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Apple Toffee Galette

We love serving traditional Thanksgiving foods at our table, but every year I have to try a few new recipes to add to the spread. I love a good piece of pie, but if I had a choice, I would choose a piece of galette any day. I prefer the “rustic pie.” I recently made this Apple Toffee galette and fell in love. It is going to be a great addition to our holiday dessert table.

Galette dough is simple to make and very forgiving. We make this dough in our food processor. It takes about five minutes to make and can be made a few days in advance, which is perfect for Thanksgiving. Just store the dough in the refrigerator until you are ready to use it.

For this recipe, we started with apple slices and sprinkled them with McCormick cinnamon and sugar. We evenly placed the apple slices on the galette dough and sprinkled Heath milk chocolate toffee bits on top. If you can’t find the toffee bits, you can use chopped up Heath bars, both work great. We gently folded the galette dough around the apples and toffee and sprinkled the outer crust with turbinado sugar for extra crunch.

The toffee bits melted over the apples while baking creating the most divine galette. Tender sweet apples with melted toffee and chocolate in a galette crust is my idea of a fabulous dessert. I knew we had to serve this at our Thanksgiving feast after taking one bite. This recipe is sure to be a crowd pleaser. You can serve it plain, but why not add a scoop of vanilla ice cream? It is Thanksgiving, so you are allowed to go all out, especially when it comes to dessert.

If you are stressing about making pies this Thanksgiving, stress no more. Make an Apple Toffee Galette. This rustic pie is easy to make and will wow your guests!

For helpful Thanksgiving tips and recipes, visit McCormick’s Facebook page for the “Countdown to Feast Day.”  The “Countdown to Feast Day” will guide you through the meal’s most essential elements with a series of weekly themes: Spectacular Sides, Let’s Talk Turkey, Save Room for Pie! and It’s All Gravy.

Apple Toffee Galette

Yield: 1 galette, serves 8

Cook Time: 45-50 minutes


1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup coarse cornmeal
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup cold butter, cut into small pieces
1/3 cup buttermilk
2 large Granny Smith apples, thinly sliced
Cinnamon and sugar, for sprinkling on the apple slices
1 cup Heath milk chocolate toffee bits or chopped Heath candy bars
1 egg, beaten
2 tablespoons turbinado sugar


1. To make the dough, combine flour, sugar, cornmeal, and salt in a processor; pulse 2-3 times. Add butter and pulse 4-5 times, or until mixture resembles coarse meal. With the processor running, slowing pour the buttermilk through the chute, processing until the dough forms a ball. Remove the dough ball and adhere any remaining pieces of dough to it, then wrap in plastic wrap or parchment paper. Refrigerate for at least 45 minutes before rolling out.

2. Center a rack in the oven and preheat to 350 degrees F.

3. Remove the dough from the refrigerator and place on a sheet of parchment paper. Starting at the center of the dough, roll out, forming a 14-15-inch wide circle. Place the dough with parchment paper on a baking sheet. Generously sprinkle apple slices with cinnamon and sugar. Arrange apple slices in a spoke pattern on the galette dough, leaving a 2-inch border. Sprinkle the toffee bits over the apple slices, making sure all of the slices are covered. Fold the border over the apples, overlapping where necessary and pressing gently to adhere the folds.

4. Lightly brush the edge of the dough with the egg and sprinkle crust with turbinado sugar.

5. Bake the galette for 45-50 minutes, or until the apples are tender and the crust is golden brown. Transfer the baking sheet to a wire rack to cool for at least 20 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.

*Note-you can make the galette dough in advance. It will keep in the refrigerator for 3 days.

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70 Responses to “Apple Toffee Galette”

  1. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga — November 14, 2011 @ 4:34 am

    I love baked apple anything and your galette looks delish :)

  2. mommylisa — November 14, 2011 @ 5:21 am

    That looks delicious.

  3. Lauren at Keep It Sweet — November 14, 2011 @ 6:07 am

    This looks unbelievable!

  4. Jessica @ How Sweet — November 14, 2011 @ 6:25 am

    i made your pear galette ages ago and it was DELICIOUS. i can only imagine how great this is.

  5. Becki's Whole Life — November 14, 2011 @ 6:39 am

    This sounds wonderful. I am tempted to try this because I don’t love making pie crusts, but I love the flavor of a good pie:-)…I bet the Toffee bits go wonderfully with the baked apples..this sounds great!

  6. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — November 14, 2011 @ 6:47 am

    You’re right. This is perfect for Thanksgiving! Love this recipe.

  7. Courtney — November 14, 2011 @ 7:38 am

    Forget Thanksgiving- I want to make this NOW (and it’s only 7:30am)! Delicious. Like another commenter, I don’t really care for pie crust, so this looks perfect. Can’t wait to try this- thanks!!

  8. Heather (Heather's Dish) — November 14, 2011 @ 8:00 am

    maria, seriously, this is the best thing i’ve seen all day. i kind of want to eat a whole one and then make a second and pretend like i didn’t gobble up the first :)

  9. Cookbook Queen — November 14, 2011 @ 8:34 am

    I have never made a galette, although I always want to try one because they look so much simpler than pie. And apple pie is my FAAAAVORITE. The fact that you added toffee makes this just perfect!

  10. jenna — November 14, 2011 @ 8:37 am and toffee together all wrapped up in a pastry crust?? perfect!!

  11. Erica — November 14, 2011 @ 9:17 am

    Such an easy and perfect dessert for thanksgiving!!! Id much prefer this to pie

  12. Deborah — November 14, 2011 @ 9:35 am

    I love the addition of the toffee!

  13. Heidi @ — November 14, 2011 @ 9:42 am

    That looks amazing! The addition of toffee just makes my mouth water. I pinned this on Pinterest to make this holiday season!

  14. HeatherChristo — November 14, 2011 @ 9:45 am

    Maria- this is so pretty! I never would have thought to add the milk chocolate variety of toffee bits- but it really looks wonderful. I love a good galette too! They are lovely and take all the pressure out of baking pie.

  15. Kristina Vanni — November 14, 2011 @ 9:47 am

    I love the rustic look of a galette! Plus, toffee bits makes everything yummy :)

  16. Katrina — November 14, 2011 @ 9:59 am

    I love galettes, too, because it’s okay if they are less perfect looking–though this one looks great!

  17. Chris @ TheKeenanCookBook — November 14, 2011 @ 10:13 am

    This looks great! I love plain old apple pie but this kicks it up a notch

  18. Lynne @ 365 Days of Baking — November 14, 2011 @ 10:24 am

    Will definitely have to try this! I made a Cinnamon Pear Galette with your crust recipe and it was incredible. Thank you both so much for your recipes!!

  19. Cookin' Canuck — November 14, 2011 @ 10:52 am

    That is a thing of beauty! Apples and toffee are a fantastic combination and I know this dessert would disappear in a flash at my house.

  20. d.liff @ yelleBELLYboo — November 14, 2011 @ 10:55 am

    Galettes are my favoriteeeee although I usually do a savory variety. But with toffee and apples this could definitely be a Thanksgiving winner in our house!

  21. Lauren — November 14, 2011 @ 10:57 am

    Looks amazing! Especially with that ice cream up on top! Delicious!

  22. Stephanie — November 14, 2011 @ 11:03 am

    I love galettes!! And I so love the addition of toffee to the apple!:)

  23. Bev Weidner — November 14, 2011 @ 11:20 am

    good HEAVENS, woman. Lick, lick, lick.

  24. Urban Wife — November 14, 2011 @ 12:03 pm

    Forgiving dough…I love that!

  25. nicole {sweet peony} — November 14, 2011 @ 12:08 pm

    the rustic crust on this galette is so pretty! and it sounds so delicious :)

  26. TidyMom — November 14, 2011 @ 12:16 pm

    easy and delicious! I love it!

  27. Lana @ Never Enough Thyme — November 14, 2011 @ 12:24 pm

    Ohhh what a fabulous galette! Love the toffee bits in there. I always enjoy making a galette because pie crust and I have quite the adversarial relationship. We hate each other. But a galette I can manage! So much more forgiving than a regular pie crust.

  28. Lisa [With Style and Grace] — November 14, 2011 @ 1:23 pm

    Great combo – apple & toffee, so beautiful!!

  29. Becky O. — November 14, 2011 @ 3:59 pm

    Maria! What a yummy combo. This will be perfect for Thanksgiving. I love open-faced pastries. :)

  30. marla — November 14, 2011 @ 4:18 pm

    I love galettes, but this one with apples and caramel sounds amazing!

  31. Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. — November 14, 2011 @ 4:26 pm

    This looks delish. Perfect for the holidays

  32. Lucy Lean — November 14, 2011 @ 4:30 pm

    Wow! Love the simplicity and rustic nature of a galette – and you’ve taken it up a peg or two with the toffee – in England we call candy apples ‘toffee apples’ so I will always think of your galette as a toffee apple galette. YUM!

  33. Kalyn — November 14, 2011 @ 4:44 pm

    You had me at “toffee.” I wouldn’t be able to resist this!

  34. Kathie — November 14, 2011 @ 5:25 pm

    This looks really yummy! I really want to make the crust, but I don’t have a food processor :( Any suggestions how to do it the old fashioned way?

    • Two Peas replied: — November 14th, 2011 @ 5:50 pm

      You can cut the butter into the dry ingredients with a pastry cutter.

  35. Amber, RD — November 14, 2011 @ 8:10 pm

    That looks great! I love the idea of putting Heath bits on top of it. Another great creative way to use candy. You are on a roll!

  36. Feast on the Cheap — November 14, 2011 @ 8:24 pm

    OMG heaven!!!

  37. Joanne — November 14, 2011 @ 8:36 pm

    I always insist on new things for thanksgiving and it drives my family CRAZY. I love the flavor of toffee…I just know this would be a HUGE hit!

  38. Jeanette — November 14, 2011 @ 8:58 pm

    I am not a pie maker at all, so a galette is definitely appealing to me.

  39. Kiran @ — November 14, 2011 @ 10:42 pm

    Baked apples, topped with ice cream and infused with toffee – give me a bite, now 😀

  40. Jenny @ Savour the Senses — November 14, 2011 @ 11:34 pm

    What a great looking sweet galette. I just posted a recipe for a savory zucchini and caramelized onion galette, small world!

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