Strawberry Galette has never been more delectable with this mini pie with homemade crust! This fruit galette features fresh strawberries and a flaky pastry crust with sour cream to keep the dough moist and add a slight tang. This mini homemade pie recipe is a special spring or summer dessert, perfect for using up that strawberry harvest!
I like to buy a lot of fresh fruit, but I do try to buy those that are in season to cut down on costs. I am so happy to see fresh strawberries available that taste amazing and are affordable when spring hits. Since strawberries are a favorite around here, I miss them during the winter months for recipes like strawberry muffins or strawberry cheesecake chimichangas. This strawberry pie recipe, made into a rustic mini version courtesy of Sian Cox is a great way to enjoy strawberries.This dessert is perfect to serve for Easter, Mother’s Day, Fourth of July or really for any spring or summer celebration.
Strawberry Galette Ingredients
To make these tasty mini strawberry galettes from scratch, you’ll need the following ingredients:
- all-purpose flour
- cold butter, cut into cubes
- sour cream
- 1 egg beaten – for egg wash before baking
Strawberry Filling Ingredients
- fresh strawberries, hulled and halved (quarter if large)
- orange juice
- powdered sugar for garnish (optional)
How to Make Homemade Pastry Crust for Galette
To make pastry crust from scratch that is flaky and delicious, start by gently whisking flour, salt and sugar in a large bowl. Add the cubed butter and use a pastry blender to cut it in until it resembles coarse crumbs. Don’t have a pastry blender or don’t like using them? No problem! You can also use a fork or your hands to combine the butter into the flour until it resembles coarse crumb.
Add the sour cream. (You will want to use the full fat variety for this recipe. Don’t skimp on the fat! ) Use a fork to mix it into the flour until they are combined. Use your hands to form the dough into 8 equal balls. Sprinkle dough balls with flour, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least one hour.
Why Use Sour Cream in Your Pastry Crust
Sour cream is a great addition to homemade pie crust. The results are a flaky crust, with a high rise than other options. It does change the flavor slightly with a subtle tang but that pairs well with this strawberry filling. But don’t take my word for it. Check out this detailed pie crust comparison from food52. Spoiler alert: Sour cream crust is their choice for a special occasion or if they have some on hand. So there you go.
How to Make Fruit Galette
To make your strwberry galette, take the 8 balls of dough from the fridge and let sit a couple of minutes. Pre-heat your oven oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. In a medium bowl mix together strawberries, sugar, cornstarch and orange juice. Set aside.
On a floured surface roll each of the dough balls out to a rough circle about 5 -6 inches in diameter. Put the pieces of rolled dough onto parchment paper lined baking sheets. Place about ¼ cup of the strawberry mixture into the center of each dough circle leaving a 1 inch boarder around the edge. Use a slotted spoon to scoop out the strawberries so you don’t get too much of the liquid. No one wants a soggy crust!
Fold the edges of the dough up so that they just reach the strawberry mixture. Don’t worry if they are not perfect and look a bit messy it adds character. Brush the pastry with the egg wash.
Bake for 25 to 40 minutes, until the pastry is golden brown and the filling is bubbly. Remove from oven and cool completely on a wire rack. Dust with powdered sugar.
Strawberry Galette with Homemade Crust
Strawberry Galette makes for a delicous rustic dessert! This is the best way to enjoy homemade pie with a homemade crust. The secret ingredient in the pastry dough makes for a super flaky crust.
- 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- ¼ teaspoon. salt
- 2 teaspoons. sugar
- ½ cup cold butter cut into cubes
- ¼ cup sour cream full fat
- 1 egg beaten – for egg wash before baking
- 2 cups strawberries hulled and halved (quarter if large)
- 2 tablespoons. sugar
- 1 tablespoon. cornstarch
- 1 tablespoon orange juice
- 1 tablespoon powdered sugar for garnish
In a large bowl whisk flour, salt and sugar.
Add the cubed butter. Cut in with pastry blender to coarse crumbs. (Can also use a fork or hands to mix the butter into the flour until it looks like bread crumbs.)
Add sour cream. Use a fork to mix it into the flour until they are combined.
Use your hands to form the dough into 8 equal balls.
Sprinkle dough balls with flour, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least one hour.
Take the 8 balls of dough from the fridge and let sit a couple of minutes.
Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
In a medium bowl mix together strawberries, sugar, cornstarch and orange juice. Set aside.
On a floured surface roll each dough ball out to a rough circle approximately 5 to 6 inches in diameter.
Place rolled dough onto parchment paper lined baking sheets.
Add approximately ¼ cup of the strawberry mixture using a slotted spoon into the center of each dough circle leaving a 1 inch border around the edge. (Using a slotted spoon prevents too much liquid being added so you don't get soggy crust).
Fold the edges of the dough up so that they just reach the strawberry mixture. Don't worry about perfection as we are going for a rustic look.
Brush the pastry with the egg wash.
Bake for 25 to 40 minutes, until the pastry is golden brown and the filling is bubbly.
Remove from oven and cool completely on a wire rack.
Dust tops with powdered sugar before serving.
That is all there is to creating a gorgeous mini dessert that everyone will love. You can also kick it up a notch and drizzle with chocolate before serving for a more decadent treat. Serve your strawberry galette with a cup a fresh coffee or even with tea at a tea party!