A fancy yet simple version of apple pie. This version was conceived in a Montreal hotel room (with a full kitchen, nonetheless) after being inspired by all the apples at the Marche Jean-Talon. I hope you enjoy this! Why not try adding some raisins, dried cranberries, or even some almonds to the mix. Serve warm with a scoop of good quality vanilla ice cream.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
30 mins
additional:
20 mins
total:
1 hr 5 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

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  • Lay puff pastry onto a round pizza pan.

  • Mix apples and lemon juice together in a bowl until evenly coated; add sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. Toss to evenly coat apples. Spread apple mixture into the center of the puff pastry and fold edges of pastry toward the center. Brush the folded pastry edges with about 1/2 the egg.

  • Refrigerate pastry-apple mixture for flavors and pastry to settle, about 10 minutes. Brush pastry with remaining 1/2 egg.

  • Place pan on the top rack of preheated oven and bake for 20 minutes. Give galette a 1/4 turn and lower heat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Continue baking until pastry is lightly browned, 8 to 10 minutes. Cool slightly before serving, about 10 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

These days, you'll probably find a few kinds of find frozen puff pastry available in the grocery store. I tested this recipe with President's Choice(R) Butter Puff Pastry. It is probably the best one you can get, since it contains real butter, whereas some don't. It also comes already rolled out, which is very convenient. I highly recommend using this product. However, if you can't find a brand that's already rolled out, just roll out the standard sized square of puff pastry out to 1/8-inch and you'll be just fine!

As for the apples, I recommend using a baking apple, such as Idared, Cortland, or Spartan. All of these have produced excellent results. Avoid apples such as Red Delicious, as they are not the best for baking. In this recipe, the apples are still somewhat crisp after baking, giving this recipe some excellent texture.

Nutrition Facts

505 calories; protein 6.4g 13% DV; carbohydrates 67.5g 22% DV; fat 24.5g 38% DV; cholesterol 46.5mg 16% DV; sodium 169.7mg 7% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2018
We will forever refer to this as The New Years Eve Pie Incident! Yes, there WAS wine involved! As I was sliding this (on a baking stone)out of the oven to brush it with jam, the parchment was slippery and started to list. When I tried to correct, I burnt my hand, jerked and completed the spill—apple side down on the oven door! Without missing a beat, my BFF handed me a spatula and I managed to get it upright again—fully intact! Long story short, it was delicious! Went well with Pinot Noir! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/09/2019
I followed recipe - it was good but not great. Lots of dough and the apple pieces were large and didn't cook down to soft. Looked great coming out of the oven. Read More
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  • 3 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2018
We will forever refer to this as The New Years Eve Pie Incident! Yes, there WAS wine involved! As I was sliding this (on a baking stone)out of the oven to brush it with jam, the parchment was slippery and started to list. When I tried to correct, I burnt my hand, jerked and completed the spill—apple side down on the oven door! Without missing a beat, my BFF handed me a spatula and I managed to get it upright again—fully intact! Long story short, it was delicious! Went well with Pinot Noir! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/29/2015
This was nice and I will definitely make it again but with some minor adjustments. I hadn't planned on making this and was able to put it together in no time and it cooks quite fast. If you happen to already have puff pastry in your fridge or freezer then it really is a quick dessert to throw together. I had issues with the amount of puff pastry versus the other ingredients though. Obviously one sheet of puff pastry in Canada is 450g (found out after I had started this recipe). Instead, I had a 250g puff pastry so I halved the amount of the other ingredients. I used 2 apples that weighed a total of 400 grams (once peeled and cored). The result was a bit dry. The last 8 minutes in the oven I spread a thin layer of cranberry jam on top, but of course it changed the color and flavour somewhat; I didn't have any light coloured jam on hand. The next time I will use a larger pastry surface so I can get the pastry to fold around it like a galette should. Also, I will definitely use a gelatine or light coloured jam on top to give it some moisture and shine. Thanks Liam Walshe for a very fast and easy, yet elegant solution for my mid aftenoon tea. Your recipe made my daughter's day! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/19/2016
Loved this and so did my husband. Only thing I did differently was to add a sprinkle of flour on top of the apples before folding the pastry over because I was afraid it was too wet. Still don't know if that was actually necessary. Served it with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce I made. Will definitely make this again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/17/2018
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Rating: 5 stars
04/05/2020
Great and easy recipe to do! Prepped too early so ended up leaving in the fridge for an hour and was still ok. Tasted well with a salted caramel ice cream too. Used the Signature Range puff pastry here in NZ. One sheet was the right size for the 4 apples. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/19/2016
Absolutely delicious. Quick and easy to make. I made this exactly as written. This will be a "go to" when there's not enough time to make a pastry. Excellent with creme fraiche. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/08/2019
It was nice! Pretty easy. I'm a baking beginner. The only thing was I think the instructions for putting it together (folding the puff pastry in towards the middle) was a little vague. But otherwise it still tasted really good Read More
Rating: 4 stars
11/03/2019
I ve made this with presidents choice puff pastry. Used sugar substitute but it didn t turn out very sweet which is good for my diabetic bf but he suggested using brown sugar and it was so good that way. So use Splenda or stevia if you want for a healthier version and brown sugar if you want to indulge! I didn t every try it with white sugar. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
10/09/2019
I followed recipe - it was good but not great. Lots of dough and the apple pieces were large and didn't cook down to soft. Looked great coming out of the oven. Read More