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Apple Galette in the Air Fryer

by Karly


Our APPLE GALETTE RECIPE is a simple and tasty way to get your apple pie fix without turning on the oven! The air fryer does the job quickly and you’ll end up with a simple, sweet apple galette that’s prefect for Fall!

Overhead view of apple galette on a white plate.

It’s that time of year when apples are bountiful and pies are just begging to be made.

Whether you’re an accomplished pie baker who can make a mean crust from scratch or you’re new to the kitchen and just trying your hand at baking, this apple galette is going to quickly become a family favorite.

We love that you don’t have to heat up the whole kitchen for this one by turning on the oven – it’s still hot here well into Fall! We’d rather enjoy our apple galette without sweating. 😉

Plus, this recipe starts with store bought pie dough to keep things simple and you won’t even need a special dish, becuase galettes are basically free form tarts.

We love the rustic look of the pastry and the apple filling is just delicious.

Ingredient Notes:

Ingredients for an apple galette on a countertop.

Pie Crust -You will need a 9-inch crust for this recipe. You can make your own from scratch if you want to put a little extra effort into it, but the store-bought will work out great for this recipe!

Apples– Granny Smith apples are my go-to apples for apple pie. You can also use honey crisp apples. Regardless of your choice, you should use 3 apples. You can get by with two apples, but it will be light. If you use three apples, you will have a bit extra. But the way I see it, that’s just an extra little treat for the work of making the galette!

How to make:

Apple slices and seasoning in a clear glass bowl.

Prepare the apple filling– Peel your apples and discard the cores. Cut your apples into thin slices. Mix your slices in a medium bowl with lemon juice, brown sugar, and cinnamon.

Sliced apples with brown sugar and cinnamon on top.

Shape the galette– Put your dough on a piece of parchment or wax paper. Pile the apples in the center of the crust. Next spread them out as evenly as possible as you move them towards the edge of the dough.

Leave about an inch border on the dough with no apples on top of it. Fold one of the edges toward the center so that the part without apples is laying over the top of your filling. Repeat all the way around the galette.

While doing this, you need the galette to be slightly smaller than the size of your air fryer. So fold the crust in further if needed!

Apple slices partially wrapped in a pie crust

Air Fry– Cut the parchment paper around the edges of the galette so it is sized to your air fryer. Sprinkle the top of the galette evenly with your remaining brown sugar. Place it all into the air fryer basket. Be careful with this step as the galette is soft and will kind of sag. Cook at 360 degrees F for 16-20 minutes.

Overhead view of cooked apple galette inside and air fryer basket up close.

FAQ:

How can I make my pie crush shiny?

If you want a shiny surface, brush the edges with some whisked egg yolk or milk before baking.

Will this galette recipe work with different fruits?

You can use many other fruits and adapt this recipe to seasonal availability. It is amazing with plums in autumn or strawberries and rhubarb in spring.

Can I freeze the galette?

Yes, no problem. I would recommend freezing single-serving pieces so you can just take a piece out of the freezer and reheat it in your air fryer.

How long will the galette last?

It tastes best eaten fresh, slightly warm with some whipped cream or ice cream. But it stays good for up to 3 days kept airtight in your fridge.

Cooked and cut apple galette on a counter surrounded by ingredients for the recipe.

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Close up of a slice of apple galette.

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Cooked apple galette next to an kitchen utensils.

Air Fryer Apple Galette

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

This simple dessert has a rustic look with a classic apple pie taste. It bakes so quickly in the air fryer without heating up the big oven.

Ingredients

  • 1 store bought pie crust, about 9 inches
  • 2-3 medium sized tart apples
  • 4 tablespoons light brown sugar, divided
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Peel, core, and cut your apples into thin slices.
  2. Mix the apples with lemon juice, 3 tablespoons of brown sugar, and cinnamon.
  3. Place the dough on a piece of parchment paper and pile the apples in the crust leaving a 1-inch border around the edges.
  4. Fold one edge towards the center, repeating the fold all the way around the crust.
  5. Sprinkle evenly with the remaining sugar.
  6. Cut the parchment paper around the edges of the galette so everything will fit into your air fryer. Carefully lift the galette and place it into the air fryer basket. 
  7. Bake at 360°F for 16-20 minutes or until dough is golden brown and apples are soft.
  8. Remove from the air fryer and gently lift out using a large, flat spatula. Let cool for 20 minutes before slicing and serving.

Notes

You may have leftover apples, depending on their size. They make a great snack after being coated in the brown sugar and cinnamon.

Check the size of your air fryer basket to know the exact size you will be able to fit. Be aware that the actual size of the galette will be 1-1.5 inches smaller in diameter later because you fold over the edges.

If you want a shiny surface, brush the edges with some whisked egg yolk or milk before baking.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 209Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 123mgCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 3gSugar: 18gProtein: 2g

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