Easy strawberry galette with a buttery flaky pie crust and a sweet and tart strawberry filling is a beautiful treat to serve this berry season. It's just as delicious as strawberry pie but so much easier to make. Baked in under 30 minutes with just a handful of ingredients, this is a recipe you need in the back pocket. A total crowd pleaser!
Why You’ll Love Strawberry Galette
- Easier than pie. A galette is a tart-like pastry that is free-formed without the help of a pie pan or ring. You can recognize a galette by its folded-over crust and clearly visible filling inside. Plus, unlike a pie, a galette doesn't have to look perfect. It's okay to have wrinkled edges and imperfections -- in fact that's what makes them special.
- Loaded with fresh fruit. Filled with freshly sliced strawberries berries sweetened with a little sugar to bring out its natural flavors even more, this strawberry galette is sweet and tart. Plus, you can easily throw in other berries or substitute with other fruit to switch things up.
- Simple and easy. You need just 7 ingredients and 10 minutes to prep this pie (if you have already prepared the pie dough or are using a store-bought one). Once assembled, just pop it into the oven and enjoy a slice of heaven just 25 minutes later. Don't forget to serve it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. It's the absolute best.
Ingredients and Substitutions
To make this delicious and easy strawberry galette, you will need the following ingredients (full quantities in the recipe card below):
- pie crust - you will need a single 9-inch pie crust. I used my homemade puff pastry pie crust. You can also make things easier and use a store-bought one.
- strawberries - I recommend using fresh strawberries for the best results. You can also use frozen strawberries for a similar result.
- granulated sugar
- lemon juice + zest
- cornstarch - this will thicken up the juicy that comes out of the strawberries so that it won't leave a soggy mess.
- egg - for the egg wash.
- brown sugar - optional, to sprinkle on top of the crust.
Use this galette recipe as a base recipe for any fruit galette that you want to make. Consider trying it with blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, peaches, or pears.
How to Make the Best Strawberry Galette
- Prepare pie dough. Prepare a single batch of pie dough and transfer to a lightly floured surface. Use a rolling pin to roll it into a round 10-inch circle. If using a 9-inch store-bought pie crust, let it defrost for 20 minutes and roll it out slightly to 10-inches.
- Make strawberry filling. In a medium mixing bowl, combine strawberries, sugar, lemon juice, lemon zest and cornstarch. Toss well to combine. Add the strawberry filling onto the center of the rolled out pie dough, leaving a 2-inch border around the edges.
- Assemble galette. Fold up the edges over the filling, all the way around. Carefully transfer the galette onto a parchment-lined quarter sheet baking pan. Apply egg wash over the folded over edges and sprinkle with brown sugar.
- Bake and serve. Bake in a 400 F preheated oven for 25 minutes until the crust turns golden brown. Let rest for 15 minutes then slice and serve warm with vanilla ice cream, if desired.
- How to store: Store any leftover galettes at room temperature, either wrapped in plastic cling wrap or inside an airtight container for up to 2 days. Be sure to let them cool down before wrapping. You can also store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days in an airtight container. The galette will become a little soggy the longer it is stored.
- How to reheat: For the best results, reheat in a 300 F preheated oven or air fryer for 5-10 minutes until warmed through. You can also reheat in the microwave but the crust will not be as crispy.
More Strawberry Recipes
- Fresh Strawberry Pie
- Strawberry Crumb Bars
- Strawberry Frozen Yogurt
- Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade
- Strawberry Bread
- Strawberry Popsicles
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