Peach and Blackberry Galette with a Vodka Pie Crust

Living in the Carolinas pretty much ROCKS!  The southern food choices, all the BBQ as far as the eye can see….or your nose can smell, AND of course all the farmer’s markets!  Whenever hubby and I take a trip to one of our farmer’s markets I try to pick up something different.  It is fun to grab something you don’t always eat, there are that many different choices!

Peach and Blackberry Galette with a Vodka Pie Crust

Since we were going to have a fun gathering for the 4th of July, it was a perfect time to pick up the gorgeous, just picked South Carolina blackberries.  Hubby is not a fan of berries with big seeds in them, and well….holy cats these blackberries had some serious seeds.  BUT since this dessert was not just for us,  it was a perfect addition to the recipe!

A galette is  a lovely French dessert that refers to a flat or round cake, and is made with a flaky pastry dough.  When my friends visited from Tucson in May, they shared about a vodka pie crust.  I was immediately intrigued of course!  Since a galette uses a flaky pastry dough, making a vodka pie crust was the perfect option.  The vodka pie crust has a different texture, is very moist, and delicate to work with.  If you are curious, here is a review about the pie crust from The Kitchn website.  The end result is awesome, the crust does become flaky, and gorgeous!!

Peach and Blackberry Galette with a Vodka Pie Crust

Yields 10

Peach and Blackberry Galette with a Vodka Pie Crust

20 minPrep Time

30 minCook Time

50 minTotal Time

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For Vodka Pie Crust -
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp salt
2 Tbsp sugar
1 Tbsp lemon verbena herb, chopped finely
1 1/2 cups cold salted butter, diced
About 4 Tbsp vodka
About 4 Tbsp water
For Galette -
4 peaches, sliced
1 pint blackberries (about 1 1/2 cups)
1 Tbsp lemon verbena herb, chopped finely
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp cardamom
2 Tbsp sugar
Demura sugar to top on galette before cooking for crunch
1 egg, beaten for top of galette before cooking


In small bowl, mix together flour, lemon verbena, salt, and sugar. Add in diced cold butter and mix with hands or pastry cutter, or use a food processor to mix into crumbles. In bowl, once dough is in crumbles, slowly add in vodka and water until incorporated. The dough is really sticky, and moist. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and sit in the refrigerator.

Prepare dough ahead and let it chill for at 4 to 6 hours or overnight, until dough is firm to work with.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray cooking sheet with cooking spray and sit aside.

In medium bowl, mix together peaches, blackberries, lemon verbena, cinnamon, cardamom, and sugar.

On a floured surface, roll out the dough and carefully place rolled dough on greased cooking sheet, place fruit mixture on center of dough, then bring edges up around fruit mixture.

Brush egg on dough, and sprinkle with demura sugar.

Bake for 25 - 30 minutes depending on oven, bake until top of galette is golden brown.



The crust has so much butter and flavor.  The fruit mixture does not have a lot of sugar added, and you can enjoy the natural flavors from the fruit.  If you want you could add more sugar to the fruit mixture, but honestly I think you will love the natural flavors of the peaches and blackberries more!
Peach and Blackberry Galette with a Vodka Pie Crust


Peach and Blackberry Galette with a Vodka Pie Crust

While taking this picture I had a little helper!  He was very helpful in making sure the picture came out just right…..then he put claim on the piece of galette!

Peach and Blackberry Galette with a Vodka Pie Crust

Have you made a vodka pie crust before?

Have you enjoyed a galette?

Do you love or hate blackberries?


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  • Angie
    I only had a crust made with coffee liqueur before...have to give it a try with vodka! Yes, we LOVE pie and blackberries! (Who doesn't?)
  • mjskit
    Love the way you use the vodka! I've never made a crust with liquor before, but it looks like I need to start. Fresh berries! I'm so jealous! We've been getting some great peaches, but now I need to find some berries. Your galette is fabulous!
  • Tutti Dolci
    I love using vodka crusts too, your galette looks simply irresistible! :)
  • The Joy of Caking
    This sounds (and looks) delicious Terra. I love blackberries but my stomach doesn't like them anymore :( I have to avoid them and this makes me so sad... I've never used vodka in a pie crust but I'm going to give it a try - someone once recommended this to me but I never saw delicious pictures to convince me - until now!
  • Jennifer
    This looks delicious. And since I'm a vodka girl, you know this pie crust is going on my "to do" list. Thanks for sharing.
  • Hotly Spiced
    I have never made a pie crust with vodka. It seems the uses for vodka are endless. I miss blackberries. Our season was too short. I love cooking with them in a pie and your galette looks very good xx
  • justonecookbook
    Oh man, the pie crust with vodka! What a perfect summer pie with berries and peach. I love peach but never included in baked goods yet. Something to look forward to make in the future, and your vodka pie crust is VERY tempting!
  • Choc Chip Uru
    Loving the vodka pie crust, brilliant idea :D And the filling is gorgeous! Cheers CCU
  • ShesCookin
    Vodka pie crust! I must try asap :) Love the rustic simplicity of galettes filled with summer fruit - beautiful, Terra!
  • Kate | Food Babbles
    Oh my goodness!! That is just gorgeous!! I love galettes, vodka crust and blackberries and peaches so I'm pretty much head over heels for this recipe. Lovely!
  • kitchenriffs
    Cook's Illustrated did a story on vodka in pie crusts about 5 or 6 years ago - really interesting concept. I've made it, but didn't find it that much different from our regular pie crust (the idea is you add liquid without the "wetness" of water - or something like that!). Anyway, great looking galette! We've only made a couple of blackberry desserts so far this year - and we're in peak season right now. This looks terrific - thanks.
  • The Café Sucré Farine
    This looks fabulous, that crust looks so flaky. I'll take mine warm with a scoop of ice cream please!
  • Jennie @themessybakerblog
    Terra, this is one beautiful galette. I love the addition of vodka in the crust. I'm going to have to try that method.
  • Como Water
    This galette is stunning! And one of my coworkers recently told me about using vodka in pie crust! Cool! :D
  • Kim Bee
    I'm speechless, and you know that never happens to me. This is stunning.