Gooseberries!?!? This galette was my first experience with gooseberries. When I received a pint of these colorful and tart berries in my CSA share, I really searched for the perfect use for them. Happy I found this one!
This dessert had an amazing crust that worked really well with the sweet and tart filling. Jammy and delicious filling oozed all over my pan as well- a little messy but SO good! This recipe was adapted from Food and Wine, contributed by Lindsey Shere. I added my CSA blueberries to the gooseberries- it was a great fruit share week. 🙂 We ate it warm with vanilla ice cream on the side. Delicious!
Yield: Serves 6 to 8
For the Pastry:
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon sugar
- 6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/2 -inch dice
- About 3 tablespoons ice water
- 1/2 cup plus 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
- 1 pint gooseberries (about 2 cups), stems and tails removed
- 1 cup blueberries
- vanilla ice cream, for serving
To Make the Pastry:
- In a large bowl, mix the flour, salt and sugar.
- Using a pastry blender, 2 knives or your fingers, cut in half of the butter until the mixture resembles coarse cornmeal with particles the size of peas. Then cut in the remaining butter until it forms chunks the size of peas.
- Stir in the ice water with a fork. The dough should hold together when pressed; if it doesn’t, add a few more drops of ice water.
- Pat the dough into a disk, wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or overnight.
- On a large sheet of parchment paper lightly dusted with flour, roll out the dough into a round about 14 inches in diameter; it doesn’t have to be perfect around the edges—its roughness is part of its charm. Lay it on a large baking sheet or pizza pan and refrigerate.
To Finish the Galette:
- Preheat the oven to 400° (convection).
- In a small bowl, mix together the sugar and cinnamon.
- Mix 1 tablespoon of the cinnamon-sugar with the flour and sprinkle this mixture over a 9-inch area of the pastry.
- Spread all of the berries on top. Reserve 2 tablespoons of the cinnamon-sugar and sprinkle the remainder over the berries.
- Fold the edges of the pastry up over the berries to form a 9-inch free-form tart, making pleats and pressing them together lightly.
- Brush the pastry with water and sprinkle with the reserved cinnamon-sugar.
- Bake on a rimmed baking sheet (mine oozed delicious juices everywhere!) in the center of the oven for 35 minutes (convection) to 50 minutes (standard), or until the berries are bubbling and lightly browned and the pastry has caramelized in spots and is well browned on the bottom.
- Cut the tart into wedges with a sharp knife and serve with vanilla ice cream.
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