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.
Hi Elana. I always love your recipes and want to try this one, but I’m a little confused about the cooking times. Instructions say bake for 50 minutes covered then 10-15 minutes uncovered, but total time is listed as 25 minutes–15 prep and 10 cooking. Which is correct?
Dorine, thanks for your comment! We’ve corrected this error thanks to you :-)
Elana I wanted to thank you for everything you’ve gifted me with your recipes. I wish I could convey how grateful I have felt over the last few years – and how many times I’ve said a silent prayer of thanks to you – after discovering yet another one of your meals or treats. In so many ways you have added joy and colour back to life!
For years I was lost with food and could barely eat a thing due to autoimmune stuff hitting out of the blue, but finding your food felt so healing and nourishing just to be able to eat for joy and deliciousness – as well as health. It felt like getting a big part of my life back.
I believe it’s probably been one of your life’s purposes to help to many of us with this.
Thank you so much
Lucy (from New Zealand)
Lucy, this is one of the most wonderful messages I’ve ever received. I really needed to hear it today while I feel fear and despair about the state of my country. I’m so grateful we’re on this healing path together, thank you so very much :-)
Hello – I will be making this at a friend’s home and she does not have a food processor to use for the crust. Will it work if i simply cut the butter into the almond flour until it’s crumbly and then form a dough with my hands “old school” style or is a food processor necessary for the results? Thank you.
Pat, thanks so much for your question. I haven’t tried making this without a food processor so not sure. If you experiment I hope you’ll let me know if it works :-)
Tina S. says
I made the crust by hand without a food processor, and it turned out great.
Elizabeth A Gay says
This absolutely delicious and I used 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract because my liquid stevia was plain. I used the other half of the dough and made a round galette and tried almond extract. YUM. Thank you! I’m a new follower.
Elizabeth, welcome! So nice to meet you here and thanks for letting me know this is absolutely delicious :-)
I’m confused about the directions–where did the other half of the dough go?
Allison, thanks for your comment! If you refer to the second paragraph of this post called “Low-Carb Apple Galette Recipe” you will be given that information :-)
Sharon Ferguson says
How can this be low carb if you are using apples?
Sharon, thanks so much for your great question! This is very low-cab given that most apple style pastries contain high carbohydrate wheat flour and at least 1 cup of sugar :-)
Josie Jones says
Um, Elana, get real, this is not low carb, and it’s irresponsible and misleading to call it such. Being lower in carbs than a “normal”, ridiculously high carb version does not make it low carb, just lowER carb. Change your verbiage, please.
Josie, thanks so much for sharing your thoughts here!
I’m also severely allergic to corn.
I also can’t eat any sugars, or have dairy or gluten.
This site has – actually – saved my life: I can eat again more than just grilled veg and meats.
I now bake my own food from this site. Eg the bread, the pie crusts.
People have been stunned to see how happy I am to be able to eat a simple sandwich. I can eat bread again. The JOY!!
Ash, your comment made my day! Thanks for your sweet words, I’m so happy to be on this healing journey with you :-)
I cannot tolerate sweeteners and now I understand why. I have a severe intolerance to corn and didn’t know that’s where they come from. I haven’t tried stevia due to giving up but I will give it a go. I react to all raising agents making bread of any type a no go. Does bicarb of soda derive from corn?
Im looking forward to making this galette.
Helen, that is a great question! It comes from minerals, not corn :-)
It’s difficult to make low carb cakes from Pinterest considering the fact that so lots of them use this corn alcohol. I am also unable to digest erythritol. I informed my wife your recipes are so scrumptious and by no means fail because you test them so thoroughly. You are so very innovative and proficient.
Deepak, thanks for your lovely comment! I’m so happy to hear that you are enjoying my low-carb recipes :-)