Blueberry Galettes

It’s summertime. That means it’s that time of year when I crave all sorts of fresh seasonal fruit baked into pies, tarts, cobblers, crisps and the like. Preferably served with a side of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream, and enjoyed outdoors on a warm evening with friends and family. Who wants to come over and help me make this summer fantasy a reality?

I’ll bake you some of these incredibly simple and rustically elegant blueberry galettes.

Blueberry Galettes

Blueberry Galettes

Blueberry Galettes

When you don’t have time or the patience to make a pie, galettes are the perfect solution. Think of them as a pie without the pan. Simply spoon the filling into the center and fold the dough up and over it. This obviously won’t work for more runny fillings, but for a berry pie it’s perfect. Instead of one large galette, I made 6 mini versions, great for individual portions and grabbing on the go. Blueberries were what I found in abundance at the store that week, but feel free to adjust the recipe to include whatever fresh berries or other fruit you can find.

While these blueberry galettes are an ideal evening dessert, they’re great for breakfast or a quick snack too. Most of these galettes were snatched from the kitchen in between diaper changes and feedings and gobbled up as finger food.

Whatever you do this summer, make sure you bake a dessert made from fresh fruit from your local farmers market or u-pick farm. And make sure to invite me over to share it with you!

Blueberry Galettes

You may enjoy these other summer fruit recipes:

Summer Berry Pie from Completely Delicious
Mini Raspberry Cobblers from The Comfort of Cooking
Sweet Cherry Pie from Completely Delicious
Triple Berry Crisp from Mountain Mama Cooks
Apricot Hazelnut Pie from The Vintage Mixer

Blueberry Galettes

Yield: 6 galettes

Blueberry Galettes

Bundles of fresh blueberries baked in a pocket of buttery pastry.

Ingredients

    For the crust:
  • 1 cup (113 grams) unsalted butter, cold and cut into cubes
  • 2 1/2 cups (310 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon (10 grams) sugar
  • 1 teaspoon (4 grams) salt
  • 1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon buttermilk, cold
  • For the filling:
  • 1 pound (510 grams) fresh blueberries
  • 1/3 cup (60 grams) sugar
  • 2 tablespoons (20 grams) cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon (1 gram) ground nutmeg
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 egg, for egg wash
  • Sanding sugar, for sprinkling

Instructions

  1. To make the pie crust, in a large bowl, stir together the flour, sugar and salt. Add the butter and toss to coat the butter. Dump entire contents of the bowl out onto a well-floured surface. With a well-floured rolling pin, roll the mixture together, flattening the butter into the flour. Use a bench scraper to bring the mixture back together again as needed. When the butter is in long sheets and evenly distributed through the flour, return the mixture to the bowl and create a well in the center.
  2. Add the buttermilk into the well and use your fingers or a wooden spoon to combine. Add more buttermilk a tablespoon at a time, if necessary, but the mixture should be a little on the dry side. Dump the contents back onto your floured surface and divide into 6 disks. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill in the fridge for one hour or overnight.
  3. To make the galettes, preheat oven to 400 degrees and line 2 sheet pans with parchment paper.
  4. Combine the sugar, cornstarch, nutmeg and lemon zest in a bowl. Add the blueberries and toss to coat. Roll out each disk of pie dough into an 8-10 inch circle. It doesn’t need to be exact or even. Spoon 1/6 of the blueberry mixture into the center of each disk and fold the dough up and over the filling. Brush with the dough with the egg wash and sprinkle with the sanding sugar.
  5. Place the galettes on the prepared sheet pans and bake until crust is golden and the filling is bubbling, about 30-35 minutes, rotating the sheet pans halfway through.
  6. Serve warm or at room temperature. Store galettes in the fridge for up to 3-4 days.
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12 Responses to Blueberry Galettes

  1. Kiya Brewer says:

    I want to try this but the season here for fresh blueberries is pretty much over..have u ever tried this recipe with frozen blueberries?

    • Annalise says:

      I haven’t, but I’m sure you could. But I would either add a touch more cornstarch or thaw and drain the blueberries to account for the extra moisture.

  2. Krista says:

    These are gorgeous! I happened to be watching Food Network on Sunday and Anne Burrell made a savory galette. Totally made me want one. Now I suppose I’ll have to make a savory AND a sweet one!

  3. These look amazing! I’m a huge galette fan, especially blueberry!

  4. These really are elegant looking. I bet they taste wonderful, too! They look easier to make than actual pie, which is really fine with me!

  5. What gorgeous galettes! I’ve been meaning to make galettes for so long now but I just never got around to it. Will have to make these soon since blueberries have been so cheap at the grocery store!

  6. Julia says:

    Beautiful galettes! I just made a blueberry pie and oh man, it has me totally lovin’ all things blueberry and pie! If I had nay left, I’d invite you over ;)

  7. Purabi Naha says:

    OMG! This looks absolutely amazing!! Your presentation is gorgeous and I want to devour this immediately! I think even my kids would love this…

  8. Chelsea says:

    OH YUM!!! That is one of my favorite things about summer…all the endless possibilities for baked treats with summer fruits. The farmer’s market is heaven! I have always wanted to try making jam from scratch but never have, maybe this is the year! Hint Hint :)

  9. These look amazing! I wish I could start my morning off with some blueberry galettes. Thanks for sharing with everyone.

  10. Lynna says:

    Gosh, you really do make delicious desserts all the time! Love blueberry desserts.

  11. Kelsey says:

    These look amazingly delicious! I am a site manager on Instructables.com, an online how-to community, and since you already have gorgeous photos and a write-up, I thought you might be interested in sharing your work on our site as well. You should consider submitting this (or any of your other desserts) as an entry to our Desserts Contest.

    http://www.instructables.com/contest/dessert/

    I would be happy to feature it on our site if you decide to post the instructions there and help get it noticed among our 13.8 million viewers. Let me know if you have any questions!

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