Mini Apple Galette Recipe

This Mini Apple Galette Recipe is so easy to pull together with pie crust and fresh apples. Top them with vanilla ice cream and salted caramel sauce and you will have a decadent treat no one can resist!

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caramel apple galettes with vanilla ice cream and salted caramel on top

This Mini Apple Galette Recipe will be the easiest dessert you have ever made that looks and tastes like it took hours. Top them with a salted caramel sauce and vanilla ice cream for an even more decadent treat.

And if you want to check out some other flavor variations for a galette, check out my Fresh Mango Galette and my Apple Lavender Galette recipes!

WHAT IS A GALETTE?

A galette is an easy pastry dessert that doesn’t require a lot of time or skill to make. Galette is a French term that describes different types of pastries that are round or rectangle shape and flat. They have a sweet or savory filling in the middle, are free-form (think rustic), and have a crust that is folded over the edges. Galettes are similar in taste to pies but are baked on a baking sheet rather than in a pie pan.

Ingredients Needed to Make Mini Apple Galettes

  • pie crust (homemade or store-bought)
  • granny smith apples (I like these best because they are firm and not too sweet)
  • brown sugar
  • all-purpose flour
  • lemon zest
  • freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ground cinnamon
  • freshly grated nutmeg (or ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg)
  • egg (for egg wash)
  • sugar
  • salted caramel sauce (you can make your own in the Instant Pot!)
  • vanilla ice cream, optional, but highly recommended

How to Make Mini Apple Galettes

  1. Cut the crust into thirds and form 3 balls. Roll out each ball on a lightly floured surface with a rolling pin to be 8-9″ in diameter. Chill the dough rounds in the fridge while you prepare the filling. This helps create a flaky crust.
  2. Preheat the oven to 400°F and place the oven rack in one of the lower settings in the oven.
  3. Core and cut the apples into slices, then cut each slice in half again. Place the apple slices into a large bowl. Combine ¼ cup brown sugar and the flour, lemon zest, lemon juice, cinnamon, and nutmeg with the apples.

How Do You Assemble a Galette?

  1. Remove the chilled crusts from the fridge and spoon the apple mixture on top of each one starting at the middle. Leave about 2″ around the edges. Fold the edges up and around the apples on each galette, creasing where needed.
  2. Beat the egg and brush the crust edges with it and sprinkle with a sugar mixture.
  3. Place the galettes in the oven and bake for 30 minutes.

HOMEMADE OR STORE-BOUGHT CRUST?

You can make your own pie crust or use store-bought. Check out my go-to pie crust recipe HERE. If you make your own crust, the dough has to be refrigerated for at least an hour before assembly, so keep that in mind. You will also only use half of my recipe so you can freeze the other half for later, or make even more galettes!

To make your own crust, you will need the following ingredients:

  • all-purpose flour
  • salt
  • sugar
  • unsalted butter, cold and cubed
  • ice water

Tips for Making Mini Apple Galettes

  • I used granny smith apples for this recipe because they are firm and less sweet than other varieties. You can use any apple variety you like or have on hand.
  • I do not peel the apples before baking, but you can if you would like to. 
  • Since these are mini galettes, I slice my apples and then cut that slice in half for smaller pieces. I find that they fit better in the smaller pastry.
  • The liquid from the apple mixture may leak out when baking, which is fine. This is where the parchment paper will come in handy for easy clean-up!
  • It’s best to bake the galette on a lower rack in the oven so that the top of the apples do not burn but the crust can fully cook.
  • If you have any leftovers (that’s a big IF), you can store them covered in the fridge for a day or 2, but these galettes are really best when served right away.
mini salted caramel apple galettes on a cooling rack with a jar of caramel

What Toppings to Use on These Galettes

I topped my mini apple galettes with some salted dulce de leche (caramel) I made in my Instant Pot! And then to really take this dessert to the next level, I also added a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream. Some other toppings that would be delicious are chopped nuts, whipped cream, or granola.

mini salted caramel apple galette with ice cream on top caramel

Tools needed to Make Salted Caramel Galettes

I use this handy nutmeg tool shown below to grate my nutmeg. Freshly grated nutmeg provides even more flavor to the galette filling.

You will also need to slice the apples. I have been using this tool for years and it’s always in my kitchen. If you don’t have an apple slicer you need to buy one ASAP. Trust me, you will thank me for this one!

These are the baking sheets I use and I love them. They have a lot of baking surface and clean-up well.

More Dessert Recipes To Check Out

mini salted caramel apple galette with ice cream on top caramel

Mini Apple Galettes with Salted Caramel Sauce

5 from 23 votes
Print Pin Rate
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Cooling Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 3 mini galettes
Author: EmilyFabulous

Equipment

  • large mixing bowl
  • Rolling Pin
  • parchment paper
  • baking sheets
  • small bowl for egg wash
  • pastry brush

Ingredients

  • 1 pie crust (homemade or store-bought)
  • 2-3 granny smith apples, sliced and then cut in half
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg (or ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg)
  • 1 large egg (for egg wash)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • salted caramel sauce
  • vanilla ice cream (optional topping)

Instructions

  • Take the pie crust out of the fridge and allow it to sit at room temperature for about 10 minutes. This will make it easier to roll out (If you made your own pie crust using my recipe, you will only use half of the dough from the recipe).
  • Cut the crust into thirds and form 3 balls. Roll out each ball on a lightly floured surface with a rolling pin to be 8-9" in diameter. You don't need a perfect circle since you will be folding up the edges.
  • Place the rolled-out circles onto baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Place the baking sheets into the fridge while you prepare the filling. This helps create a flaky crust!
  • Preheat the oven to 400°F and place the oven rack in one of the lower settings in the oven.
  • Core and cut the apples into slices, then cut each slice in half again. The smaller pieces are easier to fit into a mini galette. Place the apple slices into a large bowl. Combine ¼ cup brown sugar and the flour, lemon zest, lemon juice, cinnamon, and nutmeg with the apples.
  • Remove the chilled crusts from the fridge and spoon the apple mixture on top of each one starting at the middle. Leave about 2" around the edges. Fold the edges up and around the apples on each galette, creasing where needed.
  • Beat the egg and brush the crust edges with it. Mix together 1 tablespoon sugar and 1 tablespoon brown sugar and sprinkle on the edges on top of the egg wash.
  • Place the galettes in the oven and bake for 30 minutes. Allow the galettes to cool for a few minutes. Top with the salted caramel sauce and vanilla ice cream if desired. Enjoy!

Notes

  • I used granny smith apples for this recipe because they are firm and less sweet than other varieties. You can use any apple variety you like or have on hand.
  • I do not peel the apples before baking, but you can if you would like to. 
  • Since these are mini galettes, I slice my apples and then cut that slice in half for smaller pieces. I find that they fit better in the smaller pastry.
  • The liquid from the apple mixture may leak out when baking, which is fine. This is where the parchment paper will come in handy for easy clean-up!
  • It’s best to bake the galette on a lower rack in the oven so that the top of the apples do not burn but the crust can fully cook.
  • If you have any leftovers (that’s a big IF), you can store them covered in the fridge for a day or 2, but these galettes are really best when served right away.

Any nutrition calculations are only estimates using online calculators. Please verify using your own data.

top view of a mini apple galette with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a drizzle of salted dulce de leche sauce

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