Easy Individual Apple Cream Cheese Galettes

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Individual Apple Cream Cheese Galettes are flaky, sweet and perfect. The recipe is easier to make than pies, and it’s perfect for dessert or brunch.


  • From-scratch or store-bought two crust pie dough of your choosing (My Recipe)
  • 4 large apples, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced (about 2 pounds)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 12 ounces cream cheese (1 1/2 packages), softened
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 egg for wash
  • Demerara or raw sugar for finishing

Special Equipment


  1. Toss the apples, cornstarch, 1/2 cup of sugar, lemon juice, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt in a large bowl and set aside.
  2. Mix the cream cheese, 2 tablespoons of sugar and vanilla until smooth.
  3. Divide the pie dough into 12 even rounds. On a floured surface, roll out each round to about 4 inches in diameter.
  4. Spoon about 1 tablespoon of the cream cheese mixture onto the center of each round and spread evenly, leaving about a 1/2-inch border.
  5. Arrange sliced apples on top of cream cheese mixture, leaving a 1-inch border.
  6. Fold the uncovered dough over the apples in an overlapping fashion, leaving some of the center fruit exposed. The nice thing about galettes is that it doesn’t have to be perfect!
  7. Place formed galettes on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.
  8. Whisk egg in a small bowl. Use a pastry brush to cover the exposed dough with a generous coating of egg. Sprinkle each galette with Demerara or raw sugar.
  9. Bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 40-45 minutes, until golden brown. Serve warm or at room temperature.


To make 12 galettes, you will need enough dough to make a two-crust 9-inch pie. I used about 7-8 apple slices per galette.