Recipe Box, Berry Cheesecake Galette

This has been a stressful week


The weather forecast was for a maybe a light dusting of snow on Tuesday, but no accumulation or travel problems


We got 3 inches


This was “the little dusting” 2 days later


when we shoveled the driveway…so we could get my car out… to go get HH’s car, which he had to abandon 3 miles away… and walk home.  30 minutes after the first flake fell the roads were solid ice and impassible.  It was terrifying!


The super good news was we didn’t lose power, so I could happily cook the snowy days away


This recipe was in the Food Network magazine last September and HHjr mentioned it to me recently, as in hint hint


Since he had to walk 8 miles to our house, in 9 degree weather, at night, after going only 1 mile in 7 hours…well, it seemed like the least I could do!


Everyone who left home Tuesday has a story to tell about how they did or didn’t get home.


We were lucky, everyone in our family got home safely but all 3 grandchildren had to walk or be carried a couple of miles.


Quite the nightmare for so many, but it’s thawing today and will be in the 60s tomorrow so it will be like a bad snowy dream


and everyone will have their own story of how they had to “walk 5 miles through the snow”  to tell their children and grandchildren

mixed berry galette

Did you hear about the Birmingham surgeon that walked 6 miles to perform a scheduled neurosurgery?

Valentine galette

So to all those out there snickering about the measly little snow storm that shut down the South,

easy galette

We are made of some pretty tough stuff!!

Here’s the recipe:


Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8


  • 1 prepared pie crust dough round
  • 2 cups blueberries or mixed berries, fresh or frozen
  • 1/3 cup plus 2 T sugar divided
  • 1 T fresh lemon juice
  • 4 tsp cornstarch
  • pinch salt
  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 egg beaten
  • pinch nutmeg
  • coarse sugar for sprinkling


  • Toss blueberries with 1/3 cup sugar, lemon juice, cornstarch and salt in a bowl. Whisk cream cheese, egg yolk 2 T sugar and nutmeg in another bowl.
  • Spread half of the cream cheese mixture over dough leaving a 2 inch border. Top with blueberries. Drizzle the remaining cream cheese mixture over the berries. Fold the edge of the dough over the filling, pleating it every few inches.
  • Brush egg over dough and sprinkle with sugar. Bake in the lower 1/3 of oven at 425 until golden, 20-25 minutes
Keyword berry cheesecake galette, berry galette, blueberry pie, fruit tart

Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you are safe and warm!



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20 Responses to “Recipe Box, Berry Cheesecake Galette”
  1. Kitty says:

    Goodness Jenna, you all are made of tough stuff! What an ordeal!! I’m sure you made everyone’s soul feel better with that delicious looking berry galette. I would love a slice right now with my tea. xo

  2. Liz Mackie says:

    Thank you and have a Great Weekend!

    >________________________________ > From: the Painted Apron >To: >Sent: Friday, January 31, 2014 3:01 AM >Subject: [New post] Recipe Box, Berry Cheesecake Galette > > > >the Painted Apron posted: “This has been a stressful week The weather forecast was for a maybe a light dusting of snow on Tuesday, but no accumulation or travel problems We got 3 inches This was “the little dusting” 2 days later when we shoveled the driv” >

  3. The galette looks luscious, and I wish I had some! Sorry about your palm trees — I always hate to lose plants. So far I don’t think the cold killed my little camellias, but it has killed the buds. Irritating because they finally had quite a few buds this year.

    Glad everyone made it safe and sound. Some of our neighbors didn’t get home till the next day. At least the Gov took a little action beforehand and didn’t look quite as dopey as GA’s!

  4. Happier Than A Pig In Mud says:

    This sounds good, like the perfect snack for coffee with Ma! Snow is only fun when everyone is home safely and like you said, the electric stays on (that’s really important). Glad it’s over for you now, have a nice weekend:@)

  5. Mary says:

    Your galette is berrylicious Jenna! I love these kind of easy recipes, perfect for any season and with any kind of fruit and acceptable for breakfast too 🙂 I had heard about the surgeon hiking through the snow to get to the operating room, totally amazing.Our snow is almost gone temperatures creeping back up to the low 60s for the weekend too.

  6. Linda says:

    So sorry you had such a stressful time. Just got the needed ingredients on my grocery run for my 13 year old to make when she gets home She is in her I like to cook phase. It’s gonna taste great! Linda @

  7. It’s a good thing you didn’t have the power go out. That’s always a bummer. Especially when you have things in the middle of baking or cooking! This galette looks amazing, Jenna!

  8. Sorry to hear that you had a stressful week with the snow! The surgeon that walked six miles in the snow is just the kind of doctor I want, I was amazed by his story! These berry cheesecake galette looks like to perfect way to end a hectic week. Have a great weekend!

  9. Catherine says:

    This recipe looks so delicious! Definitely will try it! Glad you all survived the snow! Hugs, Catherine

  10. Hi Jenna,
    I found you on Full Plate Thursdays. Just wanted to compliment you on what a lovely blog you have. have inspired me 🙂

  11. This looks great and the perfect thing to enjoy on a snow day…the winter with no end!
    Checking this out from freedom fridays link party 🙂

  12. Miz Helen says:

    Hi Jenna,
    Your little snow bunny is just adorable! What a beautiful Galette, I just love this combination of fruit for the Galette, I can almost taste it! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great week!
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  13. This looks beautiful and delish! Thanks for posting on The Four Seasons Blog Hop! Sandra from Scrumptilicious 4 You!

  14. First off your berry cheesecake galette looks wonderful!! Secondly sorry you had such a bad snow day but the little one looks like he is enjoying it!

  15. Miz Helen says:

    Your recipe is featured at Full Plate Thursday this week. Have a great weekend and enjoy your new Red Plate!
    Miz Helen

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