This rustic, sweet & savoury vegan apple galette is just the comfort food you need for these cooler autumn days. It tastes amazing on its own, with a warm cup of tea, or served with your favourite vegan ice cream as a hearty dessert.
If you're the kind of person who shies away from making tarts and pastries because they look too difficult, this is the perfect easy galette recipe for you!
It literally couldn't be simpler to make, and any 'mistakes' just add to the rustic charm.
The simple cinnamon apple filling mixed with the crunchy spelt flour crust is the ideal combination of sweetness and a hint of savoury. Ideal for those who don't like their desserts overly sweet!
What is a Galette?
The word “galette” literally means a rustic tart. In other words, it comes out looking perfectly imperfect.
I love making these rather than tarts, as they're almost impossible to get wrong, and you get more of that lovely crunchy crust!
You can make a galette with almost any fruit (and even some vegetables!). Try our easy plum galette recipe sometime too...
Ingredients for our Rustic Apple Galette
This easy apple galette recipe is broken down into two parts - the crust and the apple filling. But you only need a handful of ingredients to make both.
Here's what you'll need to have on hand (see recipe card for exact measurements):
- Spelt flour - for the lovely crust
- Coconut butter - you can also use coconut oil, but you'll need to pop it in the fridge first if it's melted.
- Chia egg - mix 1 tablespoon chia seeds with 3 tablespoons water and let sit to thicken.
- Ice cold water
- Apples* see notes for which kind of apples to use.
- Date or maple syrup
Best Apples to use for this Easy Apple Galette
As always, it's best to use whichever apples are grown and are in season near you. If you're lucky enough to have a lot of choices, opt for one of the following varieties, but don't get too caught up on the apple variety. Just choose those which are firm, fresh, and unbruised if possible.
- Honey Crisp
- Granny Smith
- Pink Lady
- Golden Delicious
How to Make this Vegan Galette Recipe
Preheat your oven to 180C / 355F and line your baking tray with baking paper or a silicone baking sheet.
Make your chia egg by mixing the chia seeds with water and letting it sit for 5-10 minutes.
Combine the spelt flour with cinnamon, nutmeg and salt in a bowl. Cut the chilled coconut butter or solid coconut oil into chunks and mix carefully into the flour with your hands until a crumbly consistency is achieved.
Add in the chia egg.
Slowly add the ice-cold water until the dough holds nicely together.
Cover it in plastic wrap and place it in the fridge to chill while you make your apple filling.
To make the filling, mix the date (or maple) syrup, cinnamon, nutmeg and a pinch of salt in a bowl.
Add the sliced apples and toss to coat. Make sure all the slices are nicely covered.
Take the dough out of the fridge and roll it into a rough circle shape on a floured surface. Transfer to your prepared baking tray.
Place the coated apple slices in the middle of the dough either arranging them in an even layer, or in a circle.
Fold over the edges of the dough and brush gently with some butter or oil.
If you wish, you can sprinkle some coconut sugar on the top to make it a little crunchy.
Pop in the oven for around 50 minutes, or until golden.
What to Serve with Vegan Apple Galette
This rustic vegan apple tart can be served warm or cold. It's lovely on its own with a cup of tea, or you can dish it up with a big scoop of vegan ice cream, a drizzle of yoghurt, or with some warm vegan custard.
How to Store Simple Apple Galette
Your apple galette is best stored at room temperature.
If you're not going to eat it all within a day or two, you can store it in an airtight container in the fridge for around 4-5 days.
You can also make it in advance and store it whole, or as individual slices in the freezer for 2-3 months. To thaw, leave it overnight in the fridge, then warm it gently in the oven.
Variations on this Vegan Galette Recipe
There are plenty of ways you can mix up this healthy apple galette recipe! Let's look at some options below.
- Change out the apples for plums, peaches, apricots, berries - almost anything goes! Don't be afriad to mix fruits too.
- Don't have spelt flour? Use regular flour instead, both brown or white will work.
- Don't have coconut oil? Try vegan butter instead.
- You can even use a pre-bought vegan pastry for this galette if you want to.
Other vegan fruit desserts to try:
Vegan galette crust
- 1 ½ cups spelt flour
- ½ cup solid coconut butter (you can use coconut oil too)
- 2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 chia egg (1 tablespoon chia seeds + 3 tablespoon water)
- Pinch of nutmeg
- Pinch of salt
- 6-8 tablespoons ice cold water
- 2 large apples, peeled and sliced
- 2 tablespoons date syrup (maple syrup works too)
- 1 ½ teaspoons cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon nutmeg
- Pinch of salt
- 1 tablespoon coconut sugar (optional topping)
- Preheat your oven to 180C / 355F and line your baking tray with baking paper or a silicone baking sheet.
- Make the chia egg by combining the chia seeds & water. Let it sit for 5-10 minutes.
- Combine the spelt flour with cinnamon, nutmeg and salt in a bowl. Cut the chilled coconut butter into chunks and mix it into the dry ingredients until it's a crumbly consistency.
- Add the chia egg.
- Slowly add 6 to 8 tablespoon of ice-cold water until the dough holds nicely together.
- Cover it in plastic wrap and place it in the fridge to chill for a bit while you make your apple filling.
- To make the filling, mix date syrup, cinnamon, nutmeg and a pinch of salt in a bowl.
- Add the sliced apples and toss to coat. Make sure all the slices are nicely covered.
- Take the dough out and roll it into a rough circle shape on a floured surface. Transfer to your prepared baking tray.
- Place the coated apple slices in the middle of the dough either arranging them in an even layer, or in a circle.
- Fold over the edges of the dough and brush gently with some butter or oil.
- If you wish, you can sprinkle some coconut sugar on the top to make it more crunchy.
- Pop in the oven for around 50 minutes, or until golden.
You can use any fruit you like in this recipe.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 264Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 53mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 9gSugar: 12gProtein: 7g
Please keep in mind that the nutritional information is calculated using a nutrition facts calculator. It is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.