Rustic Mini Apple Galettes

8 Servings
1 hr

Mini French Apple Galettes with delicious flaky crust and warm spiced apples served with real vanilla bean ice cream.


A Galette is a term used in French cuisine to designate various types of flat round or freeform crust. These rustic mini Apple Galettes are simplistic and scrumptious. It's like an Apple pie without the pan!



Recipe details

  • 8  Servings
  • Prep time: 30 Minutes Cook time: 30 Minutes Total time: 1 hr
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Ingredients


  • 3 large Granny Smith Apples, peeled, cored and sliced into half moons
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tbsp. flour
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1 tsp. Ground ginger 
  • 2 tsp. Pure vanilla extract
  • pinch salt
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice 
  • 2 sheets puff pastry, rolled 
  • 1 egg, well beaten 
  • 1 tbsp. Fine or coarse sugar
  • 2 tbsp. butter, cut into tiny cubes

Instructions


Thaw the puff pastry according to the package instructions. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. In a medium bowl combine the apples slices, brown sugar, granulated sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, vanilla extract, salt and lemon juice. Stir well to combine. Cover with plastic wrap and place in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes. Roll out pastry on a clean lightly floured surface to approx. 1/4 inch thick. Using a 5.5 inch cookie cutter cut dough. (You can get about 5 round cutouts per sheet). Spoon about 1/4 cup of filling into the center of each dough round. Gently and tightly fold the edges up over the filling, leaving the very center exposed. 
Using a pastry brush, lightly brush the pastry with the beaten egg and sprinkle the pastry with the sugar. Place a few pieces of mini butter cubes on top. Bake until golden brown, about 30 minutes. Serve with vanilla bean ice cream if desired!

Antoinette Joseph
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