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Apple Cherry Galette with Kettle Chip Crumble

A twist on a classic apple pie, with dried cherries and a Kettle Chip Sweet and Salty Potato Crumble makes this an instant classic for the holidays! This free form Apple Cherry Galette with Kettle Chip Crumble is everything you never knew you needed in a pie!

Apple Cherry Galette with Kettle Chip Crumble

There is no such thing as a bad pie. It’s inconceivable. Anything in a crust, piled high with filling and then topped with butter and carbs is nothing to be sad over. And it’s versatile!! Need breakfast in the morning post-holiday? I launch myself head long into the fridge for a piece of pie, because it’s either got heaps of fruit in it, or a vegetable – hello? pumpkin pie!! It all counts as a health food and a completely legitimate way to start your day.

I’m a dietitian’s worst nightmare.

Apple Cherry Galette with Kettle Chip Crumble

My holiday strategy for pie-devouring goes something like this – have a little slice of each pie offered at the dessert table and devour ravenously. I know, it’s really a hard strategy to grasp, and one that definitely requires the eater to wear their most socially acceptable stretchy pants but it’s a game plan that has worked for me for the last 28 years, so I’m sticking to it.

The other thing about pie that I so wholeheartedly adore is that, besides there being so such thing as a bad pie, is that the uglier the pie is the better it  tastes. I think that goes for most foods – ugly food is usually the best – but with pies, it’s a no brainer. Free form pies, or galettes are “rustic”.  “Rustic” is just another way of saying “OMG, I want pie NOW and I don’t care what it looks like!!!!” And to me, it doesn’t get better than that.

Apple Cherry Galette with Kettle Chip Crumble

Sure, presentation matters – Martha would say that’s all that matters – but to me, when the baker is so excited to get a pie in the oven and into their mouth ASAP as possible, and they don’t care if the edges aren’t perfect, it means you’re about to devour something divine. Just like this one.

Or it could mean that pie crusts are notoriously fussy and I didn’t want to throw my pie crust against a wall, so I made a galette. Which ever method or justification works for you – go with it. No one cares, as long as the end result means pie for them.

This pie is combines all of the things I mentioned above – free-form crusted fun, lots of fruit that means it’s a legit breakfast option, and potato chips, because sweet and salt and crunchy things are MFEO – made for each other. In the crumble I used my all time favorite crisps – Kettle Chip Brand and their Sweet and Salty line of chips. I’m a weirdo who can’t have a sweet without a salty to balance it all out and these Sweet and Salty chips just begged to be turned into a crunchy crumble on top of pie. It never really dawned on me to use them for anything other than straight devouring, but let me tell you this instant – chips belong in pie crumble. When I told Ben what I did side eyes got thrown, but once it hit his pie hole he was SOLD on the idea. In celebration I made it rain Kettle Chips and ran through them like confetti at a NYC parade.

Apple Cherry Galette with Kettle Chip Crumble

But I’m not the only one on a pie-binge this week. I’m doing TWO Pie weeks right now – because I love pie so much – so join me and my best blogging friends to celebrate pie in all it’s free formed and crusted glory!!



Looking for more Pie Week recipes?

Brown Butter Apple Custard Pie from The Baker Chick

Bourbon Apple Hand Pies from Nutmeg Nanny

Pumpkin Pie Croutons from Chocolate and Carrots

Mini Pumpkin Pies from Dessert for Two

Winter Squash Pot Pie with Chickpeas and Swiss Chard from Eats Well With Others

Fancy Holiday Chocolate Pecan Pie from Keep It Sweet Desserts

Chocolate Pecan Tart from Bake or Break

Apple Cherry Galette with Kettle Chip Crumble from Country Cleaver

And because we love pie – we’re loading you up with Pie Accoutrements to make every pie a raving success!!


Apple Cherry Galette with Kettle Chip Crumble

Yield: 1 Pie

Prep Time: 30 Minutes

Cook Time: 45 Minutes

Total Time: 1 Hour 15 Minutes + 3 Hours Rest Time

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3 Granny Smith Apples, peeled, cored and thinly sliced
3 Honeycrisp Apples, peeled, cored and thinly sliced
1 cup Dried Cherries
1 Tbsp Lemon Juice
1 − 1 1/2 Tbsp Apple Pie Spice
½ cup Sugar
½ cup Brown Sugar
1 Prepared Pie Crust

1 Egg White
1 Tbsp Water

Kettle Chip Crumble:
4 cups Kettle Sweet and Salty Chips, lightly crumbled
4 Tbsp Butter, melted and cooled
¼ cup Brown Sugar


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Roll out pie dough on a piece of parchment paper into a 16" diameter circle. Gently place onto a baking sheet.
In a large bowl, toss to combine the apple slices, dried cherries, lemon juice, apple pie spice and sugars.
Pile the apples into the center of the pie dough and pile high leaving lots of room around the edges of the crust.
Gently fold the edges of the crust onto the apple and cherry filling.
Whisk together the egg white and water. Brush the edges of the crust lightly with the egg wash.

To prepare the crumble, pour remaining ingredients into a bowl, and stir together until large clumps form. Or use your hands. Sprinkle on top of the galette.
Bake for 45-60 minutes or until the apple are tender. Remove from oven and let cool for three hours. Do NOT cut into this early, it will drip all over.

*This recipe was created for Kettle Brand Chips, and I was compensated. As always, all opinions are my own.


24 Responses to “Apple Cherry Galette with Kettle Chip Crumble”

  1. #
    Annie @ Annie's City Kitchen — November 18, 2013 @ 8:01 am

    Say what?! This is so genius. I was just thinking of making a galette this weekend. Wish I would have seen this sooner!

  2. #
    Audra | The Baker Chick — November 18, 2013 @ 8:13 am

    Wow- this is blowing my sweet & salty- loving mind right now! This sounds like a pie I would absolutely adore. Thanks for being a part of Pie Week!!

  3. #
    Carla @ Carlas Confections — November 18, 2013 @ 8:42 am

    Could this get any better?! I think not!!! So amazing Meg!

  4. #
    Meagan @ A Zesty Bite — November 18, 2013 @ 10:12 am

    I’m loving this pie and I think its a beauty.

  5. #
    Jennifer | Bake or Break — November 18, 2013 @ 10:57 am

    I am devastated that I’ve never thought to use potato chips as a crumble. Genius.

  6. #
    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — November 18, 2013 @ 12:32 pm

    Kettle chips?! This is awesome!!

  7. #
    Kathryn — November 18, 2013 @ 2:43 pm

    Oh goodness, I’m not sure if kettle chip crumble is madness or genius. I have a feeling it’s definitely going to be the latter though 😉

  8. #
    Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl — November 18, 2013 @ 2:50 pm

    Kettle chips crumble? Be still my heart!

  9. #
    Erika — November 18, 2013 @ 5:03 pm

    Hail Yes to potato chip crumble.. This is just OMG!!!

  10. #
    Alaina @ Fabtastic Eats — November 18, 2013 @ 6:01 pm

    Umm this is the coolest pie I’ve ever seen. Get in mah belly!

  11. #
    Kirsten/ComfortablyDomestic — November 18, 2013 @ 7:35 pm

    You had me at Kettle Chips. The salty crunch on top has got to send this pie over the moon!

  12. #
    Tieghan — November 18, 2013 @ 8:01 pm

    Amazing! I mean, potato chip crumble?!? Killer! 🙂

  13. #
    Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry — November 18, 2013 @ 9:03 pm

    UM, my mind is officially blown! Girl, you made the ultimate apple cherry galette and I love you for it.

  14. #
    Marie @ Little Kitchie — November 19, 2013 @ 4:17 am

    This is seriously awesome and SO creative, Megan! LOVE!

  15. #
    2 sisters recipes — November 19, 2013 @ 6:39 am

    Wow what an amazing pie! Never imagined all the ingredients would go so well, but you make us think out of the box with this one. Awesome with the potato chip crumble!

  16. #
    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — November 19, 2013 @ 11:47 pm

    I’m loving the crunchy kettle chip crumble! And that scoop of ice cream. And the pie! Let’s just face it – I love it all!

  17. #
    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — November 20, 2013 @ 4:41 am

    That potato chip crust is genius – I am in LOVE with this pie! I don’t think it would make it to my Thanksgiving dessert table…

  18. #
    Roxi Beck — November 20, 2013 @ 11:47 am

    First: Pie. Second: Chips. You really didn’t have to say another word to get my attention. BRILLIANT!!! Can I take you home with me? 🙂

  19. #
    Karen - Cinnamon Freud — November 26, 2013 @ 10:36 pm

    Love the idea of adding chips to a pie- so creative and so delicious!

  20. #
    Caroline @ chocolate & carrots — November 30, 2013 @ 1:07 pm

    Do WHAT?! You’re a genius Megan! I’m totally going to through my family for a spin when I make this. 😀

  21. #
    plasterer bristol — February 16, 2016 @ 11:31 pm

    This sounds absolutely delicious. Thank’s for sharing this recipe.



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