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Cranberry Blueberry Mini Galettes {gluten-free}
November 23, 2015 in Sweets · Winter · 18 Comments

Cran-Blueberry Mini Galettes {gluten-free}I have big love for pastry magicians and pie queens. Even after lots of practice making gluten-free crusts and baked goods of different kinds, working with a sheet of dough is still intimidating. So mini galettes to the rescue this Thanksgiving… rustic and juicy, with a flaky crust that doesn’t have to be carefully configured. My way of saying thanks for a little less imperfection in my life, and a whole lot to be grateful for.

Cranberry Blueberry Mini Galettes {gluten-free}Sure, we should count our blessings every day as some would say, not just the holidays. But I appreciate their power in making us all pause a bit, to reflect on why we’re so fortunate to be right where we are. To spend extra time together, to love a little harder.

This year I’m saying extra prayers for my restored health, and ability to live a full life that I wasn’t sure I’d ever have again – grateful to have healed the small intestinal bacterial overgrowth so I can eat what I love and embrace all that food brings to my life, including the people and a career I wouldn’t trade for the world.

Cranberry Blueberry Mini Galettes {gluten-free}

This post is sponsored by Cascadian Farm, and I’m using their special Mountain Peak Organic Blueberries, grown on their farm in Skagit Valley, WA. They’re so bountiful and juicy! Four varieties of blueberries (Patriots, Toros, Bluecrop, & Spartan) are in each bag, making for a diverse and flavorful blend. Be on the lookout for them exclusively at Whole Foods. 

And finally an answer last month to the intense headaches and constant earaches. The epiglottis in my throat is out of place, which has decreased my airway to 1/3 of normal. From the distress of trying to figure out how to breathe, my jaw moved out of place and now I have bone on bone contact on both sides. The constant grinding and all of my muscles in my face trying to brace the pain is inevitably the cause, so to we fix it, I am wearing a custom brace on my lower teeth all day, every day, for 8 months. If all goes correctly, my jaw forward, and allow the soft tissue to move back into place and act as a cushion. When that happens, my epiglottis should move at the same time.

Cranberry Blueberry Mini Galettes {gluten-free}Cranberry Blueberry Mini Galettes {gluten-free}Hallelujah. I’ve been wearing the “retainer” for about two weeks and the number of days in between the headaches is getting longer, which is great. I know it will be up and down as my face tries to figure out what is going on, but its progress. Not only am I feeling better, but much more at peace knowing there is an answer, and a reason.

And did I mention there’s a reason for these mini galettes too? They were the answer to my desire for everyone at the Thanksgiving table to have their own little pie, without all the fuss.

Cranberry Blueberry Mini Galettes {gluten-free}Cranberry Blueberry Mini Galettes.The gluten-free crust is one of all butter, flaky and light, yet holds the cranberries and blueberries inside. I kind of think these two fruits are the perfect match for each other, a combination of tart and sweet in each bite. Fruit forward and juicy, just like a good wine. Some of the juices will bubble over the top as they bake, creating a beautiful, rustic bleed.

Cran-Blueberry Mini GalettesNot only would the galettes be a great end to y0ur turkey feast, but really anytime during the holidays. I love to serve these fruit purses with homemade vanilla ice cream, straight from the the oven, melting its way into dessert heaven. It reminds me of berries and cream, one of the simplest delights.

Cranberry Blueberry Mini Galettes.I hope you have the best of weeks, and thank you for being a part of this blog. Your presence is definitely part of my gratitude this Thanksgiving, and always. xo

Cranberry Blueberry Mini Galettes.

Cranberry Blueberry Mini Galettes {gluten-free}

Adapted from Canelle Vanille
makes 6-7 mini galettes

gluten-free pastry dough:
50 grams superfine brown rice flour, plus more for dusting
90 grams oat flour
40 grams tapioca starch
1 tablespoon organic cane sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 stick (8 tablespoons or 110 g) cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1 egg yolk
5 tablespoons ice cold water

cranberry-blueberry filling:
1 (8 ounce) bag Cascadian Farm organic Mountain Peak frozen blueberries
1 1/4 cups fresh cranberries
1 1/2 tablespoons tapioca starch (or cornstarch)
1/3 cup organic cane sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

for top of crust:
1 egg yolk, beaten
turbinado sugar for dusting

Combine the first six ingredients in a food processor. Pulse once or twice to combine. Add the diced butter and pulse until you end up with small pieces of butter that are visible throughout the flour.

In a small bowl, whisk together the egg yolk and 3 tablespoons ice water. Add it to the dough and pulse until it comes together. Add 2 more tablespoons ice water.

Turn the dough onto a work surface, knead it a couple of times, and form a disk. Wrap in plastic wrap, flatten it, and refrigerate for at least 40 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Mix together the filling ingredients in a large bowl, coating completely, and let sit. Then, generously flour your surface, and grab about 2 tablespoons dough. Roll out each dough ball into 4 to 5 inch wide circles, about 1/8 inch thick. Transfer to a parchment lined baking pan. Then, add 3 tablespoons fruit mixture to the middle of the dough. Fold the edges up and pinch together where possible.

Brush the edges with egg yolk, and sprinkle with turbinado sugar. Repeat. Bake for 22 to 24 minutes, until bubbling and golden brown. Remove from oven and let stand for 15 minutes before serving.

Cranberry Blueberry Mini Galettes.Cranberry Blueberry Mini Galettes {gluten-free}Cran-Blueberry Mini Galettes

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18 thoughts on “Cranberry Blueberry Mini Galettes {gluten-free}

    1. amandapaa Post author

      Yes, isn’t that the truth? The anxiety from not knowing what’s wrong is almost as worse as the pain. I’m so grateful for the doctor who was able to help me! Thanks for stopping by Linda, and have a great holiday week.

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  1. Lily | Kale & Caramel

    These are so, so lovely, Amanda. Love that flavor combo of the two berries—one tart, the other mellow and sweet. What a gorgeous finale to the holiday meal. And I’m so sorry to hear you’ve been in pain—I suffer from occasional neck pain and I know how deeply, utterly debilitating it can be. You’re so brave to work through it and seek the treatment that will help. Sending strong thoughts for all of that.

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  2. Sherrie

    I agree, practicing gratitude should be a daily ritual but there’s something special about the holidays. They slow us down and place extra emphasis on family and giving thanks I love that about them. These tarts beautiful. I love the color combination of the blueberries and cranberries. Those Skagit blueberries sure are special. I was lucky enough to visit that very Cascadian Farm last fall! I’m so happy to know your health is on the mend Amanda. I’m grateful for you, and sending you love, xx.

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  3. Kathryn

    You poor thing – it’s just one trouble after another isn’t it? I’m glad you finally have some answers to your health problems though and can hopefully look forward to a pain-free 2016. These galettes are just beautiful. The colour of those berries is stunning and your gluten free pastry game is always so strong.

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    1. amandapaa Post author

      But there’s hope in sight! I’m feeling much better, and am so thankful for an answer. It’s so crazy how things like this can happen in our bodies. I would have never guessed my jaw would be the reason for something that felt so related to sinus/allergies. And thank you for the kind words about the pastry game, yours is top notch too! xo

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  4. Jill

    Thanks for sharing this gorgeous recipe, I can’t wait to try it! Happy to hear you are on the mend. Headaches and unexplained pain is just the worst! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  5. traci | vanilla and bean

    Oh Amanda…. I’m so sorry your dealing with this. BUT, I am so happy that you’re on the mend and are in good hands. No doubt finding a doctor who can help is sometimes 1/2 the struggle, but you did it! Hooray! Here’s to feeling better and gratitude my dear. And these Galettes? They are divine! Guests really appreciate individual desserts like this and they’re just so darn cute! Their rustic appearance makes them all the more desirable. Beautiful work my dear! Those little bites of purpley goodness were grown right around the corner from where I roam! The Skagit Valley is our breadbasket and is a beautiful place to call home! I hope you’ll be able to visit one day. xx

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  6. Faith (An Edible Mosaic)

    I’m happy to hear that there is an answer for the headaches and other related issues! Cheers to renewed health, my friend. And I completely agree about being grateful year-round, but taking a bit of extra time to reflect during the holiday season. These little galettes are so lovely, and right up my alley because I’m always a bit intimidated by a regular pie. And that filling – gorgeously delicious! xoxo

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  7. Alison @ Food by Mars

    These look so heavenly, yay for frozen blueberries and yay for mini desserts <3 I am so sorry to hear about the headaches – it's torture. I'm sure you're already doing this, but remember to stay hydrated and drink lots of water!! Have you ever tried acupuncture for it? I've been doing it for some other things and love it.

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  8. Emily | Gather & Dine

    What a sweet post, Amanda. So glad to hear that you are on the road to recovery and for the hope ahead. Cranberries and blueberries sound like such dreamy combo and mini galettes look just as they should- rustic and beautiful!

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  9. Daniel Blankenship

    I saw the Dr. and I now have to eat a gluten free diet. I have no idea what I’m supposed to get to eat, or what to get to make. Any help? I also have to watch my calorie intake.

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