Brienne of Tart is a Game of Thrones inspired recipe that is the perfect dessert for your GoT party! This mixed berry galette recipe is incredibly easy and beautifully rustic looking.
The days that I share Game of Thrones food are kind of my favorite days.
Today we’re making a mixed berry galette inspired by Brienne of Tarth. The first female knight we see in Game of Thrones, she shows up in season two and holds a strong presence for the rest of the series.
This delicious mixed berry tart is just like Lady Brienne – a rustic exterior with a soft and gentle filling. Brienne the Beauty is one of my favorite characters for her strength, loyalty, and kind hearted nature and this recipe just seemed to embody all that I love about her.
I’m not much of a pie maker, so you can rest assured that this galette recipe is as easy as it comes. If you’re unsure about making your own pie crust, have a look at the video to see how it should look when it comes together.
Tips for making the perfect galette crust
- Keep your butter cold – Cold butter will help give you a flaky crust. Cut it into cubes and keep refrigerated until ready to use. I used a pastry cutter (affiliate link) to break up my butter. You could also use two knives, or if you prefer to use your hands I recommend working quickly so the butter doesn’t warm too much.
- Use ice water – Fill a measuring up with ice and cover with water. Add one tablespoon of water at a time until you reach the desired consistency of the dough.
- Don’t over mix – Stir with a wooden spoon until it starts to come together. Use your hands to form it into a loose disk and ensure all the dry ingredients are incorporated. Over working the dough will lead to a tough crust.
- Refrigerate until ready to roll and bake – This will ensure the butter bits stay cold which, again, will contribute to a flaky crust!
Can I make a galette ahead of time?
Once you mix up the dough it can be tightly covered and refrigerated for up to three days before rolling and baking. You could also bake the galette entirely before cooling and freezing. Thaw it in the refrigerator overnight and bake just until warm before serving.
How long does a galette keep?
A galette will keep at room temperature for about two days, or about five days in the refrigerator. You can also keep it in the freezer for several weeks.
Your Brienne of Tart can be customized! Here are a few ideas to get you started:
- Use whatever kind fo berries you have on hand such as strawberries
- You could experiment with using stone fruits such as plums or peaches
- Turn it into a savory tart by layering thinly sliced squash brushed with olive oil instead of the fruit filling
- Top with your favorite ice cream such as a high quality vanilla bean
If you like this recipe be sure to try my other Game of Thrones food:
Brienne of Tart (Mixed Berry Galette)
- 1 ¾ cup all purpose flour
- ¼ cup almond flour
- 3 tablespoons granulated sugar, divided
- ¾ cup 1 ½ sticks cold butter, cut into cubes
- 10-12 tablespoons ice water, more as needed
- 4 cups mixed berries, I used blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- Zest and juice of half a lemon
- ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 large egg
- 1 tablespoon water
- Turbinado sugar, optional
- In a large bowl, whisk together all purpose flour, almond flour, and 1 tablespoon granulated sugar. Add the butter and, using a pastry cutter, two knives, or your hands, work it into the flour mixture until it is the size of peas.
- Add ice water a couple tablespoons at a time and stir with a wooden spoon until a shaggy dough begins to form. I used 12 tablespoons of water, it shouldn’t be sticky but should just be enough to hold the dry ingredients together. Towards the end, switch to working with your hands. Work quickly to form the dough into a rough disc.
- Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate 30 minutes or up to three days.
- Preheat the oven to 400ºF.
- In a large bowl, add berries, cornstarch, 2 tablespoons granulated sugar, lemon zest and juice, and vanilla extract. Stir gently to combine.
- Remove the crust dough from the refrigerator and remove the plastic wrap. Lightly flour a piece of parchment paper or a silicone baking mat as well as the top of the dough. Roll out to about ⅛th inch thick.
- Pour the berries onto the dough and even them out, leaving 1-2 inches around the outside. Fold up the edges of the dough, working your way around until the berries are contained in the dough but still open in the middle of the galette.
- In a small bowl, make an egg wash by whisking together 1 egg with 1 tablespoon water. Brush around the outside edges of the crust.
- Sprinkle the edges of the crust with turbinado sugar if desired.
- Transfer the parchment or silicone baking mat with the galette onto a large baking sheet. Bake 45 minutes or until the crust is golden brown and cooked throughout.
- Allow to cool at least 20 minutes before cutting and serving warm, preferably with good vanilla ice cream.