Celebrate spring with this quick and easy strawberry rhubarb galette. Enjoy a slice faster than you can say pie! Perfect with ice cream.
Despite the…less than ideal (ok, mostly horrible) weather we’ve been having (we had frost warnings not too long ago), it is technically spring and I know that’s true because I’ve started to see rhubarb pop-up at our local grocer. And rhubarb always means spring, regardless of what it looks like outside!
So I grabbed a bunch and thought I’d make a pie but the lazy baker in me won again so I made a galette instead. (I do love galettes. Check out this recipe for Delightfully Rustic Apple Galette or this recipe for Mini Cherry Galette.) Quicker and easier to make than pie but just as delicious! And this strawberry rhubarb galette is no exception.
Since rhubarb only appears for a very short time in the spring, I don’t get to work with it often enough. So I needed to arm myself with information about it (food geek alert):
- Rhubarb is a vegetable (when I first bought it I thought it smelled a lot like celery) but I don’t think people care about that as it’s typically prepared like fruit and used mainly in sweets and desserts.
- Its leaves are toxic so they are usually sold with leaves already cut off. If you chance upon ones with leaves, cut them off right away before you use or store them.
- Want to enjoy rhubarb off-season? Great news: rhubarb freezes beautifully. Just wash, cut into 1/2 to 1 inch pieces, let dry thoroughly (very important step!), and put in freezer bags. They last up to a year (sweet!).
Sweet and tart
But no, rhubarb is not sweet. In fact, it’s very tart. You cannot eat it raw (well, you can but you might not want to) so it’s usually cooked with lots of sugar to balance out the tartness.
This galette is more on the tart side (I find it’s perfect paired with ice cream or sprinkled with confectioner’s sugar) but you can totally adjust the amount of sugar to suit your tastes.
Rhubarb + strawberry
Sweet strawberries help balance out that tartness too. And this is why you see rhubarb paired with strawberries a lot of the time. They are a match made in spring heaven!
Strawberry rhubarb galette video
And it’s so easy to put together. Watch the video above and see just how easy. I made my own crust but you can use ready-made ones and make the process that much quicker.
So grab some rhubarb, make a galette and let’s celebrate spring together!
Did you make strawberry rhubarb galette? I’d love to hear from you in the comments section below.
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