best recipe for apple galette, they love it! And I love that such an easy low-carb dessert recipe is also super healthy.

All you have to do to make this is whip up my easy Low-Carb Pie Crust from Almond Flour recipe, chop up a couple of apples, stuff ’em in, and you’re off to the races. So yes, this is an easy apple galette recipe.

Low-Carb Apple Galette

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Servings 4



  • Divide Paleo Pie Crust dough in half
  • Place half of dough on a piece of parchment paper
  • Form dough into a rectangular log
  • Cover with another piece of parchment
  • Roll into a rectangle, approximately 11 x 9 inches, ⅛-inch thick
  • Remove top piece of parchment
  • In a medium bowl, toss apples with arrowroot, cinnamon, maple syrup, lemon juice, and stevia
  • Line up apple slices on rectangle of dough
  • Fold up parchment paper to wrap dough over edge of apple layer
  • Pour juices from bowl over galette
  • Slide galette with bottom piece of parchment onto a baking sheet
  • Cover baking sheet with tin foil
  • Secure tinfoil to edges of baking sheet so that steam does not escape
  • Bake at 350°F for 50 minutes covered, and 10-15 minutes more uncovered
  • Serve
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 5 mins
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
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How to Make Apple Galette from Scratch

My Low-Carb Apple Galette filling is made with only six ingredients total so you can throw it together very easily. You simply divide my Low-Carb Almond Flour Pie Crust in half, using one half for the low-carb crust in this recipe.

Save the other half for another use, wrapping it in parchment, placing it in a plastic bag, and storing it in the refrigerator. My Low-Carb Almond Flour Pie Crust will last for about 5 days when stored this way.

How to Make Rustic Apple Galette

The key to making this Low-Carb Apple Galette recipe is to roll out the dough so that it’s very thin. After, that you’ll place the apple slices in the center. Next, fold the crust over the edges, as I did in the photo. The trick to this is to use the parchment to help you fold. That way, the flaky dough will move more easily.

Don’t be distressed if the dough for this galette breaks, simply patch it with your fingers. Galettes are meant to be simple desserts and perfection is not an ingredient in this luscious rustic-style apple pie.

How to Prepare Apples for Galette

Another tip is to slice the apples very, very thin. I use this slicer and then cut each of the pieces into fourths.

What Do You Eat with Apple Galette?

We love topping our Low-Carb Apple Galette with some high-fat Whipped Cream for the perfect keto dessert. If you’re on a Dairy-Free Diet, top it with my Dairy-Free Whipped Cream recipe or my Vegan Vanilla Ice Cream.

How Do You Store Apple Galette?

This Low-Carb Apple Galette doesn’t last long in our house. With two grown boys now in their twenties, I have few if any leftovers these days when they’re home.

But if you have leftovers and you’re wondering how to store your apple galette simply make sure that it cools overnight, then wrap it in tin foil and refrigerate for up to about five days.

The Best Keto Sweetener

You’ll notice my Low-Carb Apple Galette recipe is sweetened with maple syrup and stevia. I use this combination of sweeteners because I cannot digest traditional low-carb sweeteners like erythritol. If you’re wondering, What’s the Best Sweetener for the Keto Diet?, I’ve got you covered.

The Best Low-Carb Apple Recipes

Here are some of my favorite low-carb apple recipes for you.

cinnamon apple cake

Apple Cinnamon Cake

Apple Cinnamon Cake is a fan favorite and more popular than ever this year. The boys helped me create this healthy gluten-free recipe way back when in 2010!

boys picking apples

If you’re wondering how to make apple sauce I have the best Homemade Apple Sauce recipe for you. Both of my boys are absolutely obsessed with homemade applesauce. The photo of them above is from 2011.

apple blackberry crisp

Apple Blackberry Crisp

Another healthy dessert we adore is my Apple Blackberry Crisp. Filled with an apple-blackberry base that’s seasoned with lemon juice and vanilla to bring out the best flavors, this spectacular gluten-free dessert is then topped with a low-carb almond flour crisp. Think of it as an upside-down apple pie.
Apple Tart

Low-Carb Apple Tart Recipe

My Paleo Apple Tart recipe is made of sliced apples and cinnamon with a dash of lemon and honey encased in a low-carb Pecan Tart Crust. It’s a no-fuss apple dessert that everyone loves!

Dessert That’s Healthy Enough for Breakfast

My Low-Carb Apple Galette is so healthy you can easily eat it for breakfast. But guess what? So are all the other apple dessert recipes I’ve shared with you here. So go wild –dessert for breakfast! My boys loved it when we did that.

What Are Your Favorite Apple Recipes?

Let me know what your favorite apple dessert recipe is. And if you’re looking for something, in particular, I’m happy to help you find it!

This post is an oldie but goodie from the archives, I first published it in 2018.

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This was amazing!!! Thank you so much for another easy and delicious recipe!


64 responses to “Low-Carb Apple Galette”

    • Ruth, I haven’t tried that so not sure, if you experiment I hope you’ll stop back by and let me know how it goes :-)

  1. Elana, thanks for this. My allergic, autoimmune body limits the foods I can enjoy. You continually add to my repertoire of recipes. I so greatly appreciate your talent with food.

  2. Hi Elana. What is the difference between almond flour and almond meal? I usually soak and dehydratie my almonds and then grind them.
    Thank you

  3. Looks delicious, Elana. I plan to serve this tomorrow for a family dinner. Would it be possible to make it today, only baking it for the 50 minute covered portion, and then bake uncovered for the 10-15 minutes tomorrow before serving? Thank you!

    • Marisa, thanks for your comment! I haven’t tried that so not sure. For this recipe it’s fine to bake in entirety and then serve the next day. I’ve done that a bunch of times and it was still beautiful and tasty the day after it was baked :-)

  4. I’ve noticed that many of your recipes call for maple syrup. My diet doesn’t include any sugars, including maple syrup and honey. I generally use stevia and erythritol. I also use extracts, such as maple extract.

    Can you suggest a maple syrup substitute?

    • Susan, thanks for your comment! I haven’t tried that so not sure. Feel free to experiment and I hope you’ll let me know how it turns out :-)

  5. Dear Elena,
    You are indeed a gift in my life. Your books are priceless to me, your recipes if followed to the letter are incredible, I learned from grandmothers and my own mother who friends with Julia Child cooked together in a local hotel where she would come to stay in her private rooms, my childhood was unique & incredibly special. You’re own health challenges an inspiration & encouragement as you have embraced them & turned them into benefits for so many!

    • Sharron, what an amazing comment! I am so lucky to have you as a reader –you too are a gift in my life!

  6. It looks delicious! I have nut allergies and have celiac disease. I would love to make a nongluten low carb crust. Any suggestions?

  7. Love your recipes so much and will give this a go real soon. You’ve inspired me to cook and bake after a long hiatus. Thanks for sharing your passion!

    • Joan, thanks so much! I’m so glad my passion is translating through a screen as that’s not always easy to accomplish. Glad to inspire you and enjoy the healthy baking :-)

  8. Wow!

    Can’t wait to try this – and no eggs (we sub flax meal in the crust)! Replacing some of the apples with pears is fun.

    Still warm here in GA and some of the stores just put peaches on sale. Might even do one of these with peaches!

    Thanks, Elana!

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