Sunday, June 28, 2009

Raspberry galette

Raspberry tart. Tarte framboise. There are dozens of recipes for this delicious summer dessert. In some recipes, the raspberries sit atop a thin layer of marzipan or frangipane. Other recipes call for ground nuts or cookies crumbs to prevent the crust from getting soggy, while others suggest mixing the raspberries with jam which creates a firm tart that is tidy when sliced.

This is a purist tart—it's all about the fruit—and the only addition is some sugar for sweetness, and a bit of cornstarch to help thicken the juice. It is also the easiest to make, and is made easier if you choose not to use a tart pan and make a rustic galette.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees

Pastry dough for a 9” galette
1-1.5 cups of fresh raspberries, depending on size of berries
3 tablepoons of white sugar
1 tablespoon of cornstarch

Sheet of baking parchment, enough to cover a medium rimmed cookie sheet

In a bowl, gently toss the raspberries with the sugar and cornstarch. If you prefer a sweeter juice, add more sugar. If you prefer a thicker juice, add more cornstarch.

Take the prepared pâte brisée from the refrigerator
Roll out the dough on floured surface then place it on the parchment
Tranfer rolled dough to the parchment paper on the cookie sheet

Place the raspberry mixture on the pastry dough leaving a 2” border
Gently fold and pleat the border up over the raspberry filling

Bake for 30 minutes or until the crust is brown and the juice has formed

Cut and serve once the galette has cooled and set

For a variation on the raspberry galette, visit Jennifer Yu's blog; her photos alone are worth a visit.

Bon appétit!

Tomorrow's post: Tomato, goat cheese, and onion tart


  1. This sounds amazing. Our local farm has rasperry picking soon. I'll have to go and get some to make this!

  2. YSLGuy, you should definitely visit Jennifer Yu's blog, "Use Real Butter" as she has some excellent demonstration photos.

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