Apple Cheddar Galette

This apple cheddar galette is the perfect combination of sweet and savory. So simple to make and perfect for breakfast or dessert.

This apple cheddar galette is the perfect combination of sweet and savory. So simple to make and perfect for breakfast or dessert.

I have been on a bit of an apple kick. This is the first apple recipe of the week but I have 2 more scheduled. Sorry. Can’t stop. Won’t stop.

Plus when you live in New York it’s basically an unwritten rule that you must consume as many fresh apples as possible. A fresh just picked from the tree apple is just about the most amazing thing ever. Crisp, sweet and (depening on the variety) usually a little tart.

Hello fall!

This apple cheddar galette is the perfect combination of sweet and savory. So simple to make and perfect for breakfast or dessert.

For this galette I paired apples and really sharp cheddar cheese from my friends at Cabot. I know it sounds a little odd but they really do go together. Plus if you have never made galette before you will love how simple they are to make. It’s more or less a open face/free form pie that can be packed with almost anything.

Plus if you make this you will be rewarded with pie. Who doesn’t like to be rewarded with pie…or galette. I don’t know. They are totally the same thing in my book. Or wait…maybe it’s a tart?

What do you think? Pie or tart? Or something else?

This apple cheddar galette is the perfect combination of sweet and savory. So simple to make and perfect for breakfast or dessert.


Apple Cheddar Galette

This apple cheddar galette is the perfect combination of sweet and savory. So simple to make and perfect for breakfast or dessert.

Yield: 4-6 servings

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 55 minutes

Total Time: 85 minutes


  • 3 apples, peeled/cored/sliced
  • 3 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon apple pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/3 cup + 2 tablespoons shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1 pie crust
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl add sliced apples, flour, maple syrup, apple pie spice, lemon zest and 1/3 cup cheese. Stir to combine and set aside.

Roll out one pie dough on parchment paper to create a 9 inch circle. Put parchment paper and dough onto a baking sheet.

Add apple mixture to the middle of the pie dough, making sure to leave 2-3 inches around the edges.

Fold up the edges around the apple mixture. I like to fold a little piece over the piece before it, like a pleat.

Brush the edges of the pie crust with a little heavy cream and bake for 45 - 60 minutes until the edges are golden brown and apples are soft. Halfway through baking sprinkle on top the remaining 2 tablespoons cheddar cheese.

Let the cooked galette cool for at least 15 minutes before cutting. This will help set up the apple juices.

Disclosure: I received no monetary compensation for creating this recipe but I did receive delicious cheese from Cabot.

39 Responses to “Apple Cheddar Galette”

  1. #
    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — September 22, 2014 at 7:47 am

    I want this so much right now! I bet you expected that though 😉

  2. #
    Rebecca {foodie wiwth family} — September 22, 2014 at 7:57 am

    I think since it has cheese and fruit, that’s legit health food. And I want the whole thing to myself. I love salty cheese with sweet, tart apples!

  3. #
    Sherri@The Well Floured Kitchen — September 22, 2014 at 7:58 am

    It’s the perfect time to be apple obsessed- me too! Galettes are the best – so much easier than a regular pie. This looks so yummy- pinned 🙂

  4. #
    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — September 22, 2014 at 8:04 am

    Girl, this galette is calling my name! Loving this!

  5. #
    Christie - Food Done Light — September 22, 2014 at 8:11 am

    I love the addition of cheddar cheese. It goes so well with sweet desserts. This is the perfect fall dessert.

  6. #
    meg @ The Housewife in Training FIles — September 22, 2014 at 8:49 am

    A galette is on my culinary bucket list and I am flipping over the fall flavors! Must make soon!

  7. #
    Amy @Very Culinary — September 22, 2014 at 9:01 am

    It’s still super hot here, but we’re heading up to pick apples in October – Paul and I were married in an apple orchard – and you can bet I’ll put this on my list. Gorgeous!

  8. #
    Renee - Kudos Kitchen — September 22, 2014 at 9:07 am

    I adore any combination of sweet and savory. You’ve hit the fall jackpot with this one. Apple, cheddar and maple syrup! Fantastic!

  9. #
    Erin | The Law Student's Wife — September 22, 2014 at 9:19 am

    Yay for apples and I love the cheese for a savory bite (plus, that makes it OK for lunch, yes?)

  10. #
    Heather at Basilmomma — September 22, 2014 at 9:30 am

    A great flavor combo!

  11. #
    Deborah — September 22, 2014 at 9:37 am

    Yay for apple season! This looks phenomenal!

  12. #
    claire @ the realistic nutritionist — September 22, 2014 at 9:52 am


  13. #
    Elizabeth - Cooking with Milton — September 22, 2014 at 10:01 am

    LOVE the apple/cheddar combo – so underrated.

  14. #
    Michelle @ Healthy Recipe Ecstasy — September 22, 2014 at 10:20 am

    I heart galettes and I heart apples and cheddar together so I double heart this recipe. 🙂

  15. #
    Cookin Canuck — September 22, 2014 at 11:14 am

    This recipe makes me do a leap of joy because apple desserts mean that fall is here! And apples and cheddar are pretty much one of my favorite combinations.

  16. #
    Angie | Big Bear's Wife — September 22, 2014 at 11:40 am

    I’ve always heard that apples and cheddar go super good together but I’m so far behind and I’ve never tried it! However, your galette has me wanting to run to the store right now! Would you believe I’ve never been apple picking?! I’ve only gotten my apples from the store!

  17. #
    Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes — September 22, 2014 at 12:35 pm

    I like recipes like this that can double as dessert or breakfast/brunch. Great photos too – I love the rustic look.

  18. #
    Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom — September 22, 2014 at 12:57 pm

    galettes are one of my fave things in the world to make and eat. . love love love. . hello Fall, indeed! so beautiful!

  19. #
    Ginny McMeans — September 22, 2014 at 2:51 pm

    I use to live in Apple Hill in California and this delicious apple dish really makes me ‘homesick’. Gorgeous photos by the way!!!

  20. #
    Amanda @The Kitcheneer — September 22, 2014 at 3:22 pm

    This looks absolutely delicious! I am totally making this after I go apple picking this year!

  21. #
    Brenda@Sugar-Free Mom — September 22, 2014 at 4:09 pm

    I love your photos and apples and cheddar are always a good combo!

  22. #
    Crystal | Apples & Sparkle — September 22, 2014 at 4:45 pm

    Your photos are gorgeous! Apples and cheddar is one of the best combos ever! Apples are everywhere here in the Pacific Northwest too, can’t get enough!

  23. #
    Kari@Loaves n Dishes — September 22, 2014 at 6:01 pm

    Apples and sharp cheese!? I want this for breakfast, mid morning snack, lunch, afternoon snack…you get the drift!

  24. #
    Kelly @ Nosh and Nourish — September 22, 2014 at 7:55 pm

    You are making me SOOOOOOOO hungry!!! YUM.

  25. #
    Luci {Luci's Morsels} — September 22, 2014 at 8:55 pm

    I love galettes and I love cheddar + apples, so I’m long sold. I need to make this very soon!!

  26. #
    Melissa from — September 23, 2014 at 5:19 am

    I love Fall and as you said living in NY apple season is so part of us. I actually host and apple picking party every year and we then eat a bunch of delicious food all made with apples. This one is going in this year’s menu!

  27. #
    Lora @cakeduchess — September 23, 2014 at 6:22 am

    Even though there aren’t too many traces of fall here in FL, I can’t stop baking apple desserts;)I love the combo of apple and cheddar…looks fantastic!

  28. #
    Laura @ Laura's Culinary Adventures — September 23, 2014 at 7:58 am

    I can’t get enough of apples right now! Yum! Eating an apple with a chunk of cheddar is my favorite way of eating apples.

  29. #
    Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction — September 23, 2014 at 9:30 am

    Galettes are the best, especially when they contain apples and cheddar!

  30. #
    Candace @ Cabot — September 23, 2014 at 9:38 am

    I cannot stand how much I love this beautiful, simple, outrageously photogenic galette. It has the New York/New England trifecta of great tastes – tart, crisp apples, sharp cheddar cheese, and *bonus* maple syrup!

  31. #
    Amanda @ Cookie Named Desire — September 23, 2014 at 12:33 pm

    Cheddar and apple is such a wonderful classic flavor combination. I love it! This galette looks so fabulous. I am craving a huge slice right now!

  32. #
    Angela {Mind Over Batter} — September 23, 2014 at 12:35 pm

    This galette made me weak in the knees. I love the cheddar and apple combo. Can I just eat this whole thing? Can you bring it to BHP? PLEAAAASE?

  33. #
    Aly ~ Cooking In Stilettos — September 23, 2014 at 7:38 pm

    You take the best photos! This galette looks delicious!

  34. #
    Tiffany @ Triple Crème Decadence — September 24, 2014 at 4:03 am

    I’m a sucker for sweet + savory flavor combinations. The crispy, savory bits of cheddar cheese with the sweet apple sounds fantastic. If only I could reach through my computer screen and grab a piece!

  35. #
    Joanne Bruno — September 25, 2014 at 12:07 pm

    I totally want this for dinner. And dessert. And midday snack.

  36. #
    Stephanie — November 17, 2018 at 6:28 pm

    Do you think it’s possible to make this filling in a pie instead? Is the filling suppose to be soggy or a little dry?

    • nutmegnanny replied: — December 5th, 2018 @ 3:15 pm

      Hi Stephanie! yes, I think in a pie it should work fine!


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