A simple recipe for mini Strawberry Galettes with a Seeded Rye Crust- a Finnish-inspired dessert, perfect for spring. Make 8 mini galettes or one normal-sized one. Serves 8. 

Strawberry Galettes with Rosemary and Rustic Seeded Rye Crust

You wouldn’t know it is Spring by looking out the window today. The wind is howling, trees are swaying and dark clouds fill the sky. Rain. We’ve had weeks of it now with no end in sight. But if you look closely there are subtle signs of Spring’s quiet arrival.

Tiny buds dot the trees,  bulbs poke through dirt and the most obvious sign of all; strawberries at the grocery store.   It’s officially strawberry season. Well perhaps somewhere anyhow.

bowl of strawberries
Normally there is nothing I would do to a good strawberry. When in season, picked at their peak, they are perfect just like they are. Just wash and eat. The balance of sweet and tart together with their incredible texture are amazing.
Strawberry Galettes with Rosemary and Rustic Seeded Rye Crust
When I think of strawberries, I am reminded of my heritage. My Finnish mother would always say it’s not a real strawberry unless it is red all the way through. She was in love with them, and I came to be too.
Finland is famous for its strawberries my mom would often talk about how she missed having good Finnish strawberries. Real strawberries. 
My cousin, Kaarina and her husband have an Organic Strawberry Farm in Northern Finland. They live on a plot of land in a charming old schoolhouse they turned into her home. Each summer people come from all over to buy their particular strawberries. When we visited, I consumed pounds of these every day.
Perhaps I’ve been spoiled, but ever since I first tasted those, I have been ruined. None other have compared.
It was remembering Finland and Kaarina’s strawberries that gave me the idea to use rye in the crust. Rye is so very Finnish. My other cousin grows rye. So this is a little nod to Finland.
 I thought the rye would give the crust a toothsome texture, a more rustic quality, and also deepen flavor a bit, to help “ground” these strawberries. Make sure to toast the rye first before using it.
The dough is pretty simple after toasting the rye.
It’s fun adding fresh herbs to desserts. A little mint, or rosemary, or even basil or lemon thyme add interest. Today I had rosemary so I sprinkled a little over the top.
The combination of strawberries and rosemary it pretty tasty to me,  but it’s more for the grown-up palate, so if serving kids, maybe best to leave it off.
Strawberry Galettes with Rosemary and Rustic Seeded Rye Crust
Strawberry Galettes with Rosemary and Rustic Seeded Rye Crust
Serve the Strawberry Galettes with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, or whipped cream for a lovely dessert.
Strawberry Galettes with Rosemary and Rustic Seeded Rye Crust
strawberry tart
Strawberry Galettes with Rosemary and Rustic Seeded Rye Crust
Hope you enjoy these Rustic Strawberry Galettes!
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Rustic Strawberry Galette with Seeded Rye Crust

  • Author: Sylvia Fountaine
  • Prep Time: 60
  • Cook Time: 45
  • Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: baked
  • Cuisine: scandinavian


Rustic Strawberry Galettes with a Seeded Rye Crust- a Scandinavian-inspired dessert perfect for spring!


Seeded Rye Crust:
  • 1 1/4  cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4  cup rye flour, toasted (optional, or add more AP flour) 
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon poppy seeds (optional)
  • 10 tablespoons very cold butter (or use vegan butter) cut into 10 pieces
  • 1/41/3  cup ice water, plus more if needed


    • 1 1/2 lbs strawberries, washed and quartered
    • 1 tablespoon flour or corn starch
    • 1/2 cup sugar
    • 1/2 tsp fresh rosemary (optional)
    • a pinch salt
    • teaspoon lemon juice or lemon zest
    • —–
    • 8 tsp Strawberry jam or preserves (or see notes)


Make the Crust:

  1. Toast the rye flour in a skillet over medium-low heat, stirring until golden, about 5 minutes. Cool.
  2. In a food processor, add both the flours, salt, sugar, poppy seeds and pulse to mix. Add the butter and pulse until it is granular and like coarse sand. Turn the food processor on and add the cold water a little at a time,  until the dough just comes together and forms a shaggy ball.  Do not over-mix.
  3. On a piece of floured parchment, shape the dough into a log about 2 inches in diameter. Wrap the log up in the parchment or refrigerate for at least 1 hour or up to 3 days.

Preheat oven to 375 F

Make the Filling: Mix all the strawberries, flour, sugar, pinch salt, lemon juice or zest and optional rosemary in a bowl.

Assemble: Slice the log of dough into 8 equal pieces, and roll out each one in-between two sheets of parchment to 1/4 inch thick and 5 inches in diameter. You could use a bowl, or lid of a pot as a guide. Do not roll too thin or the dough will be hard to handle.

Place these rounds directly on a floured, parchment-lined baking sheet, assembling them on the baking sheet, because they are difficult to move once assembled.

Place a tablespoon or so of strawberry jam or preserves in the middle of the dough to coat the base, then a few Tablespoons of fresh strawberry filling. Gently fold up the edges, creasing in places. Do not worry about trying to make these look perfect, they are meant to look rustic.

One thing that does help though is to arrange some of the strawberries, skin side up on the top of the tart, for nice color.

You could give the crust a quick egg wash or milk wash and sprinkle with coarse sugar if you like.

Bake in a preheated 375 F oven for 30-35 mins or until crust is golden, crispy, but still tender. Let cool 20 minutes before serving. If not eating right away, store on a wire rack so the crust doesn’t get soggy.

Serve with ice cream or fresh whipped cream.


If your strawberries are really juicy, sprinkle the inside of the crust with a little flour first, or stir in another tablespoon of flour or cornstarch to the strawberries to help thicken.

If you cut back the sugar, and end up with tarts that are not sweet enough, a good way to fix this is to dirzzle with maple syrup after baking. It helps. 😉

You can also make one normal-sized galette.


  • Calories: 306

Keywords: strawberry galette, strawberry tart, strawberry desserts, strawberry galette recipes


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  1. I’m enamored by this beautiful dish. I’ve bookmarked it and will give it a shot as soon as my strawberries are ready for harvesting. Simply stunning. Cheers!

  2. Strawberries rarely make it into anything baked in my kitchen, I just love to eat them on their own, but these little galettes look so tasty and adorable. Too bad that the strawberry season has just finished here, I’ll have to wait to try them out!

    1. I love them best raw too. Aren’t they amazing? But these ones…were not the best tasting. So tried to think of something i could do to them to make them better.

  3. Beautiful clicks…I am drawn to your style. I am looking forward for more posts and recipes as well.

    1. Thanks…such a nice compliment. I am enjoying taking pictures so much. Almost as much as cooking. 🙂

  4. Wow! it looks delicious and beautiful! I’ll make them next weekend 🙂

    xx meg

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Hi, I'm Sylvia!

Chef and author of the whole-foods recipe blog, Feasting at Home, Sylvia Fountaine is a former restaurant owner and caterer turned full-time food blogger. She currently lives in the Pacific Northwest and shares seasonal, healthy recipes along with tips and tricks from her home kitchen.

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