Saturday, June 25, 2011

Blueberry Apricot Galette

Had I known Galettes were so ridiculously easy to make and insanely delicious I would have been making these lovely free-form tarts for years.  The dough literally took me about five minutes to make, and the filling about three minutes.  The fresh colorful fruit makes for a gorgeous dessert, and it was a perfect light treat for a warm summer's evening.

I got this recipe out of my Baking with Julia book, which is one of my favorites.  While the recipes in it range from very easy to very difficult, I love how there is loads of information and detail about each step in a recipe.  I recently made the brioche dough which I was initially totally intimidated by, but the recipe was practically foolproof.

There are two versions on how to make the dough, one by hand and one by food processor.  I used and included the food processor version which is super easy and quick.  Use any fruit you like, although the recipe cautions that strawberries tend to make the Galette a bit soggy since they're so watery.  This recipe calls for only half of the recipe of Galette dough, just wrap up the other half and stick it in the freezer.  When you're ready to use it just take it out of the freezer and let it defrost in the fridge overnight.

Galette Dough
from Baking with Julia - Flo Braker

3 Tbls. sour cream (or yogurt or buttermilk)
1/3 cup (approximately) ice water
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup yellow cornmeal
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
7 Tbls. cold unsalted butter, cut into 6-8 pieces

Makes two 8-inch galettes

To make the dough with a food processor: combine ingredients in the work bowl of your food processor fitted with the metal blade, pulse to combine. Drop butter in and pulse 8-10 times, until butter pieces are pea sized or smaller. With the machine running, add the sour cream mixture and process just until the dough forms moist soft curds.)
Turn the dough out of the bowl. Divide it in half. Press each half into a disk. Wrap each disk in plastic, and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

For the Filling:

For filling
1 1/2 cups mixed fresh berries or sliced fruit
1 Tbls. plus 1 tsp. sugar
1 Tbls. hone
1 Tbls. cold unsalted butter

Makes 4 to 6 servings
Preparing the Galette: Position rack in lower third of oven and preheat to 400°. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Remember this uses a half recipe of the above galette dough. Put dough on a lightly floured work surface and roll into an 11 inch diameter circle about 1/8 inch thick. Continuously sprinkle flour under the dough while rolling to prevent sticking. Once rolled out, transfer dough to your prepared baking sheet. Spread the berries over the dough, leaving a 2-3 inch border. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of the sugar over the fruit and drizzle on the honey. Cut the butter into slivers and scatter it on top of the fruit. Fold the uncovered border of the dough up over the filling, allowing the dough to pleat as you lift it up and work your way around the Galette. Dip a pastry brush in water, give the edge of the crust a light coating, and then sprinkle the crust with the remaining teaspoon of sugar.
Baking the Galette: Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until pastry is golden and crisp. Transfer the baking sheet to a cooling rack and let the Galette rest on the sheet for 10 minutes. Slip a wide spatula or small baking sheet under the Galette and slide it onto the cooling rack. Serve warm or at room temperature, cutting the tart with a pizza wheel or a sharp knife. Serve the same day.

Linked to:
Sweet Indulgences Sunday
Sweet Treats Thursday
This Chick Cooks Link Party 
Sweet Tooth Friday 
Sweets for a Saturday


  1. These looks so good! I haven't made a Galette, but I am now going to have to try it for sure!

  2. I have never made a Galette before either. I may have to now! Left over dough is always a good thing in my house. I make individual fruit tartlets with jam. :)

  3. I also have never made a Galette but after seeing this it`s being added to my list of to do`s. Beautiful job with the dough. Going to buzz this one for you.

  4. I haven't made a Galette either. This one really looks delicious as all of your recipes do. Thanks for sharing on A Well-Seasoned Life's Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

  5. I love the addition of cornmeal in the dough of this galette. I have company coming for the 4th, this will be on the menu. Thanks for sharing. Have a great day.

  6. This looks delicious. I had no idea they were so fast to make, either. I will have to try this out.

  7. I have made galettes in the past but the cornmeal is a new twist! If you use canned blueberries when fresh are not available you can just drain them and forget the added sugar! I am going to try it right now!

  8. It looks so delicious! Love the recipe! Thanks for sharing.
    You got a beautiful space here.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

  9. What a lovely rustic dessert. Thanks for linking up to Sweets for a Saturday.


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