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Strawberry Balsamic Galette with Pistachio Crust

We’re in the thick of strawberry season here in Georgia, and I’m trying to take full advantage.  I’ve made strawberry-mint lemonade, strawberry prosecco punch, and these strawberry galettes all in the past week!

 

When I get a batch of strawberries that aren’t quite as ripe, or I forget a pint in the back of my fridge for a little while, or I just go crazy and over-buy at market, I love to bake them.  (Here are more tips for making the most of strawberry season.)  Baking or roasting strawberries concentrates the flavor, it makes you forget all about the bruises on older berries, and in the case of this galette, it makes for a beautiful (or dare I say “instagramable”) dessert!  The nutty pistachio crust is easy to make ahead, and the berry + balsamic combo is super flavorful. Plus, “galette” is a code word for “imperfect pie”–the more rustic, the better!

 

Speaking of pie crust, my favorite tool for rolling out crust is a french rolling pin.  It’s a tapered pin without handles, so you can use your hands to more evenly and consistently distribute pressure.  I just got a new one from the nicest guy; let me tell you about it!  A couple years ago, I met Joseph of The Riley/Land Collection, a gourmet pantry and kitchenware brand.  I bought a gorgeous walnut cutting board from him–pictured above under the baked galette–and we stayed in touch via social media.  He recently sent me this stunning French rolling pin you see pictured below, which was made from wood found on his parents farm in West Tennessee (I’m obsessed!).  It’s as beautiful as it is practical, which is exactly the kind of thing I want with me in the kitchen!  He’s offering my followers 20% off any functional art pieces through June 30th with code KENAN20.  That includes these rolling pins and tons of other beautiful wood pieces, like biscuit cutters, cake stands, bowls, and more!

 

Strawberry Balsamic Galette with Pistachio Crust
Strawberry Balsamic Galette with Pistachio Crust
Strawberry Balsamic Galette with Pistachio Crust
Strawberry Balsamic Galette with Pistachio Crust
Strawberry Balsamic Galette with Pistachio Crust