Mini Sweet Potato Pies/Galettes

This Thanksgiving, give your sweet potato pie a sweet potato galette makeover! Buttery, flaky homemade pie crust with a flavorful rich sweet potato filling and fall spices! These mini sweet potato pies makes a delicious gift as well!
This Thanksgiving, give your sweet potato pie a new look by turning them into sweet potato mini galettes. Buttery, flaky homemade pie crust with a flavorful rich sweet potato filling and fall spices! Your guests will feel so special when you give them their own personal galette as they head home.

SWEET POTATO GALETTE

Are you a fan of sweet potatoes? I am! I love sweet potato pie but this Thanksgiving I’m making these mini sweet potato galettes. Aren’t they just too adorable!  I love that they are mini hand pies, so there’s really no need to use a fork.

These mini sweet potato galettes are perfect for the holidays coming up.  Place them out on a serving platter and let everyone help themselves. The also make delicious gifts. .  

This Thanksgiving, give your sweet potato pie a new look by turning them into sweet potato mini galettes. Buttery, flaky homemade pie crust with a flavorful rich sweet potato filling and fall spices! Your guests will feel so special when you give them their own personal galette as they head home.

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I’ve made this sweet potato galette two different ways. One with homemade pie crust and the other with store bought pie crust. The homemade pie crusts tastes way better! Nothing like a rich buttery and flaky crust.

There’s nothing wrong with store bought but flavor wise, homemade is always a winner! On the other hand, if you are making these for a large number of people, I’d say go ahead and put that store pie crust to work! 

This Thanksgiving, give your sweet potato pie a new look by turning them into sweet potato mini galettes. Buttery, flaky homemade pie crust with a flavorful rich sweet potato filling and fall spices! Your guests will feel so special when you give them their own personal galette as they head home.

HOW TO MAKE A SWEET POTATO PIE GALETTE

The picture tutorial below can be used as a guidance for both homemade and store bought pie crust.

If you are using homemade pie crust, please check out steps 1-3 below in the picture tutorial, skip steps 4 and 5 (steps 4 and 5 is for store bought pie only) then roll out

each of your chilled dough ball to 6 inch rounds then pick up at step 6 .

Sweet potato galette dough
2  1/2 cups flour

3 tbs sugar
1 tsp salt
1 stick and a half of very cold butter cut into 1/2 inch cubes.
4-5 tbsp water

Sweet potato filling
1 cup sweet potato
1/2 plus 1/4 cup sugar
1 stick butter melted
1/4 plus 1/8 tsp nutmeg
1/2 plus 1/8 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp lemon juice
very tiny small pinch of cardamom (a little goes a long way) (optional)
1/4 plus a pinch of salt

For the egg wash:
1 tbsp milk
1 egg yolk

 

SWEET POTATO GALETTE FILLING:

For small sweet potatoes cook in the microwave for 5-7 minutes.

For larger sweet potatoes cook in the microwave for 10-15 minutes. Make sure you check to see if they have softened up before the cook time is up because if the sweet potatoes cook too long they

may dry out. Let the potatoes cool then remove potatoes from their skins and mash them up. You should have 1 cup of sweet potato puree.

Add all of the sweet potato pie filling ingredients into a large bowl and beat with at hand mixer until smoother or use a food processor and pulse until the potato mixture is smooth with  no chunks

of sweet potato. Remove the filling from the food processor and pour it into a small bowl (see pic right below) set aside.This Thanksgiving, give your sweet potato pie a new look by turning them into sweet potato mini galettes. Buttery, flaky homemade pie crust with a flavorful rich sweet potato filling and fall spices! Your guests will feel so special when you give them their own personal galette as they head home.

TO MAKE THE  GALETTE CRUST:

The sweet potato galette pie crust is very easy to make. First, preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Put the flour, salt and sugar into the food processor. Pulse about 3-4 times. Then add the 1/2 inch cubed cold unsalted butter into the food processor with the flour mixture and toss until the butter

is coated with the flour. Cut the flour into the butter with the food processor until the mixture is a bit smaller than pea sized. If you see pieces that are bigger than pea sized that is okay.

This Thanksgiving, give your sweet potato pie a new look by turning them into sweet potato mini galettes. Buttery, flaky homemade pie crust with a flavorful rich sweet potato filling and fall spices! Your guests will feel so special when you give them their own personal galette as they head home.

Add the water and pulse until the dough starts sticking and coming together and the dough mixture resembles coarse meal. Dump the dough onto a lightly floured surface and roll dough into a

ball. Divide the dough into 6 equal part and roll into 6 small balls. Chill for 30 minutes.

For store bought pie crust: 

Roll out the store dough an 1/2 -2 inches more.

Using a bowl that’s about 6 inches in diameter, cut 2 rounds by pressing down on the bowl. Re-roll the scraps. You should be able to get one more round.

Repeat the same process with the other piecrust. You should be able to make 6 rounds.

This Thanksgiving, give your sweet potato pie a new look by turning them into sweet potato mini galettes. Buttery, flaky homemade pie crust with a flavorful rich sweet potato filling and fall spices! Your guests will feel so special when you give them their own personal galette as they head home.

Place the dough with parchment paper on a baking sheet. Evenly distribute the sweet potato mixture between the six discs (a bit less than 1/4 cup).

This Thanksgiving, give your sweet potato pie a new look by turning them into sweet potato mini galettes. Buttery, flaky homemade pie crust with a flavorful rich sweet potato filling and fall spices! Your guests will feel so special when you give them their own personal galette as they head home.

Gently fold the edges of the disc towards the sweet potato mixture. Press the folded and gathered areas gently to to adhere the folds.

To achieve that golden colored galette crust, make an egg wash by beating together the egg yolk and milk. Using a pastry brush, brush edges of each galette with the egg wash and sprinkle the dough with turbinado or granulated sugar.

Bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden. Serve warm or at room temperature with whipped cream if you like. Store galettes in the fridge for up to 3-4 days.

A display of mini sweet potato galattes.

Mini Sweet Potato Galettes

April Ronnecke
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6 mini galettes

Ingredients
  

  • For the homemade pie crust
  • **If you are using store bought pie dough you only need to buy one package qty 2 pie dough inside each box.
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 3 tbs sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 stick and a half of cold butter cut into 1/2 inch cubes.
  • 4-5 tbsp water add more if needed
  • For the sweet potato filling
  • 1 cup sweet potato
  • 1/2 plus 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter melted
  • 1/4 plus 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 plus 1/8 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp lemon juice
  • very tiny small pinch of cardamom a little goes a long way (optional)
  • 1/4 plus a pinch of salt
  • For the egg wash
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tbsp milk

Instructions
 

  • To make the pie crust (Directions for already made pie crust below in note).
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Put the flour, salt and sugar into the food processor. Pulse about 3-4 times. Then add the 1/2 inch cubed cold unsalted butter into the food processor with the flour mixture and toss until the butter is coated with the flour.
  • Cut the flour into the butter with the food processor until the mixture is a bit smaller than pea sized. If you see pieces that are bigger than pea sized that is okay.
  • Add the water and pulse until the dough starts sticking and coming together and the dough mixture resembles coarse meal. Dump the dough onto a lightly floured surface and roll dough into a ball. Divide the dough into 6 equal part and roll into 6 small balls. Chill for 30 minutes.
  • Roll out each ball of dough into a 6 inch circle. Place the dough with parchment paper on a baking sheet. Evenly distribute the sweet potato mixture between the six discs (a bit less than 1/4 cup per disc). Gently fold the edges of the disc towards the sweet potato mixture *(see photos above). Press the folded and gathered areas gently to to adhere the folds.
  • Make an egg wash by beating together the egg yolk and milk. Using a pastry brush, brush edges of each galette with the egg wash and sprinkle the crust with turbinado or granulated sugar (optional).
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden. Serve warm or at room temperature with whipped cream if you like. Store galettes in the fridge for up to 3-4 days. See *notes, if you want use store bought pie crust.

Notes

TIPS TO MAKE THIS SWEET POTATO GALETTE 

If you want to use store bought pie crust. Roll out the dough a inch or 2 more.
Using a bowl that's about 6 inches in diameter, cut 2 rounds by pressing down on the bowl. Re-roll the scraps. You should be able to get one more round.
Repeat the same process with the other piecrust. You should be able to make 6 rounds. See the above pic tutorial. Follow the same homemade piecrust steps to fill and shape the galettes.
**Prep/cook time does not include cooking the sweet potato or chilling the dough.
Recipe and post updated:  9/28/2019
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16 Comments

  1. Just made these and they were AMAZING!5 stars

    1. So glad you liked them! I don’t make them often because I’d eat them all! Thanks so much Nicky!

    1. Aren’t they?! Thank you so much and thanks for stopping by!

  2. These are beautiful. If they even taste as half as good as they look I’m in for a treat. Thanks for sharing!

    1. They are so delicious! They were gone in no time. Thanks!!!

  3. Such a nice twist on a classic pie. Making it a mini pie makes this even better.

  4. Oh my goodness! How cute are these? I love the mini pie idea. So much easier than having to cut up a whole pie. Plus sweet potato pie is one of my favs! Will have to give these a try 🙂

    1. Aren’t they the cutest? Exactly. I love sweet potatoes too! Thanks again!

  5. These look like delicious flaky packages of goodness! Yum! I like how it’s a smaller, yet hearty bite. Great flavors in this recipe. pinned.

    1. Thank you so much Michelle. Enjoy the rest of your week!

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