Strawberry Galette

Quick Summary

Strawberry Galette- this simple, rustic strawberry galette is the perfect dessert for spring and summer. Serve with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream!

Everyone knows that cookies are my all-time favorite dessert. I also love a good brownie or blondie, BUT my heart has a soft spot for fruit galettes. I am really not a huge pie person, but I will take a fruit galette any day of the week. Sign me up!

This Strawberry Galette is one of my favorites because I love strawberries and they are even better in this rustic fruit dessert. I love making this galette every spring and summer when strawberries are at their finest. It is my go to for the 4th of July, summer cookouts, and picnics.

Top with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream and you have the perfect dessert!

how to make strawberry galette

How to Make Galette Dough

So what is a galette? A galette is a rustic, free-form tart made with a single crust of pastry. Galette dough is similar to pie dough, but it is easier to make and has a slight crunch thanks to the addition of cornmeal. We make our galette dough in the food processor and it comes out perfect every time. You are going to LOVE it! I think it is BETTER than pie dough:)

  • To make the dough, combine flour, sugar, cornmeal, and salt in a processor; pulse 2-3 times.
  • Add butter and pulse 4-5 times, or until mixture resembles coarse meal. With the processor running, slowing pour the buttermilk through the chute, processing until the dough forms a ball.
  • Remove the dough ball and adhere any remaining pieces of dough to it, then wrap in plastic wrap or parchment paper. Refrigerate for at least 45 minutes before rolling out.
  • You can make the dough a few days in advance and keep it in the fridge.
strawberry galette recipe with ice cream

How to Make Strawberry Galette

  • Preheat the oven and take the galette dough out of the fridge so it can warm up a bit.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the sliced strawberries, sugar, cornstarch, and vanilla bean paste. If you don’t have vanilla bean paste, you can use vanilla extract. Gently stir until cornstarch disappears and the berries are well coated. If your strawberries are super sweet, you can reduce the sugar a little, but I find a ¼ cup of sugar is usually perfect to bring out the perfect amount of sweetness in the berries.
  • Unwrap the galette dough and place on a large sheet of parchment paper. Starting at the center of the dough, roll out, forming a 14-inch wide circle. Place the dough with parchment paper on a baking sheet.
  • Place the strawberry mixture on top of the dough, leaving a 2-inch border. Fold the dough border gently over the berries, overlapping where necessary and pressing gently to adhere the folds.
  • Lightly brush the edge of the dough with an egg wash and sprinkle turbinado sugar over the galette crust. The sugar adds a nice crunch and makes the galette look extra pretty!
  • Bake the galette for 45-55 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown. It is ok if some of the strawberries juice out a little. A galette is meant to look rustic and have character:)
  • Transfer the baking sheet to a wire rack to let cool to room temperature before slicing.
  • Cut the galette into pieces and serve with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.

How to Store

The galette is best the day it is made, but if you happen to have leftovers, you can cover it with plastic wrap and store on the counter. It makes a great breakfast, just saying:)

Like I mentioned above, you can make the galette dough in advance. It will keep wrapped in the fridge for up to three days. You can also freeze the galette dough for up to three months.

To freeze the galette dough, make sure the dough is wrapped tightly with plastic wrap. Place it in a freezer container or freezer bag and label it. The night before you plan to bake the galette, transfer the dough to the fridge to thaw.

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Strawberry Galette

Strawberry Galette- this simple, rustic strawberry galette is the perfect dessert for spring and summer. Top with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream!
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Ingredients
  

For the Galette Dough:

  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup coarse cornmeal
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup cold butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk

For the Strawberry Filling:

  • 3 1/2 cups sliced strawberries
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste (can use vanilla extract)

For the Egg Wash:

  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 tablespoons turbinado sugar, for sprinkling on dough

Instructions
 

  • To make the dough, combine flour, sugar, cornmeal, and salt in a processor; pulse 2-3 times. Add butter and pulse 4-5 times, or until mixture resembles coarse meal. With the processor running, slowing pour the buttermilk through the chute, processing until the dough forms a ball. Remove the dough ball and adhere any remaining pieces of dough to it, then wrap in plastic wrap or parchment paper. Refrigerate for at least 45 minutes before rolling out.
  • Center a rack in the oven and preheat to 350 degrees F. Take the galette dough out of the fridge and let it sit out while you prepare the strawberries.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the sliced strawberries, sugar, cornstarch, and vanilla bean paste. Gently stir until cornstarch disappears and the berries are well coated. Set aside.
  • Place the galette dough on a large sheet of parchment paper. Starting at the center of the dough, roll out, forming a 14-inch wide circle. Place the dough with parchment paper on a baking sheet.
  • Place the strawberry mixture on top of the dough, leaving a 2-inch border. Fold the dough border gently over the berries, overlapping where necessary and pressing gently to adhere the folds.
  • In a small bowl, beat the egg and water together with a fork. Lightly brush the edge of the dough with the egg wash and sprinkle turbinado sugar over the galette crust.
  • Bake the galette for 45-55 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown. Transfer the baking sheet to a wire rack to cool to room temperature before slicing.
  • Cut the galette into pieces and serve with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream, if desired.

Notes

You can make the galette dough in advance. It will keep in the refrigerator for 3 days. The galette is best the day it’s made.
You can use other fruits if you don’t have strawberries. Blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, mixed berries, or sliced peaches are all good options. 
We also like to make this galette on our Traeger Grill. Preheat the grill to 350 degrees and bake like you would in the oven. It works great! 

Nutrition

Calories: 327kcal, Carbohydrates: 48g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 13g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 3g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 52mg, Sodium: 194mg, Potassium: 167mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 22g, Vitamin A: 408IU, Vitamin C: 37mg, Calcium: 33mg, Iron: 2mg

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I'm Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. I made this with fresh strawberries. There was more than a little juice that snuck out! A mess. Argh. I should have upped the corn starch.

  2. Maria,
    I have a hard time cutting fruits and veggies. Could I use frozen strawberries?

    Thanks, Evette

    1. I think frozen strawberries will release too much juice. I haven’t tried it though.

  3. 5 stars
    So delicious! I made this over the weekend with fresh local strawberries. I loved the addition of cornmeal to the pastry dough – it added a little crunch! Even my 9 year old devoured his with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.