Blueberry Galette

Blueberry Galette Recipe | Zoe Bakes by Zoë François

Blueberry Galette! This is really a rustic blueberry pie, made without a tin and given a more romantic name. It’s simple, delicious, easy and contains little more than plump, sweet-tart blueberries.

A galette need not be complicated, you can use fresh and/or frozen blueberries (which I always have in my freezer) with just a touch of sweetener (you decide how sweet you like it). The galette goes together fast with my perfect pie dough that holds in the berries. The blueberries have a deep purple color when they are baked, which is just the natural drama I like in a dessert.

This blueberry galette is beautiful enough to serve at a party with a scoop of ice cream. But, don’t forget, blueberries have vitamin C, fiber and are heart-healthy, so this is also the best breakfast pastry ever! The pie dough makes two disks, so you can freeze one for later or make two galettes and double the filling. My boys were home when I made this and they ate the first one in a sitting, so I quickly made a second. 

You can watch me make the galette in my instagram highlight video. This recipe is also posted on the Blueberries website, along with many other blueberry recipes for you to gather inspiration from.

A bowl of fresh blueberries | Zoe Bakes by Zoë François

Blueberry Galette | ZoeBakes by Zoë François

Blueberry Galette

This is really a rustic blueberry pie, made without a tin and given a more romantic name. It’s simple, delicious, easy and contains little more than plump, sweet-tart blueberries. A galette need not be complicated, you can use fresh and/or frozen blueberries.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Course: Dessert

Ingredients

Crust

  • 3 cups (375g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 4 oz. lard or shortening cut into 1/2-inch pieces and frozen
  • 1 cup unsalted butter cut into 1/2-inch pieces and refrigerated
  • 1/2 cup ice water
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar

Filling

  • 8 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 3/4 cup sugar plus 2 tablespoons (separated)
  • 3 1/2 tbsp corn starch
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 lemon zested
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp water

Instructions

Crust

  • Combine the flour, salt and sugar in a food processor. Add the butter and lard.
  • Use the food processor to work the butter and lard into the flour by pulsing it until the butter is in pea-sized pieces.
  • Whisk the water and apple cider vinegar together and add it to the flour/butter mixture a few tablespoons at a time. It will start to look shaggy, but not dry. It should hold together when you squeeze it in your hand.
  • Gently press the dough into a ball using a pastry scraper or your hands. Divide the dough into two pieces and create round disks. Wrap the dough in plastic and refrigerate for at least an hour, or overnight.

Filling

  • In a small bowl, combine 3/4 cup of sugar, salt, and lemon zest. Massage the zest into the sugar.
  • In a large bowl, toss together the blueberries, cornstarch, and lemon juice. Add the sugar/lemon zest mixture and gently stir to coat the blueberries.

Assemble Blueberry Galettes

  • Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. On a floured surface, roll out the chilled pie dough into two 1/8-inch-thick circles. Dust off any extra flour and lay on prepared pans.
  • Divide and mound the blueberry filling in the middle of each crust equally. Fold and crimp the dough up, so it covers at least 2 inches of the filling. Freeze the shaped galettes for at least 15 minutes to chill the dough.
  • Preheat the oven to 425°F and set rack in middle of the oven.
  • Just before baking, beat the egg and water together and brush the edges with egg wash. Dust with each crust with the remaining 2 tablespoons of sugar.
  • Bake for 30 minutes, then turn the oven down to 350°F and bake for an additional 30 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Notes

Serve with ice cream or whipped cream, if desired!
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7 thoughts to “Blueberry Galette”

  1. lovely, haven’t had one of these in forever, and I don’t think I’ve ever made one, so a great weekend baking project plus love blueberry lemon flavor, thank you!

  2. If using frozen blueberries, should they defrost first before adding the other ingredients to it? Also, what size should you roll out the dough too?

    Thanks.

    1. Hi Lisa, no need to defrost the blueberries before adding the other ingredients. As for the dough, it should be slightly less than 1/8 inch thick and at least 16 inches in diameter. Happy baking!

  3. When baking a galette, why does the butter seep out of the baking crust and brown/burn in the
    sheet pan? I do refrigerate the dough before rolling and also refrigerate/freeze the cubed butter.
    Thank you

  4. This was outstanding! I made it today and we loved it! My daughter now loves blueberries! Thank you for the delicious recipe available!

  5. Incredible Dessert! Here in New Mexico, blueberries are available in abundance, year round. The perfect food for taste and health. This is an outstanding recipe. I have made this many times and friends ask for it regularly. Thank you so very much.

  6. This Galette was exquisite. I have been baking for years, and this pastry crust was by far the best I have ever tasted. I used to use Crisco all the time, but have since gravitated to all butter crusts. The small amount of Crisco used in this recipe makes all the difference. And a few extra steps of chilling the dough is definitely worth it. The blueberry filling was just right. Not too sweet. I love this recipe and highly recommend you trying it.

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