Blackberry Galette

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Elevate a simple recipe to a fantastic dessert with this Blackberry Galette. All you need is a sweet pastry dough, jam, and fresh blackberries. Skip the hassle of lining a tart pan and simply overlap the dough for a rustic effect.

A blackberry galette placed on a parchment paper with a plate nearby.

This Blackberry Galette is perfect when these juicy berries are in season and you have an abundance from your garden and you run out of ideas. Additionally, this recipe serves as a great starting point for crafting your own galette with fruits like raspberry or blueberry.

A blackberry galette with a napkin on the side.

Ingredients:

Sweet pastry dough:

Butter: unsalted and softened.

Powdered Sugar: sieved.

Ground almonds: sieved. (If allergic to almonds, replace with all-purpose flour)

Salt: to enhance the flavor.

Egg: at room temperature.

Vanilla extract: optional, but enhances the flavor.

All-purpose flour: choose a low gluten flour for the best result.

Filling:

Blackberry jam: choose a good quality jam that is not too runny.

Fresh blackberries: avoid frozen blackberries to prevent excessive water.

Decoration:

Egg wash: an egg yolk mixed with 1 tablespoon of milk for a golden crust

Light brown sugar to sprinkle on top, it adds a crispy texture.

How to make the blackberry galette?

This galette is easy to make. Here’s the step by step photos to give you an idea of the process.

Prepare your homemade sweet pastry dough:

  • Cream the butter.
  • Add the powdered sugar. Mix.
  • Add ground almonds and salt. Mix.
  • Add the egg and vanilla extract. Mix.
  • Add the flour and mix. Stop as soon as the flour is incorporated, even if the dough is not completely together. (See picture). Do Not overmix
  • Turn the dough out onto a clean surface and gather into a ball. Flatten into a 1-inch thick disc using your hands. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and place in the fridge for 1 hour.
a sweet pastry dough in process in the bowl of a stand mixer, and then gathered.
  •  Roll out the dough into a circle, about 12 inches (30cm)
  • Spread the blackberry jam over the dough, leaving 2 inches (5cm) border.
A blackberry galette in progress with the sweet pastry rolled out , and then, the same dough with jam spread on top.
  • Add fresh blakberries on the top of the jam.Gently fold up the edges of the dough.
  •  Brush the dough with an egg wash and sprinkle with light brown sugar.
a blackberry galette in process with the berries placed on top and then the same galette ready for baking.
  • Bake the blackberry galette

Get all the ingredients, measurements, and instructions at the end of this post.

Tips

  • Ingredients at room temperature.
  • Weigh your ingredients for the best results.
  • Sieve powdered sugar, ground almonds, and flour. It helps to combine everything evenly.
  • Add the ingredient in the order given. Flour at the end.
  • Don’t overwork the dough. Unlike bread recipes, we want to minimize gluten development. The less you work the dough, the better the results.
  • Don’t skip the chilling time. The dough needs to firm up and allow the gluten to relax.
  • Roll out the dough between 2 sheets of baking paper to avoid adding flour.
  • Trim the edge for a nice circle shape.
a blackberry galette with a slice being removed.

FAQs 

How to store this blackberry galette?

The blackberry galette is at its best when freshly baked. The next day, the crust may absorb a slight amount of moisture from the jam.

Store any leftovers for up to 2 days at room temperature.

Can we make this galette in advance?

You can prepare the dough up to 4 days ahead of time. Simply wrap it in cling film and store it in the fridge until you’re ready to use it. You can also freeze the raw dough (more details on the blogpost, dedicated to sweet pastry dough).

However, it is best to add the filling when you are ready to bake the galette.

How to serve it?

This blackberry galette is delicious on its own. But if you want to add a bit of indulgence, here are a few ideas:

  • Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream
  • Add a dollop of fresh whipped cream
a slice of blackberry galette on a dessert plate with a spoon.

More berry recipes to try:

If you tried this blackberry galette or any recipe on the blog, let me know how you liked it by leaving a comment below or a rating.

Blackberry Galette

  • Prep time: 20 minutes
  • Cook time: 25 minutes
  • Total time: 45 minutes
  • Serves: 6

Blackberry galette: an easy, simple recipe turned into a great dessert.

Ingredients

Sweet Pastry Dough

  • 115 g (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, softened
  • 75 g (3/4 cup) powdered sugar - sieved
  • 25 g (1/4 cup) ground almonds- sieved
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 250 g (2 cups) all-purpose flour - sieved

Filling

  • 60 g (3 Tbsp) Blackberry jam
  • 360 g (3 cups) Fresh Blackberries

Decoration

  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • light brown sugar to sprinkle

Method

  • 1)

    In the bowl of your stand mixer, fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter until it’s completely soft and spreadable.

  • 2)

    Add the powdered sugar and mix until fully incorporated.

  • 3)

    Add ground almonds and salt, and mix.

  • 4)

    Add the egg and vanilla extract. Mix until incorporated.

  • 5)

    Add the flour and mix. Stop as soon as the flour is incorporated, even if the dough is not completely together. Do Not overmix as we want to avoid gluten development.

  • 6)

    Turn the dough out onto a clean surface and bring it together into a ball with your hands. The dough should come together easily. Then, using the palm of your hand, knead the dough slightly and flatten the dough into a 1-inch-thick disc.

    Wrap the dough in wrap film. Chill in the fridge for 1 hour. Don’t skip this step. At this stage, the texture is too soft and sticky to be rolled out immediately, so the dough needs to firm up a little bit. It will also allow for the gluten to relax.

  • 7)

    After chilling, roll the dough into a large disc (about 12 inches / 30cm) between two sheets of parchment paper or on a lightly four-dusted surface, 3mm thick (almost 1/8 inch). Avoid adding too much flour; it could change the texture of the dough.(If you prepared the dough ahead of time, allow it to come to room temperature before proceeding).

  • 8)

    Trim the rim for a nice circle shape (optional) and transfer the dough into a baking parchment (if you didn’t use one for rolling) and place on a baking sheet.

Filling

  • 1)

    Spread the blackberry jam over the dough, leaving 2 inches (5cm) from the border.

  • 2)

    Add fresh blakberries on the top of the jam.

  • 3)

    Gently fold up the edges of the dough over the filling all the way around, overlapping the dough as necessary.

  • 4)

    Brush the dough with an egg wash (an egg yolk mixed with 1 tablespoon of milk) and sprinkle with light brown sugar.

  • 5)

    Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the crust is golden.

    Remove from the oven and allow to cool before serving.

Notes

– The blackberry galette is at its best when freshly baked. The next day, the crust may absorb a slight amount of moisture from the jam.

– Store any leftovers for up to 2 days at room temperature.

– US/UK standard Baking Spoons:  teaspoon: 5ml / tablespoon: 15ml / cup: 240ml

– Scroll back to read tips, suggestionsstep-by-step photos and FAQ within the blog post that you might find helpful.

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