Small Batch Apple Galette
This small batch apple galette recipe makes just one 5-inch galette, just enough for 1 hungry person or 2 more reasonable people to share! The apples in the galette are arranged in a show stopping rose shape (which is surprisingly easy to do, even for a beginner baker!). I instruct you to then brush the apples with honey and butter. Doing so just a touch of sweetness to this rustic and restrained dessert. Access the recipe by supporting Hummingbird High on Patreon—learn more below!
Why You Should Make This Small Batch Apple Galette
Here are all the reasons to make this apple galette recipe:
This apple galette recipe is small batch.
I frequently get requests to make smaller batch versions of my pie recipes. However, in order to do so, you need specialty equipment like mini pie pans. Because I’m hesitant to encourage folks to buy single-use specialty baking equipment (seriously–who needs more clutter in their kitchen?! I don’t!), I wanted to figure out a small batch pie recipe that didn’t need one.
That’s when I realized that, instead of make a small batch pie, I could make a small batch galette. Why? A galette is basically a pie—they’re made with the same kind of pastry dough, and filled with fruit. The only difference? A galette is “free form” and baked on its own, without a pan to hold it together. On the other hand, a pie is baked in a pie pan. That’s it!
From there, it was a breeze to develop a small batch galette. I took my favorite pie dough and reduced its proportions to be more suitable for a smaller pastry. The recipe uses just ONE apple and makes a 5 inch galette. That’s enough for just 1 hungry person or 2 more reasonable folks!
The small batch apple galette looks professionally made, but is actually incredibly easy to make at home!
Because the apples are assembled in a beautiful rose pattern, the galette looks like it could be sold in a French patisserie. But don’t be intimidated! This rose pattern is actually incredibly easy for the home baker to achieve. I promise! And to make your life even easier, I’ve included step-by-step video tutorials that you can reference while you make your own version at home.
This small batch apple galette recipe is infinitely customizeable.
The best part about this small batch apple galette recipe is that it’s crazy customizable. You can use different stem fruits, like different varieties of apples and pears. I’ve included notes on how to substitute out the apple with the other fruit of your choice.
I’ve also included notes on how to double the recipe if you think that one galette isn’t enough. The recipe can be easily scaled up and down to feed more people. The possibilities are endless!
Small Batch Apple Galette: An Exclusive Recipe For Patreon Supporters
Now that I’ve convinced you to make this apple galette, I have some potentially bad news. You’ll need to support me on Patreon to access the recipe. Before you click out, please either learn more about why I started a Patreon.
But the TL/DR is this: Patreon supporters of Hummingbird High get exclusive access to extra recipes like this one with a basic $1 or $5 subscription. Supporters also have the exclusive ability to choose the recipes I develop for Patreon by participating in a monthly poll. Previous recipes have included:
- Blueberry Scones (Small Batch)
- Yellow Sheet Cake with Chocolate Frosting (Small Batch)
- Cinnamon Rolls (Small Batch)
- Mini American Flag Cake
- No Bake Cheesecake Bars (Small Batch)
- Peach Crumb Bars (Small Batch)
- Pumpkin Snickerdoodles
- Baked Apple Cider Donuts
- Peppermint Bark Oreos
- Gateau Basque
- Blood Orange Drizzle Cake
- Small Batch Baileys Brownies
- Lemon Pudding Cake
- 6-Inch Victoria Sponge Cake Recipe
- Small Batch Streusel Coffee Cake Recipe
- 6 Inch Japanese Strawberry Shortcake
- Small Batch Biscuit Peach Cobbler
And now, this small batch apple galette. Hooray!
Why Becoming a Patreon Supporter Helps Me Create Recipes
By becoming a patron of Hummingbird High, you are enabling me to keep developing the baking recipes that you have been using and relying on during these critical times. You’ll also enable me to shift my focus away from pitching to sponsors and working on branded content, and instead spend more time creating recipes and tutorials that are specifically made for you and your needs. You can see examples of this work on these recipe blog posts for Small Batch Brownies, Small Batch Blueberry Muffins, and Small Batch Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins.
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