Blueberry Galette is a perfect summer dessert with fresh blueberries and a homemade (but easy!) pie crust!
I absolutely love this time of year when the weather begins to turn warm and crisps, cobblers, and pies are the desserts of choice. Oh and ice cream, of course! Maybe that’s why crisps just taste so much better with ice cream on top? They were meant to be paired.
Anyways, while I love eating pies, I very rarely make them. It intimidates me to not only make the pie crust, but to get it to look pretty. Who doesn’t love a perfectly styled lattice pie, or one with those adorable cookie cutter shapes placed on top?
This is where the galette comes in. While you still have to make the pie crust (it turns out – it’s super easy!), galettes are free form and supposed to look rustic. When I say rustic, I mean it doesn’t have to be perfectly round, it can be uneven around the edges, and the extra decoration is optional.
So, with the coming of summer, I decided to start it off by baking a galette!
When deciding what kind of galette to make, I knew I wanted to make one with blueberries. I was super tempted to throw some sort of stone fruit in with the blueberries, like peaches or nectarines but I decided I wanted the blueberries to be the star. While I’m sure it would be delicious with some peaches, I’m really glad I stuck with just the blueberries, because it really did turn out great!
Along with the fresh blueberries, the filling is just a simple combination of sugar, honey, lemon juice, lemon zest and cornstarch. The galette crust comes together super quickly in a food processor. After a quick chill in the refrigerator, it’s ready to be rolled out and imperfectly shaped.
Topped with vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, or completely on its own, this blueberry galette is definitely going to be a summer staple for us!