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Apple Cranberry Galette (Simple Fall Dessert!)

Made with a homemade crust and filled with fresh cranberries and apples, this Apple Cranberry Galette would be perfect for fall, Thanksgiving, or any holiday season get together!

A slice of apple cranberry galette on a white plate, with green apples in the foreground.

Making This Apple Cranberry Dessert

Saturday I got together with my friend Holly for some fun in the kitchen. I did the baking and she did the picture taking.

Flipping through Ree Drummond’s — The Pioneer Woman — new cookbook, I saw a recipe for Flat Apple Pie (aka an apple cranberry galette) that I thought would be perfect for our afternoon in the kitchen.

I’ve never made a cranberry galette before, but this recipe was a cinch! It hardly took any time to put together and it was absolutely delicious.

Partway through our fun Madeline woke up from her nap, so we were able to get some fun mommy/daughter baking pictures!

Tools Needed to Make Apple Cranberry Galette

Here’s a list of kitchen tools that I recommend having on hand before preparing this delicious dessert recipe:

  • Measuring Cups and Measuring Spoons – to measure the ingredients in this recipe.
  • Food Processor or Pastry Blender – to prepare the galette dough.
  • Rolling Pin – to roll out the pastry dough.
  • Vegetable Peeler or Paring Knife – to peel the apples for the apple cranberry galette.
  • Sharp Knife and Cutting Board – to cut the apple slices.
  • Large Bowl – for combining the galette filling ingredients.
  • Small Bowl – to make the egg wash.
  • Large Baking Sheet – to bake the galette.
  • Parchment Paper – to line the baking sheet.

Apple Cranberry Galette Ingredients

For this rustic apple galette with fresh cranberries, you’ll need the following simple ingredients:

  • Pie crust (I made my own, but store-bought also works)
  • Granny Smith apples
  • Fresh cranberries
  • All-purpose flour
  • Granulated sugar
  • Brown sugar
  • Salt
  • Cinnamon
  • Butter

For the complete ingredient list and detailed instructions, scroll to the bottom of this post for the FREE printable recipe card.

How to Make an Apple Cranberry Galette

This is a very easy apple galette recipe. Since it’s essentially a free-form pie, it’s okay if it looks a little rustic!

  1. Stir the apples, cranberries, flour, granulated sugar, brown sugar, salt, and cinnamon together in a large bowl. Set aside.
  2. Roll out the pie crust into a large circle and place on a baking sheet.
  3. Place the apple mixture on the crust.
  4. Fold the edges over so that it covers about 3 inches of the apple mixture.
  5. Dot the top of the pie with chunks of butter.
  6. Bake until the mixture is golden and bubbly.

The above is simply a quick summary of this recipe. Check out the full recipe in the free printable recipe card at the bottom of this post for all the detailed instructions.

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Tips for Making a Galette

  • Make sure you roll dough out on a well-floured surface so your dough doesn’t stick to your work surface.
  • I prefer using Granny Smith apples for this recipe, but any baking apple will work.
  • If you don’t have time to make your own pie dough, feel free to use store-bought.
  • I was baking this galette at high altitude, so mine took closer to 50 minutes to bake.

Can This Recipe Be Made in Advance?

Yes! The pie dough can be made up to two days before you plan on using it (just store it in the fridge wrapped in plastic wrap). The pie dough can also be frozen for up to three months.

Or, bake the assembled apple cranberry galette and store it at room temperature up to 24 hours before you serve it.

Storage Instructions

Store leftover galette slices at room temperature for up to three days. Or, wrap in plastic wrap and seal in freezer bags up to three months.

How To Serve Apple Cranberry Galette

This apple and cranberry galette is delicious all on its own, but it tastes even better served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of homemade whipped cream!

Try this Apple Cranberry Galette Recipe!

Next time you’re looking for a dessert idea with apples, give this Cranberry Apple Galette a try! Did you think it was the perfect easy fall dessert? Leave a comment below and give it a review for others to see what you thought of this free form rustic pie.

On Instagram? Share your photo and tag me with @goodlifeeats and #goodlifeeatsrecipes. I’d love to see your photo of this Apple-Cranberry Galette!

More Fresh Cranberry Dessert Recipes:

Pomegranate Walnut Cranberry Bars are the perfect wintery recipe to add to your Christmas Baking list. A crumb crust is layered with sweet and tart cranberries and topped with a crunchy and crumbly walnut topping.

This Deep Dish Apple Cranberry Pie with Oatmeal Pecan Crumb Topping is a great fall pie recipe and makes an excellent addition to your Thanksgiving dessert table!

I took my favorite pumpkin pie filling, then added cranberries to the pecan topping. The result is this super festive Cranberry Pecan Pumpkin Tart.

This Orange Cranberry Bundt Cake is ultra moist thanks to the addition of ricotta to the batter. Perfect for Thanksgiving or Christmas!

We like to eat these Cranberry Orange Scones as breakfast or dessert. Either way, I recommend pairing them with a cup of coffee or tea!

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Apple Cranberry Galette

Apple Cranberry Galette

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Made with a homemade crust and filled with fresh cranberries and apples, this Apple Cranberry Galette would be perfect for Thanksgiving!

Ingredients

  • 1 recipe All Butter Pie Crust
  • 3 large granny smith apples (peeled, cored and sliced)
  • 2/3 cup fresh cranberries
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons butter

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Stir the apples, cranberries, flour, granulated sugar, brown sugar, salt, and cinnamon together in a large bowl. Set aside.
  3. Roll out the pie crust into a large circle and place on a baking sheet. (I used my round baking stone for this and dusted with flour underneath).
  4. Place the apple mixture on the crust. Fold the edges over so that it covers about 3 inches of the apple mixture.
  5. Dot the top of the pie with chunks of butter. Bake for 30-40 minutes, until the mixture is golden and bubbly (I had to up it to about 50 minutes, but we are at sort of a high altitude).
  6. Allow the galette to cool slightly, then slice into wedges with a pizza cutter.
  7. Optional: I garnished with the slices with a spring of rosemary. It looked and smelled pretty!

Notes

adapted from The Pioneer Woman Cooks

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Nutrition Information
Yield 8 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 258Total Fat 11gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 15mgSodium 174mgCarbohydrates 38gFiber 3gSugar 22gProtein 2g

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Charles Atlas Sheppard

Sunday 6th of December 2009

That link you provide for the pie crust looks easy enough that even I can make a pie. Finally!

We Are Not Martha

Wednesday 25th of November 2009

Such beautiful photos!! And the pie looks totally delicious :)Sues

Katie @ goodLife {eats}

Tuesday 24th of November 2009

Kristen - Holly used a Nikon D90 with a Nikon 50 1.4 lens, she says she keeps a lens filter on it as well (mostly to protect it). The pictures were in my kitchen from 1-3 pm. It has great light!

Amy

Tuesday 24th of November 2009

What a beautiful, beautiful picture, Katie!! She's adorable and that sounds delicious too!

Jan (Mixing Bowl Kids)

Tuesday 24th of November 2009

I love how the apple has made it's way into your little munchkin's mouth and thanks for sharing Ree's recipe with us all!

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