Caramel Apple Galettes


Our neighborhood is constantly inundated with little old men driving pickup trucks full of produce, blasting tapes that repeat the names of whatever it is they’re selling at full volume, in Korean. They start at about 7 AM, which is a fabulous wake-up call to get me out the door on my run, but not so fabulous for my husband, who would rather sleep in past the crack of dawn.

Lately the watermelons in these trucks have been replaced by apples, and although I love eating apples just how they are, I definitely love baking with them more.

My husband left for the gym the other day with the suggestion that I “make something good,” if I got bored while he was gone. Um, is anything I make not good? I started off with Caramel Sauce, and then decided to use a little of that to make these tasty galettes.

These definitely fit the “something good” requirement, and I was glad I had them sitting around because a little boy knocked on my door a few hours after these came out of the oven with a full plate of Korean barbecue that his family had cooked up downstairs. I gave him one of these in return, and I think it was a pretty good trade!

3/4 cups flour
6 tbsp butter, chilled and cut into small pieces
1/4 tsp salt
ice water

3 tbsp Caramel Sauce
2 small apples, peeled, cored and thinly sliced
3 tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp flour

To make the crust:
Toss the flour and salt together.
Rub the butter into the flour so that you end up with a bunch of small butter-flour pepples (they should be about Rice Krispie sized or smaller). You can also use a pastry blender for this, but the goal is to work quickly so that the butter stays cold and to be thorough, so you don’t have a bunch pockets of plain flour.

Add ice water 1 tsp at a time, stirring with a fork. You want the dough to stick together when pinched between your fingers. Try not to overmix. When the dough holds together when pinched, divide it in thirds, and press each into a round disc. Wrap in plastic wrap and keep in the refrigerator while you prepare the filling.

Toss the apples with the cinnamon, sugar, and flour. The caramel sauce will work better if it’s cool, because it will be less runny.

To prepare:
Preheat the oven to 375 F.
Take one disk of dough out of the fridge and roll out to a 6-8″ circle, about 1/8″ thick. I don’t have a rolling pin, so I just pressed the dough betwen two sheets of plastic wrap.


Put the dough circle on a baking sheet (if you have a Silpat, this would be a great time to use it.) Put about 1 tbsp of caramel sauce in the center of the circle.


Arrange a few apple slices on top of the caramel sauce.

Fold the edges of the dough up onto the apple slices.

Repeat with remaining dough and filling.

Bake for about 25 minutes, or until the crust is no longer doughy and the apples are soft.


16 Responses to “Caramel Apple Galettes”

  1. 1 megan September 22, 2009 at 5:55 am

    These look fantastic. I love the pic with the little pool of caramel. This is on my list of “to make”

  2. 2 Jen @ MaplenCornbread September 22, 2009 at 6:06 am

    I love galettes! Especially apple ones but Ive not had with a caramel sauce center! yum! love this idea.

  3. 3 Emily September 22, 2009 at 9:31 am

    Caramels, apples and pastry….um, yes please!

  4. 4 Yum Yucky September 23, 2009 at 6:13 am

    Wow. That right there is a thing of beauty. And that crust…perfection!

  5. 6 Colleen September 23, 2009 at 9:19 am

    I love galettes because they look pretty no matter what! Loving the addition of caramel here!

  6. 7 Chris September 23, 2009 at 11:30 am

    Your neighborhood sounds like mine except I live in the States. 🙂
    I have some leftover dulce de leche that would be just perfect here. Thanks for the idea!

  7. 8 Karine September 23, 2009 at 7:20 pm

    The combo of apple-caramel is great and these galettes look delicious! Thanks for sharing:)

  8. 9 Jennifer September 24, 2009 at 1:42 am

    YUM!! I cannot wait to make these!! Thanks for the recipe!!

  9. 10 Jessica September 26, 2009 at 7:05 am

    These look so delicious!

  10. 11 arugulove September 26, 2009 at 9:46 am

    Oh yum! Now that I am on my pie crust kick, I will have to make this!

  11. 12 Molly Jean September 28, 2009 at 9:52 am

    Oh my! It’s like a little caramel-apple-pie bite! This sounds so good right now. It’s chilly and a bit gloomy today… perfect for some warm apple treats.

  12. 14 High/Low Food/Drink October 13, 2009 at 7:39 am

    After apple picking in upstate NY, this will be perfect to use up a few of them!

  13. 15 Otehlia Cassidy November 25, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    Perfect! I was just thinking of some way to combine apples and caramel in a baked good. I am going to make this for Thanksgiving. I am trying to think of a way to make it more Latin–I guess you could add a pinch of cayenne, or liquor? Any ideas?

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