KRNC recipe of the month – Apple and Brie Galette

A galette is a French style dish, similar to a pie but with a thinner crust and filling. This dish pairs the classic flavors of apples and Brie cheese into a pastry. This galette can be served as an appetizer or dessert.

Serving Size: 1 slice

Yield: 8 servings


  • 1 large apple, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 14 oz. or 9-inch store-bought (or homemade) pie dough
  • 1/4 cup Brie cheese
  • 2 tablespoons sliced almonds
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons pomegranate seeds (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Thinly slice apples and toss in a bowl with lemon juice, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Let sit while preparing dough.
  3. On a lightly floured surface, roll out pie dough into a 9-inch circle. The dough should be about ¼ inch thick.
  4. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper and move dough to pan to begin assembling.
  5. Thinly slice Brie and layer slices onto the middle of the pie, leaving 1-2 inches of empty dough around the edges.
  6. Lay the sliced apples on top of cheese.
  7. Sprinkle sliced almonds on top of the apple layer.
  8. Fold the outer layer of dough in on itself, forming a pizza-like crust around the edges of the galette.
  9. Beat the egg in a small bowl and brush onto the crust of the galette.
  10. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Crust should be golden brown.
  11. Allow galette to cool for about 5 minutes.
  12. Drizzle honey over galette and top with pomegranate seeds.

Nutrition Information / Amount per serving

Calories – 310

Total fat – 20.5 g

Saturated fat – 6.0 g

Cholesterol – 30 mg

Sugars – 7 g

Protein – 6 g

Total Carbohydrates – 31 g

Dietary Fiber – 1.5 g

Sodium – 323 mg

Added Sugars – 4 g

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