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Fresh Strawberry Galette

This beautiful and colorful Fresh Strawberry Galette with Almond Crust emphasizes the sweet juiciness of the strawberries without much added sugar. Strawberry Galette is the perfect spring and summer dessert!

a whole strawberry galette (free form pie) on parchment paper

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This post and recipe were originally published by former Good Life Eats Contributor Allison of Some the Wiser. It has been updated to include additional information

Creating this Recipe for Fresh Strawberry Galette

Just outside the front door of my very first childhood home was a patch of strawberries. I don’t remember much else about that house, but it holds a special place in my memory because it was the beginning of my love affair with strawberries.

For me, strawberries mark the beginning of warmer days. It’s time for sunshine, late nights, pool parties, picnics, and I’ve got a basket full of fresh strawberries here to get it all started!

Hardly anything tastes better than a fresh, juicy strawberry in the early days of summer. The kids and I can, and often do, eat flats of fresh strawberries plain, plucking off the stems as we dig in.

This week I let my strawberry obsession get the best of me and I have far more strawberries waiting for me in the fridge than can be eaten in one sitting.

I’ve been trying to come up with recipes that would showcase the strawberries’ naturally delicious flavor and I finally met with success. This Fresh Strawberry Galette emphasizes the sweet juiciness of the strawberries without much added sugar.

What is a Galette?

A galette is essentially a free form pie without the pie pan.

Galettes work great with fruits because the filling is typically much thicker than a custard pie and so you don’t need the sides of the pie plate to keep the ingredients in. Instead, you just fold the edges of the crust over top of the fruit.

Strawberry Galette Ingredients

fresh strawberries on a wooden background with cutting board

The great thing about this Fresh Strawberry Galette recipe is that it starts with some pretty simple ingredients. Here’s what you’ll need to make this recipe:

  • All Purpose Flour
  • Salt
  • Unsalted Butter
  • Plain Greek Yogurt
  • Cold Water
  • Fresh Lemon Juice
  • Fresh Strawberries
  • Ground Almonds
  • All Purpose Flour
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Egg Yolk

I love when you don’t need complicated ingredients or complex techniques to achieve great tasting results!

For the complete ingredient list and detailed instructions, scroll to the bottom of this post for the FREE printable recipe card.

How to Make a Strawberry Galette

slicing strawberries with a knife on a wooden cutting board
  1. To prepare for making the recipe, line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Then, you’ll move on to preparing the crust. This recipe recommends using a food processor to combine the flour, salt, and butter, but you can check out these tips for cutting butter into flour for some more ways to do this if you don’t have a food processor.
  3. In a bowl, you’ll combing the rest of the crust ingredients – yogurt, water, and lemon juice.
  4. Then, you add the flour mixture to the yogurt mixture and use your hands to form the dough into a ball.
  5. Next, wrap the dough in plastic wrap and freeze for 20 minutes. This is a good time to preheat the oven.
  6. Meanwhile, prepare the filling by whisking the almond meal, flour, and sugar together in a bowl.
  7. Roll the dough on a well floured surface into a 12 inch circle.
  8. Transfer dough to lined baking sheet. Spread the almond meal on top, leaving a 2 inch border.
  9. Arrange strawberries over the mixture and dust with sugar.
  10. Fold over the edges of dough, pleating to make it fit.
  11. Whisk together egg yolk and water. Brush over the crust and bake.
  12. Cool for at least 15 minutes before serving so it cuts easier.

The above is simply a quick summary of this recipe. Check out the free printable card at the bottom of this post for all the detailed instructions.

Can I use Frozen Strawberries?

I don’t typically recommend using frozen strawberries in place of fresh in a recipe like this Strawberry Galette because frozen fruits can often be watery after thawing and cause the crust to become soggy.

My advice if you wish to experiment with this substitution is to thaw the frozen strawberries first, and then drain any excess liquid before proceeding with preparing the galette.

If you find that your filling is too liquidy and causing your crust to be soggy, then I would suggest adding some extra flour or some cornstarch or arrowroot powder to the sugar and almond meal mixture to help thicken the filling.

Can I Substitute a Different Fruit for Strawberries?

Yes, you could definitely try making this summer galette recipe with fruit besides strawberries! Here are some ideas that I think would work well for this summery galette:

  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Raspberries
  • Peaches
  • Nectarines
  • Apricots
  • Cherries
  • Plums

If using a fruit that has a pit, just make sure to remove it first. Larger fruits, like peaches, nectarines, apricots, and plums will need to be sliced first.

You can also combine a variety of fruits. Peaches go well with berries and a variety of berries work well for a mixed berry option.

Typically I don’t recommend making a bunch of substitutions when preparing a new recipe. When making substitutes, you won’t know if you don’t like the recipe or if the recipe didn’t turn out due to a preparation mistake, an ill effect from the substitute, or something else.

However, if you do choose to make substitutions in a recipe, I recommend only making one substitute at a time so you don’t a building effect of multiple poor substitutions.

What Are Other Types of Galettes?

If you don’t have strawberries on hand and would like to try a different galette recipe, here are a few others that I have here on the website:

  • Apricot Thyme Galette – I don’t love apricots raw, but when cooked they take on an amazing sweetness that I love in this recipe.
  • Triple Lemon Berry Galette – This recipe has a mix of raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries with lemon zest in a crust with ground almonds and cinnamon. It is gorgeous with its bright berry colors!
  • Cinnamon Pear Galette with Almond Oat Crust – this is a great fall galette to make. I use red pears and leave the skin on for color, but you can use green or a mix of the two.

What to Serve with Strawberry Galette

strawberry galette with whipped cream on top

I like my galette served with a big dollop of lightly sweetened, freshly whipped cream, but this galette can be dressed up a number of ways.

Strawberry tastes great with fresh herbs. Try adding a bit of chopped fresh mint sprinkled on top of each slice just before serving.

Strawberry and Basil are also natural flavor compliments, so you could add some fresh chopped basil along with your pile of whipped cream. For extra fancy flavors, try drizzling a bit of balsamic syrup to go along with the basil.

For something more decadent, this tastes so good with chocolate or caramel sauce drizzled over the top and a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

What to Do With Leftover Fresh Strawberry Galette

We don’t usually have leftovers of this strawberry galette because our crew loves it so much, but if you do have leftovers I recommend these storage methods:

  • Transfer the leftovers to a plate and cover it loosely with plastic wrap. Store it on the counter at room temperatures for up to 2 days.
  • For longer storage, you can also keep leftovers in the refrigerator. The galette leftovers will last about 4-5 days when refrigerated. If you refrigerate, it is best to let leftovers come to room temperature before serving, or microwave for a few seconds to warm.
  • Note: leftovers will typically have a softer crust than fresh out of the oven.

When we do have pie or galette leftovers, I personally love to eat a slice for breakfast with a big scoop of greek yogurt on the side (instead of whipped cream, since it is breakfast time!).

What Else to Make with Fresh Strawberries:

I’m looking forward to all the fresh produce that will be making an appearance at the markets here this summer, especially the peaches and blueberries.

The strawberries, however, are still my favorite and this recipe is the best way I can think of to usher in a new season.

Looking for more strawberry recipes? Here are a few of our favorites besides this Fresh Strawberry Galette. You can also check out the Spring Produce Guide to learn a bit about other spring produce and some tips for choosing strawberries.

woman pouring sugar on a bowl of strawberries

Strawberry Fool is such an easy strawberry dessert recipe to make for Valentine’s Day (or any occasion!). It’s basically strawberries and cream taken up a notch! Simple, yet delicious!

For a super simple dessert, I love this Cheesecake Mousse with Lemon Curd and Strawberries. Topped with tangy, fresh lemon curd and spring’s strawberries, you’ll never guess how easy it is to make – and no oven required!

In this strawberry mango salsa, the juicy strawberries and mangos pair really well with the heat of the jalapeño, hint of lime, onion and cilantro.

Try these Creamy Strawberry Lemonade Popsicles for a fun take on some favorite summer flavors.

These Balsamic Berry Salad Lettuce Cups are the perfect light salad for warmer months. They would also be great served as a healthy a snack or appetizer. If you’d like a light dinner or lunch, try adding a few strips of grilled chicken to the berry mixture.

Don’t see what you’re looking for here? You can always head over to check out the recipe index to look for more recipes.

What are your favorite ways to use fresh strawberries?

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Fresh Strawberry Galette

Fresh Strawberry Galette

Yield: serves 10 - 12
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Dough Chill Time : 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

This Fresh Strawberry Galette with Almond Crust emphasizes the sweet juiciness of the strawberries without much added sugar.

Ingredients

For the Crust:

  • 1 1/4 cup unbleached white flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 8 tablespoons frozen, unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup ice cold water
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice

For the Filling:

  • 3 1/2 cups fresh strawberries, washed, hulled, and sliced
  • 1/2 cup ground almonds
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar, plus more for dusting

For the Glaze:

  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon water

Instructions

  1. To prepare crust, combine flour and salt in the bowl of a food processor.
  2. Pulse twice to combine.
  3. Add butter and pulse until mixture resembles coarse meal.
  4. Transfer mixture to a large bowl.
  5. In a smaller bowl, whisk together yogurt, water, and lemon juice.
  6. Pour over flour mixture and use hands or a wooden spoon to form dough into a ball.
  7. Wrap in plastic and store in freezer for 20 minutes.
  8. To prepare filling, whisk together almond meal, flour, and 1/4 cup sugar in a small bowl.
  9. To assemble galette, preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  10. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  11. On a well floured surface, roll the chilled dough into a 12-inch circle, trimming edges until smooth.
  12. Transfer dough to lined baking sheet.
  13. Leaving a 2-inch border, spread the almond meal mixture evenly over dough.
  14. Arrange strawberries over the mixture and dust with sugar.
  15. Fold over the edges of dough, pleating to make it fit.
  16. Whisk together egg yolk and water.
  17. Brush over the crust and bake for 30 minutes or until crust is puffy and golden brown.

Notes

What to Do With Leftover Fresh Strawberry Galette

We don’t usually have leftovers of this strawberry galette because our crew loves it so much, but if you do have leftovers I recommend these storage methods:

  • Transfer the leftovers to a plate and cover it loosely with plastic wrap. Store it on the counter at room temperatures for up to 2 days.
  • For longer storage, you can also keep leftovers in the refrigerator. The galette leftovers will last about 4-5 days when refrigerated. If you refrigerate, it is best to let leftovers come to room temperature before serving, or microwave for a few seconds to warm.
  • Note: leftovers will typically have a softer crust than fresh out of the oven.

When we do have pie or galette leftovers, I personally love to eat a slice for breakfast with a big scoop of greek yogurt on the side (instead of whipped cream, since it is breakfast time!).

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Nutrition Information
Yield 12 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 192Total Fat 11gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 36mgSodium 78mgCarbohydrates 20gFiber 2gSugar 7gProtein 4g

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Jessie Burkhardt

Monday 28th of January 2019

I want to make this without the almonds. (Taking to a potluck and worried about allergies). Any recommendations for substitutions or can I just omit?

Katie

Monday 28th of January 2019

Hi Jessie, great question! I would recommend using this all butter pie crust recipe instead. https://www.goodlifeeats.com/all-butter-pie-crust-perfect-pie-crust-recipe/ As a parent of a kid with a nut allergy, I really appreciate your consideration for the allergies of others. Thanks so much!

Lauren K.

Monday 20th of June 2016

Can you use fresh frozen berries for this?

Katie Goodman

Tuesday 21st of June 2016

That should be fine

Andrea Schweig

Friday 14th of March 2014

I actually made this scruptious strawberry galette. My son picked fresh strawberries in a nearby farm and I happened to find your recipe, which I`m so grateful. I`m going to make it again and again and again... Thank you!

Sherri Hall

Thursday 13th of February 2014

I just came across your site for the first time today. I clicked on Summer Recipes because we are covered in snow and can't wait for summer! So glad I did, this looks absolutely amazing!

Denise Browning@From Brazil To You

Friday 30th of August 2013

Wow!!! Definitely, a galette to die for... I am drooling!!!!!