Good Question: Looking For a Strawberry Galette Recipe

Good Question: Looking For a Strawberry Galette Recipe

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Faith Durand
Jul 2, 2009
Here's a question from reader Haivan, who asks:
I've been picking a lot of strawberries fresh from the local farms. Now I've got many, many jars of jam made...but how about some galette? Does anyone have a delicious galette recipe that beckons to be shared?

A galette — along with its Italian cousin, the crostata — is a sort of free-form rustic tart, with a base of easy dough and a topping of seasonal fruit. It's one of the easiest, quickest ways to make dessert out of a lot of fresh fruit, so Haivan is on the right track with strawberries.

Here are a couple of recipes from around the web:

Strawberry Galette at Martha Stewart
Strawberry Galette (Martha's recipe) at Little Bird Eats
Strawberry Pie at What Geeks Eat

But I have to confess that I prefer strawberries fresh, and not cooked, and so I rather like a version of this that uses baked cookie or tart dough with a topping of fresh, not baked, strawberries. It's also a good way to use up biscuit or cookie dough scraps. Here's an example and recipe from an old blog of mine:

Strawberries and Cream Tart (pictured above)

Any more suggestions for strawberry galette — or any other way to use up fresh strawberries?

Related: Recipe Review: Strawberry Tart with Rich Mascarpone Cream, Dark Chocolate Bits, and a Toasted Oatmeal Shortbread Crust (Plus Ganache)

(Image: Faith Durand)

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