French Apple Galettes (super easy apple tarts, really)

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Serves: 3
If you're apples are a very juicy variety, you might want to sprinkle a ½ teaspoon of flour over them before folding over the pastry to thicken the juices as they bake.


  • Single Perfect Pie Crust (1/2 of this recipe)
  • 1 Mutsu apple, cut into wedges
  • 1 tablespoon granulated natural cane sugar
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten


  1. Preheat the oven to 425º (220ºC). Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
  2. Divide the pie dough into three equal pieces. On a lightly floured surface, roll out each into a very thin circle (1/8 to 1/16 inch).
  3. Place three pieces of apple in the center of one circle to form a triangle. You may need to cut one of the apples in half to fit properly. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon of sugar over the apples. Roll the pastry up, and over the apples, leaving the center uncovered. Repeat with the remaining apples and pastry.
  4. Brush with the beaten egg.
  5. Bake 15 minutes, then reduce oven to 350º (180ºC). Bake 25 minutes more, until deeply golden and bubbling.