Mini Blueberry Galettes

After making that peak summer Blueberry Pie (see previous post), I was anxious to make another Blueberry focussed summer treat.

I decided to whip up these mini galettes for a variety of reasons:

  1. They're adorable
  2. Easy to eat (fork free if needed!)
  3. No sharing

But seriously, any pie style recipe that results in a more efficient manner of transporting buttery crust and blueberries to your mouth is a massive win in my book. Bonus points for no cutlery needed.

I am obsessed.

Crust Ingredients
• 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
• 1/2 tsp sea salt
• 1/2 tbsp sugar
• 1/2 cup butter (straight from the fridge, cut into 1 inch pieces)
• 1/2 cup cold water
• 2 tbsp vinegar (I use cider vinegar, mix it in the water)

Filling Ingredients
• 2 cups wild blueberries
• 1/4 cup blackberries
• 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
• 1/4 cup sugar
• 1 tbsp packed brown sugar
• 1.5 tbsp ground arrowroot
• 1/8 tsp cinnamon
• Pinch of allspice
• 1/4 tsp sea salt
• Raw sugar, for sprinkling
• Egg wash (1 egg whisked with 1 tsp water)

Steps
To make the crust, mix together flour, sugar and salt.  Using a pastry blender, “cut” in the butter. This means you’re almost mashing the butter into the flour with the blender, ensuring all butter is covered in flour until the butter pieces are about the size of peas or a bit bigger.

Then, splash in a bit of your water mixture (2 tablespoons) and mix it around with your hand.  Continue to add a little at a time and mix and squish with your hand until a large dough ball forms.  If you need to get a bit more binding, add a bit of water to your fingers to help it along.  Don’t feel compelled to use all the water, mix it in until just combined and the dough is holding together.  Flatten into a disc and wrap and refrigerate for at least an hour.

Meanwhile, make your filling. Combine berries with lemon juice and sugars and gently stir to combine. Add arrowroot and spices and stir.

Remove dough disc from fridge and let sit for 5-10 minutes so the dough doesn’t crack. Roll out each disk on a floured surface until about 1/4 inch thick (it will be about 12-13 inches in diameter). Using a guide or going freehand, cut four 4-inch circles from the dough and place on a parchment lined baking sheet (I cut 3, then rolled my scraps into another round).

Sprinkle the middle of each round with a bit of sugar and flour to ensure a crisp crust. Evenly spoon the filling onto each round, leaving at least a 1.5 inch border around the edge.

Fold up the dough edge over the filling, pinching the bottom edge of the galettes to make sure it all stays together.  Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Brush with egg wash and sprinkle pastry with raw sugar for garnish.
Bake at 425F for 20 minutes, until pastry is set and is beginning to brown.  Lower oven temperature to 375F and bake for 15 minutes until pastry is brown and juices are bubbling.  Allow to rest for 10 minutes and dig in!

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