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How to Make a Patriotic Blueberry Galette

Patriotic blueberry galette

With the 4th of July coming, I thought this would be a fun dessert to share for your summer dessert rotation.

Patriotic blueberry galette

This blueberry Galette bakes up perfectly, and the robust berry flavor carries through nicely as it bakes. The taste of lemon zest is subtle and works perfectly with the sweetness from the strawberries. Galettes can be made with any fruit really. Try adding red berries to this recipe for something a little bit different.  This Bluberry Galette is meant to be rustic, so don’t worry if the ends of the crust aren’t perfect.

Galettes are fool-proof and easy to prepare.  There aren’t lots of ingredients either so you can easily pull this dessert off in a pinch. This Galette is healthy-ish.  It’s what I would consider a wholesome dessert as we use organic flour, farm fresh butter, local honey, and organic farmers market strawberries. We add just a drizzling of honey so our Blueberry Gallete isn’t too sweet.  Feel free to adjust the sweetness to your personal taste preference. Serve warm, straight out of oven with vanilla ice cream or as is.  It’s also delicious warmed up the following day.  If you are preparing this for guests, make 2 or 3 and you can make the dough a couple days ahead of time if you want to plan ahead.

Experiment with different fruits! Here is my Lavender Peach Galette.

Lavender Peach Galette

Also, if you like strawberries as much as I do, make sure to try my Strawberry Chiffon Cake and Strawberry Jam Muffins!

If you’d rather not have something sweet, go savory! A savory galette is basically a pie that you eat for dinner. Your savory galette can proudly sit in the center of the table along with mixed greens or a side of grilled fish or poultry. This is the kind of meal you can serve during the week or turn into a fancy weekend meal. Serve during the cooler months or alfresco wearing your favorite sundress!

patriotic blueberry galette

How to Make a Galette: the crust

Whisk your dry ingredients and lemon zest together in a large bowl. Add quartered or grated butter. I put everything in a bowl or on my marble counter. Mix the ingredients with a fork or use your hands. Add ice water a splash of white vinegar and mix again.Once incorporated, place the dough on a sheet of plastic and press into a round disc about 1 inch thick. Refrigerate for 30 to 40 minutes.While the dough is in the refrigerator, prepare the strawberries. Slice berries in half and sprinkle with sugar and arrowroot. Remove the dough and place on floured service.  Roll out into a long rectangle and add the berries leaving a couple inches of dough to fold over to form your galette. Bake in a preheated oven, remove when galette edges are golden and serve with ice cream.

TIP** IF you rather not make a pie crust, purchase puffed pastry at your grocery store in the freezer department.

Blueberry Galette

Patriotic blueberry galette

Quintessential summer dessert and so simple to make!


  • For the pie crust: FOR THE PIE CRUST* 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour 1 tablespoon granulated sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup unsalted butter cold, cut into cubes 2 – 3 tablespoons ice cold vodka or water 1 egg, for egg wash coarse sugar
  • For the filling: 4 cups blueberries, washed 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1 Tablespoons lemon juice plus zest 2 Tablespoons arrow root powder or corn starch pinch salt
  • egg for glaze


To make the crust:

  1. Put flour, sugar, and salt in a food processor.
  2. Add the cold butter and pulse until the mixture looks crumbly.
  3. Add water, one tablespoon at a time until dough comes together. The dough will be a bit crumbly however you should still be able to form a ball.
  4. Cover with saran wrap and place in your refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  5. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  6. In a large bowl, combine the blueberries, sugar, lemon juice, lemon zest, arrow root, and salt. Stir to coat evenly.
  7. Remove dough from refrigerator and place on parchment paper.
  8. Use a rolling pin, form a 12 inch circle.
  9. Pour berry mixture on to your circle of dough leaving a couple inches on the outer edges.
  10. Fold in the edges.
  11. Using a fork, whip the egg and brush on to the crust.
  12. Bake at 375 degrees F. for about 35 to 40 minutes or until the crust is bubbly and browned.
  13. Serve with vanilla ice cream!


    If you're in a hurry, purchase puffed pastry at your grocery store for the crust.

    - Leslie

    - Leslie

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