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Simple Apple Cinnamon Galette

If you are looking for the easiest Thanksgiving pie recipe, then this simple Apple Cinnamon Galette is it! Thanksgiving is going to be here fast, and if you’re feeling overwhelmed then don’t let dessert add to your stress. This simple Apple Cinnamon Galette tastes just like your favorite pie, but with less work!

If you're looking for more apple pies, check out my Caramel Apple Pie, Vanilla Bean Apple Pie (one of my faves!), or my Honey Lemon Apple Pie, which is also one of my top choices!

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Why You'll Love This Recipe

This simple Apple Cinnamon Galette is the dessert recipe you need! This galette is the easiest Thanksgiving pie recipe ever. So, what is a galette?

Galette is just a fancy word for pie with no dish. Galettes use pie crust, pie filling, and pie toppings – so it’s basically a pie. But, it’s made on a baking sheet instead of formed into a pie pan. So, this simple Apple Cinnamon Galette is just like traditional apple pie, sans the dish! There are many benefits to making a galette versus a pie. And I’m going to list them out for you.

The first is that you don’t need a pie dish to make a galette, as it’s just baked on a standard baking sheet. The second is that if you are at high altitude, or if you don’t have a great pie pan (like the USA Pan) and you suffer from soggy pie crust – then making this Simple Apple Cinnamon Galette will solve that problem. No pie dish means no soggy crust. Because it is baking on a baking sheet, this crust gets nice and flaky no matter what!

simple apple cinnamon galette, easiest thanksgiving pie recipe

The third benefit of making a galette is that it’s super rustic. It does not have to be perfect, so you literally cannot mess it up! Unlike a pie, if you fail to seal it properly you can have a major mess on your hands, you don’t have that risk with a galette.

My last benefit to making a galette over a pie is that it is so much easier to cut and serve! Sometimes a slice of pie is a pain the ass to cut and get out of the dish. And with this Simple Apple Cinnamon Galette, all you do is cut it like a pizza and dig in.

So, have I swayed you yet? This is the easiest Thanksgiving pie recipe ever. It may be because it is not “technically” a pie. But it has pie crust, it has pie filling – so it also is “technically” a pie. You feel me?

So, I hope I have encouraged you to try this Simple Apple Cinnamon Galette! Grab the recipe below, and loose the stress over making the perfect pie. And make the easiest Thanksgiving pie recipe ever instead!

simple apple cinnamon galette, easiest thanksgiving pie recipe


Can I use another kind of apple?

Yes, you can use another kind of apple if you prefer. The main thing is to choose apples that you like! Check out my post The Best Apples for Apple Pies.

Can I make this Simple Apple Cinnamon Galette ahead of time?

Absolutely, you can make this a day in advance. Just leave it out on your counter (not covered) until you are ready to serve it. If you want to re-heat or warm it in the oven you can do that at 350°F until warm (about 10 minutes).

simple apple cinnamon galette, easiest thanksgiving pie recipe

What can I serve this Simple Apple Cinnamon Galette with?

Just like pie this galette pairs well with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream. Or you can even add a dollop of Homemade Whipped Cream or Homemade Caramel Sauce.

How should I store this Simple Apple Cinnamon Galette?

This should be stored just out on the counter. Don’t cover it or put it in an airtight container because that will make the crust soggy.

simple apple cinnamon galette, easiest thanksgiving pie recipe

Ingredients for Simple Apple Cinnamon Galette

Organic Valley Salted Butter

Costco Kirkland Organic Cane Sugar

Cairnspring Mills Organic All Purpose Flour

Organic Fuji Apples

Homemade Organic Light Brown Sugar

Frontier Co-Op Organic Korintje Cinnamon

Frontier Co-Op Organic Cornstarch

Organic Valley Heavy Whipping Cream

Iberia Organic Turbinado Sugar

Why organic?

Why use organic ingredients in this recipe? You all know I’m a huge organic advocate, and I bet you may be thinking sometimes, Why would I even bother to use organic ingredients in something that is so sweet and indulgent? But, that is the exact reason why you should use organic ingredients! Sweet things need to have flavor in order to be good, otherwise they are just sweet and they don’t taste like much else. Organic ingredients are more pure than conventional ones, therefore they actually have more flavor than the non organic options. Say it with me, organic means more flavor! And not just more flavor but a more true and pure flavor. And organic ingredients are much healthier for you to eat in general as they do not contain GMOs or anything artificial. Plus, you are being environmentally friendly when you choose organic ingredients!

So, I highly recommend that you buy the best organic ingredients for this recipe! You can also shop my Amazon Storefront for all my favorite organic ingredients here. Tip – hover over each ingredient to see the name. And if you want to learn more about organic foods and the difference, read my post here on Food Labels and What They Mean.

simple apple cinnamon galette, easiest thanksgiving pie recipe

Simple Apple Cinnamon Galette

Recipe by MimiDifficulty: Easy



If you are looking for the easiest Thanksgiving pie recipe, then this simple Apple Cinnamon Galette is it! Everyone at your Thanksgiving will love it!


  • Crust
  • 1/4 cup plus 3 tablespoons cold water

  • 227 grams (1 2/3 cups plus 2 tablespoons) organic all purpose flour, plus extra for rolling

  • 1 teaspoon organic cane sugar

  • 3/4 cup (170 grams) Organic Valley Salted Butter, cold

  • Filling
  • 2 organic large Fuji apples

  • 57 grams (1/4 cup) packed organic light brown sugar

  • 28 grams (2 tablespoons) organic cane sugar

  • 21 grams (3 tablespoons) organic all purpose flour

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons organic cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon organic cornstarch

  • Topping
  • 2 tablespoons organic heavy whipping cream

  • Organic turbinado sugar


  • To make the crust: In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, add the flour and cane sugar. Turn the mixer on low for two to three rotations to combine the dry ingredients.
  • Remove the butter from the fridge and chop into small cubes. The smaller the cubes, the flakier the crust. Cut the stick of butter into four and then chop into small cubes from there. Add the cold, cubed butter to the flour mixture. Measure out the cold water and have it ready.
  • Turn the mixer on low and slowly start to incorporate the ingredients. Gradually turn the mixer to medium speed. Once the butter mixture looks like wet sand, immediately add in all the water. As soon as the dough comes together, stop the mixer. Do not over mix.
  • Form the dough into a disk and wrap in plastic wrap. Chill in the fridge for at least 6 hours or overnight.
  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • To make the filling: Slice the apples into thin slices, leaving the skins on.
  • In a medium bowl, add the light brown sugar, cane sugar, flour, cinnamon, and mix together. Add the apples and coat to combine completely.
  • On a floured surface, roll out the crust to 1/4-inch thick, about 10-inches in diameter. Place the prepared baking sheet.
  • Place the filling on top of the rolled out crust, leaving about a 1-inch boarder. Fold the dough in to create a crust.
  • To make the topping: Add the heavy whipping cream into a small dish.
  • Using a pastry brush, brush the crust of the galette with the cream. Sprinkle the crust with the turbinado sugar.
  • Bake for 1 hour, then turn the oven up to 400°F and bake for an additional 10 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Store in a cool dry place for up to 3 days.

Recipe Video


  • High Altitude — Bake at 350 for 45 minutes, then turn oven up to 400 and bake for an additional 5 to 10 minutes or until golden brown.

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