Summer Berry Galettes are easy to make treats that always impress everyone they’re served to! Individual portions of pie crusts are filled with juicy, sweet summer berries and are best when topped with ice cream.
Individual Berry Galette Recipe
So, what exactly is a galette? Put simply, a galette is a French pastry that almost always consist of flaky pie crust and fresh fruit. They’re perfect for summertime!
While you can really use any fruit you’d like to fill the galettes, I love using fresh summery berries like strawberries, blackberries, and blueberries.
Most galettes are large, like pies, and served in slices. However, I’ve found that these small galettes are just as easy to make as a regular sized one, and it’s much more satisfying to serve them individually to friends.
They’re like handing out little handheld pies – except they might just be tastier (and more unique) than most pies!
When I hear the term “French dessert,” I tend to get a little bit nervous. That usually means that there will be plenty of intrinsic steps and hours spent in the kitchen making sure it’s all perfect.
However, this hassle free recipe comes together in just over 30 minutes! This really is the perfect dessert to make for your next summertime party.
Why you’ll love this Summer Berry Galettes recipe
- Fresh: By using berries that are freshest in the warm summer months, you’re ensuring that each bite of these galettes is fresher than the last.
- Store-bought: I like using store-bought pie crust for this easy recipe because it’s tasty and saves so much time! However, you can make Homemade Pie Crust if you’re so inclined.
- Festive: It may seem odd to call these treats festive, as that term is usually reserved for holidays like Christmas and Halloween. However, summertime is a reason to celebrate, and these galettes are the perfect treat to celebrate with!
How to make Mini Berry Galettes for Summer
- Preheat the oven and line a baking sheet.
- Mix the berries with cornstarch, sugar, and lemon zest.
- Cut the pie crust into circles.
- Fill the centers of the pie crust with berries.
- Fold the edges of the crust.
- Brush the edges with beaten egg.
- Sprinkle with more sugar.
- Bake until golden brown.
- Serve, store, and enjoy!
Can I use frozen berries instead of fresh?
Sometimes frozen berries can substitute for fresh ones in a pinch, but this is sadly not one of those times. Fresh berries provide both the best flavor and ripe, juicy texture that’s SO important for the whole dessert to be the best it can be.
Frozen berries, once baked, will most likely lose their shape and the majority of their juices.
How do I know when the galette is finished baking?
I have two very important words for you when it comes to baking a galette – golden brown! Once the edges of the galettes are a beautiful golden brown color, you know that they’re ready to come out of the oven.
Be careful not to leave them in there too long, or they’ll burn pretty quickly and the berries will dry out.
How long will summer berry galettes stay fresh?
In an airtight container in the fridge, these berry galettes will stay fresh for up to 3 days. To reheat them, place them in the oven for just a few minutes – not the microwave! Both the dough and berries will lose their texture in the microwave.
With that being said, you can also enjoy a galette chilled! Many people prefer them that way.
Recipe Tips and Tricks
- Be very careful when initially stirring the berries. If you’re not gentle, the berries could easily burst and lose their shape.
- Serve your warm galettes with some No Churn Vanilla Bean Ice Cream.
- Try to not overfill the galettes with the berries. They should have just enough to fill them, not so much that the berries spill over.
These mini summertime berry galettes are fresh, sweet, and oh-so easy to make!
More summer dessert recipes we love
- Blueberry Lemon Pound Cake
- Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes with Cream Filling
- Patriotic Puppy Chow
- Banana Pudding
If you make this recipe be sure to leave us a comment or rating. Enjoy!
Individual Summer Berry Galettes Recipe
- ½ cup sliced strawberries
- ½ cup blackberries
- ½ cup blueberries
- ¼ cup granulated sugar divided
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 2 teaspoons lemon zest
- 2 pre-packaged Pillsbury pie crusts
- 1 egg
- Preheat the oven to 375F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Add the berries to a large mixing bowl with 2 tablespoons of sugar, and the cornstarch and lemon zest. Stir gently.
- Unroll the pie crusts on a lightly floured cutting board and cut out 4” circles. Place them on the lined cookie sheet and fill the center of each circle with berries, stopping ½ inch from the edge of the crust.
- Fold the crust edge up to cover the fruit, creating pleats.
- Brush the edges with the beaten egg and sprinkle with the remaining 2 tablespoons of sugar.
- Bake until golden brown– about 20 minutes.
- Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.