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A Blueberry galette is a fruit dessert with juicy, fresh blueberries and lemon zest baked into a buttery, flaky crust. This French dessert recipe is easy and simple to make and just as easy to eat! The best part is the rustic look that makes it achievable to make with less stress. Once you make one galette you will want to make it with every fruit you love!

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Elena

blueberry galette cut with a slice taken out and flaky pastry crust
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What is a Galette?

Simply put, it’s pastry dough wrapped around fresh fruit. We love easy, delicious desserts! Galettes are a French pastry and similar to a pie or tart. They are free form and rustic in design. You don’t need any special tools or pans to make a galette and it truly is one of those desserts that anyone can make.

What to Serve with a Blueberry Galette


You don’t have to serve anything with a rustic galette, it is truly magical all on its own. If you want to get fancy for a get-together, there are a few options that always work beautifully with galettes!

  • good quality vanilla ice cream
  • freshly whipped cream with a hint on vanilla
  • whipped mascarpone cream sweetened with honey
blueberry galette cut in pieces on pretty plates with ice cream

Fresh or Frozen Fruit for Pies

The fruit really shines in a galette so fresh and in season is always better. With that said, It might be winter time and I’m craving a blueberry galette and nothing can stop me so… I will use frozen when needed. The key when using frozen fruit is adding a little extra binding agent such as flour or cornstarch to ensure the extra fruit juice turns into that ooey gooey jam like filling.

You CAN thaw frozen fruit first, but you DO NOT NEED TO thaw frozen blueberries (or other fruits) before baking them in a pie. You will need to bake the blueberry pie longer than you would with fresh or thawed fruit. That’s it! I prefer baking them frozen since the burst as they bake and don’t get shriveled in the thawing process.

delicious and flaky pie crust for a blueberry galette recipe

Story: The “Bomb” Blueberry Galette

The name for this blueberry galette came from my 4 year old son, Luca- “mama, this tastes bomb!”. That’s when my mama heart soars! Especially, since he is the child that loves to call all food any potty word you can imagine. Even if he LIKES what’s he’s eating there is something about brining up gross images while eating food, that I worked hard to prepare, that satisfies him. I’ll never understand. If I were naming this galette I find the names ‘elegant blueberry galette’, ‘rustic blueberry galette’, or ‘summer blueberry galette’ more appealing, but that doesn’t elicit the same memory for me. I think of Luca’s voice shouting ‘this tastes bomb’ every time I make it. I still think this galette is elegant and perfect for a year around dessert. The blueberries slightly pop in your mouth and remain tender and juicy. The flavor combo of the flaky salty crust, sweet tangy blueberry, and cold creamy ice cream is something I indeed call, BOMB!, maybe Luca is right after all. I hope you enjoy this with friends and family at your table.

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RECIPE

Prep Time: 20 min Cook Time: 40 min Total Time: 60 min Yield: 6 servings 

For Crust Use: Ultimate All-Butter Pie Crust

Blueberry Filling

Ingredients

2 cup fresh blueberries (I also like using frozen blueberries especially Wyman’s Wild

blueberries)

1/3 cup sugar

2 tablespoons flour

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 teaspoon lemon zest 

1/2 teaspoon allspice (you can omit this, but I love the slight nutty flavor it adds)

1 tablespoon lemon juice, fresh squeezed

1 tablespoon butter – pea sized pieces

Instructions 

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F
  2. Unwrap pie dough from the fridge, roll out on floured surface to make a large circle (about 16-18 inches in diameter)
  3. Place the dough on a piece of parchment paper that is on a baking sheet.
  4. In a bowl add sugar, allspice, and flour and sift together with a fork or whisk. Add in the blueberries, vanilla, and lemon juice and stir to coat.
  5. Pour blueberry mixture into the center of the pie dough and gentle spread out leaving a 2-3 inch boarder on the edges). Start folding the edges up and over the edge of the filling. Do this around entire galette.
  6. Dot the top of the galette with the pea-sized butter pieces. When completed, set aside. Crack an egg and beat it with a fork. Brush the edges of the pie crust with the egg wash (this gives it the golden brown color).
  7. Place in the oven on the center rack and bake for at 425 degrees F for 15 minutes then turn down the temp to 350 degrees F for 25 minutes. Remove when the crust is golden brown and the center is bubbly.
  8. When done, remove from oven. and let the it sit for at least 10 minutes, allowing the sweet fruit juices to thicken slightly.
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Blueberry galette is a fruit dessert with juicy, fresh blueberries and lemon zest baked into a buttery, flaky crust. This French dessert recipe is easy to make and easy to eat! Once you make one galette you will want to make it with every fruit you love!

  • Total Time: 60 min
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x

Ingredients

Units Scale

For Crust Use: Ultimate All-Butter Pie Crust

Blueberry Filling:

  • Ingredients
  • 2 cup fresh blueberries (I also like using frozen blueberries especially Wyman’s Wild blueberries)
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons flour (if using frozen berries add 1 teaspoon more of flour and sugar)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice (you can omit this, but I love the slight nutty flavor it adds)
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 Tablespoon butter – pea sized pieces

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F
  2. Unwrap pie dough from the fridge, roll out on floured surface to make a large circle (about 16-18 inches in diameter)
  3. Place the dough on a piece of parchment paper that is on a baking sheet.
  4. In a bowl add sugar, lemon zest, allspice (if using), and flour. Mix together with a fork or whisk. Add in the blueberries, vanilla, and lemon juice and stir to coat.
  5. Pour blueberry mixture into the center of the pie dough and gentle spread out leaving a 2-3 inch boarder on the edges). Start folding the edges up and over the edge of the filling. Do this around entire galette.
  6. Dot the top of the galette with the pea-sized butter pieces. When completed, set aside. Crack an egg and beat it with a fork. Brush the edges of the pie crust with the egg wash (this gives it the golden brown color).
  7. Place in the oven on the center rack and bake for at 425 degrees F for 15 minutes then turn down the temp to 350 degrees F for 25 minutes. Remove when the crust is golden brown and the center is bubbly.
  8. When done, remove from oven. and let the it sit for at least 10 minutes, allowing the sweet fruit juices to thicken slightly.
  • Author: Elena
  • Prep Time: 20 min
  • Cook Time: 40 min
  • Category: Sweet/ Dessert
  • Method: Italian/ French
  • Cuisine: Italian/ French

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My dream is to share delicious wholesome recipes that you will share around the table with all your loved ones. The memories surrounded by food are the heart and soul of CucinaByElena.

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4 Comments

  1. The first CBE recipe I tried and it was an immediate hit! I’ve since made many more with all kinds of delicious fillings. Thanks for keeping things simple and delicious.