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Apple Streusel Galette

In this simple recipe, apples are tossed with warm spices and orange zest, enveloped in a flaky crust, and topped with a crunchy and buttery streusel. It's a sweet treat that is perfect for breakfast, brunch, or dessert!
Prep Time30 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 410kcal
Author: Cynthia



  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoon sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick plus 2 tbs unsalted butter cut into small pieces
  • cup ice water
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice or apple cider vinegar


  • cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tbs brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 4 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • Tiny pinch of kosher salt

Apple Filling

  • 3-4 Honeycrisp or Envy apples
  • 2 tbs sugar
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • Zest of one orange
  • 2 tbs unsalted butter cut into small pieces
  • teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tbs honey for on top of the apples when assembling galette

Egg Wash

  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon water


Make the crust

  • In a food processor, combine the flour with the sugar, salt and butter and process for about 5 seconds. Sprinkle the ice water, mixed with lemon juice or vinegar, over the flour mixture and process until the pastry just begins to come together, about 10 seconds; you should still be able to see small pieces of butter in it. Transfer the pastry to a work surface, gather it together and pat into a disk. Wrap the pastry in plastic or wax paper and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

Mix the Streusel

  • Mix the flour, sugar, cinnamon and salt. Cut the butter in with a pastry blender or your fingers until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Set aside.

Make the Filling

  • Peel, halve and core the apples and slice them crosswise ¼ inch thick. Toss with the sugar and cinnamon and the orange zest.


  • Preheat the oven to 400°. On a lightly floured piece of parchment paper, roll out the pastry to a 14-inch circle. It will overhang the short sides of the paper. Transfer to a large rimmed baking sheet. Spread the apples over the pastry to within 2 inches of the edge.
  • Drizzle the honey over the apples. Dot with the pieces of butter and sprinkle with the streusel. Fold the pastry edge up and over the apples to create a 2 inch border. Chill the galette for 15 minutes while you preheat the oven to 400°F.
  • Whisk an egg with one teaspoon of water. Brush the folded pastry dough with egg wash and sprinkle lightly with granulated sugar.


  • Bake the galette at 400°F for about 1 hour, or until the pastry is nicely browned and crisp and all of the apples are tender.
  • Transfer the pan to a rack and let the galette cool. Serve warm or at room temperature.


To store, place galette on a covered cake stand or wrap in plastic wrap . Your galette is good at room temperature for 2-3 days, or refrigerated for 3-5 days.


Calories: 410kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 84mg | Sodium: 124mg | Potassium: 126mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 777IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 2mg