Stephanie Howe’s Berry Galette

This recipe is referenced in The Backyard Stories, a web series in partnership with Protect Our Winters, about athletes, agriculture, and climate. 

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I love this recipe because it’s delicious, fresh, and easy to make. The ingredients are all things I normally have in my house and it’s easy to make – we did the entire thing while my son, Julien, napped.

Also, the galette doesn’t have to look perfect, which is the beauty of a rustic recipe like this. It’s much easier to perfect than pie crust. Lastly, this recipe is just a loose template to follow. You can easily change it up to include any fruit (or vegetable) that you have on hand. Pear, apple, and butternut squash are a great fall edition of this galette.

Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
45 min



  • 1c flour
  • 6T butter
  • 3 - 3.5T ice water
  • 1t sugar
  • pinch salt
  • 2T melted butter (for brushing the crust)


  • Berries (or any fruit), ~2 c
  • 2 T butter
  • 2-3 T sugar


To make the crust:

  1. Combine flour, sugar, and salt.
  2. Cut butter into flour and combine until pea sized chunks.
  3. Slowly add the ice water 1/2 T at a time.
  4. Add water until the dough just comes together.
  5. Shape into a flat disc, cover with wrap, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees. Roll out dough on a well floured surface. Place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Add berries to the center of the dough and dot with butter. Fold crust over the edges to enclose the berries. Brush with melted butter. Sprinkle sugar over the entire galette. Bake for 45 min or until golden brown. Serve with homemade whipped cream. Noms!

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