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Celebrate Spring with a Gluten-free Galette

The days are warming up nicely now, and although it is still chilly at times, spring is here!  With the change in seasons, comes the arrival of fresh fruit and vegetables.

Since baking gluten-free, egg free goodies is often disastrous (for me), finding creative ways to still make delicious treats that do not crumble, or fall apart, or harden and dry out too quickly, is challenging.

Hooray for open pies! Really, if you have not made any yet, then you NEED TO DO IT NOW!!!  They are super easy to make, and taste so delicious, that you’ll be wanting to make one at least every day! Seriously, if I can make it, so can you!

I’ve combined three fruits to make this tasty little pie.

Blueberry, Strawberry, Kiwi Galette

3fruitgalette

(gluten-free, egg free, soy free, nut free)

Servings: 2-4

By: gfchopstix

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 20-25 minutes

oven temperature: 160C/320F

For this galette, you can use any gluten-free pastry that you prefer, and also, make this as large or as small as you prefer.  This one is enough to satisfy four people, as a dessert. You can top it with icing sugar, melted chocolate, or serve it with cream, ice-cream or plain.

ingredients:

  • Ready-made gluten free pie dough (pastry)
Fresh strawberries, blueberries and kiwi, vanilla essence, lemon zest, caster sugar, cornstarch (or other starch), ready-made dough
Fresh strawberries, blueberries and kiwi, vanilla essence, lemon zest, caster sugar, cornstarch (or other starch), ready-made dough

For the filling:

  • A few fresh strawberries, blueberries and one kiwi (I didn’t measure the fruit out)
  • Lemon zest
  • 1/2 Tablespoon of sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla essence
  • 1 Tablespoon of cornstarch

instructions:

  1. Preheat an oven to 160C/320F
  2. Place the sugar, vanilla essence and cornstarch into a bowl
  3. Wash and chop up the strawberry and kiwi, and rinse the berries
  4. Add a small amount of (in total it was about a half a cup of all the fruit), strawberries, blueberries and kiwi to the bowl
  5. Gently stir to coat
  6. Roll out the dough onto wax paper
  7. Spoon the fruit onto the centre of the dough
  8. Gently fold up the sides, but do not cover the fruit entirely
  9. Top with the lemon zest
  10. Place onto a baking tray
  11. Place into the centre of the preheated oven
  12. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until the crust is browned
  13. Remove from the oven and let cool on a wire rack
  14. Serve with cream, ice-cream, or any other way you prefer

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Note: The juices from the fruit will most likely leak out onto the wax paper – it’s not a crisis, and you can peel it off and eat it after it’s baked (whilst no one else is looking!)

galette

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4 thoughts on “Celebrate Spring with a Gluten-free Galette

  1. Mmmm…these little goodies looks really delicious. I always struggle with gluten free deserts when we have visitors on a gluten free diet. But this one looks super easy and most of it can be don up front it seem! 🙂 I’ll have to bookmark this for later.

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    1. This is really so simple, Inger, and as far as baking gluten-free, it is a lovely, light and tasty dessert. I’m sure that your visitors would enjoy it made with any fruit. Let me know how it turns out when you do make it 😀

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