These are the BEST fresh Blueberry Galettes, one of my favorite things to make with the abundance of gorgeous blueberries in the summer! Fresh sweet blueberries are baked in an easy, flaky homemade crust – uncomplicated and perfect – and sure to be the most irresistible fruit galettes you’ve ever had!
A touch of fresh rosemary adds a gourmet flavor to the sweet and tangy blueberry filling, and the tender crust is sprinkled with sparkling sugar and chia seeds for a sweet crunch. So fast and easy to make, these tiny treats are perfect served warm with ice cream or sweetened whipped cream - the perfect rustic dessert for barbecues and picnics, garden teas, or a special after dinner treat!
WHAT IS A GALETTE?
A galette is a French pastry that is a free-form pie or pastry. Instead of being baked in a pie or tart pan, the edges of the dough are simply folded over the filling and baked. Galettes can be sweet or savory, big or small, but we’re especially fond of seasonal miniature fruit galettes! The colorful and fresh fruit fillings are a treat for both your eyes and your tummy!
The best thing about galettes vs traditional pies is that they're meant to look rustic and imperfect – and are super easy to make! These are the perfect pastry to make whether you are just starting out and learning to work with pastry dough, or have been baking for years. To make a galette, you cut or shape circles of pie dough, spoon your filling into the center, and fold the edges over to hold it together. That's it!
Galettes can also be made with yeast-raised doughs, resulting in a dish more like a calzone. They can be sweet or savory, but they’re always delicious! These sweet pastries are also known as Crostata in Italy. Whatever you call them, they are wonderful!
RECIPE TIPS & TRICKS:
RECIPE VARIATIONS FOR SWEET GALETTES:
Besides being ridiculously easy to make, you can use your favorite fruits to make galettes for any season of the year! You may want to substitute pure vanilla extract for the fresh lemon juice and zest, depending on the flavor profile of the seasonal fruit you are using! Any berries can be substituted in the same quantities but other fruits might require a slightly different amount of clearjel or cornstarch - check out this guide for fruit to cornstarch ratios for more information. These fruits all work well in galettes – have fun and experiment with your favorites:
TELL ME MORE ABOUT SAVORY GALETTES:
Galettes are simply delightful, whether you make sweet or savory variations. Besides being so easy to make, savory galettes really let you explore so many different options, including seasonal vegetables, meats, savory herbs and cheese. Here are some yummy variations:
PASTRY CRUST: (or use one package of pre-made refrigerated pie crusts)
1 cup (2 sticks or 226g) unsalted butter (cold and cut into cubes)
2-1/2 cups (310g) all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1 teaspoon salt
½ cup + 1 tablespoon cold buttermilk
2 cups (1 pint or 510g) fresh blueberries
1/3 cup (60g) granulated sugar
2 tablespoons (20g) Clearjel, quick tapioca or cornstarch
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
Fresh rosemary leaves
FOR THE GALETTES
1 large egg (room temperature)
1 tablespoon water
2 tablespoons Turbinado sugar or sparkling sugar
1 tablespoon chia seeds (optional)
HOW I MAKE THESE:
YIELD: 6 servings
Sodium: 425mg Calcium: 49mg Vitamin C: 7mg Vitamin A: 1059IU Sugar: 22g Fiber: 3g Potassium: 160mg Cholesterol: 111mg Calories: 588kcal Saturated Fat: 20g Fat: 33g Protein: 8g Carbohydrates: 67g Iron: 3mg
Original recipe created by Snowflakes & Coffeecakes; published May 2022.
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