Summer Berry Galette

July 17, 2015

I am one luuucky guy. Yesterday, I woke up early to get started editing photos from a shoot the night before. As I tiredly stumbled into the kitchen to make coffee, I found Audrey pulling this bubbling berry galette from the oven. She handed me a fresh cup of coffee and proceeded to start rolling out the dough for round two. I sat down at the table with our daughter Fiona, who was happily munching away on some blueberries, bananas, and cornflakes. Confused, I took a sip of coffee and snuck a few blueberries away from Fiona. “Why are you baking at 6:15 in the morning?” I asked. “Fiona wouldn’t sleep” she replied. “Plus, I thought you might want a snack while you work today.” Did I mention that I’m one lucky guy? This galette dough makes a regular appearance in our house. I thought I’d share it on the blog, even though it’s super simple. You can pretty much use any fruit that hold up well to baking. Pears are another particularly delicious option. The trio of berries was fun, however, as it was like eating three different pies in one!!

Summer Berry Galette by @HonestlyYUM

Summer Berry Galette by @HonestlyYUM

Summer Berry Galette by @HonestlyYUM

Summer Berry Galette by @HonestlyYUM

Summer Berry Galette by @HonestlyYUM

Summer Berry Galette by @HonestlyYUM

Summer Berry Galette by @HonestlyYUM

Summer Berry Galette by @HonestlyYUM

Summer Berry Galette by @HonestlyYUM

Summer Berry Galette by @HonestlyYUM



For the dough

  • 1/4 cup ice water
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter, cold and cut into 1/4 inch cubes

For the filling

  • ~ 2 cups berries of your choice
  • 1/2 of a lemon
  • 3 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tbsp cream


  • Mix together the flour and salt. Work the butter into the flour mix with a pastry blender or your fingertips for a minute or two, until the butter pieces are about the size of peas.
  • Pour the ice water into the mix slowly while stirring with a fork until it starts to come together in clumps.
  • Form into a ball, wrap with plastic, compress into a disk, and refrigerate for at least an hour.
  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. When the dough has chilled, remove from the refrigerator and roll out on a floured surface until about 1/4 inch thick. Transfer to parchment paper layered on a cookie sheet.
  • Arrange your berries any way you choose, making sure to fill the space but leaving a 1/2 inch rim of dough. Fold the edges of the dough over and pinch to seal the parts that overlap.
  • Whisk the egg yolk together with the cream and brush onto the edges of the dough. Squeeze the lemon half over the berries. Sprinkle the sugar over both the berries and the dough edges.
  • Place in the oven and bake until the edges are golden brown. Serve warm or at room temperature, preferably with ice cream!

(images by HonestlyYUM)


This galette is so pretty!! Summer baking with berries is always wonderful 🙂

Stunning photos! I’d love to dive right into a slice of this summer berry galette. 🙂

Your wife is so thoughtful, not to mention an amazing baker!!!! This looks totally amazing. You are surely one lucky guy, Todd 🙂

You’re wife is one amazing baker, it looks fantastic!!! Definitely something that would be great to share at a dinner party. Thanks for posting!

Your photos of this beautiful galette are inspiring. I don’t think I’ll be baking at 6am, but my husband has requested one soon!

Thanks Caroline! I’d have to agree, your husband deserves a galette for numerous reasons 😉

You had me at the fresh berries…then the galette (aka, pie), then coffee…and of course, the story of a wee-one who won’t sleep (poor little Fiona..and her parents!!) Todd, if I send you my address, can you send me a slice or two of this beautiful creation or has it been eaten since this post (I suspect it has!) Your photos are so lovely, I can almost smell the aroma….(sigh)…. <3

Okay Homer, sending pie now!! I expect a pound of coffee in return 😉

Your photos are just beautiful, especially that close-up of the blueberries. Well, baking a pie when the little one can’t sleep seems like a good way to pass the time. I know my ideal sleepy smells would definitely be pie…but bacon would wake me up 😉

Aww, thank you so much!! Yeah, I still think my ideal wake-up smell is coffee (shhh…don’t tell Audrey) but bacon and pie are close seconds.

Suck a cute little story, kids are the best! Also, this galette is summer perfection!! 🙂

Thanks Tieghan!! I’m ALL about berries at the moment. I’m gonna be so sad when they’re gone. And yes, kids are the best . . . I have so much more appreciation for what my parents went through now that I see the other side 😛

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