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Chai Spiced Apple Ricotta Galette. Layers of fresh ricotta cheese, sweet Honeycrisp apples, and chai spiced maple syrup, all atop a bed of flakey, buttery, puff pastry. This chai spiced apple and ricotta galette is fall’s easiest and coziest dessert. It’s beyond delicious, super simple, so pretty, and the perfect warming treat to bake up any day of the week. Bonus? Your kitchen will smell like fall while this bakes…better than any candle!

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I’m really not sure there’s anything better than autumn baking. It’s probably the most relaxing weekend activity. I really can’t think of anything I’d rather do on a dreary, rainy fall day. Do you agree? The smells of warming cinnamon, sweet apples, and hints of vanilla are seriously the best. Honestly, one of my favorite things. I often feel so thankful that I’m able to do so much baking for HBH.

Fingers crossed you guys are all on board with weekend baking once the summer weather turns to chilly fall days. I know a lot of you in the US are only just now experiencing slightly chillier temperatures (my parents are with my brother Red in Tahoe…where it snowed!). But once October hits, the cold weather will surely follow. I’m here to prepare you with all the best autumn recipes, both savory and sweet.

Last week I shared the perfect spiced pecan apple cider doughnut cake, great for a weekend brunch or as an after-dinner dessert with a scoop of ice cream. Today I’m taking the simpler route and sharing a sweet apple galette that takes only minutes to prep, about a half-hour to bake, and is best enjoyed warm right out of the oven. It might just be one of my favorite galette recipes I’ve shared. And that’s saying a lot, seeing as I do have a few galette recipes here on HBH. Crazy as it may seem, this is my first apple galette. I now plan to make it every weekend I can until the apples go out of season. It’s truly that good, and that easy.

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side angled photo of maple syrup being drizzled over top the apples before baking

To Make this Chai Spiced Apple Ricotta Galette

It’s simple and you need only a few pantry staple ingredients.

First, start with the chai spiced maple syrup. Instead of using sugar to sweeten this galette I turned to pure maple syrup, which always reminds me of fall. It’s sweet, with a hint of amber, and pairs so nicely with crisp apples. I spiced the syrup with salted butter and chai spices. So a touch of cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, all-spice, nutmeg, and black pepper. It’s truly a very fall spice and it’s so perfect.

Boil the maple on the stove for a couple of minutes, then remove, and add a splash of vanilla extract. Oh so good. The syrup alone is worth making and would be delicious on a big ole stack of pumpkin pancakes

Tip: double the chai spiced maple syrup and use for your morning pancakes or french toast sticks.

overhead photo of Chai Spiced Apple Ricotta Galette before baking

Once the syrup has been made, it’s time to assemble the galette.

You just need some puff pastry, fresh ricotta cheese, and the best honeycrisp apples you can find. Of course, you can use any apple, but I find sweet Honeycrisps to be the absolute best.

Roll the pastry out, spread the ricotta over the pastry, then top with thinly sliced apples. Sweeten everything up with that chai spiced maple syrup.

The final step is to bake and wait patiently by the oven for this to be done. As the galette bakes your kitchen will be filled with smells of cinnamon, maple, and sweet apples. All the smells of fall.

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My serving suggestions?

This is delicious any way you serve it. But if you want the best possible apple galette experience, enjoy this slightly warm with vanilla ice cream. Finish off with a few generous drizzles of the remaining chai-spiced maple.


Every bite is filled with hints of chai, buttery pastry, creamy ricotta cheese, and sweet apples. It’s honestly one of the best desserts. So simple, but yet every last bite leaves you wanting another.

I highly recommend baking this over the weekend…to test out the recipe. Then incorporate this easy galette into your next autumn dinner party menu. Not only is this a dessert you can prepare in advance, but it always turns out pretty…and delicious too.

overhead photo of Chai Spiced Apple Ricotta Galette with 6 slices cut and ice cream on top of galette

Your weekend game plan?

Apple picking…or at least hitting up the market for fresh off the tree Honeycrisp apples.

Galette baking…and eating.

Because autumn apples + chai spices + maple syrup + buttery pastry = the ideal weekend. With a side of ice cream…and maybe some Netflix too.

What are your favorites? Always looking for new suggestions!

overhead photo of Chai Spiced Apple Ricotta Galette with slices of the tart removed and melted ice cream

If you make this chai spiced apple ricotta galette be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

Chai Spice Apple Ricotta Galette

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories Per Serving: 1098 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.



  • 1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
    2. Bring the maple syrup, butter, cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, all-spice, nutmeg, and pepper to a boil in a small saucepan over high heat, simmer 2 minutes. Remove from the heat. Stir in the vanilla and a pinch of salt.
    3. On a lightly floured surface, roll the puff pastry out into a rectangle about 1/4 inch thick. Place the pastry on a parchment lined baking sheet and spread the ricotta in an even layer over the pastry, leaving a 1 inch border. Drizzle the ricotta with 2 tablespoons or so of the spiced maple. Arrange the apples, skin side facing up over the ricotta. Drizzle or brush the apples with 2-3 tablespoons of the spiced maple. Fold the edges of the pastry up and over the apples. Now brush the edges of the pastry with a little of the spiced maple and sprinkle with sugar (reserve any remaining spiced maple for serving).
    4. Transfer to the oven and bake for 25-35 minutes or until golden brown. It's OK if the edges get dark, and they will get dark.
    5. Let cool slightly and serve with additional chai spiced maple and ice cream. Enjoy! 
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  1. 5 stars
    I am making this for the second time as “individual tarts”, and I think it is a fantastic recipe! I was so nervous the first time how they would turn out, but when baked they came out brown and yummy. This time I did “trim” the apple halves into a sort of square shape before slicing them so that they would fit better on the pastry and give me the edges to roll up. They are much prettier than the first time!

    1. Hey Tony,
      That’s amazing!! Love that you made these into mini tarts. Thanks so much for trying the recipe and sharing what worked well for you! xT

  2. 5 stars
    I made this as written as dessert for a family thanksgiving. I absolutely loved it. It was perfect and rustic for my taste. The flavors were incredible and the freshly grated nutmeg is worth it. That said nobody wanted it, it was too rustic looking that everyone wanted traditional looking pies. I’d make this for personal use because the flavor is so great even though least sophisticated friends and family wouldn’t understand it.

    1. Hey Amber,
      Thank you so much for making this recipe, I love to hear that it was a winner! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! xx

  3. 3 stars
    This was delicious and pretty easy to make. I used a monk fruit sweetener and maple syrup so it was diabetic friendly!

    1. Hey Sara,
      Fantastic!! Thanks so much for sharing your feedback and giving this recipe a try, I am so glad it turned out well for you! Have a great weekend:)

  4. I made this a couple years ago and it was AMAZING. Now I’m wondering if I can make a hand pie type version? Something that could easily be brought to work for my coworkers to enjoy?

    1. Hey Shannon,
      Happy Friday!👻 Thanks a bunch for giving this recipe a try and sharing your review! I love to hear that it was enjoyed! You could definitely try just cutting the puff pastry into smaller squares, I would probably use 2 or 3 sheets depending on how many you want! xT

    1. Hey Kelly,
      You can keep this covered in an airtight container on the counter. Please let me know if you have any other questions, I hope this turns out delish! xx

      1. Hi teaghan – just debating making this in advance. You said can leave on counter, tightly covered. Then just reheat before serving. Do you think it would get mushy if we made it a day in advance?

  5. “I highly recommend baking this over the weekend…to test out the recipe”. Why is that? Is the recipe going to need tweaking or what? Thank you!

  6. I teach Culinary Arts to high school students and I am excited to make this recipe with them after our field trip to the apple orchard.

    1. Hi Ruth,
      Wonderful!! Thank you so much for trying this recipe and sharing your feedback! I am so glad it was enjoyed. Have a great week! ?xxT

  7. 5 stars
    This recipe is divine. The maple syrup alone is so good. I made two this weekend (without testing it first!) for a brunch I host for my kids teachers and it was devoured. I did make pie crust to use instead of the puff pastry as a personal preference. The spiciness, the ricotta that disappears into the apples, the syrup, everything was wonderful. I’ve been asked to toss my old apple galette recipe in exchange for this one.

    1. Hey Brithany,
      This recipe is more on the sweet side. I hope you love this recipe, please let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan