This simple, rustic strawberry galette is made extra special with a basil butter crust.
Galettes are one of my favorite desserts to make because they could not be easier to put together in a pinch, and always seem to go over tremendously well whenever I make them. It’s as easy as making and rolling out dough, filling the center with something delicious, and then baking. Done and done. And the more handmade and rustic it looks, the better. There’s no room for perfection here which takes all of the pressure off…
I thought this would be the perfect dessert to share for a spring weekend because it’s one that I will actually eat and REALLY enjoy. If I’m eating dessert, it’s most definitely got some fruit involved. I absolutely LOVE fruit desserts, especially berry ones, and they always seem to end up looking beautiful. Galettes are a really easy way to showcase all of the fresh, sweet yet tangy, flavor of any kind of berry. Since we’ve been getting in some killer sweet strawberries lately that have crazy shades of red, I felt like I just had to do something with them. And this rustic galette is the result. I toss the berries with just a small amount of sugar to help bring out their natural flavor, but if you like a sweeter dessert, you can add a tablespoon or so more and be just fine. Another great thing about this recipe is that it keeps really well in the fridge, wrapped tightly, for a couple of days. So in addition to in being perfect right when you take it out of the oven, the leftovers, if any, are just as good cold for a sweet treat when the mood strikes. ENJOY!
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