It is absolutely the best time to find fresh, local fruit at our neighbourhood farmers’ market. We were at the farmers’ market today and we could not resist picking up some gorgeous blueberries, cherries and raspberries. What makes them so glorious? Each fruit is perfectly ripe right now and full of so much potential. While we did eat some of the fruit straight out of the little green baskets…I knew I wanted to find a way to bake something special.
I decided to pair the beauty of fresh summer fruit with the simplicity of puff pastry – oh and I added an extra layer of creamy and sweet mascarpone spread. This summer berry galette is so easy to make. Baking the fruit intensifies its sweetness and the layer of the mascarpone spread adds the perfect balance. A galette is an easy way to make a quick dessert. The best part is the kids can help make this treat…and they will love to eat it too.
Simple Summer Berry Galette Recipe
1 cup blueberries
1 cup raspberries
1 cup pitted cherries
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 sheet store-bought puff pastry
1/3 cup mascarpone
1/4 cup whipping cream
zest of 1 lemon
2 tbsp honey
1 large egg
1 tbsp water
Before you get started be sure to remove the puff pastry from the freezer if you purchased a frozen puff pastry. You want it to come up to room temperature when you work with it in a minute.
First up, combine all the berries in a medium bowl. Toss with lemon juice. This will add extra brightness to the fruit
It’s time to work with the store-bought puff pastry. You should be able to find this in the freezer section of your grocery store. Use a rolling pin to roll out the pastry sheet on a lightly floured surface. Transfer the sheet of pastry to a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.
Use an offset spatula or the back of a spoon to spread the mascarpone cream on the puff pastry. Leave a 1-inch border around the edge of the pastry.
It’s time to bring this galette together. Fold the edge of the puff pastry up and over the edge of the fruit. Sealing in the fruit.
In a small bowl make an egg wash by whisking together the egg and 1 tbsp of water. Brush the egg was on the edge of the puff pastry. You could sprinkle a little sugar along the edge…if you like.
Bake the galette in a 350*F oven for 30-40 minutes. Until the pastry’s edge is golden and the fruit is bubbling in the centre.
This summer galette is the perfect dessert to bring to a backyard barbecue or for any day of the week. Serve it with a scoop of ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream. Once you have the basics of making a galette down, you can add all kinds of other fruit to the centre – strawberries, peaches and plums and apples too. The possibilities are endless.
Summer Berry Galette
- 1 cup blueberries
- 1 cup raspberries
- 1 cup cherries pitted
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 sheet puff pastry
- 1/3 cup mascarpone
- 1/4 cup whipping cream
- zest of 1 lemon
- 2 tbsp honey
- 1 large egg
- Combine blueberries, raspberries, cherries and lemon juice in a medium bowl.
- Whisk together mascarpone, whipping cream, lemon zest and honey in a small bowl until smooth.
- Roll out puff pastry sheet and place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
- Spread mascarpone on puff pastry, leaving a 1 inch edge around puff pastry.
- Scoop berries on top of mascarpone spread.
- Fold edge of puff pastry up and over the edge of the fruit.
- Make egg wash by combining egg and 1 tbsp water, brush egg wash on edge of puff pastry.
- Bake galette in 350F oven for 30-40 minutes...until pastry is golden brown and fruit is bubbling in the middle.
We made our summer berry galette with blueberries, raspberries and cherries. However, it would be delicious to use plums, peaches or strawberries. A galette is very versatile. Also, we scooped the leftover mascarpone into a small piping bag and piped some spread on top of each slice of the galette. My daughters weren’t interested in having the extra topping, but my husband and I loved it. Oh, and I’m pretty sure this galette would pair perfectly with vanilla ice cream. There are so many ways to enjoy this dessert.
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