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Blackberry and Cinnamon Galette

Preparation time: 1-2 hours
Cooking time: 30 mins to 1 hour
Dietary: Vegetarian


  • 240g/9oz plain flour, plus extra for flouring
  • 60g/2¼ oz ground almonds
  • 1 lemon, juice and zest only
  • 140g/5oz cold butter, diced
  • 5 tbsp iced water
  • 500g/1lb 2oz blackberries, frozen or fresh
  • 50g/1¾oz caster sugar
  • 1 tbsp cornflour
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 free-range egg yolk, beaten
  • Good-quality vanilla ice cream


  1. In a food processor, combine the flour, ground almonds, and butter. Pulse until the mixture looks like breadcrumbs. (This step can also be done by hand, but it will take a bit longer).
  2. Gradually add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and the iced water, pulsing until the dough has a crumbly yet mouldable texture.
  3. Transfer the dough to a clean surface, forming it into a ball. Place the dough in a sealed plastic box and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  4. Preheat the oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6. Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper.
  5. In a large bowl, combine the blackberries (keep frozen if using frozen berries), most of the sugar (reserving a pinch), cornflour, cinnamon, lemon zest, and the remaining lemon juice. Gently stir to mix.
  6. Roll out the chilled pastry on a floured surface to about 2cm/¾ in thickness. Transfer it to the prepared baking tray.
  7. Place the blackberry mixture in the center of the rolled-out pastry, leaving a 5cm/2in border.
  8. Fold the pastry edges inward, overlapping as you go, forming a crust with a sizeable opening in the center.
  9. Brush the crust with the beaten egg yolk and sprinkle with the reserved caster sugar.
  10. Bake for approximately 35 minutes. If the galette browns too quickly, cover it with foil or lower the oven temperature.
  11. Serve the galette warm, sliced, and paired with a scoop of high-quality vanilla ice cream.

This rustic galette, combining the rich flavors of blackberries and cinnamon, is a delightful dessert that captures the essence of autumn. Pair it with a cup of hot tea or coffee for an indulgent treat!

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