Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Berry Gallette-Simple and Delicious! And Rice Pudding with cooked Berries! YUM

Every once in awhile I get a hankering for a good gallette with berries. Tonight for example I know I had plenty of berries in my fridge and freezer. I grabbed one of those pillsbury pie dough things that is already rolled out and started creating. I should have kept the pie dough refrigerated up until the end but I didn't and really it didn't make that big of a difference.
I took three cups of frozen berries and added 2 t. corn starch, a good squeeze of half of a large lime and about 1/3 cup of sugar and a little cinnamon. I cooked the berries for awhile until they thickened over medium heat and watched them...it only took a short time. I took those off the stove, put a handfull or two of blueberries in the middle of the pie crust plus a handful of fresh strawberries and then dumped most of the cooked berry stuff on top. I gathered in the sides and two of the sides tore because I didn't keep it cold through the whole process. remember the number one cardinal rule with pie dough is cold ingredients. Anyhow, I just gathered up the foil it was laying on and made a dam. :0) I sprinkled sugar and cinnamon on it and five pats of butter here and there. I put it in a 375 degree oven for 45 minutes and then took it out to cool. It looked beautiful and the berries were firm and the pie crust was crisp and not soggy and when I went to post the photo to show you, either google or aol erased it....NO where to be found. And I had erased it from my camera once it loaded...gone forever...until I make another gallette. We ate most of it and it isn't pretty anymore. We served it with vanilla bean ice cream and it was heavenly while it was still warm! Try it-it's easy and delish!
I wanted to show you something else we do for a treat-for some reason those photos loaded first instead of last. Blog photos sometimes have a mind of their own. I put rice pudding into a bowl and then put the cooked berries on top, and when I serve this to guests, I usually heat a few frozen berries and then put them on for the juice and the wholeness of the berries. It flavors the rice pudding and everyone raves. Easy and good.
Hope you try these....summer is almost gone and I am trying to enjoy the fruit while I still can. I just bought peaches at Costco again...they have been the best I have ever had.


Mickey Depre said...

OK..this is being made at Chez Depre tomorrow!

pajudie said...

I have a recipe similar to your, Mary Lou, except you spread the pie crust with a combo of cream cheese sweetened with a little confectdioners sugar and vanilla. Yummy either way. I made it Vegan by using soft tofu sweetened with sugar and vanilla - my sister-in-law loved it!!