Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Strawberry Galette

My husband loves this dessert with vanilla ice-cream! It’s a very light dessert so it's perfect if you want something tasty but not to filling. It's great if your strawberries are looking a little sad and need to be used! You can also serve it with homemade whip cream if your into that sort of thing.

1 pie crust (pre-made or if your channeling your inner Martha Stewart you can make your own, I used pre-made)
15 strawberries, sliced
2 tablespoons sugar          
Raw Sugar for sprinkling (you can use regular sugar if you don't have it but it tastes slightly different and looks prettier with the raw)
1 teaspoon vanilla paste (optional, this is a little hard to find so if you don't have it don't worry about it)
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 egg
1 teaspoon water
Preheat 350 degrees.
Serving size: 4
Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Put sliced strawberries into a bowl, sprinkle with sugar, cornstarch and the very optional vanilla paste.  Mix until all the berries are coated. 
 Lay out the pie dough on the parchment paper.
Starting from the middle and working out overlap the strawberries forming a circle about 1-inch from the edge of the pie crust.
Fold the edges of the dough over the strawberries to form a square (the middle will have the strawberries exposed).
Now fold the corners over.
Beat 1 egg with 1 teaspoon water (this is called an egg wash). Brush the dough with the egg wash. Sprinkle crust with raw sugar.
Bake for 35-40 minutes until golden brown. Cool for 10 minutes before slicing and serving. Enjoy!

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