Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

This strawberry cheesecake ice cream is rich and decadent, pairing zingy sweet fruit with creamy vanilla and graham cracker chunks!…

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This strawberry cheesecake ice cream is rich and decadent, pairing zingy sweet fruit with creamy vanilla and graham cracker chunks!

Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

In the mood for a treat? Try this over-the-top dessert: Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream! This homemade ice cream is decadent and rich, featuring zingy-sweet fruit against a creamy vanilla base and soft graham cracker chunks. Take one bite and you’ll mumble “wow” before immediately poising your scoop for another. (At least, that’s what we did!) It takes a bit of effort to put together, but it’s worth it for this special indulgence. Our family went crazy over this one…and it’s hard to find a person who doesn’t!

Ingredients in strawberry cheesecake ice cream

This strawberry cheesecake ice cream recipe has several components and takes a bit of time to put together. But if you’re up for the challenge of making a showstopper of a dessert recipe, it’s absolutely worth it! This recipe uses our base cheesecake ice cream recipe, then swirls in a homemade strawberry sauce. You can also shortcut the recipe a bit by using purchased strawberry jam, which makes it more manageable. Here’s what you’ll need for this recipe:

  • Cream cheese
  • Cornstarch
  • Whole milk
  • Granulated sugar
  • Heavy cream
  • Kosher salt
  • Vanilla extract
  • Graham crackers
  • Strawberry sauce: strawberries, sugar, balsamic vinegar and cinnamon
Strawberry cheesecake ice cream

Homemade strawberry sauce and a shortcut

The best way to make this strawberry cheesecake ice cream? With homemade strawberry sauce! It has a pure, sweet tart flavor that’s not possible with any other store-bought shortcut. In particular, we love how the balsamic vinegar and cinnamon flavors accent the sweet berries. It takes a few minutes to prep and 10 minutes to simmer on the stove.

But we get it! Sometimes you don’t have the extra 15 minutes or want to clean up a sticky pan. (Noted!) So you can easily make this ice cream recipe with purchased strawberry jam. Try to find the best brand you can: a more expensive jam will most likely taste better than the cheapest jar on the shelf.

Strawberries

Required equipment: ice cream maker

Strawberry cheesecake ice cream requires an ice cream maker, so make sure to have one hand before you start! You’ll find this piece of equipment a great investment you can use to make sorbetssherbet and ice creams year round. There are two main types of ice cream makers to try:

  • Freezer bowl ice cream maker (inexpensive). This type of ice cream maker is the most economical choice. Here’s the 2 quart freezer bowl ice cream maker we use. It’s a little more expensive than some in the category, but it’s held up well over time. With this type of maker, make sure to freeze the base of the ice cream maker overnight before churning.
  • Automatic ice cream maker (expensive, but easy to use!). Do you make ice cream often? You might want to consider this automatic ice cream maker, which is larger and more expensive. It requires no pre-freezing of the base, so you can make ice cream any time you please.

How to make strawberry cheesecake ice cream (basic steps)

This strawberry cheesecake cream recipe is a classic ice cream: you’ll make a custard base, then churn in an ice cream maker, then add mix-ins and freeze it again in your freezer. It does take a bit of effort to put together, but it’s well worth it for an over-the-top treat! Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Make the custard (5 minutes): Soften the cream cheese. Simmer the cornstarch, whole milk and sugar 4 to 5 minutes, taking care that it doesn’t boil. Then add in the heavy cream, more milk and vanilla. Pour it over the cream cheese and whisk to combine.
  • Cool the custard (1 hour): Cool down the custard before churning it. You can do this in a few ways. Our favorite is to transfer the mixture to a large metal or glass bowl and place the bowl in a smaller bowl of ice water for 1 hour.
  • Make the strawberry sauce (during the cool time): Make the homemade strawberry sauce. Place it in the refrigerator to chill.
  • Churn (25 minutes): Then churn the custard in the ice cream maker.
  • Add the graham crackers and strawberry sauce: Swirl the chopped graham crackers and strawberry sauce into the custard (if using).
  • Freeze or “ripen” for hard ice cream texture (at least 2 hours): Freeze the ice cream for 2 to 4 hours for a scoop-able, hard ice cream texture.
Strawberry cheesecake ice cream

Storage info

Some homemade ice cream recipes turn into a frozen block after storing for more than a day. But this strawberry cheesecake ice cream stays creamy over the storage time! (The secret? Cornstarch keeps it creamy over time.) The flavor is best right away, but you can store this ice cream for up to 2 weeks and it still tastes delicious.

After you store the ice cream in the freezer for several days, it will be very hard. Allow the pan to sit at room temperature for 10 to 15 minutes before scooping.

More ice cream recipes

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This strawberry cheesecake ice cream recipe is…

Vegetarian. For gluten-free, use gluten-free graham crackers.

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Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream


  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 1 hour 30 minutes (including chill time)
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Yield: 1 quart

Description

This strawberry cheesecake ice cream is rich and decadent, pairing zingy sweet fruit with creamy vanilla and graham cracker chunks!


Ingredients

For the ice cream

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch 
  • 1 ½ cups whole milk
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • ⅛ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 whole graham crackers, chopped

For the strawberry sauce (or substitute 2/3 cup purchased strawberry jam)

  • 2 cups diced strawberries (¾ pound)
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions

Note: Make sure to freeze the base of your ice cream maker overnight before making this recipe.

  1. Soften the cream cheese by placing it on a plate and microwaving for 10 seconds per side. Place the cream cheese in a large metal bowl and cut into a few pieces.
  2. In a medium saucepan, slowly whisk the cornstarch into 1 cup whole milk, then whisk in the sugar. Apply medium heat and heat for 4 to 6 minutes, whisking frequently, until it just starts to bubble and the mixture thickens.
  3. Remove the mixture from the heat and pour it over the cream cheese. Whisk vigorously until it is fully smooth (it will start out chunky). Stir in the remaining ½ cup whole milk, heavy cream, salt and vanilla extract.
  4. Place the bowl with the custard in a smaller bowl of ice water for 1 hour, making sure not to splash any water into the ice cream. Alternatively, simply place the bowl in the refrigerator and wait for 3 to 4 hours or until the temperature drops to 40 degrees Fahrenheit.
  5. Meanwhile, make the strawberry sauce (or make it ahead): Clean, hull and dice the strawberries. Add them to a medium saucepan with sugar, balsamic vinegar and cinnamon and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally while it bubbles gently. Cook about 9 to 10 minutes, until all the berries are cooked down. Immediately transfer to a medium bowl and place in the refrigerator to cool (we recommend first placing it in the freezer for about 10 minutes to speed up the cooling process.)
  6. Churn according to your ice cream maker instructions, about 25 minutes for soft serve consistency. Transfer half the ice cream to a loaf pan or freezer container, add a layer of chopped graham crackers and strawberry sauce, then top with the remaining half and more graham crackers and strawberry sauce. Insert a butter knife vertically into the pan and draw an S pattern through the ice cream a few times to distribute the graham crackers and fruit. Freeze in the freezer for at least 2 hours (or up to 4 hours). Store in a loaf pan with a parchment sheet over the top or a sealed container for up to 2 weeks. Allow the pan to sit at room temperature for 10 to 15 minutes before scooping.
  • Category: Ice Cream
  • Method: Frozen
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Keywords: Strawberry cheesecake ice cream

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Perfect Blueberry Crumble

This blueberry crumble recipe is a favorite! The nostalgic summer dessert stars a sweet tart fruit filling topped with buttery…

A Couple Cooks – Recipes worth repeating.

This blueberry crumble recipe is a favorite! The nostalgic summer dessert stars a sweet tart fruit filling topped with buttery crumbles.

Blueberry Crumble

Looking for a blueberry dessert that’s as perfect as they come? This Blueberry Crumble recipe is the perfect nostalgic treat for ending a meal. It’s got a juicy, fruity berry filling seasoned with cinnamon, allspice and lemon zest, topped with buttery, crispy crumbles. Add melty vanilla ice cream and it’s truly a sublime treat. In fact, we’ve stopped making blueberry crisp all together because this crumble is next level.

Ingredients in this blueberry crumble recipe

This blueberry crumble recipe is our favorite alternative to a crisp, though we love both nearly equally. The difference between a crumble and a crisp? Technically, a crisp has oats or nuts in the topping and a crumble does not: it’s essentially butter, flour and sugar. The lines have blurred in modern definitions of these recipes, so often you’ll see crumbles with oats. As much as we love oats, we went with the classic definition of a crumble here: and it was well worth it. Here’s what you’ll need for this blueberry crumble:

  • Blueberries
  • Granulated sugar
  • Cornstarch
  • Lemon zest
  • Unsalted butter
  • All purpose flour
  • Cinnamon and allspice
  • Baking powder
  • Salt
Blueberry

Use fresh or frozen blueberries

Don’t feel like you have to have a load of fresh blueberries for this one! This recipe calls for 4 cups fresh blueberries: which we had on hand from blueberry picking in Michigan. Don’t have access to that many blueberries? You can use frozen too! Add them to the recipe frozen: no need to defrost. Keep in mind that store-bought frozen berries can be a little more tart than fresh berries, so you may want to add a hint more sugar to the filling.

There are special precautions to take for baking with blueberries in cobbler, muffins and scones (the berries can bleed and dye the baked goods purple!). But with a crumble, there’s no risk: the berries don’t mix with the dry goods. This crumble is also a great place to use fresh blueberries that you froze to preserve them: just throw them into the pan frozen.

Blueberry crumble recipe

A note on the butter

This recipe calls for 7 tablespoons butter: which is an odd number. If you bake a lot, you’ll notice most crumble and crisp recipes call for either 6 tablespoons of butter or 8 tablespoons. But trust us! Seven is the magic number here, and it makes for absolutely perfect crumbles.

Want to make this blueberry crumble vegan? Just use vegan butter in place of standard butter: it works like a charm.

How to serve blueberry crumble

Once you’ve got your beautiful blueberry crumble, you’ll find it tastes great right out of the pan. But like most crumble recipes, it tastes even better topped with vanilla ice cream! The contrast of rich cream against the tart berries is perfection. Here are a few of our favorite toppings for this stunning dessert:

Blueberry Crumble

Leftover storage info

Want to save this blueberry crumble? This dessert saves well at room temperature, refrigerated or frozen.

  • Keep the crumble for 1 day loosely covered at room temperature. This helps to maintain the crumble texture.
  • Refrigerate for up to 3 days. It holds up pretty well in the fridge, and tastes even better when reheated.
  • Freeze up to 3 months. Freeze for up to 3 months in a sealed container. Reheat it in a 350 degree oven until bubbly.

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This blueberry crumble is a favorite of our top blueberry desserts. Here are a few more to try:

This blueberry crumble recipe is…

Vegetarian. For vegan and plant-based, use vegan butter.

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Blueberry Crumble

Perfect Blueberry Crumble


  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 8

Description

This blueberry crumble recipe is a favorite! The nostalgic summer dessert stars a sweet tart fruit filling topped with buttery crumbles.


Ingredients

  • 4 cups blueberries (fresh or frozen*)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar, divided
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon, divided
  • ¼ teaspoon allspice
  • ½ teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 7 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted (or vegan butter)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Make the filling: In a medium bowl, mix the blueberries, ½ cup sugar, cornstarch, ½ teaspoon cinnamon, allspice, and lemon zest. Pour into a round 9-inch pie pan, 9 x 9 inch baking dish or 7 x 11 baking dish.
  3. Make the topping: In a medium bowl, add the remaining ½ cup sugar, ½ teaspoon cinnamon, flour, baking powder and kosher salt. Mix together with a fork. Pour in the melted butter while mixing with the fork until a crumbly mixture forms. Use your fingers to sprinkle the crumbles evenly over the filling.
  4. Bake: Bake for 45 to 50 minutes until the top is evenly golden brown and the filling is bubbly. Cool for 1 hour, then serve. You can leave it out on the counter for up to 1 day (covered, at night) so the topping can stay crisp. After 1 day, refrigerate any leftovers. It also freezes well for several months in a sealed container; reheat it in a 350 degree oven until bubbly.

Notes

*No need to defrost frozen berries before using. Note that storebought frozen berries can be a little more tart than fresh berries; if desired, add a hint more sugar to the filling (to taste). 

  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Dessert
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Keywords: Blueberry crumble, blueberry crumble recipe

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Blueberry Galette

A blueberry galette is better than pie! This rustic blueberry berry tart is easy and irresistible, with a flaky crust…

A Couple Cooks – Recipes worth repeating.

A blueberry galette is better than pie! This rustic blueberry berry tart is easy and irresistible, with a flaky crust and sweet tart berries.

Blueberry Galette

Got blueberries and want a baking project? Here’s a treat that’s tastier than blueberry pie, in our opinion. Try this Blueberry Galette! This free-form blueberry tart is so simple to whip up with no special equipment: and the flavor is out of this world. The filling is piled with sweet tart berries, sweetened just enough and heightened with lemon zest and a sprinkle of cinnamon. It’s all encased in a golden flaky pastry crust, which forms a charming frame for the berries. Top with vanilla ice cream and it’s a heavenly summer dessert. This one is a favorite over here!

Ingredients for a blueberry galette (aka blueberry tart)

A galette is a rustic French tart: a round pie made without a pie plate using a folded pastry crust. There’s no need for a pie plate or precise rolling and sizing of the dough. Simply roll it out, place on a baking sheet, and fold over the crust. This formula makes killer desserts (like this peach galette), and this blueberry filling is one of our favorites. Even better: you can use fresh or frozen blueberries! Here’s what you’ll need for this rustic blueberry tart:

  • Blueberries: Fresh are best, but frozen work great here too! Since the filling is cooked until the berries are soft and jammy, frozen berries work just as well.
  • Granulated sugar and turbinado sugar
  • Lemon zest
  • Cornstarch
  • Cinnamon
  • Butter
  • Flour
  • Salt
  • Baking powder
  • Egg
Blueberry Galette

Tips on working with galette dough

The most important part of this blueberry galette? The dough! This pastry dough is very easy to work with: and you don’t need to shape it like you would for a pie. However, there are a few things to note about the method. Here’s what to keep in mind:

  • Spoon and level the flour (or weigh it in grams). Spoon the flour into the measuring cup, then level it with the back of the spoon. This provides most accurate measurement: scooping flour right out of the container packs it in, which can result in more flour in a cup. Or better yet, use a food scale and weigh the flour out in grams.
  • Use a pastry cutter or fork to cut the butter into the dough. Mash the butter into the dry ingredients until a pebbly texture forms.
  • Add just enough water for the dough to come together. Usually it takes us about 5 tablespoons, though this depends on the exact flour amount (again; grams is most accurate).
  • Chill 1 hour. This is important so that the butter can chill again: otherwise, the crust can melt in the oven.
  • Roll into a 12-inch circle on a floured surface. Pick up the dough and add more flour to the surface as necessary if it’s sticking.
  • Gently fold it up to create a 2-inch crust. You’ll need to overlap the folds to make a circle: see the photos.
  • Brush with an egg wash and sprinkle with sugar. An egg wash makes a nice golden sheen on the crust! If you have it, chunky turbinado sugar makes a nice crunch on the crust; but granulated sugar works too.

Toppings for this blueberry galette

How to serve this blueberry galette? This rustic pie tastes great on its own, but we love it with a small dollop of vanilla ice cream. The way the cream compliments the tangy berries is unreal! Here are a few more ideas for toppings:

Blueberry Galette

Storage info

Got leftovers of this blueberry galette? Place it in a storage container and refrigerate for up to 4 days. Making it to serve the next day? Leave it out on the counter for an hour or so before serving to let it come to room temperature. You can also gently reheat it in a 350 degree oven.

More blueberry recipes

Want to make more with this sweet berry? Here are some of our favorite blueberry recipes:

This blueberry tart recipe is…

Vegetarian. For vegan, substitute vegan butter.

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Blueberry Galette

Blueberry Galette


  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 2 hours (including chill time)
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Yield: 8

Description

A blueberry galette is better than pie! This rustic berry tart is easy and irresistible, with a flaky crust and sweet tart pops of berries.


Ingredients

For the galette dough: 

  • 1 ½ cups [210 grams] all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • 10 tablespoons cold unsalted butter (or vegan butter)
  • 5 to 6 tablespoons cold water
  • 1 egg, for the egg wash
  • Turbinado sugar, for sprinkling

For the filling: 

  • 3 cups blueberries, fresh or frozen
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, mix the flour, sugar, kosher salt, and baking powder. Slice the butter into small pieces, then use a pastry blender or fork to cut it into the flour mixture until mostly incorporated and a pebbly texture forms (with pea-sized or smaller pieces).
  2. Sprinkle 4 tablespoons of the cool water over the flour, mixing gradually with a fork until the flour is mostly incorporated. Add the additional 1 to 2 tablespoons of water until all the flour is incorporated, kneading with your fingers until the dough comes together. (Resist the urge to add more water; it should come together!) Form the dough into a ball and flatten into a thick disk. Wrap it in plastic or place it in a covered container and chill the dough for 1 hour. (To make in advance, you can refrigerate the dough up to 3 days; allow to sit at room temperature 30 minutes before rolling. Or, wrap in plastic wrap or aluminum foil and freeze up to 3 months, then defrost overnight in the refrigerator before rolling.)
  3. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  4. Mix the filling ingredients in a medium bowl: blueberries, sugar, lemon zest, cornstarch, cinnamon and salt.
  5. On a floured surface, roll the dough into an even 12” circle, leaving the edges rough (if needed, move the dough around and add a bit more flour underneath to keep it from sticking). Carefully transfer the dough to a sheet of parchment paper on a rimmed baking sheet. 
  6. Pile the blueberries in the center of the crust and spread them in an even layer, leaving at least 2 inches of dough around the outside edge. Evenly sprinkle the sugar in the bottom of the bowl over the top. Fold in the outside edges of the dough over the filling to form an approximately 2-inch crust, overlapping the folds as shown in the photos. 
  7. Whisk the egg and use a pastry brush to brush it onto the crust. Sprinkle the crust with turbinado sugar (or more granulated sugar). 
  8. Bake the galette for 28 to 32 minutes until the crust is golden brown. Remove from the oven and transfer the parchment paper to a baking rack to cool. Cool to room temperature (about 1 hour) before slicing into pieces and serving. It’s divine with a dollop of vanilla ice cream. Store leftovers for up to 4 days refrigerated; bring to room temperature before serving.
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: French inspired
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Keywords: Blueberry galette, blueberry galette recipe

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Peach Galette

This peach galette recipe is a triumph! It stars juicy ripe peaches and browned butter filling encased in a flaky…

A Couple Cooks – Recipes worth repeating.

This peach galette recipe is a triumph! It stars juicy ripe peaches and browned butter filling encased in a flaky pastry crust.

Peach Galette

Got a load of ripe, juicy peaches? Here’s the ultimate summer treat: this Peach Galette recipe! Imagine, a filling of tender fruit flavored with brown sugar, nutty browned butter and a hint of cinnamon and vanilla. It’s all encased in a flaky, buttery pastry crust. A galette is a rustic tart: the perfect easy alternative to a pie. This one was a huge hit in our house and with our readers. We had dozens of recipe testers try this one out before sharing it with you. The overall opinion? Fantastic.

Ingredients for a peach galette

A galette is a rustic French tart: a round pie made without a pie plate using a folded pastry crust. This peach galette is visually stunning: perfect for impressing at a dinner party or just enjoying on the patio on a summer evening. In fact, we’ve almost sworn off pies altogether: galettes are so much easier and even more fun! The most important ingredient to get ahold of for this one? Ripe peaches. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Ripe fresh peaches: don’t compromise on ripeness! See the notes below. We don’t recommend using frozen here, though unsweetened canned peaches could work as a substitute. You can make this dessert with unpeeled peaches as we did, or peel the peaches using the boiling water method.
  • Brown sugar, granulated sugar, and turbinado sugar
  • Vanilla extract
  • Cornstarch
  • Cinnamon
  • Butter
  • Flour
  • Salt
  • Baking powder
  • Egg
Peach Galette Recipe

Tips on how to ripen & test peaches

Ripe peaches are key to this peach galette and any peach recipe! You might buy them rock hard, or so juicy they’re almost bruising. Gently squeeze the peaches to see if the flesh feels soft: if so, they are ripe. If there is any firmness, you’ll need to ripen them. Here are a few notes on ripening peaches and the sweetness of this recipe:

  • Here’s how to ripen peaches: If the peaches are almost ripe, simply place them on the counter for 1 day. If they are hard, place the peaches in a paper bag. Add a banana or apple inside, which emits ethylene gas and helps the peaches ripen faster. Gently close the top of the bag and wait 1 to 3 days, depending on the ripeness of the peaches.
  • Taste test the peaches: Taste test a peach when you’re ready to make the recipe. If it doesn’t taste tender and sweet, it’s not ready.

Vary the sugar to taste

Feel like your peaches aren’t quite there but you’re making the galette for an occasion? You can add a bit more sugar to compensate. Or, if you like very sweet desserts, you can use a little more sugar than specified. Here’s how to do it:

  • Vary the sugar in the filling if desired: This peach galette is perfect with ripe peaches and 6 tablespoons sugar. But if your peaches might be on the edge, use ½ cup sugar.
Peach Galette

Tips on working with galette dough

The other important part of this peach galette? The galette dough! Overall, this dough is very easy to work with: and you don’t need to shape it like you would for a pie. Here are a few notes to keep in mind when working with this dough:

  • Spoon and level the flour (or weigh it in grams). This provides the most accurate measurement: or you can weigh it! Scooping flour right out of the container packs it in, which can result in more flour in a cup.
  • Use a pastry cutter or fork to cut the butter into the dough. Mash it into the dry ingredients until a crumbly, pebbly texture forms.
  • Add just enough water for the dough to come together. Usually it takes us about 5 tablespoons, though this depends on the exact flour amount (again; grams is more accurate).
  • Chill 1 hour. This is important for the dough to set.
  • Roll into a 12-inch circle on a floured surface. You can pick up the dough and add more flour to the surface as necessary if it’s sticking.
  • Gently fold it up to create a 2-inch crust. You’ll need to overlap the folds to make a circle: see the photos.
  • Brush with an egg wash and sprinkle with sugar. This is important to get a nice golden sheen on the crust! We like using chunky turbinado sugar on the crust, but granulated sugar works too.
Peach Galette

What people are saying about this peach galette

Readers on Instagram volunteered in droves to test this recipe! A huge thank you to all our testers who helped us incorporate feedback into this recipe before sharing it here. Here’s what a few of them had to say:

  • “This peach galette is very good, simple to make, and looks impressive!” -Natalia
  • “This galette was delicious. The recipe was very simple to follow. Hubby thought it was perfect!” -Mary
  • “I don’t typically like to bake, but this recipe was very easy to follow and the dough came together beautifully!” -Vonda
  • “Overall, really easy, a simple recipe that wasn’t too sugary and really focused on the crust and the peach flavor.” -Bart
  • “It was amazing with a bit of vanilla ice cream!” -Hannah

Serving and storage info

This peach galette is incredible on its own, but we prefer it with a dollop of vanilla ice cream! The creaminess compliments it perfectly. We like to serve it with our own homemade ice cream (a fun project if you’ve never tried it!), but of course it works with any store-bought variety.

Want to store leftovers of this galette? Place it in a storage container and refrigerate for up to 4 days. If you’re making it the day before, leave it out on the counter for an hour or so before serving to let it come to room temperature.

More peach desserts

When it’s the season, make all the peach recipes! Here are some favorites you’ll love:

This peach galette recipe is…

Vegetarian. For vegan, use vegan butter.

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Peach Galette

Peach Galette


  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 2 hours (including chill time)
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Yield: 8

Description

This peach galette recipe is a triumph! It stars juicy ripe peaches and browned butter filling encased in a flaky pastry crust.


Ingredients

For the galette dough: 

  • 1 ½ cups [210 grams] all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • 10 tablespoons cold unsalted butter (or vegan butter)
  • 5 to 6 tablespoons cold water
  • 1 egg, for the egg wash
  • Turbinado sugar, for sprinkling

For the filling: 

  • 3 cups (about 1 pound; 3 to 4 medium) ripe yellow peaches, cut into 1/4-inch slices, skin on* 
  • 6 tablespoons light brown sugar, packed**
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter (or vegan butter)

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, mix the flour, sugar, kosher salt, and baking powder. Slice the butter into small pieces, then use a pastry blender or fork to cut it into the flour mixture until mostly incorporated and a pebbly texture forms (with pea-sized or smaller pieces).
  2. Sprinkle 4 tablespoons of the cool water over the flour, mixing gradually with a fork until the flour is mostly incorporated. Add the additional 1 to 2 tablespoons of water until all the flour is incorporated, kneading with your fingers until the dough comes together. (Resist the urge to add more water; it should come together!) Form the dough into a ball and flatten into a thick disk. Wrap it in plastic or place it in a covered container and chill the dough for 1 hour.
  3. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  4. Mix the thinly sliced peaches with the sugar, vanilla, cornstarch, cinnamon, and salt. Brown the 2 tablespoons butter by heating it in a small skillet over medium heat for 3 to 4 minutes until it just turns brown, stirring occasionally. (Keep an eye on it as it starts to brown; it can go from brown to burnt pretty quickly.) Immediately remove from the heat and pour the butter into the bowl with the peaches, then mix gently to combine.
  5. On a floured surface, roll the dough into an even 12” circle, leaving the edges rough (if needed, move the dough around and add a bit more flour underneath to keep it from sticking). Carefully transfer the dough to a sheet of parchment paper on a rimmed baking sheet. 
  6. Arrange the peaches on the dough in a spiral pattern, keeping the juices inside the bowl. Leave at least 2 inches of dough around the outside edge. The pattern can be precise or more free-form: whatever you feel like! Leave out any peaches that you think might overfill the galette. Fold in the outside edges of the dough over the filling to form an approximately 2-inch crust, overlapping the folds as shown in the photos. 
  7. Gently pour the remaining juices from the bowl over the peaches. Whisk the egg and use a pastry brush to brush it onto the crust. Sprinkle the crust liberally with turbinado sugar (or granulated sugar). 
  8. Bake the galette for 25 to 30 minutes until the crust is golden brown. Remove from the oven and transfer the parchment paper to a baking rack to cool. Cool to room temperature (about 1 hour) before slicing into pieces and serving. It’s divine with a dollop of vanilla ice cream. Store leftovers for up to 4 days refrigerated; bring to room temperature or warm in the oven before serving.

Notes

*Make sure the peaches are ripe and sweet (give one a taste): this can make or break the recipe! You can leave the skins on for this recipe, but if you prefer without, peel the peaches using this method

**If you like a sweeter dessert or your peaches aren’t fully sweet, use ½ cup brown sugar. Avoid using dark brown sugar as it makes the filling very dark.

  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: French Inspired
  • Diet: Vegetarian

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Perfect Peach Crisp

This peach crisp recipe with fresh peaches is a classic! It’s got a sweet, vanilla-scented fruit filling and a golden…

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This peach crisp recipe with fresh peaches is a classic! It’s got a sweet, vanilla-scented fruit filling and a golden crunchy crumble.

Peach Crisp

Here’s a treat for eating al fresco on the porch as the summer sun sets: this Peach Crisp recipe! This nostalgic dessert is pure summer bliss. Ripe, juicy peaches star in a vanilla-scented gooey filling that’s covered with just the right ratio of crunchy golden crumbles. Top with a dollop of melty vanilla ice cream and it’s summer dessert heaven! Recently we enjoyed it on the patio with dinner guests, who helped themselves to seconds…then thirds! Here’s how to make this tasty summer treat.

Ingredients in this peach crisp recipe

Peach crisp is a summer tradition around here (though I grew up eating this fresh peach pie as our seasonal treat). The great part about crisp? It’s simple, requires no baking technique and is a knock-out hit every time you serve it. People never tire of crisp: we promise! Here are the ingredients you’ll need for a good peach crisp recipe:

  • Ripe fresh peaches: don’t compromise on ripeness! See the notes below. You can also substitute frozen peaches in this recipe if desired.
  • Granulated sugar
  • Cornstarch (or arrowroot starch)
  • Lemon juice
  • Vanilla extract
  • Old Fashioned rolled oats
  • All purpose flour
  • Brown sugar
  • Cinnamon
  • Butter (cold)
  • Salt
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How to ripen peaches

Ripe peaches are key to any peach recipe. At the store, there’s a lot of variation in ripeness: you might find them rock hard or so juicy they’re almost bruising. If they’re even a bit hard, you’ll need a few days to ripen them. Here’s what to do:

  • Place the peaches in a paper bag.
  • Add a banana inside the bag. The banana emits ethylene gas, which helps the peaches ripen at the same time.
  • Gently close the top of the bag and wait 1 to 4 days, depending on the ripeness of the peaches. Check each day by gently squeezing the fruit to see if the flesh feels soft.
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Tricks for peeling peaches

Traditionally, a peach crisp uses fresh peeled peaches. You can make crisp with skin-on peaches, but it does add an extra texture element that some eaters might not enjoy. Here’s what to know about peeling peaches: you can’t use a vegetable peeler! It destroys the delicate fruit in the process. Here’s a quick way to perfectly peel peaches (which I learned from my mom in this peach pie recipe):

  • Boil batches of peaches for 45 seconds each. Drop 3 peaches into a pot of boiling water, so that the water fully covers them and boil for 45 seconds.
  • Place into ice water. Remove the peaches from the water with a slotted spoon and transfer them to a bowl of ice water. Drop in the next batch and repeat.
  • Pull off the skin with your fingers. Once the peaches are cooled, use a sharp knife to puncture the skin of the peach, then peel it off in large sheets with your fingers.

Make it gluten-free or vegan

Want to make this peach crisp recipe work for gluten-free or vegan diets? Here are a few easy substitutions that work perfectly:

  • Use almond flour for gluten-free. Almond flour is perfect for crisp recipes: it makes an even crunchier crumble topping.
  • Substitute vegan butter or coconut oil for vegan. Vegan butter is the best option for the crunchiest crumble. Coconut oil comes out softer and not quite as crisp. We recommend refined coconut oil, which has a subtler coconut flavor.
Peach Crisp

Leftover storage info

Got a big pan of peach crisp and want to save it? This dessert saves well at room temperature, refrigerated or frozen.

  • It can stand for 1 day covered at room temperature. The topping stays crisp with this method.
  • Refrigerate for up to 3 days. It holds up pretty well in the fridge, and tastes even better when reheated.
  • Freeze up to 3 months. You can freeze peach crisp for up to 3 months in a sealed container. Reheat it in a 350 degree oven until bubbly and the topping is crisp.

More peach recipes

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Peach crisp

Perfect Peach Crisp


  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings

Description

This peach crisp recipe is a classic! It’s got a sweet, vanilla-scented fruit filling and a golden crunchy crumble.


Ingredients

  • 5 cups sliced ripe peaches (2 ½ pounds; about 5 large or 7 medium)*
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • ¾ cup Old Fashioned rolled oats
  • ¾ cup all purpose flour (or almond flour for gluten-free)
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 8 tablespoons cold salted butter (or coconut oil or vegan butter)
  • Vanilla ice cream, to serve (required!)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Peel the peaches: Prepare a medium saucepan of boiling water. Drop 3 peaches into the pot so that the water fully covers them and boil for 45 seconds. Remove the peaches from the water with a slotted spoon and transfer them to a bowl of ice water. Drop in the next batch and repeat. Once the peaches are cooled, use a sharp knife to puncture the skin of the peach, then peel it off in large sheets with your fingers. Repeat until all peaches are peeled.
  3. Make the filling: Slice the peaches. In a medium bowl, mix them with the granulated sugar, cornstarch, vanilla extract, and lemon juice, then pour the filling into a round 9-inch pie pan, 9 x 9 inch baking dish or 7 x 11 baking dish.
  4. Make the topping: In a medium bowl, mix together the oats, flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and kosher salt. Cut the butter into small pieces and then use your hands to mix it into the oats until fully distributed and a crumbly dough forms. It may take a while so be patient; you can also use a fork or pastry cutter if you prefer. (If using coconut oil, it can be room temperature; use the same method to add it.) Pour the crumble on top and smooth it into an even layer with your fingers.
  5. Bake: Bake for 45 to 50 minutes until the top is evenly golden brown and the filling is bubbly. Cool for 30 minutes to 1 hour, then serve warm. You can leave out your crisp on the counter for up to 1 day (covered, at night) so the crisp topping can stay crisp. After 1 day, refrigerate any leftovers. It also freezes well for several months in a sealed container; reheat it in a 350 degree oven until bubbly and the topping is crisp.

Notes

*This recipe also works with the same amount of sliced frozen peaches.

  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian

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Easy Strawberry Sorbet

This strawberry sorbet recipe has the best fruity flavor and frosty texture! It’s easy and impresses everyone. Here’s a simple…

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This strawberry sorbet recipe has the best fruity flavor and frosty texture! It’s easy and impresses everyone.

Strawberry Sorbet

Here’s a simple summer dessert that’s easy but impressive: Strawberry Sorbet! The flavor is like taking a bite of 100 strawberries at once: sweet, pure, and tangy. The frosty texture is like an Italian strawberry gelato: cold and creamy, with just the right robust vibrancy to each bite. We dare you to serve this to someone who doesn’t exclaim, “Wow!” Even better: it takes just a few minutes of hands on time.

Ingredients for this strawberry sorbet recipe

No need to grab a store-bought pint of strawberry sorbet. This recipe is quick and simple with just a few ingredients! You’ll also need a blender and an ice cream maker (more on that below). The only ingredients you’ll need are:

  • Fresh strawberries
  • Lime juice
  • Sugar

All you need to do? Blend the strawberries, lime and sugar with a little ice, then freeze the mixture in an ice cream maker for about 20 minutes. It comes together so quickly, it’s perfect as an easy breezy summer dessert.

Strawberry Sorbet

Necessary equipment: an ice cream maker

An ice cream maker is the best tool for the job with sorbet! It’s a great investment, and you can use it to make sorbets and ice creams all year round (like Mango Sorbet or Watermelon Sorbet).

Here’s the 2 quart ice cream maker we use. It’s a great gift idea, too! Use it as a housewarming present or a fun surprise for ice cream lovers. We’ve had ours for years and it holds up well.

Make ahead & storage tips for strawberry sorbet

Here’s the thing: homemade sorbet is best the day it is made. The texture is ultra creamy and frosty right out of the ice cream maker. You can freeze it a few hours, but if you leave it overnight it becomes very solid. Here are a few tricks to working with leftovers:

  • Line the storage container with parchment paper. This helps so the sorbet doesn’t freeze to the edges of the container and makes it easier to defrost.
  • Make the strawberry sorbet up to 2 hours in advance of serving. It will start to freeze at the edges, so you may need to stir a bit before serving. The texture will be nicely solid at this point and easy to scoop into balls.
  • Leftovers save 1 week, but defrost at room temp for about 30 minutes. Make time to leave it out the container on the counter until it defrosts. (Of course, you could microwave it for a few seconds: but it’s risky!) Don’t expect it to be like store-bought sorbet, which stays softer in the freezer.
Strawberry Sorbet

More strawberry desserts

Whipping up desserts with strawberries is our favorite: these berries always deliver on flavor! Here are some of our top strawberry desserts:

This strawberry sorbet recipe is…

Vegetarian, vegan, plant-based, dairy-free and gluten-free.

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Strawberry Sorbet

Easy Strawberry Sorbet


  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 1 quart (4 cups or 8 servings)

Description

This strawberry sorbet recipe has the best fruity flavor and frosty texture! It’s easy and impresses everyone.


Ingredients

  • 2 pounds strawberries, hulled
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 pinch kosher salt
  • ½ cup ice

Instructions

  1. Place the strawberries in a food processor or high-powered blender and puree. Add the sugar, lime juice, salt and ice and puree until smooth. (To make ahead, you can refrigerate at this point until you want to churn, up to 2 days.)
  2. Pour the mixture into an ice cream maker and freeze for 20 to 25 minutes. The texture will be very frosty and creamy at this point. Serve immediately, or place into a parchment lined container. You can freeze up to 2 hours day of (stir before serving). Freezing overnight makes a solid icy texture so for leftovers, allow them to sit at room temperature for 20 to 30 minutes (or more, depending on how long its been frozen) to defrost.
  • Category: Sorbet
  • Method: Frozen
  • Cuisine: Dessert
  • Diet: Vegan

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