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Mini Berry Galettes

These Mini Berry Galettes are the perfect summer dessert. The sweet fresh berries are baked in a flaky pie crust that’s been dusted with sugar. They’re like pie, but easier and fun to make with kids!

top view of an ice cream topped mini berry galette with a metal spoon and fork set on the side of it.

Mini Summery Berry Galettes

Do you get excited for a gorgeous summery dessert just like I do? And what about if that dessert looks and tastes super impressive, but was completely simple to make?

That’s what you’ve got here with these mini berry galettes. They are absolutely the prettiest little mini sweet treats and the perfect summer dessert – and you can make them with a 4 ingredient filling and frozen pie crust! Grab the kids and get baking!

What is a Galette?

Galette is a French term for a flat, round, free form crusty cake. It’s a simple and rustic dessert that can be made with any fruit or pastry dough.

Think of it a bit like a pie but with much less effort and fuss. It is just dough wrapped over fruit filling. That’s all. A simple, free form pie that’s quite literally bursting with sweet fresh fruit flavor. 

pie dough cut into small rounds

Recipe Ingredients

This ingredient list is so simple. It’s the perfect recipe if you’ve been berry picking with your littles. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • mixed berries
  • sugar
  • cornstarch
  • lemon juice
  • refrigerated pie crusts (I use Pillsbury’s)
  • flour
  • milk, for brushing pie crusts, optional
  • turbinado sugar, for sprinkling over pie crusts, optional
  • vanilla ice cream, for serving

What Kinds of Berries To Use

For my mini berry galettes, I used sliced strawberries and blackberries. You can use any berry you have though. Blueberries will work great and raspberries, too. You can use any combination of berries you’d like! Stone fruits are also a great choice.

How to Make Mini Berry Galettes

  1. Prep: Preheat the oven to 375˚F.
  2. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  3. Filling: Combine the berries, sugar, cornstarch, and lemon juice in a mixing bowl. Stir to combine and place the bowl in the fridge until you’re ready to use.
  4. Crust: Lightly dust your work area with flour and slightly roll out one of the pie crusts.
  5. Using the rim of a cereal bowl or a 5.5 to 6-inch round cookie cutter, cut out 4 circles from the rolled out pie crust.
  6. Repeat with the other pie crust. 
  7. Transfer the mini pie crusts to the previously prepared baking sheets.
  8. Form the galettes: Divide the previously prepared berry filling evenly among the pies, placing the berries in the center of the dough.
  9. Fold the pie crust edges over the berries, overlapping the crust as you go. Make sure there aren’t any cracks or openings in the crusts or the fruit juices will seep out during baking.
  10. Top: Brush the tops of the pies with a bit of milk and sprinkle them with turbinado sugar.
  11. Chill: Chill the pies in the fridge for 15 minutes, and up to 5 hours.
  12. Bake: Bake the berry galettes for 25 minutes, or until they’re lightly browned and the berries are bubbling. 
  13. Cool and serve: Remove them from the oven and cool them for 5 minutes.
  14. Top with vanilla ice cream and serve. 
pie dough filled with berries

Tips for the Best Berry Galettes

Follow these simple tips to make sure your mini berry galettes turn out like the magical little messy fruit pies you want:

  • You can use this same technique and sub the berries for any season fruit (or frozen fruit, at that). 
  • If you can’t find or don’t have turbinado sugar, you can use sugar in the raw in its place. 
  • Be careful not to roll your dough too thin! This will create a soggy bottom.
  • Make sure your filling is not overly wet. The berries will release liquid as they bake so you don’t want to add excess moisture before the baking even begins.

How to Store Homemade Galettes

You can store your homemade galettes at room temperature for up to 2 days. No need to refrigerate or freeze these little babies. But do make sure you cover them or place them in an airtight container. 

side view f berries stuffed in a mini galette and topped with ice cream

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can you make a galette ahead of time?

Galettes are best served once they’ve cooled, so you can make them ahead of time if you are planning to bring them somewhere or just want to make dessert earlier in the day. I wouldn’t suggest making them more than a day in advance though, as the dough could become soggy on the bottom. 

How do you serve galette?

For starters, you want to serve your galettes once they are starting to cool. It is tempting to serve them warm – the melty ice cream is irresistible! – but they also might start to fall apart.

I serve my berry galette topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or some whipped sweet cream! You could also sprinkle them with some cinnamon or top the ice cream with a drizzle of this homemade blueberry sauce. Another option is to top your galettes with chopped nuts. 

top view of an ice cream topped mini berry galette with a metal spoon and fork set on the side of it.
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5 from 5 votes

Mini Berry Galettes

These Mini Berry Galettes are the perfect summer dessert. The sweet fresh berries are baked in a flaky pie crust that’s been dusted with sugar. They’re like pie but easier and fun to make with kids!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: French
Keyword: blackberry dessert, galette recipe, strawberry dessert, summer dessert
Servings: 8
Calories: 239kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 cups mixed berries I used sliced strawberries and blackberries
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 refrigerated pie crusts I use Pillsbury’s, thawed and at room-temperature
  • flour for dusting
  • milk for brushing pie crusts, optional
  • Turbinado sugar for sprinkling over pie crusts, optional (IF using Turbinado sugar, make sure to brush the pie crusts with milk, first)
  • Vanilla ice cream for serving, optional

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375˚F.
  • Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Combine berries, sugar, cornstarch, and lemon juice in a mixing bowl; stir to combine and place in the fridge until ready to use.
  • Lightly dust work area with flour and slightly roll out one of the pie crusts.
  • Using the rim of a cereal bowl or a 5.5 to 6-inch round cookie cutter, cut out 4 circles from the rolled out pie crust.
  • Repeat with the other pie crust.
  • Transfer mini pie crusts to previously prepared baking sheets.
  • Divide previously prepared berry filling evenly among the pies, placing the berries in the center of the dough.
  • Fold the pie crust edges over the berries, overlapping the crust as you go. Make sure there aren’t any cracks or openings in the crusts or the fruit juices will seep out during baking.
  • Brush tops of pies with a bit of milk and sprinkle with turbinado sugar.
  • Chill pies in the fridge for 15 minutes, and up to 5 hours.
  • Bake for 25 minutes, or until lightly browned and berries are bubbling.
  • Remove from oven and cool for 5 minutes.
  • Top with vanilla ice cream and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 239kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 175mg | Potassium: 73mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 27IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg

12 Comments

  • Jen
    June 8, 2020 at 6:57 pm

    5 stars
    I’m so impressed with how you take a simple ingredient list and transform it into a beautiful one of a kind pastry. Truly a work of art!

    Reply
    • Katerina Petrovska
      June 9, 2020 at 6:33 pm

      Thank you so much for your kind words!! I hope you enjoy these! 🙂

      Reply
  • Beth
    June 8, 2020 at 7:49 pm

    5 stars
    I made these the other day and my family loved them! They are so delicious and tasty!

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    • Katerina Petrovska
      June 9, 2020 at 6:32 pm

      I am very glad you and your family enjoyed them! Thank YOU! 🙂

      Reply
  • Cathy
    June 9, 2020 at 2:52 pm

    Love this mini version! So perfect for summer parties!

    Reply
    • Katerina Petrovska
      June 9, 2020 at 6:31 pm

      I hope you enjoy it! Thank YOU! 🙂

      Reply
  • Sara Welch
    June 9, 2020 at 6:27 pm

    5 stars
    What a beautiful pastry! Looking forward to enjoying this all summer long; looks amazing!

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    • Katerina Petrovska
      June 9, 2020 at 6:30 pm

      Thank you so much, Sara! I hope you enjoy it! 🙂

      Reply
  • Suzy
    June 9, 2020 at 7:43 pm

    5 stars
    Mini galettes are perfect for serving individual desserts! These are gorgeous!

    Reply
    • Katerina Petrovska
      June 10, 2020 at 8:17 pm

      Thank you so much, Suzy! I hope you enjoy it! 🙂

      Reply
  • Catalina
    June 10, 2020 at 1:29 pm

    5 stars
    So flavorful are these tarts. My family will love it!

    Reply
    • Katerina Petrovska
      June 10, 2020 at 8:15 pm

      Thank YOU! I hope you and your family will enjoy it! 🙂

      Reply

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