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.
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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.
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.
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
- 1 Low Carb Almond Flour Pie Crust, chilled
- 2 apples (Gala or Braeburn), peeled, cored, cut into ⅛-inch thick slices
- 1 tablespoon arrowroot powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- ⅛ teaspoon vanilla stevia
- 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
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
Finally made this. Excellent. Thank you. Also made it with a combination of black, blue, and strawberries….sprinkled with a little glaucomanan to thicken. Worked perfectly. :)
Karen, thanks for letting me know this is excellent!
CAN I USE YOUR PIECRUST TO MAKE STRUDEL?
Fay, I haven’t tried that so not sure :-)
Mirela Hukic says
This recipe, along with every single other recipe that I’ve tried of yours, is so so good and so so easy! I love you! You’re a baking and cooking genius! I love that every recipe only calls for a few ingredients and it’s just as good (if not better!) as it’s not-so-healthy counterpart.
Mirela, thanks for your sweet comment! I’m so happy to hear you are enjoying my recipes :-)
This was amazing!!! Thank you so much for another easy and delicious recipe! (BTW, I didn’t bother peeling the apples and it turned out just fine.)
Cindy, thanks so much for letting me know that this was amazing!
Julie Jasinski says
Elana. love all your recipes! You mentioned that you cannot digest traditional low-carb sweeteners like erythritol. Other than xylitol, most low-carb sweeteners are made of corn, a food that is incredibly inflammatory for you. Additionally, you cannot digest the sugar alcohols that the corn is turned into. CAN you please explain or go more in depth as far as what the erythitol does to your system??? I’m wondering since I have a lot of health issues if my system is the same?!
Julie, thanks for your comment! I get incredibly bloated and uncomfortable and my digestion is wrecked when I eat anything that is a sugar alcohol.
Thanks for your reply! My system seems to be doing the same! I’ve tried Swerve, Monk Fruit and Puyere and they all seem to have the same effect. The 1st 2 had the cooling sensation along with the bloating so when I found Puyere I thought yay no cooling effect but still it does still have the bloating effect and I just feel miserable and uncomfortable in my own skin! Hopefully that makes since? Thanks again!
Julie, I know! For some of us these types of sugar alcohols are the worst thing ever.
Wow, what a nice recipe! As a Nutritionist i can say this food is 100% healthy and nutritious. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe, I will must try to home.
Love love this recipe and I am making it today. It’s difficult to make low carb desserts from Pinterest since so many of them use this corn alcohol. I am also unable to digest erythritol. I told my husband your recipes are so delicious and never fail because you test them so thoroughly. You are so very creative and talented. I want you know just how much you are appreciated. Thank you so much for this wonderful treat and your heart for sharing delicious recipes.
Lenee, what a wonderful comment! You made my day :-)
Please disregard my previous question/comment! I see now it’s for a baking sheet not a loaf pan! LOL! I thought it was cooked in a loaf pan.
Kathy, no problem! I hope you love the galette as much as we do :-)
Is there a video of how to do this crust, all the rolling into pan and folding crust, sliding out, etc.? I really need to watch how this is done…..I’m a visual person as many are. Thank you. Love the recipes!!
Kathy, I haven’t made a video of this yet, will add it to my list of requests :-)
Hi Elana, I love your recipes! You do all the hard work for us! I just noticed that you only used half the dough, what do you do with the other half? Is it freezable? Is the galette freezable?
Ramona, thanks for your sweet comment! I haven’t tried to freeze it yet, but will let you know if I do. I usually use the second half of the dough the next day and make another Apple Galette. My son was home from college last weekend and he and my husband were eating this dessert as fast as I could make them! So glad to hear you are loving my recipes :-)