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4th Of July Dessert Recipe :: Mini Blueberry Galette Stars!

Whether you’re hosting a big backyard BBQ or just a few friends, menu planning for the 4th of July is essential! You’ve gotta have the classics, like juicy corn on the cob and a pasta salad or two – but most importantly, you need a 4th of July dessert! This year, keep it SUPER easy with our recipe for mini Blueberry Galettes in the shape of stars…

4th of july dessert recipe for mini blueberry galettes - so easy! | via coco kelley

What I love about galettes is that they are really hard to screw up – even for an ameteur baker like myself. A dusting of powdered sugar and a little topping of lemon zest fancy these super simple pies right up, giving you extra points for style!

4th of july dessert recipe for mini blueberry galettes - so easy! | via coco kelleyMini Blueberry Galettes // makes 6 

  • 2 cups blueberries
  • 3 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • ½ a large lemon for juice and zest
  • powdered sugar to dust

an easy 4th of july recipe - blueberry galettes! | by coco kelley

For this recipe, we used an instant pie crust – any of your favorite recipes for crust will do the trick! Make up your dough and stick it in the fridge to cool. Preheat the oven to 400º. Combine all ingredients for the filling into a bowl and mix well until the berries start to juice.

mini blueberry galette recipe by coco kelley

Sprinkle your working surface with plenty of flour and start rolling out your dough (not too thin!) to about 6-8″ in diameter, and then cut it into a pentagon shape.

step by step instructions on how to make star shaped blueberry galettes for the 4th of july | via coco kelley

Top with blueberry filling, and fold the corners over to create a star, and be sure to pinch the ends of the ‘star’ so the dough stays while baking! Add extra filling if needed.

4th of july dessert recipe for mini blueberry galettes - so easy! | via coco kelley

Whip the egg and use it to brush over the dough, then sprinkle with granulated sugar. Bake for 30 minutes, or until edges are browned.

4th of july dessert recipe for mini blueberry galettes - so easy! | via coco kelley

Pro tip: I had to check my galettes about halfway through to see how they were holding up and I noticed that some of the edges fell apart – be sure to pinch those edges well so that they don’t fall apart!

4th of july dessert recipe for mini blueberry galettes - so easy! | via coco kelley

Let cool before dusting with powdered sugar and topping with lemon zest or rind. If you’re feeling extra patriotic, a topper of vanilla ice cream and chopped strawberries will make this a true red, white and blue experience!! Enjoy!!

4th of July Dessert: Mini Blueberry Galette Stars!
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Serves: 6
 
A super simple dessert for the 4th of July, our we've made our mini Blueberry Galettes in the shape of stars to celebrate the holiday!
Ingredients
  • 2 cups blueberries
  • 3 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • ½ a large lemon for juice and zest
  • powdered sugar to dust
Instructions
  1. Use your favorite pie crust recipe to make the crust for the galettes. Make up your dough and stick it in the fridge to cool.
  2. Preheat the oven to 400º. Combine all ingredients for the filling into a bowl and mix well until the berries start to juice.
  3. Sprinkle your working surface with plenty of flour and roll out your dough (not too thin!) to about 6-8" in diameter, and then cut it into a pentagon shape.
  4. Top with blueberry filling, and fold the corners over to create a star, making sure to pinch the ends to make sure the dough keeps it shape while baking!
  5. Add extra filling if needed.
  6. Whip the egg and brush over the dough, then sprinkle with granulated sugar.
  7. Bake for 30 minutes, or until edges are browned.
  8. Let cool before dusting with powdered sugar and topping with lemon zest or rind.
  9. If you're feeling extra patriotic, a topper of vanilla ice cream and chopped strawberries will make this a true red, white and blue experience!!