This rustic Mixed Berry Fruit Galette is perfect for a summertime celebration. Full of fresh berries and wrapped in a simple pie crust.
I can hardly keep berries in the house with my kids. It seems like by the time I get done putting away the other groceries, they’ve almost gobbled them all up before they even make it to the refrigerator. I bought a few cartons of blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, and strawberries that somehow didn’t get demolished and were nearing the end of their life span. I decided I needed to make something with them quick because I couldn’t stand the idea of all of those [not-the-cheapest-organic] berries going to waste!
So why not throw them all into a pie? Well, for one, I was feeling lazy and didn’t want to roll out and fuss over a crust. I decided to use my favorite, simple pie crust recipe anyway but make it into a more rustic fruit galette instead. Galettes are especially easy to make because they’re basically formless which makes them pretty fool-proof.
- 1 1/2 cup flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 8 tbsp unsalted butter softened and cut into pieces
- 2-3 tbsp cream
- 2 cups mixed berries
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 1 tbsp corn starch
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
- Mix the berries, lemon juice, sugar and corn starch in a large bowl. Set aside in the refrigerator.
- Mix together salt and flour.
- Using your fingers, quickly incorporate the butter with the flour mixture until it resembles coarse bread crumbs. (Don't form a paste, or allow the butter to melt.)
- Drizzle 2 tbsp of the cream over the crumb mixture. Use your fingers to incorporate, it should be damp and hold together when pinched. Add more cream if necessary.
- Transfer the dough to your baking sheet. Start from the center and pat the dough out to resemble a large rough circle.
- Spoon the fruit mixture into the center of the dough, leaving about 2 inches around the edges.
- Fold the edges up around the fruit, overlapping the edges.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes until crust is just starting to brown.
- Allow to cool completely before cutting. Serve with whipped cream or ice cream (optional).
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