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Cooking with the Library: 5 Minute Rustic Fruit Galette

In the time that it takes to preheat your oven, you can have a rustic fruit galette ready to pop in to bake. It sounds fancy, but this recipe is super easy and very forgiving. You can use any fruit that you would enjoy in a pie. Fruits that I have used include peaches, blueberries, strawberries, apples, pears, plums, cranberries. Delicious with or without the crumble topping.

Easy enough for kids to help!




  • 1 (9 inch) refrigerated pie crust
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar, plus 1 tsp. for sprinkling on crust
  • 1 Tbsp. cornstarch or flour
  • Milk
  • 2 – 3 cups of fresh fruit, sliced, bite sized pieces


Topping (optional):

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp butter


  1. Preheat oven to 425.
  2. Unfold the pie crust onto a parchment lined baking sheet. The parchment keeps your galette from sticking.
  3. Slice your fruit into bit sized pieces.
  4. Mix fruit, cornstarch, and 2 Tbsp. sugar in a bowl.
  5. Mound fruit mixture in the middle of the crust, leaving a 2 inch border.
  6. Fold crust around the edge of the fruit.
  7. Brush the crust with beaten egg and sprinkle with the remaining sugar.
  8. In a separate bowl, mix topping ingredients. Mix with a fork or your fingers to make a crumbly mixture.
  9. Cover fruit with the topping. Packing lightly.
  10. Bake at 425 for 15-20 minutes or until fruit is cooked and crust is golden brown.
  11. Serve warm or room temperature.


Makes one galette.











If you are looking for Children’s Books that contain recipes, check out this book list which can be found on our catalog called Cooking Up a Story


Julie is a Children’s Librarian currently at the Poland branch of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County. She enjoys historical fiction and 80’s rock ballads.