German Apple Galette (Flat Strudel!): Oma's Apfelpastete 

Want an easy apple pie? Make this Apple Galette using frozen butter puff pastry. It tastes divine. In fact, it tastes just like an apple strudel! In fact, the only real difference is the shape.

A galette is a free-form pie and it sounds so elegant. So French-like. The best part is that it's so quick and easy.

Prep Time

10 minutes

Bake Time

35 minutes

Total Time

45 minutes


Makes 4 - 6 servings


  • ½ pound frozen butter puff pastry, thawed 
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
  • 2 large apples, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar


  1. Preheat oven 375°F.
  2. Line cookie sheet with baking parchment paper.
  3. Roll puff pastry out into a 10-inch square and put on cookie sheet.
  4. Add 1 tablespoon sugar, lemon juice, and cinnamon to the apple slices and mix gently.
  5. Pile the apple filling in the center of the puff pastry leaving 2 inches around the edge free.
  6. Pull up the outside edge of the pastry, over the outer edge of the apples, leaving the center part uncovered, folding the pastry as needed (See photo).
  7. Beat the egg. Brush it on the pastry. Sprinkle with 1 teaspoon sugar.
  8. Bake 25 to 35 minutes, until the apples are soft and the pastry is golden.
  9. Serve warm or cold.


  • Topping the galette with sliced almonds before baking is really nice
  • I added 2 tablespoons of melted butter and 8 unwrapped and quartered caramels.

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