A warm golden brown cranberry galette is ideal for any occasion, from Christmas or Thanksgiving to a special event like someone’s birthday. Cranberries offer a bold, tart taste and this cranberry raspberry galette also boasts orange, cream, cranberries and raspberries for a wonderful result. You can use fresh or frozen berries and any type of pie crust you prefer.
You don’t need many ingredients for this delicious cranberry galette recipe. It’s sweet and fruity with a slight tart flavour from the cranberries. Equally delicious served at room temperature or chilled, this galette is a treat for the taste buds.
Why You’ll Love It
Super-easy: Galettes in the bakery or store might look fancy but they’re really easy to make yourself, and you need very few ingredients to do so – just pie crust, fruit, sugar, and cream.
Full of flavour: The sweet raspberries, tart cranberries, kiss of orange, cream, and crisp pie crust combine harmoniously to make this tasty cranberry galette. Flavour is definitely not lacking here!
An authentic French dish: The word “galette” comes from “gale”, a Norman word referring to a flat pastry or cake, and this tasty treat has a sweet or savoury filling. So, if you want to add some “ooh la la” to mealtimes, serve this crisp pastry crust filled with juicy fruit!
Ingredients for Christmas Galette with Cranberries
Pastry is a must-have for making this rustic cranberry galette, and you can use readymade or homemade pie dough. For the fruit, you need frozen or fresh cranberries, raspberries and orange zest. And then you need sugar, salt and some cream.
How to Make Cranberry Galette
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Combine the fruit: Toss the cranberries and raspberries with the orange zest and some granulated sugar and salt in a medium bowl.
Prepare the crust: Roll out the pastry dough and add the fruit filling leaving a border all around the outside.
Finish assembling the galette: Fold the dough over the filling, leaving the middle part exposed, and fold or pleat the edges of the galette crust.
Bake the galette: Cook the cranberry galette on a parchment paper lined baking sheet in the oven until it’s golden brown.
The finishing touches: When the cranberry galette is cool, add sugared cranberries on top and some fresh mint leaves too if you like.
Substitutions and Variations
You can either use frozen or fresh cranberries, and the same applies to the raspberries. If you’re using frozen, it’s important to make sure they’re completely thawed. Use paper towels to dry them off as much as you can, before adding to the cranberry raspberry galette.
You might like to add a splash of lemon juice or orange juice to the filling if you like, or swap the raspberries for blackberries for a change of pace. A little cream cheese is also good and adds to the tangy taste.
How to Serve Cranberry Galette
As it’s sweet, this recipe is perfect to serve for dessert, maybe with ice cream. But that’s not all – it also makes a worthy breakfast or brunch dish or snack. Why not enjoy it for brunch, perhaps paired with apple, gouda, and sausage casserole or your favourite egg dish?
How to Store Cranberry Galette
Store: Keep leftovers covered and refrigerated, and use within 3 days.
Freeze: Let the baked pie cool completely and keep it frozen in an airtight container for up to 3 months.
Thaw: Thaw the raspberry cranberry galette in the refrigerator overnight.
Cranberry Galette FAQs
You can take your pick from any kind of dough. Perhaps you like to make your own, in which case you will already have a favourite recipe, or it could be you prefer to save time buying the dough. If so, anything goes. And you don’t have to roll it in a perfect circle either – part of the charm of this cranberry raspberry galette is its rustic look!
Interestingly, the history of galettes goes all the way back to the Neolithic ages when thick paste made with cereal was spread over hot stones. Today it’s a popular French dish, although it’s also popular in Italy. Known as “tarte rustique” in France, galettes are popular during the summer months when fruit is in season. However, try this cranberry galette and you might find it’s your absolute favourite variety!
Rustic Cranberry Galette Recipe
- 1 pie crust 12 inch, either store-bought or homemade recipe for one pie crust
- 1 Cup cranberries frozen, thawed or fresh
- 1 Cup raspberries frozen, thawed or fresh
- 2 Teaspoon orange zest
- 1/3 Cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 Teaspoon salt
- 2 Tablespoons heavy cream
- sugared cranberries optional, for topping
- fresh mint optional, for topping
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- Roll the dough out to a 12” circle.
- In a medium mixing bowl, combine the cranberries, raspberries, orange zest, granulated sugar and salt.
- Pour the mixture into the middle of the dough leaving approximately 1 and 1/2 inches of crust around the edge.
- Fold the dough edge up and over the cranberry mixture, pinching folds or pleats as you go. Leave the top of the cranberry mixture exposed.
- Brush exposed pie crust with cream.
- Move the pie to the prepared cookie sheet. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until the crust is golden brown.
- Allow to cool on the cookie sheet for 20 to 30 minutes before transferring to a serving dish.
- Top with sugared cranberries and fresh mint leaves. Serve warm or room temperature.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.
If you are in the mood for a special treat with pastry and both sweet and tart fruit, this raspberry cranberry galette is a popular option for all the family to enjoy. Although apple galette might be more common, this tasty cranberry version is also delicious.
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