Get ready to indulge in the ultimate summer treat - an easy mixed berry galette recipe! It's ridiculously easy to whip up and bursting with deliciousness. Just grab whatever fruits are in season (trust us, blackberries, raspberries, strawberries, and blueberries are a winning combo) and let this fuss-free little sister of pie work its magic. This vibrant beauty will steal the show at any celebration!
Confession time: I have a "thing" about making pie crust. I'm sure it goes back to my childhood and my grandmother trying to teach me about making a crust that was anything but tender and flaky. So, I gave up.
This is the little cousin to a pie. It's simple and easy to make even for a weeknight treat. While this recipe calls for mixed berries, I have made a blueberry galette, a strawberry galette, and a simple blackberry galette.
Why You Will Love This Galette Recipe
A galette is a French pastry similar to a tart or a pie. It is essentially pie dough wrapped in free form over a filling made from fruit, and sugar. This free-form pie doesn’t require a special pan for baking.
- Quick and Easy - Since you are starting with pre-made dough, this pie comes together in minutes and only takes about 20 minutes to bake.
- Beautiful Summer Berries - Summer berries are at their peak and I'm finding them at all of the farmer's markets but feel free to pick some up at the store. You can use any type of berry in this recipe and make a delicious berry galette. Try strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, or any combination. I have even made a peach galette and a nectarine galette for company!
- No crust fussiness - Using pre-made pie dough, (you can use homemade pie dough if you prefer), you will find that there aren't any pre-baking, shaping, rolling out, cookie cutters, or other assorted fussy things to do. It's so simple that it's almost a no-fail crust for a simple pie.
- A Gorgeous Presentation - This free-form pie will surely impress your guests. It looks like you spent hours creating this deliciousness!
This pairs well with this amazing Lamb Burger With Zucchini that I love to serve company.
What Do You Need For A Mixed Berry Galette Recipe?
When I went to the farmer's market this past weekend berries were on display everywhere. I couldn't resist making this very special galette featuring mixed berries. I used strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries but you can use anything.
- Lemon juice
See the recipe card for quantities.
How To Make This Easy Berry Galette
This recipe is so simple to make!
Combine 3 cups of berries into a bowl. Add the sugar, cornstarch, and lemon juice and mix until combined.
Roll out the pie dough and heap the berries into the middle. Fold the dough over the berries.
Fold the edges over and crimp the edges to flute the dough.
Add an egg wash and then dust the outside with sugar. Then bake.
Hint: The entire galette can be made hours in advance and left at room temperature until serving. If you would like to serve this warm, simply heat your oven to 200 degrees Fahrenheit and warm the galette for 10 minutes. If you would like to make it a few days ahead, store this in the refrigerator then re-warm it before serving.
Get Creative With Variations and Substitutions
There are a few ways to get creative with this recipe:
- Gluten-Free Crust - I have found gluten-free crusts at Whole Foods Market. I simply let the crust sit on the counter for 10 minutes then take it out of the tin it comes in. I then roll it to make it a touch larger and use it in this recipe. If you wish to start from scratch, I have also used this mix.
- Home-made pie crust - Well, as I said earlier, I rarely make my own. However, if you want a fool-proof crust, I use this recipe.
- Berries - As I have said, use anything you wish. My two other favorites are a blueberry galette and a strawberry galette!
- Jam - Adding a touch of jam to the berries prior to serving will make the berries pop with a nice shine and add more sugar to the pie.
- Coarse Sugar - I use an extremely coarse sugar for the crust in my pictures above, however, you can use any coarse sugar for the outside. If you don't have coarse sugar you can use a heavy hand on regular sugar for the crust.
I bake my Easy Mixed Berry Galette on a jelly roll pan. My favorite pans are by Nordic Ware. This is the one that I use.
Store the leftovers in the refrigerator for up to three days. Make sure you cover the galette. Simply re-warm the pie when you are ready to serve.
If you re-warm your galette and the berries look a bit dry or limp, spread a bit of jam over the berries. You can warm the jam in the microwave for 15 seconds to loosen it up and make it easier to spread.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes! You are using a pie-dough to make the crust of a galette. You can use store-bought or homemade pie-dough.
While I typically don't do this step as I like the juice from the berries to seep out, you can brush the interior crust of the galette with egg white before adding the berries.
Yes. You can make this a few hours ahead of time and leave it at room temp before serving, or you can make this up to three days ahead and store it in the refrigerator. Simply re-warm when ready to serve.
Yes, you can use frozen berries which I do in the winter. Simply make sure that the cornstarch is adhering to the berries when mixing.
Galettes are traditionally made with standard butter-laced pie dough. However, yes you can use puff pastry dough. It will make your crust even flakier!
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Easy Mixed Berry Galette Recipe
- 1 pre-packaged rolled pie crust
- 3 cups mixed berries I use strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries but any will do
- 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice preferably fresh squeezed
- egg large
- coarse sugar for dusting
- Preheat oven to 375℉. Line a jelly roll pan with parchment paper.
Prepare the filling
- Slice the strawberries in half.
- Mix the berries together in a large bowl.
- Add the sugar, cornstarch, and lemon juice. Combine.
Prepare the Galette
- Unroll the pie crust and place on the prepared pan.
- Spoon the berries (not the juices) into the center of the dough, leaving roughly a 2 inch border around the edge.
- Gently fold the edges of the pie crust toward the fruit, overlapping the crust as necessary. Press gently to flute and seal the edges.
- Break the egg into a cup and add a small amount of water. Mix to combine.
- Brush the egg wash over the edges and sprinkle with coarse sugar.
- If you don't have coarse sugar, use regular sugar but make sure you coat the edges well.
- If you would like to make this gluten-free, you can use gluten-free pie crust.