Strawberry Rhubarb Galette

I've been wanting to make strawberry rhubarb pie/galette forever, but finding rhubarb has been elusive for me.
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My friend lives in a neighborhood of New Haven called Wooster Square, which has a cute farmer's market every Saturday, which she, her husband, and her adorable corgi frequently visit. I've had a very bad case of what B called "puppy fever," and I even contemplated moving there when I was looking for apartments a few months ago (my friend and her husband literally moved there for their corgi, like how parents move for their kids' schools lol - it's a very dog friendly place).
Strawberry Rhubarb Galette | Obsessive Cooking Disorder
However, laziness prevailed since I just could not deal with having to drive to work everyday in residency, even just a 10 min drive (you get spoiled by living within walking distance).
Strawberry Rhubarb Galette | Obsessive Cooking Disorder
While at the market, I found the most stunning giant red rhubarb and had to have it. Of course, once I bought it, I was suddenly able to find rhubarb everywhere in the groceries ... but there's something to be said for locally grown produce.
Strawberry Rhubarb Galette | Obsessive Cooking Disorder
This galette (adapted from NY Times Cooking) is easy to make if you have pre-made pie crust since the filling is simply rhubarb and strawberries tossed with sugar and pecans. I personally prefer to make my own crust, and have included the link to my go-to Pate Brisee pastry crust. Galettes can be messy, which is part of their charm, although I like to make mine neat and round.
Strawberry Rhubarb Galette | Obsessive Cooking Disorder
This galette is perfect for your summer parties (4th of July is right around the corner). Sadly, I won't have any 4th of July parties since I'm working the night shift in the emergency room (no fireworks accidents in New Haven, please!).

Strawberry Rhubarb Galette


Ingredients
1 pastry crust (see my Pâte Brisée recipe I use)
1/2 cup chopped pecans
3/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups rhubarb, sliced
1 1/2 cups fresh strawberries, sliced
1 egg, for pastry crust wash
mint and powdered sugar, for garnish

Directions
Make your pastry crust beforehand and chill in the refrigerator 1 hr or overnight. When ready to make your galette, preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Remove the pastry crust from the fridge and roll into a thin disc (about 1/8 inch) keeping the edges even. Sprinkle flour or water as needed to work with it.

Slice your rhubarb (I slice vertically into 1 inch pieces to keep them small) and toss with pecans and 1/2 the sugar. Layer the rhubarb on the pastry disc, leave 1 inch of the edge. Toss the strawberries with the remaining sugar and layer on top the the rhubarb, arranging a circular design if you wish.

Fold in the one-inch border of the pastry, partially covering the edge of the filling. Beat 1 egg is a small bowl and brush over the pastry crust so it bakes to a golden brown. Chill in the freezer for about 5 min to firm the dough (cold butter makes a flakey crust). Bake 35-40 minutes, until the pastry is golden brown and the filling is bubbling. Top with powered sugar and mint sprigs. Serve warm or cool, with whipped cream, ice cream  or Greek yogurt.

31 comments

  1. That is beautiful and brings back all kinds of great childhood summer memories!

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    1. I never had strawberry rhubarb as a kid but I really wish I did

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  2. This looks so yummy, definitely going to have to make it

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  3. So well done with great finishing pinned it too

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    1. Thanks! It doesn't have to be perfect to taste good, but I like my galettes all neat and organized haha

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  4. This looks absolutely heavenly! It's definitely strawberry season around here, so this is perfect for summer!

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    1. Sadly our pick your own strawberry season just ended - but the strawberries are abundant in the groceries which is almost as good

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  5. This is one of my favourite desserts because you make so many variations with fruit. It's not too sweet and it looks great on a table.
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    1. I do love the tart flavor the rhubarb brings with the strawberries!

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  6. Oh this sounds delicious! I love rhubarb and it grows in our garden so I'm always looking for recipes to make with it. :-)

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    1. I hear it's very easy to grow - when I have my own yard or any kind of patio space I'd like to try

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  7. Yum! Love the rustic look of this pretty galette

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  8. ahh that looks fabulous! I love combination of Strawberry Rhubarb ! Especially when its in the pie! Great recipe!

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  9. This looks delicious! Thank you for the recipe 😁

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  10. Looks delectable! Perfect dessert for a summer get together.

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  11. This looks awesome! We've never used rhubarb but probably should. This sounds really easy to make. May have to give it a try. :)

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    1. I actually prefer it with rhubarb because it cuts the sweetness just the right amount

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  12. This looks absolutely delicious, just an easier version of a pie!

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    1. It is! and you can eat it like a pizza with no utensils

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  13. Yum, thanks for this recipe. I love anything with strawberries and pecans! Great combo.

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  14. Anything with Rhubarb ha got my mittens all over it! This looks absolutely scrumptious I wish I could pick it up from off the screen and eat for my lunch!


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    1. Haha, thanks for the compliment! The lighting was good that day

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  15. Oh my gosh, I literally went out to eat galette last night and seeing this recipe must be a sign that I need to learn how to make it. How delicious!

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    1. It's not hard to make - esp if you already have the dough premade. If it's messy, it's ok because it's a galette haha

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  16. strawberry and rhubarb are just the go-to combination, aren't they! this is the first galette i've seen making use of it and your dessert looks amazing!

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