Cranberry Galette Recipe

My cranberry galette recipe is the quickest and easiest Christmas dessert to make. A soft shortcrust pastry wraps tart cranberries with a pinch of cinnamon to make a truly delicious Christmas galette pastry dessert. Best served with ice cream to add sweetness and creaminess to the fruity dessert.

top view of the freshly baked cranberry galette

A tasty mix of fruit and shortcrust pastry makes for a wonderful cranberry galette recipe that is delicious and easy to follow. This Christmas galette is perfect when served fresh from the oven with a big scoop of ice cream.

Why you’ll love this cranberry galette recipe

It’s great for using up your leftover cranberries once you’ve made your homemade cranberry sauce.

A berry galette is easy to make and adapt to use the fruit that you have at home.

My Christmas galette the perfect winter warmer dessert, for kids and big kids alike especially when served with your favourite ice cream and sprinkles.

My cranberry galette recipe can be adapted to be as sweet as you want. I love keeping is a little more tart than sweet so it tastes so good with a scoop of ice cream.

golden brown cranberry galette

Top Questions

What is the difference between a pie and a galette?
How do you make a galette not soggy?
Do you need to blind bake galette?
What is a galette?

golden red cranberry galette with golden brown pastry.

Ingredients

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CRANBERRIES

Fresh cranberries

Fresh cranberries have a shorter shelf life and are incredibly tart but work perfectly in this rustic galette along with the apples. They need to be washed and patted dry before you cook with them.

Frozen cranberries

I recommend letting your frozen cranberries defrost fully before using them for a cranberry galette, otherwise, that can result in your pastry going soggy.

How to make cranberry galette recipe – step by step

Once the pastry is made and rested, you’ll need to lay it into your pastry dish, add your cooked fruit and spices and bake!

How to make shortcrust pastry for a galette

  • Combine your butter, flour and salt.
  • Mix them together with your fingers to form breadcrumbs.
making the shortcrust pastry for the easy apple blackberry galette
easy apple blackberry galette shortcrust
  • Mix in a little water until the dough starts to come together.
  • Wrap the dough in cling film and place in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.

How to make the cranberry galette

frozen cranberries on a sheet of shortcrust pastry
shortcrust pastry  galette with frozen cranberries

Top Tips for this Cranberry Galette Recipe

Be sure to add your favourite Christmas spices into the cooked fruit filling of your cranberry and apple galette. I would recommend cinnamon or ground ginger.

If you’re short on time, you can buy pre-made pastry to use in the cranberry galette recipe.

Serve warm, there are few things better than a warm berry galette with ice cream and this leftover cranberry galette is perfect for it.

Serving Suggestions

The cranberry galette is a wonderful Christmas pudding alternative, or great to be served at your Christmas party.

I recommend serving it with double cream, hot custard or a big helping of ice cream.

This cranberry galette recipe is adaptable so you can serve it with your favourite fruits or a tall glass of mulled wine.

side view of cranberry galette with a scoop of vanilla ice cream

Equipment

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  • Mixing bowl
  • Butter knife
  • Kitchen Scales
  • Baking Tray

Substitutions and variations

This recipe for leftover cranberry galette can be substituted by swapping out the cranberries and making an apple and blackberry galette.

In summer, you could make a summer fruit galette by adding strawberries, and raspberries to the cooked apple and then adding it to the shortcrust pastry.

Add Christmas spices. I would recommend adding a dusting of cinnamon as you serve the Christmas galette. Or even some icing sugar/powdered sugar.

top view of a golden brown cranberry galette

Storing Cranberry Galette / Making ahead of time options

The Christmas galette can be made up to a month ahead of time and frozen. If you are doing this I would suggest keeping the pastry and fruity filling separate. This makes it easier to defrost and put together.

Once all baked, your Christmas galette will keep in the fridge for a few days, the pastry may go a little soggy but it will still taste fantastic.

If you have leftover galette then pop them in the microwave to warm them through. It’s perfectly fine cold but warm is definitely best.

cranberry galette ready to bake with fresh cranberries
cranberry galette recipe with a scoop of ice cream

FAQS

What is the difference between a pie and a galette?

The main difference between a pie and a galette is that a pie has a lid and a galette has a pastry base. You can make a pie without a top in my opinion, the more pastry the better!

How do you make a galette not soggy?

You can make your galette not soggy by cooking your galette at the correct temperature and ensuring your fruit isn’t too full of moisture.

Do you need to blind bake galette?

No, you don’t need to blind bake a galette. The shortcrust pastry cooks quickly and the fruit will not affect the structure of your bake.

What is a galette?

A galette is a french crusty pie usually eaten on epiphany. It’s usually made of a shortcrust pastry filled with cooked, spiced fruits. Galettes make a wonderful Christmas dessert.

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Christmas Galette Recipe

Cranberry Galette

Sisley White
My cranberry galette recipe is the quickest and easiest Christmas dessert to make. A soft shortcrust pastry wraps tart cranberries with a pinch of cinnamon to make a truly delicious Christmas galette pastry dessert. Best served with ice cream to add sweetness and creaminess to the fruity dessert.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Bakes, Dessert, Pudding, Sweet Treats
Cuisine American, British, English, International
Servings 8 portions
Calories 209 kcal

Equipment

  • Mixing bowl
  • Butter knife
  • Kitchen Scales
  • Baking Tray

Ingredients
  

Shortcrust Pastry Ingredients

  • 1 sheet shortcrust pastry ready-made or
  • 175 g plain flour
  • tiny pinch salt
  • 90 g unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsp cold water

Cranberry Galette filling

  • 200 g cranberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)
  • 5 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 egg (for glazing)

Instructions
 

Shortcrust Pastry

  • Place the 175g plain flour and pinch of salt into a mixing bowl and add the 90g of butter cut into cubes.
  • Rub the flour and butter together with your fingers to make what looks like bread crumbs.
  • Using a normal knife stir in the 2 tablespoons water little by little until the dough as come together.
  • Wrap the dough in cling film and place in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.

Making the apple and blackberry galette

  • Preheat the oven to 200ºC fan / 400ºF.
  • With the pastry at room temperature, roll out and place on a baking tray.
  • Mix together the sugar and the cinnamon.
  • Place the fresh or frozen 200g cranberries on the centre of the pastry leaving a border.
  • Sprinkle the sugar and cinnamon mix over. This is a tart dessert so if you want it sweeter add more sugar.
  • Fold the pastry border in the centre to make a case.
  • Lightly beat the 1 egg with the 1 tablespoon of milk and brush the pastry case, sprinkle with a little granulated sugar.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes – until golden brown. After the first 10 minutes reduce temperature to 180ºC. (or cover with aluminum foil)
  • Serve and enjoy hot. Best served hot with vanilla ice cream.

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Notes

  • It’s fun to make the pastry by hand but you can easily make this recipe using 1 sheet of ready-made shortcrust pastry from the supermarket.
  • Best served hot with ice cream or single cream.

Nutrition

Calories: 209kcalCarbohydrates: 30gProtein: 3gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 42mgSodium: 12mgPotassium: 120mgFiber: 2gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 337IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 23mgIron: 1mg

Please note that the nutrition information provided above is approximate and meant as a guideline only.

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10 thoughts on “Cranberry Galette Recipe”

  1. 5 stars
    I once read a book where the main character made galettes often and ever since then it’s become one of my favorite desserts. I’ve never tried a cranberry version though so I can’t wait to try this.

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