Mini Salted Caramel Apple ‘Pie’ Galettes

October 31, 2018

These Mini Salted Caramel Apple ‘Pie’ Galettes are absolutely decadent and bursting with the perfectly coveted salted caramel + apple flavor. Wrapped in a buttery, flaky crust and slight crunch from the brown sugar crumble; these galettes make for a great sweet treat or holiday dessert, not to mention the beauty from their open-faces. These are the perfect hand-held pies without a doubt!

Mini Salted Caramel Apple 'Pie' Galettes

Happy National Caramel Apple Day, ya’ll! 

It’s Wednesday and we’re finally midway into the week. Woohoo! Plus, it’s Halloween so I’m sure that all the little kiddies will be adorably going around collecting their candies soon.

I don’t know about you, but I’m so relieved that it’s the last day of October! This month has been less than pleasant in more ways than one, so I’ve been dying for November to begin. Haha. Who else can relate?

Whelp, we’ve made it ya’ll AND to end things off sweet, I wanted to share these delicious mini galettes with you! So, if you’ve been an avid follower of Orchids + Sweet Tea, then you’ll know that I’ve tried my hands at galettes a few times prior to these. There was my first attempt with this Vegan Apple Blackberry Galette, which by the way made me fall in complete love with the idea of this dessert! Before making this, I never had a Galette and didn’t even know what it was. BUT, whoever created the galette did an amazing thing. It’s so BOMB! OMG! Haha.

Of course, my favorite version of the galette that I’ve made are these Mini Vegan Strawberry Peach Galettes. They were just the perfect play on sweet versus tart and in all the right ways! Plus, who doesn’t love Strawberries with Peaches, right? I know.

Mini Salted Caramel Apple 'Pie' Galettes

Trust me when I tell you that this Caramel Apple version is EVERYTHING! And if you’re a fan of Apples, then these Perfect Apple Streusel Cinnamon Rolls are a great choice! They come loaded with apple + pecan bits and topped heavily with a brown sugar and pecan crunch crumble. Every bite will have you feeling like you’re eating a warm slice of Grandma’s apple pie. There’s really no other way to eat a cinnamon roll after finding this recipe.

Oh and then there are these Mini Salted Caramel Apple Streusel Cheesecake Bites which are the epitome of the best dessert treat ever! I mean, who doesn’t enjoy a good ole’ bite of cheesecake, right?

Anyway, I’m super excited to share this recipe with you and I hope that you enjoy every bit of it! With the Holidays coming up, I know that most of us are scrambling around to create a good menu for the showdown that will take place in our kitchens! The awesome part about these little beauties is that making them in large batches isn’t complicated and making them fancy on a nice plate with a scoop (or two!) of ice cream will bring a bit of ‘pizzazz’ to your evening! Versatile, much? Yup.

Mini Salted Caramel Apple 'Pie' Galettes

Ok, let’s dig right into this recipe, shall we?

To Make the Crust:

Whisk the all-purpose flour, pastry flour, cinnamon, a pinch of cardamom, pure cane sugar, and sea salt together in a medium bowl. Add the cubed unsalted butter and using a pastry blender, blend butter into dry ingredients until the mixture becomes “peas-like and crumbly.

Add the cold non-dairy ‘buttermilk’ and stir until the dry ingredients are moistened. **NOTE: If the ingredients feels a little too dry, add 1 Tbsp of milk at a time, until it’s moistened**. 

Add dough to a lightly floured surface and knead a few times, about 2-3 minutes. Now, shape the dough into a ball and flatten it into a thick disk-like shape, dividing dough into 6 equal disks. **NOTE: to flatten it more easily, I used a plate or something flat**. Wrap the flattened doughs in plastic wrap (individually) and refrigerate them for at least 1 hour.

In the meantime, prepare the filling.

For the Filling:

In a medium saucepan, add unsalted butter and heat on medium-high heat. Once butter is melted, add diced apples, brown sugar, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and arrowroot starch, stirring with a rubber spatula until mixture begins to thicken.

Add maple syrup and continue tossing until apples become softened. Remove from heat and let cool.

Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit and line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper.

Once doughs have chilled, place each one on a lightly floured surface and gently roll them out (one by one) using a rolling-pin. You should aim for the best circle, which of course doesn’t have to be perfect! Then transfer the rolled out doughs unto the baking sheets (about 1 inch apart from each other) and add apple mixture to the center, leaving a 2-3 inch border around the dough.

Once filling has been added, gently fold the edges of the dough over the fruit, overlapping if needed. Press the overlaps gently to seal the dough. Repeat until all galettes are made.

Finally, mix together brown sugar crumble ingredients and add (1 Tbsp or so) to the tops of the apple mixture.

Once assembled, lightly brush tops of dough crust with egg wash and bake galettes for 35 minutes, until crust is golden brown and centers are bubbling. Once done, remove from the oven and allow them to cool for 10 minutes or so.

Drizzle with Caramel sauce and enjoy!

Bon Appetite!

Mini Salted Caramel Apple 'Pie' Galettes

Mini Salted Caramel Apple 'Pie' Galettes

Mini Salted Caramel Apple 'Pie' Galettes

Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 35 mins
Total Time: 45 mins
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Ingredients

For Crust:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, cold + cubed
  • 1 1/2 cup organic all-purpose baking flour (I use Bob's Red Mill)
  • 1 cup organic fine pastry flour (I use Bob's Red Mill)
  • 2 Tbsps organic pure cane sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • pinch of ground cardamom
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 cup Non-dairy 'Buttermilk' + 1 Tbsp (Non-dairy milk + 1 Tbsp lemon juice)

For Filling:

  • 2-3 Gala Apples, peeled + diced small
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 Tbsps Arrowroot starch
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 2 Tbsps unsalted butter
  • egg wash: 1 large egg lightly beaten + 1 Tbsp Almond milk
  • Salted Caramel Sauce, for drizzle (See Notes!)

Crumble:

  • 1/2 cup organic all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup organic brown sugar + 2 Tbsps
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 3-4 Tbsps unsalted butter, partially melted

Instructions

To Make the Crust:

  • Whisk the all-purpose flour, pastry flour, cinnamon, a pinch of cardamom, pure cane sugar, and sea salt together in a medium bowl. Add the cubed unsalted butter and using a pastry blender, blend butter into dry ingredients until the mixture becomes “peas-like and crumbly.
  • Add the cold non-dairy ‘buttermilk’ and stir until the dry ingredients are moistened. **NOTE: If the ingredients feels a little too dry, add 1 Tbsp of milk at a time, until it’s moistened**.
  • Add dough to a lightly floured surface and knead a few times, about 2-3 minutes. Now, shape the dough into a ball and flatten it into a thick disk-like shape, dividing dough into 6 equal disks. **NOTE: to flatten it more easily, I used a plate or something flat**. Wrap the flattened doughs in plastic wrap (individually) and refrigerate them for at least 1 hour.
  • In the meantime, prepare the filling.

For the Filling:

  • In a medium saucepan, add unsalted butter and heat on medium-high heat. Once butter is melted, add diced apples, brown sugar, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and arrowroot starch, stirring with a rubber spatula until mixture begins to thicken.
  • Add maple syrup and continue tossing until apples become softened. Remove from heat and let cool.
  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit and line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Once doughs have chilled, place each one on a lightly floured surface and gently roll them out (one by one) using a rolling-pin. You should aim for the best circle, which of course doesn’t have to be perfect! Then transfer the rolled out doughs unto the baking sheets (about 1 inch apart from each other) and add apple mixture to the center, leaving a 2-3 inch border around the dough.
  • Once filling has been added, gently fold the edges of the dough over the fruit, overlapping if needed. Press the overlaps gently to seal the dough. Repeat until all galettes are made.
  • Finally, mix together brown sugar crumble ingredients and add (1 Tbsp or so) to the tops of the apple mixture.
  • Once assembled, lightly brush tops of dough crust with egg wash and bake galettes for 35 minutes, until crust is golden brown and centers are bubbling. Once done, remove from the oven and allow them to cool for 10 minutes or so.
  • Drizzle with Caramel sauce and enjoy!
  • Bon Appetite!

Tips & Tricks

To Make Salted Caramel Sauce: See Recipe from Sally's Baking Addiction.
Crust Dough Storage: You can refrigerate it for up to 3 days, or freeze it for up to a month and then thaw overnight in the fridge, if you choose not to use it right away!

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  1. This looks so very creative and delicious! I would have never thought of buttermilk in pie crust but YAAAAASSSS, I am here for it! The fact that they are mini galette is so awesome for my portion control efforts! I can’t wait to try this recipe!!!

    • Haha! Yes, the buttermilk gives it such a nice flakiness along with the butter! And I do love mini versions of sweets for that reason also! Enjoy!