The turkeys are done cooking, the dishes have been washed, the leftovers have been eaten… but there’s still room for one more thing: pie!

apple galette

Apple pie is a holiday –and year round- classic. The best part about apple pie? It’s best left simple. No fancy additions or twists, just classic apple pie.

apple pie filling

Now I guess I need enlightening, because technically this isn’t a pie. Can someone clear up the official difference between a pie without a top crust, a galette, and a tart?

I’m going with galette simply because it sounds the fanciest. But I promise you- this is neither fancy nor difficult to make. So go grab some apples.

apple pie

To keep this recipe as simple as possible, feel free to grab a premade-pie crust. If you don’t have one on hand, try out this version, or any of your favorite pie crust recipes. It’s the filling that makes it that beloved apple classic.

apple pie recipe

Apple Galette



  • 1 cup spelt flour
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup almond meal {ground almonds}
  • 2 Tbsp flax meal
  • 1/2 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup non dairy butter
  • 3-5 Tbsp cold water

Apple Filling

  • 3-4 Granny Smith apples
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon


For the Crust

  1. Mix together dry ingredients.
  2. Cut in butter using a food processor, pastry blender, or forks. Be sure to keep butter cold.
  3. Slowly add in tablespoons of cold water until dough comes together.
  4. Refrigerate while making filling.

For the Filling

  1. Thinly slice apples. Top with lemon juice as you slice to prevent browning.
  2. Stir in brown sugar and cinnamon.

To make pie

  1. Roll crust into thin circle. Place in pie pan or on baking sheet.
  2. Fill with apples.
  3. Fold edges of crust over the edge of the apples.
  4. Bake at 375 for 40-45 minutes. If apples start to burn, cover with aluminum foil.

galette recipes

What’s your favorite pie?