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Easy Blueberry Galette with Almonds

This easy Blueberry Galette is a delicious dessert made with a sweet and juicy blueberry filling tucked into a rustic, flaky pie crust.

Baked Blueberry Galette cut into four pieces with one pulled away.
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A galette is a French-style pastry that can be made with sweet or savory fillings. In this recipe, it’s made with a filling that’s bursting with sweet, juicy, and plump blueberries.

The sweet and tangy filling is baked in the center in a flakey, buttery crust with crunchy almonds. It’s the ultimate summer dessert.

Serve your blueberry galette with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a little whipped cream, and you’ll have an impressive bakery-quality treat. No one would ever guess that it only takes 15 minutes to put together.

The rustic charm of a galette not only makes it super easy to make, but it also makes it a very versatile dessert as well. Whether it’s served for a casual family gathering or as the finale to a fancy dinner party, everyone will be reaching for seconds.

While this recipe is an excellent way to showcase fresh blueberries in season, it’s equally incredible when you make it with other types of berries.

Other awesome blueberry recipes that are always hits are Blueberry Sweet Buns with Lemon Glaze and this lemon poke cake stuffed with blueberries.

Why We Love This Recipe

  • The sweet, juicy, and plump blueberries, paired with the flaky, buttery crust and crunchy almonds, create a wonderful combination of flavors and textures.
  • You won’t need a food processor, a rolling pin, or even a pie plate to make this dessert! All you’ll need is a store-bought pasty crust and a few other simple ingredients.
  • This blueberry galette is such a rustic yet elegant treat that you can serve it for any occasion. From summer BBQs to special occasion dinners, it’s the perfect dessert option.

Ingredients

Pie crust: we made it easy by using store-bought pie dough, but feel free to use homemade pie crust if you prefer

Juicy blueberry filling: fresh blueberries, sugar, cornstarch, and lemon juice (you can add a little of the lemon zest too for even more lemon flavor).

For the crust: brown sugar, chopped almonds, and egg wash that you make with a large egg and a little water.

See the recipe card below for a full list of ingredients and instructions.

Variations and Add-ins

  • Instead of using only blueberries, mix in other fresh berries like raspberries, blackberries, or strawberries.
  • Instead of brown sugar, you can give the crust extra crunch and a little sparkle with coarse sugar or turbinado sugar. The larger crystals of these sugars work really well in pastries.
  • Drizzle a little bit of maple syrup over the blueberry filling before baking to give it a sweet, caramel-like flavor.
  • For an adult twist, you can add a small amount of fruit liqueur, such as Chambord or Grand Marnier, into the blueberry filling.
  • Feel free to experiment with warm spices like cinnamon or a pinch of nutmeg when you’re making the filling. You’ll only need a pinch to give it a subtle flavor.

How to Make This Blueberry Galette Recipe

Step 1. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Place the round pie crust on a piece of parchment paper and place on a rimmed baking sheet.

Pie crust on parchment paper.

Step 2. Mix together the blueberries, sugar, cornstarch, and lemon juice in a medium bowl. Mix gently so as not to burst the berries.

Blueberries with cornstarch, sugar, and lemon juice in a white bowl.

Step 3. Add the blueberry mixture in the middle of the center of the dough.

Blueberries on a pie crust on parchment paper.

Step 4. Close the edge of the galette dough, creating about a 2-inch border.

Blueberries on a pie crust  with edge folded up on parchment paper.

Step 5. Brush it with egg wash on the top of the dough around the edges.

Blueberries in a pie crust on parchment paper brushing with egg wash.

Sprinkle almonds around the crust edge. Next, sprinkle with sugar.

Blueberries in a pie crust on parchment paper sprinkled with almonds.

Step 6. Bake in the middle of the oven for 30 minutes until the edges of the crust are golden brown and the fruit filling is hot.

Baked blueberries in a pie crust on parchment paper sprinkled with almonds.

Step 7. Remove it from the oven and allow it to cool down slightly. Cut and serve with homemade whipped cream or a scoop of ice cream (optional), and enjoy.

Know the difference between whipped cream vs whipping cream and get our recipe!

Baked blueberry galette cut in four pieces on parchment paper.

You’re going to love these flavors.

Baked blueberries in a pie crust on parchment paper sprinkled with almonds and topped with ice cream.

For more delicious desserts with fruit, try this Homemade Apple Pie Recipe or this Cream Cheese Fruit Dip.

Rustic Blueberry Galette FAQs

How long are leftovers good?

Allow it to cool to room temperature, and then cover it with plastic wrap. Store it in the fridge for up to 5 days.

Can I freeze a leftover baked galette?

Wrap it securely in plastic wrap and then with a layer of aluminum foil. To reheat, thaw it in the refrigerator and warm it in a preheated oven.

Where does it get its name?

Blueberry “galette” is a French term that basically means flat blueberry pie. Galette is any type of free-form pie, and it can be in dessert form or even made as a savory galette, depending on the filling.

Can I use frozen blueberries?

You can, though fresh works best to prevent the crust from getting soggy. If you use frozen, make sure to drain them the best you can before adding them to the crust.

Top Tips

  • If you want to make a variety of flavors, consider making mini galettes. Use a biscuit cutter or a pastry cutter to cut the dough into smaller rounds. Bake them the same way as you do the full-sized one. Just keep an eye on them, because they won’t bake as long.
  • If blueberries are not in season, you can use frozen ones. If you use frozen, make sure to drain them the best you can before adding them to the crust. This prevents a soggy crust.
  • This dessert bakes quickly, so it should not get soggy. However, if the crust turns out soggy, next time, sprinkle a thin layer of coarse meal or ground nuts on the rolled-out dough before placing the filling. This will help create a barrier that helps absorb excess moisture from the fruit.
  • To prevent the filling from being too runny when you slice, make sure you allow it to cool slightly first. Cooling it allows the cornstarch to bind with the fruit juices, which helps firm it up.
Baked blueberry galette parchment paper cut with a piece on a plate.

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Blueberry galette dessert on a piece of parchment paper with one quarter sliced and pulled away.

Easy Blueberry Galette Recipe

This easy Blueberry Galette is a delicious dessert made with a sweet and juicy blueberry filling tucked into a rustic, flakey pie crust.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 267kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 butter crust 12 inch
  • 18 oz fresh blueberries 500 g
  • 5 ¾ teaspoons sugar 25 g
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 ¾ oz chopped almond 50 g, or halved
  • 1 egg

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 356 F | 180 C. Arrange the crust on a parchment paper.
  • In a medium bowl, combine blueberry, sugar, cornstarch and lemon juice. Add the mix in the middle of the crust.
  • Close the edge and brush with egg wash. Sprinkle almonds around on the crust edge. You can sprinkle brown sugar if you like it.
  • Bake in the middle of the oven for 30 minutes. Remove and allow to cool down.
  • Cut and serve.

Notes

If blueberries are not in season, you can use frozen ones.
If you use frozen, make sure to drain them the best you can before adding them to the crust. This prevents a soggy crust.
Make sure you allow the filling to cool slightly first to prevent it from being too runny when you slice the galette. Cooling it allows the cornstarch to bind with the fruit juices, which helps firm it up.
Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

Nutrition

Calories: 267kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 129mg | Potassium: 171mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 85IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 1mg
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