The nutty filling of this gooseberry galette means the pastry base won’t be soggy. And you can use any fruits you like.
Serves: 8
Prep time: 20 mins
Cooking time: 45 mins
Skill level: Easy peasy


    • 375g pack of ready-rolled puff pastry
    • 1 egg yolk, beaten
    • 1kg (2¼lb) fresh or frozen, just-thawed gooseberries
    • 4 tbsp demerara sugar
    • Maple syrup and hot or cold custard, to serve

For the filling:

    • 60g (2oz) shelled pistachio nuts, plus a couple of tablespoons for decoration
    • 60g (2oz) blanched almonds
    • 45g (1½oz) unsalted butter, softened
    • 2tbsp demerara sugar
    • 1 medium egg
    • Half a tsp natural vanilla extract, optional


    1. To make the filling, chop the nuts roughly or put them in a small food processor and whizz quickly. Mix in the butter, sugar and egg, and vanilla extract, if using.
    1. Set the oven to 220°C (gas mark 7). Unroll the pastry on a heavy baking sheet and score a 2.5cm (1in) border all round the edge. Prick inside the border with a fork and brush with egg yolk.
    1. Spread the nutty filling over the pastry and within the border. Pile the gooseberries on top. It may look like a lot, but they’ll shrink down a little during cooking. Sprinkle with demerara sugar and lift the pastry border up all round the sides to enclose the fruit.
    1. Bake the galette for 15 mins, then reduce the oven temperature to 200°C (gas mark 6) and cook for another 30 mins until the pastry is crisp. Sprinkle with the rest of the demerara sugar and the pistachios.
    1. Serve warm or cold, with maple syrup for extra sweetness, and custard.

Cook’s tip: This dessert isn’t suitable for freezing, but leftovers wrapped in foil will keep in the fridge for a couple of days.Per serving: 287 calories, 25g fat

Feature: Kate Moseley. Photos: David Jordan. Props stylist: Sue Radcliffe

Nutritional information per portion

fat 25.0g calories 287(kcal)
This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.


Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.