I had a pint of Haagen Dazs vanilla ice cream, a bowl of berries, and a pie crust sitting in my fridge, so the only logical thing to do on a Sunday afternoon was marry these ingredients for a perfect mid-day snack. Galettes and crostatas can be made with virtually any fruit - berries, figs, apples, peaches, whatever is in season. I improvised with ingredients on hand, and the result was a refreshing, indulgent and guilt-less snack. (see recipe below).
Mixed Berry Galette
one store-bought or homemade pie crust (I used Pillsbury)
a couple tablespoons granulated sugar (adjust this based on the sweetness level of the fruit)
one teaspoon fresh-squeezed lemon juice + some of its grated zest
Roll out the thawed pie crust on a heavy duty pan. Toss the berries with the lemon juice, zest and sugar. Let the berries macerate for about ten minutes or so. Pile the berry mixture onto the middle of the pie crust, leaving a 1-inch border around the edges. (Make sure to pour in all the juices!) Fold over the crust and sprinkle the edges with sugar. Bake for about 30 minutes at 375 degrees until crust is golden brown and berries start to bubble. Serve with ice cream. Bon appetit!