Apple Galette Recipe & Making Pastry Dough in a Food Processor

This post about apple Galette Recipe and making pasty dough in a food processor is a easy way to have bakery like items made at your home. 

I rarely ever make pastry dough. For the most part, frozen pie crusts have suited me just fine over the years. They are convenient. When I was thinking of making a fall recipe for National Apple Month, I thought of the rustic Apple Galette.

In the past I have purchased the rolled out pastry dough for this, but I don’t really like the texture. So here I am, showing you how easy it is to make pastry dough in a food processor.

Plus you know exactly what ingredients are going into your pastry dough. Use organic flour and butter if you wish. 

how to make an easy apple galette and pastry dough in a food processor

How to make pastry dough in a food processor

The key to good pastry is being sure your butter and water are ice cold. Other than that it is pretty simple. It took about 10 minutes to make the pastry dough for my apple galette recipe. 

how to make an easy apple galette and pastry dough in a food processor

Simply add the dry ingredients to your food processor and pulse for about 10 seconds. 

how to make an easy apple galette and pastry dough in a food processor

Add your very cold cut butter and process for one-second intervals until  you get pea like pieces. 

how to make pastry dough in a food processor


Then add your cold water and pulse. I think I might have gone too far with this. Ideally you would want to mix it to this point by hand. 

how to make pastry dough in a food processor

Fold into a small disc, we only did half a recipe otherwise it will make two discs. Place in the fridge for at least 2 hours. 

how to make pastry dough in a food processor


HOW TO MAKE THIS Apple Galette Recipe

Roll out your pastry to a 10 inch round. This is rustic so it does not have to be a perfect circle. 

how to make an easy apple galette and pastry dough in a food processor

Brush with melted butter and sprinkle with sugar. 

how to make an easy apple galette and pastry dough in a food processor

Peel, core and slice apples. We love this T-fal Ingenio Apple Wedger. Just cut each slice into 3-4 thinner slices. 

cutting apples using an apple cutter

Place them around the dough, leaving a one inch border.

placing apples onto pastry dough

You don’t have to do this perfectly, galettes are considered rustic pies. 


how to make an easy apple galette and pastry dough in a food processor

Cover the edges of the apples with the pastry dough.

how to make an easy apple galatte almost ready to go in the oven

Coat with additional butter and some cinnamon sugar mixture. 

how to make an easy apple galatte

Bake and eat while still warm!

Baked apple galatte on white wood board

For this Apple Galette recipe we tested out our new Oster Pro 1200 Plus Food Processor. It’s a blender and food processor in one.

Oster food processor how to make an easy apple galette and pastry dough in a food processor

This takes up less room in your kitchen cabinet to have only one base. The Food Processor attachment can really get things chopping in the kitchen with slicing and dicing ability too!

Versatile attachments make food prep and smoothie creation simple! Smart settings are conveniently programmed to blend the perfect smoothies, salsas and milkshakes in just one touch so you never have to guess how long or what speed to blend your ingredients.

how to make pastry dough in a food processor

I can’t wait to try more recipes with my Oster Pro 1200 Plus Food Processor. I know my kids are going to want to make smoothies when they see this new appliance in the kitchen.



Be sure to check out how to make pizza dough in a food processor  as well as our gazpacho recipes. 


easy apple galette baked and ready to serve with a tea cup and cut apple next to it

Apple Galette Recipe

how to make an easy apple galatte

Apple Galette

Yield: 8 Servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

We made the pastry in the food processor for this easy but elegant apple dessert


  • Pastry dough
  • 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons chilled unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 2 tablespoons or more ice water
  • 3 tablespoons butter melted
  • 2 large firm apples, peeled, cored, cut into 1/8-inch-thick slices
  • 4 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 1/8 tsp of cinnamon



  1. Blend flour and salt in processor. Add butter and blend, pulse about 10 times, until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add 2 tablespoons ice water and blend just until dough begins to clump together, adding more ice water by teaspoonfuls if dough is dry. Gather dough into ball; flatten into disk. Wrap in plastic and chill 1 hour.
  3. Roll out dough inches in diameter. Remove top sheet of parchment. Using bottom sheet as aid, transfer dough on parchment to large unrimmed baking sheet. Chill 15 minutes.
  4. Preheat oven to 425°F
  5. Melt 3 tablespoon of butter and brush a thin coat on pastry, reserving the rest. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon of sugar.
  6. Arrange apple slices in concentric circles atop cinnamon sugar, overlapping slightly. Using parchment as aid, fold plain crust border up over apples, pinching any cracks in crust.Bursh or drizzle all but 2 tsps of butter over the apples. Combine cinnamon and 3 tablespoons sugar and sprinkle over apples.
  7. Bake galette 20 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350°F and continue baking until crust is golden, about 20-30 minutes longer. Remove from oven. Set pan on a rack, brush the apples with remaining butter and let cool.
  8. Cut into wedges and serve warm or at room temperature.


You can make pastry 2 days ahead. Keep dough chilled. Soften slightly at room temperature before rolling out.

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Nutrition Information
Yield 8 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 354Total Fat 17gSaturated Fat 8gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 7gCholesterol 24mgSodium 321mgCarbohydrates 48gFiber 3gSugar 14gProtein 4g

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  1. That looks amazing. I bet it tastes as delicious as it looks. Impressed! <3

  2. This seems easy enough and I bet the fam would love this idea. I will make it up once I buy a food processor, which is on my must buy list!

  3. Oh my goodness! This is what I wanted to try. It looks good and easy to make.

  4. This sounds like amazing pastry dough!!! I love a food processor, it really can make doing things in the kitchen so much easier to do.

  5. I really want to try pastry dough sometime. I have this hankering to bake recently and I think I should expand myself on it!

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