This Berry Galette is the perfect dessert when you run short of time and want to impress your guests. Sweet, buttery, and flaky crust filled with berries. When baked, the juices of the berries are released and mixed with flour to form a light pudding-like texture that’s so heavenly when served with a dollop of cream.
Mixed berry galette is a classic French dessert. It's a rustic, free-form tart that is filled with fresh, juicy berries. What makes it so great to make at home is its simplicity and versatility. You can use any type of berries you like, and the result is always a delicious, homey dessert that warms the heart.
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❤️ WHY YOU’LL LOVE THIS RECIPE
- Easy to make: This mixed berry galette recipe is straightforward and requires only basic baking ingredients. The process is as simple as mixing the dough, preparing the filling, and baking – perfect for any baking beginner.
- Family favorite: This berry galette is a hit with both kids and adults alike. Its sweet, buttery crust and juicy berry filling make it a dessert that the whole family will love.
- Versatile: This recipe is incredibly versatile. You can substitute the mixed berries for any other fruits you have on hand or prefer, making it a recipe you can use all year round.
- Crowd pleaser: Whether you're hosting a dinner party or a family gathering, this Berry Galette is sure to impress your guests. It's not only delicious but also visually appealing, making it the perfect dessert for any occasion.
You only need simple ingredients to make this mixed berry galette at home. More details about the ingredients and measurements are in the recipe card below!
All-purpose Flour: This is the backbone of your galette, providing structure to both the crust and the filling. The flour in the crust ensures it's sturdy and flaky, while the flour in the filling absorbs the juicy goodness from the berries, creating a delicious pudding-like texture.
Sugar: Sweetness alert! Sugar sweetens the dough and the berry filling, balancing the tartness of the berries. It also helps to brown the crust, giving your galette a beautiful, delicious color.
Butter: Butter is the star that brings everything together. It makes the crust rich, flaky, and deliciously buttery. In the filling, it adds a hint of creaminess that complements the berries.
Chilled Water: This helps bind the galette dough together without activating the gluten too much, which can make the dough tough.
Mixed Berries: The heart of the berry galette. They add sweetness, tartness, and a burst of flavor to every bite. Remember to use fresh berries for the best result, and while currants and blackberries can be used, they are best used sparingly due to their tartness.
🔪 HOW TO MAKE BERRY GALETTE
It's super easy to make this mixed berry galette! For detailed instructions, check out the recipe card below.
Making the Galette Dough:
Combine dry ingredients in a bowl. This includes the flour, sugar, and salt. Add butter to the mix and rub it between your hands or fingertips to create a crumbly texture.
Add chilled water to the mixture. Gently bring the dough together to form a disk. Remember not to knead the dough. Once the dough is formed, wrap it in plastic and refrigerate for at least half an hour.
Preparing the Filling
Mix the filling ingredients in a separate bowl. This includes all the filling components except for the butter. Stir the mixture using a wooden spoon or a spatula until the berries release their juices, dissolving the sugar and coating the flour. The butter will be added later.
Assembling and Baking the Berry Galette
Preheat your oven to a temperature of about 190C/375F. Cut a piece of parchment paper large enough to cover your baking tray.
Roll out the dough on a floured surface until it's about 13" wide. If the dough is too hard, let it rest for a few minutes before rolling.
Transfer the dough to the prepared baking tray.
Arrange the berries in the center of the dough, leaving a border of about 2.5 inches clear around the edges.
Fold the dough edges up and towards the center in a clockwise direction. Distribute the butter over the filling.
Brush the edges of the dough with milk and sprinkle with sugar.
Bake the galette for between 30 to 40 minutes or until the crust turns a golden brown color. Enjoy your homemade berry galette!
👩🏽🍳 PRO TIPS
Use Fresh Berries: For the best flavor and texture, use fresh berries in your galette. Avoid using currants and blackberries, or use them sparingly, as they can be more sour.
Don't Overwork the Dough: When making the galette dough, be careful not to overwork it. Just bring the dough together to form a disk and then chill. Overworking can result in a tough crust.
Chill the Dough: It's essential to chill the dough before rolling it out. This helps the butter in the dough to harden, making the dough easier to work with and resulting in a flakier crust.
Be Generous with the Filling: When filling your galette, pile your berries high in the center. This will result in a more flavorful and juicy dessert.
Brush and Sprinkle: Brush the edges of your galette with milk and sprinkle with sugar before baking. This will give your galette a lovely golden-brown color and a sweet, crunchy crust.
Add Some Citrus: For a refreshing twist, add the zest of one lemon to the filling. This will give the berry galette a subtle citrus flavor that pairs perfectly with the sweet berries and buttery crust.
Try Nuts: If you love the crunch and flavor of nuts, try adding a handful of chopped almonds or walnuts to the filling. The nuts will add a delectable crunch and a hint of nuttiness to your berry galette.
Spice it up: For those who enjoy a hint of spice, add a dash of ground cinnamon or nutmeg to the filling. This will give your berry galette a warm, spicy note that complements the sweet berries beautifully.
🍽️ HOW TO SERVE
- For a decadent breakfast, serve a slice of this berry galette with a dollop of Greek yogurt. The tartness of the yogurt complements the sweetness of the berries perfectly.
- Looking for a dessert with a twist? Pair this berry galette with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. The contrast of the warm, buttery galette and cold ice cream is a real treat!
- For a cozy afternoon tea, this berry galette pairs beautifully with a cup of your favorite herbal tea. The fruity flavors of the galette and the soothing tea are a match made in heaven.
- Want to impress at a dinner party? Serve slices of this berry galette with a drizzle of honey and a sprinkle of confectioner's sugar. It's a simple but elegant dessert that your guests will love.
💬 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Absolutely! You can definitely use frozen berries if fresh ones aren't available. Just remember to thaw and drain them properly before using to avoid making the crust soggy.
Currants and blackberries tend to be very sour and could overpower the sweetness of the galette. However, if you like a bit of tang in your dessert, feel free to use a small amount of these berries.
Yes, you can prepare the dough and the filling a day ahead. On the day of serving, just assemble and bake the galette. This makes it a perfect dessert for when you're entertaining guests.
Refrigerate: Your leftover berry galette can be stored in the refrigerator for up to three days. Place the galette in an airtight container or wrap it securely with plastic wrap to keep it fresh.
Reheat Instructions: When you're ready to enjoy your galette again, reheat it in the oven at a low temperature (around about 300°F/150°C) for about ten minutes or until it's warm. Avoid using the microwave, as it could make the crust soggy.
Freeze: Unfortunately, a baked berry galette doesn't freeze well due to the high moisture content in the berries. The crust may become soggy when thawed.
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Berry Galette Recipe
FOR THE GALETTE:
- 1 ½ cup all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoon sugar
- Pinch of salt
- ½ cup chilled butter cut in cubes
- 3 tablespoon chilled water
FOR THE FILLING:
- 2 tablespoon butter
- 3 tablespoon sugar
- 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
- 2 ½ cup mixed berries I do not advise that you use currants, they tend to be very sour.
TO BRUSH THE GALETTE:
- ¼ cup milk
- **Sugar to sprinkle over galette edges.
THE GALETTE DOUGH:
- In a bowl, add the flour, sugar, salt, and butter. Rub the mixture between your hands or using your fingertips.
- Add the chilled water and bring the dough together and form a disk. Do not knead this dough. Wrap the dough in a plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to an hour.
- In a mixing bowl, add all the ingredients of the filling (EXCEPT THE BUTTER) and mix using a wooden spoon or a spatula for two minutes. You need to mix until the berries bring out their juice to help dissolve the sugar and get coated with the flour. The butter will be added after filling the galette with berries.
THE BERRY GALETTE:
- Cut enough parchment paper to cover your baking tray. Preheat oven to 190C/375F.
- Dust the working surface with flour.
- Place the dough on your working surface and roll it out to 13” wide. If the dough is still hard, leave it on the working surface for 3 minutes and then roll.
- Place the rolled-out dough on the baking tray.
- Pile the berries in the center of the dough, 2.5 inches away from the edges.
- Fold the dough edges, up and to the center do this clockwise. Distribute the butter on the filling by dropping a quarter teaspoon all over the filling.
- Brush the edges with milk and then sprinkle with sugar.
- Bake the Galette for 30 to 40 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown.