Apple and Blackberry Galette

Yield: 9-10" galette

Apple & Blackberry Galette

Apple & Blackberry Galette

This apple and blackberry galette is a British classic. Sweet blackberries paired with bramley apples makes one of the best flavour combos, and a family favourite.

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes


For the Pastry

  • 1ΒΌ cups (156g) plain (all-purpose) flour
  • 6 tbsp (85g) unsalted butter, cold and cubed
  • 2 tbsp (26g) shortening, cold and cubed, see notes
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • Β½ -Β 1 tbsp ice cold water

For the Filling

  • 2 bramley (cooking) apples, cored and sliced
  • 225g (1 punnet) blackberries
  • 2 tsp vanilla bean paste
  • 150g (ΒΌ cup) brown sugar
  • ΒΌ tsp cinnamon
  • ΒΌ tsp nutmeg
  • 2 tbsp cornflour (cornstarch)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 tbsp vanilla sugar


  1. To make the pastry, add the flour, butter, shortening, and sugar into a food processor and blitz until a breadcrumb consistency is reached. Then add the ice water until a dough forms. Roll into a 12″ circle between 2 layers of parchment and chill in the refrigerator for 15-30 minutes. Rolling between parchment paper first chills the dough faster.
  2. To make the filling, peel, core and slice the apples then place in a large bowl with the blackberries. Add the vanilla bean paste, brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg and fold in until it coats all the fruit.
  3. Transfer dough to a baking tray then brush the egg onto the chilled dough using a pastry brush. Spoon the fruits into the centre of the dough leaving a 2-3 inch border. Carefully fold up the sides tucking in over the fruit. Sprinkle the vanilla sugar over the dough then place in the freezer to chill again for 15 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 190°C/375°F/gas mark 5.
  5. Bake the galette for 50-55 minutes until the crust is golden and the juice runs free.
  6. Allow to cool. Serve warm.



For shortening in the UK, use Trex.

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35 Comments on “Apple and Blackberry Galette”

  1. Happy Valley Chow β€” July 10, 2014 @2:49 am Reply

    That is an absolutely beautifully looking galette. Fantastic job! :)

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

    1. Lisa β€” July 19, 2014 @8:56 pm Reply

      Thanks a lot, Eric. :)

  2. Emma | Fork and Good β€” July 10, 2014 @9:35 am Reply

    I love this! Ahh man, now I'm hungry.

    1. Lisa β€” July 19, 2014 @8:57 pm Reply

      Thanks Emma. I'm always hungry myself! :lol:

      Thanks for stopping by.

  3. Medeja β€” July 10, 2014 @10:31 am Reply

    This galette looks so nice! I would love a little slice! Ok, a big one :D

    1. Lisa β€” July 19, 2014 @9:00 pm Reply

      Hehe, I had 2 rather large slices myself. Nothing wrong with a door wedge sized portion. ;)

      Thanks for stopping by.

  4. Choc Chip Uru β€” July 10, 2014 @12:51 pm Reply

    What a lovely galette, it looks utterly delicious :D
    Apple and berry is a great combo!

    Choc Chip Uru

    1. Lisa β€” July 19, 2014 @9:12 pm Reply

      It is, Uru. :) Thanks for stopping by.

  5. Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction β€” July 10, 2014 @6:12 pm Reply

    Gorgeous galette! Love the apple blackberry apple combo!

    1. Lisa β€” July 19, 2014 @9:18 pm Reply

      Thanks Jessica, it's one of my favourite combos too.

      Thanks for stopping by.

  6. Jess @ On Sugar Mountain β€” July 10, 2014 @9:51 pm Reply

    Galettes are such the perfect combo of hassle-free and fancy :D Simple to prep, fancy when you take 'em out of them oven. And I love the berries!!

    1. Lisa β€” July 19, 2014 @9:23 pm Reply

      Darn, I can't keep anything from you, Dect. Jess. I think you've unveiled the reason why this is a galette and not a pie. The simple fact that even when your pastry is a mess, a galette will fix it all up for you. It's the rustic charm! :lol:

      Thanks for stopping by Jess.

  7. Emma T β€” July 10, 2014 @10:31 pm Reply

    I love apple and blackberry, but only in season so we tend to eat lots of crumbles, pies and these in Autumn when we get crops off the farm/hedges.

    I never knew they were called galettes though!

    1. Lisa β€” July 19, 2014 @9:28 pm Reply

      That's the great thing about the supermarkets here, you can still fresh produce even when it is out of season. Gotta' love that. I'm even thinking about having some strawberry, raspberry and blackberry bushes in my garden!

      A galette is basically the same as a tart - a sweet shortcrust pastry base with the fruit layered on the top. They're so much easier and quicker to make, yet have that fancy yet rustic look when baked.

      Thanks for stopping by, Emma.

  8. Liska @NewMumOnline β€” July 11, 2014 @2:41 am Reply

    Wow you are so talented. That looks absolutely delicious. I did the Capri-Sun shop.
    Liska xx

    1. Lisa β€” July 19, 2014 @9:43 pm Reply

      Aww, thank you Liska. I saw your Capri-Sun shop. I would have applied for that one too, but I didn't see it.

      Thanks for stopping by.

  9. The Partiologist β€” July 11, 2014 @1:57 pm Reply

    Better then having the recipe, would be having you make it for me. Thanks for the little inside peek into your market, wish I could go along next time as your bodyguard!

    1. Lisa β€” July 19, 2014 @10:14 pm Reply

      I'd love to make one for you Kim, and yup, c'mon over and be my bodyguard. We'll smash through them all together! :)

      The shop is just one of our supermarkets here in the UK. I did a sponsored shop with them. Thanks for stopping by.

  10. Sheila @ Sweet Baked Life β€” July 12, 2014 @5:57 pm Reply

    What a gorgeous dessert! Could bite into that right now!

    1. Lisa β€” July 19, 2014 @10:22 pm Reply

      Thank you Sheila, and thanks for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment.

  11. Erin {Delightful E Made} β€” July 13, 2014 @12:58 pm Reply

    Hi Lisa! Stopping by from Show Stopper Saturday, and noticed your gorgeous galette! I must make this sometime soon, preferably to enjoy with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream on top! ;) PS - photos are gorgeous. Keep up the fantastic work. I look forward to stopping by again soon. ~Erin

    1. Lisa β€” July 19, 2014 @10:30 pm Reply

      Aww, thank you so much, Erin. I just stopped by your site and could say the same thing about your desserts too. Sounds perfect with a big ol' scoop of ice cream too. Think I'll have to go make another just for that.

      Thanks for stopping by.

  12. Rebecca β€” July 17, 2014 @7:36 am Reply

    I looooooove this combination and I am actually also thinking of baking with blackberries veeery soon :D They are just delicious and season is always way too short... :(
    love, rebecca

    1. Lisa β€” July 19, 2014 @10:42 pm Reply

      Me too Rebecca, me too. I can't get enough of this combo. Not sure if it's a Brit thing though. :lol: Can't wait to see what you come up with, I'm sure it'll be amazing as usual anyway. Oddly the seasons tend to be too short (yet when it's the rainy seasons, they dragggg!)

      I managed to pick up one of those tart tins I was looking for locally too - yay! Thanks for stopping by, Rebecca.

      1. Rebecca β€” July 21, 2014 @1:38 pm Reply

        great that you could get this tart tin! :) cant wait to see what you will make ;)
        love, rebecca

  13. Zainab β€” July 20, 2014 @10:27 pm Reply

    Lisa I saw this galette on show stopper and pinned it a while back. Had no idea you loved my recipe :) thanks!!

    1. Lisa β€” July 20, 2014 @11:02 pm Reply

      Thanks Zainab. If my Wordpress trackbacks were working (damn them), you would have known it was your recipe I used and adapted.

      It was absolutely and utterly gorgeous too. Think I'll be making a different variety again since it was that good! :)

  14. dina β€” July 26, 2014 @5:57 pm Reply

    it looks delicious!

    1. Lisa | Sweet 2 Eat Baking β€” July 26, 2014 @10:58 pm Reply

      Thanks Dina, it certainly was. The next one needs to be bigger, much bigger!

  15. Katie @ Horrific Knits β€” July 27, 2014 @5:22 am Reply

    I love galettes! I was thinking of making one tomorrow, but this one is so pretty! My name is Katie and I host Inspired Weekends, now open. All entries get pinned. I would love to have you link up!

    1. Lisa | Sweet 2 Eat Baking β€” July 27, 2014 @10:55 pm Reply

      Thanks for stopping by commenting and inviting me to your party. I've linked up the galette, and a few other recent recipes too.

  16. Jamie @ Anderson + Grant β€” August 4, 2014 @4:24 pm Reply

    This looks super yummy, Lisa! I wanted to let you know that it is one of the features on my blog today from our Summer in Bloom link up party. You had so many delicious looking posts, it was hard to choose just one! Your staging is amazing. Thanks so much for taking the time to link up some summer recipes with us!


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