I'm heading up to Seattle this weekend then Canada for the 4th. Yes, I'll be in Canada for the 4th minus the fireworks and BBQ. But that doesn't mean that I can't celebrate the holiday a little early. I plan on making galettes all summer long because they sound fancy, look pretty and are a great way to use up that extra fruit from the farmers market.
These couldn't be any simpler. All you do is use pre-made pie crust (Trader Joe's is my favorite) and add fruit with a little sugar and flour. I followed this great advice from Food52 and created these little galettes below. Strawberries and blueberries are perfect for a patriotic dessert because they are bright red and blue. If you wanted to get extra fancy, you could arrange the strawberries slices in a fan shape. I went for the more rustic version and just piled the fruit in.
I used a large mug to cut circles in the pre-made dough.
Toss the berries in a little bit of flour or cornstarch (to absorb the juices) and sugar.
Place in the center of your cut out circles.
Gently fold the crust around the fruit making sure that there are no holes for the juice to escape. Then brush the outside with butter and sprinkle sugar on the crust.
Bake at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes (depending on the size of your galette) until golden brown.
Look at that yummy berry juice. Don't worry it gets messy, these are supposed to be free-form organic-looking.
Enjoy with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream and some fireworks.