Fresh Blueberry Galette Recipe With Pie Crust — Easy, Sweet, and Cozy
Flaky, sweet, and comforting — a blueberry galette is the perfect farewell to summer and an arms-wide-open welcome to cool nights and baked treats. Easier than a traditional pie, with all of the nostalgic pie textures and flavors. Top it off with a scoop of ice cream while it’s still warm. It’s the best.
Pies are a lot of work.
If you love pie but don’t have the time to make one, a blueberry galette is the next best thing.
It’s so easy that your kids can help you make it. In fact, we highly recommend that you let them help.
Blueberry galette is sponsored by North Bay Produce.
Grab your seven ingredients, including your time-saving, premade, refrigerated pie dough, and blueberries. Don’t forget the ice cream, so you have a delicious pool of melted vanilla bean that gets soaked up by the flaky crust.
…Is your mouth watering now, too?
Let’s get this galette in the oven!
What Is a Galette?
Galettes are the fellow mom-approved way to all the flaky, sweet, decadent textures you crave from a pie without all of the work. You’ll still use pie dough for the base, but you don’t need a pie dish for this blueberry recipe. Just plop the pie dough on a baking sheet, fold the edges over to keep the filling in place, and bake.
Galettes are supposed to look rustic and more natural, whereas a pie takes more effort and delicate touches to achieve the true pie aesthetic. Since galettes aren’t supposed to look put together like traditional pies, they are a fun dessert to make with kids. Quickly throw one together for a special occasion, like a straight-A report card.
Top it with some ice cream and you’ve got a celebratory blueberry galette that your kids will swoon over.
Related: Pear Galette
You only need six ingredients to make this fresh blueberry galette, and over half of them may already be in your pantry. Take a quick glance at the ingredient list just to be sure you’re ready to go so we can get started.
1. Pie Crust Dough
We are all about saving time around here. So grab a premade pie crust dough from the refrigerator section at your grocery store. Make sure you get the refrigerated pie crust, not the pre-baked crust. You’ll still need to roll out the dough a little bit so that you can fold over the edges, but you skip the mixing and the mess.
2. Blueberries from North Bay Produce
North Bay blueberries are always fresh and in season. Why? Because they’re shipped from North Bay Produce farms all across the Western Hemisphere. Your favorite berries may not be in season where you live, but they’re thriving in a North Bay Produce field somewhere!
North Bay’s high-quality seasonal produce stems from its dedication to sustainability and social responsibility. Because North Bay is committed to living within our natural resources in an ethical manner, it’s easy to see why they are devoted to providing you with the best produce available throughout the entire year. Supplying fresh produce to the world is the passion and mission of North Bay Produce.
And since this is a blueberry galette, you want high-quality, juicy, plump blueberries for the best galette ever. North Bay’s got you covered.
Lemon is a great way to brighten the flavors in salads, dressing, and desserts. Fresh lemon juice adds a tartness to your blueberry galette to cut some of the sweetness from the berries and sugar to freshen up the flavors. Zesty lemon juice brings out the freshness of the juicy blueberries.
Add lemon zest over the top of your blueberries after baking for a colorful addition and bright end to a sweet, cozy bite.
Since we’re using a premade pie dough, you don’t need a lot of flour. Just a little sprinkle on both sides of the dough when you roll it out and three tablespoons to add to your blueberry filling. This step is important for your crust to turn out right.
Sprinkle your dough when rolling it out so that your rolling pin doesn’t stick to the dough. Then, add the flour to your filling to thicken it. This prevents the bottom of your blueberry galette from becoming soggy, especially as the ice cream melts.
The spicy taste of cinnamon pairs well with sweet blueberries and tart lemon juice to round out the layers of flavor in every bite. Believe it or not, like lemon juice, cinnamon helps bring out the natural sweetness of blueberries, so you don’t need to add too much sugar. This is how you add depth of flavor to your berries and a nostalgic warmth to your blueberry dessert.
Make a simple egg wash with one egg and water from the faucet. Completely mix the egg and water before you start brushing the crust. If there are any blobs of egg white, it could change the look and texture of your galette. The egg wash gives your blueberry galette a shiny, golden finish that looks slightly more crisp and professional – without all the hassle.
How to Make Blueberry Galette
Step 1: Remove your pie crust dough from the fridge and let it sit at room temperature for about 15 minutes to prevent cracking during baking. Prepare your baking sheet.
Step 2: Lay a piece of wax paper on the counter and lightly sprinkle flour over the top. Then place the pie crust on top of the floured wax paper, sprinkle more flour on top of the dough, and lay another piece of wax paper over your dough.
Step 3: Use a rolling pin to roll the dough into an eleven-inch circle.
Step 4: Remove the wax paper from the top and brush off the excess flour. Then, use both hands to flip the pie crust so the dough side is touching your hands and the wax paper is on top. Gently lay the pie dough on your prepared baking sheet. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 15-30 minutes.
Step 5: In a medium mixing bowl, add the North Bay Produce blueberries, sugar, lemon juice, flour, and cinnamon. Use your hands to toss the ingredients until the blueberries are coated with the rest of the filling ingredients.
Step 6: Grab your pie crust from the fridge, remove the wax paper, and spoon the blueberry filling mixture into the middle of your pie dough. Use the back of a spoon to spread the filling, leaving two inches on the edges.
Step 7: Fold an edge over the blueberry filling so you have a short, straight edge. Repeat in small sections so that each section overlaps the previous fold.
Step 8: Mix the egg with one tablespoon of water and use a pastry brush to spread across the crust. Sprinkle the entire galette (crust and blueberries) with sugar.
Step 9: Bake for 30-40 minutes until the filling is bubbling and the crust is golden. Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream.
How to Select Blueberries
Look for blueberries that are firm, dry, and plump with deep purple, smooth skin. North Bay sells them in clear, plastic clamshell containers. Look for the red and green label for juicy, sweet blueberries for the best galette dessert.
How to Store Blueberry Galette
Store your galette at room temperature for up to two days. If you need to store it longer or want to make it ahead of time, wrap your galette in parchment paper, then foil, and freeze it for up to one month. When you’re ready to serve it, bake it at 350℉ for 15 minutes, until the filling is bubbling and the crust is golden.
Why We Love North Bay Produce
North Bay is as passionate about sustainability as we are. They have a long-term view when it comes to how they grow their produce. And it shows in their processes:
- Minimizing waste to avoid contributing to pollution.
- Working with the natural resources that nature provides.
- Paying close attention to how their actions will affect future generations.
They are committed to keeping human, economic, and natural resources in balance.
Remember to look for the North Bay label when you pick up your fresh, juicy berries for your blueberry galette.
Fresh Blueberry Bakes
- Blueberry Muffin — fresh blueberry muffins with a hint of lemon
- Lemon Blueberry Scones — cute, sweet, and perfect with tea
- Blueberry Baked Oatmeal — quick weekday breakfast on the go
- Blueberry Ice Cream Bread — fun, easy dessert recipe
- Rolling Pin
- 1 refrigerated pie crust dough
- 1 tablespoon flour
- 2 pints North Bay blueberries
- 1/4 cup turbinado sugar plus more for sprinkling
- 1 lemon juiced
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour plus more for dusting
- 3/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 large egg beaten to blend
- 1 tablespoon water
- Preheat the oven to 400℉. Remove the pie dough from the fridge and let it sit at room temperature for 15 minutes.
- Roll the dough into an eleven-inch circle between floured pieces of wax paper.
- Transfer the dough to a prepared baking sheet, cover with plastic wrap, and chill in the fridge for 15-30 minutes.
- Toss the blueberries, sugar, lemon juice, flour, and cinnamon in a medium bowl until the blueberries are coated.
- Grab the crust from the fridge, remove the wax paper, and spoon the blueberry filling, leaving a two-inch border, and fold over the edges.
- Mix the egg and water and brush the crust with the egg wash.
- Sprinkle the blueberry galette with sugar and bake for 30-40 minutes. Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.