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Strawberry Chocolate Galette

June 30th, 2023
4.97 from 32 votes
4.97 from 32 votes

This Strawberry Chocolate Galette recipe is a total crowd-pleaser and is surprisingly easy to make. Strawberries and chocolate are already a match made in heaven - but wrap them in perfectly flaky, buttery pie crust and you’ve got the most crave-worthy summer dessert.

Yield: 8 servings

Prep Time: 35 minutes

Cook: 28 minutes

Tessa's Recipe Rundown...

Taste:  Like a chocolate-covered strawberry and a pie had a baby!
Texture:  Soft, juicy strawberries, slightly fudgy chocolate, and oh-so-flaky pie crust.
Ease:  So much easier than a full double-crust pie.
Appearance:  Rustically charming.
Pros:  So delicious!
Cons: None.
Would I make this again? Yes!

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I’m mildly obsessed with this Strawberry Chocolate Galette.

beautifully rustic strawberry chocolate galette

The best way to elevate strawberries is to dip them in chocolate, right? It’s a Valentine’s Day classic for a reason.

This galette takes those heavenly flavors and marries them with my buttery, flaky pie dough, for a tasty treat everyone will go crazy for!

slices of strawberry chocolate galette with melty vanilla ice cream on top

Much less complicated than a pie, this galette will help you hone your pie dough skills, without all the fuss of making an entire pie.

a slice of strawberry chocolate galette after being cut, ready to serve

This Strawberry Chocolate Galette is the perfect dessert for any small gathering or intimate night in.

slice of strawberry chocolate galette on a white plate, next to a fork

How to Make Strawberry Chocolate Galette

What is a Galette?

A ‘Galette’ is a French term for what is essentially a free-form flat pie. A galette is much easier, quicker, and less temperamental than a traditional pie because there’s no pie pan, and no fluting, crimping or even top crust involved. It also cooks and cools faster than a pie, so you can enjoy it much quicker. Think of this galette as a rustic, simpler version of a strawberry pie – but with the addition of chocolate!

ingredients for strawberry filling ready to be mixed together

Is Galette Dough The Same As Pie Dough?

Yes! This Strawberry Chocolate Galette recipe calls for my Best Ever Pie Crust, which is my favorite all-butter pie crust, full of buttery flavor and perfectly flaky. I don’t recommend using a store-bought pie crust because the crust makes a big impact for any galette. I encourage you to give my recipe a try – and if you use your food processor, it will take no time at all. I have included some tips on rolling out pie crust below, but even more tips can be found in my full Pie Crust post here, to help you totally master pie dough.

step-by-step process shots for how to fill and finish strawberry chocolate galette

Tips for Rolling Out Pie Dough for Strawberry Chocolate Galette

Here are my top 3 tips for rolling out pie dough. I have lots more tips in my Pie Crust post.

  1. Keep everything as cold as possible. If your kitchen is warm, fill freezer bags with ice and a little water and set them on your work surface for 10 minutes, to chill it down before rolling out your pie dough.
  2. Lightly flour everything – your work surface, the dough itself, and your rolling pin throughout the process. I recommend investing in a flour shaker (to easily add a sprinkle of all-purpose flour wherever needed) and a bench scraper (helps to keep the dough moving as you roll it out, which is essential to prevent sticking).
  3. Chill when needed. If the butter begins to soften at any point, return the dough to the fridge or freezer immediately. Continue once the butter has firmed back up.

process shots for how to make pie dough, the base of our galette

Do I Have to Use Fresh Strawberries?

Fresh strawberries are recommended for this Strawberry Chocolate Galette recipe. Frozen strawberries can be used, but they require a lot more time to thaw and dry, to avoid their excess liquid causing a soggy bottom of your finished galette. Fresh is much easier.

If You Only Have Frozen Strawberries, Here Are Some Tips:

  • Whole berries: If using frozen berries, buy whole berries (not precut – those will turn to mush as they thaw) and be sure they don’t contain added sugar.
  • Thaw more than the recipe states: You will need to thaw more strawberries (about 150 grams more) than the recipe needs, as the liquid that will drain out accounts for a significant amount of weight.
  • How to thaw: Allow whole berries to thaw at room temperature. Once thawed, slice the berries and spread them in a single layer over multiple layers of paper towels. Thoroughly pat dry before mixing with the sugar, cornstarch, orange juice, and vanilla, and proceed with the recipe as written.
  • More cornstarch: Use 3 tablespoons of cornstarch (28 grams) total, to help thicken the additional juices.
  • Please note that the extra cornstarch will make the strawberry mixture appear slightly cloudy, but this will clarify as it bakes.

What Type of Chocolate Should I Use?

  • I recommend using semisweet or dark chocolate to balance the sweetness of the strawberries.
  • If you prefer milk chocolate, feel free to use that instead.
  • I haven’t tried this myself, but if you’d prefer to skip the ganache and use Nutella instead, feel free to give that a try!
  • If you’re using milk chocolate or Nutella, use a touch less sugar with the strawberries to counteract its sweetness.

process shots for how to make ganache

How Do I Keep A Galette From Getting Soggy?

  • Don’t skip the cornstarch in the Strawberry Chocolate Galette recipe.
  • Drain the excess liquid from the strawberry mixture as you add them to the crust, discarding the excess drained liquid. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the tossed strawberries onto the pie crust, leaving the remaining liquid out of the galette.
  • Bake on a parchment paper-lined quality baking sheet, like my favorite one here.
  • Use a baking stone if you have one, and place it on the bottom rack in the oven as it preheats. Bake on a baking sheet placed on top of the baking stone.
  • Most importantly, be sure to cook the galette completely. The galette is fully baked when the crust is deeply golden and the strawberries are bubbling. An underbaked galette will be soggy and the berries will be runny.

How to Serve Chocolate Strawberry Galette

Enjoy it as it is, or serve it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or some fresh whipped cream for added decadence. I also think it’s super pretty with a drizzle of chocolate ganache. Here’s how to add the ganache drizzle:

  1. Reserve 1 tablespoon (17 grams) of ganache and drizzle over the baked and cooled galette.
  2. Drizzle the ganache on individual slices, instead of the whole galette, as the ganache doesn’t adhere well to the glazed fruit. This makes for easier cutting and better presentation.

How to Store Strawberry Chocolate Galette?

This galette is best served the day it’s baked. If needed, store leftover Strawberry Chocolate Galette in an airtight container at room temperature for 1 day.

How to Make This Galette in Advance

  • The pie dough can be made ahead and refrigerated for up to 3 days, wrapped well in plastic.
  • Pie dough can also be frozen for up to 2 months, wrapped well in plastic, and placed in a freezer bag or airtight container, then thawed overnight in the fridge before rolling out.
  • The ganache can be made a few days in advance and stored in an airtight container.
  • Because of the nature of fresh fruit, we recommend preparing the fruit, assembling and baking the galette on the day you plan to serve.

Can You Freeze Strawberry Chocolate Galette?

I don’t recommend freezing this Strawberry Chocolate Galette. Instead, follow the make-ahead instructions just above.

strawberry chocolate galette with a slice removed
close-up of strawberry chocolate galette with a slice removed and melty vanilla ice cream on top

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4.97 from 32 votes

How to make
Strawberry Chocolate Galette

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 35 minutes
Cook Time: 28 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 3 minutes
This Strawberry Chocolate Galette recipe is a total crowd-pleaser and is surprisingly easy to make. Strawberries and chocolate are already a match made in heaven - but wrap them in perfectly flaky, buttery pie crust and you’ve got the most crave-worthy summer dessert.


For the pastry:

For the ganache:

  • 3 ounces (85 grams) semisweet chocolate, chopped coarsely
  • 1/4 cup (59 grams) heavy cream

For the filling:

  • 1 quart (454 grams) fresh strawberries, hulled and thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons (38 grams) sugar, more or less depending on sweetness of strawberries
  • 2 tablespoons (16 grams) cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon fresh orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

To finish:

  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons water, divided
  • Coarse sugar, for sprinkling
  • 1 tablespoon strawberry jam or jelly
  • Vanilla ice cream, for serving, if desired


Make the pastry:

  1. Adjust oven rack to lower-middle position and heat oven to 450°F. If you have a baking stone, place on the rack to preheat with the oven. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

  2. Remove the pie dough from the fridge to soften slightly while you prepare the ganache.

Make the ganache:

  1. Place the chopped chocolate in a small bowl. In a small saucepan, bring the cream to a light boil over medium heat. Immediately remove from heat and pour over chopped chocolate. Let stand for 5 minutes, then stir with a whisk until ganache is completely smooth. Cool to room temperature.

  2. While the chocolate is cooling, place the pie crust on a lightly floured surface. Using a rolling pin, roll the dough into an approximately 13-inch circle and transfer to the prepared baking sheet. Chill in the fridge until ganache is ready.

  3. Once the ganache has cooled, smooth the ganache* over the prepared pastry, leaving a 1-inch border around the edges.

Make the filling:

  1. In a medium bowl, combine the strawberries, sugar, cornstarch, orange juice, and vanilla extract. Using a slotted spoon, pick up the strawberries from the bowl leaving the excess juices behind, and arrange them on top of the ganache, leaving a 2-inch border around the edge.

  2. Carefully grasp 1 edge of dough and fold up 2 inches over strawberries. Repeat around the circumference of the tart, overlapping dough every 2 inches; gently pinch pleated dough to secure, but do not press dough into fruit.

Finish the galette:

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together egg and ½ teaspoon water. Brush all over the unbaked crust. Sprinkle the crust with coarse sugar. Bake for 28 minutes, or until the crust is deep golden brown.

  2. Using two spatulas, carefully transfer the baked galette (still on parchment) to a wire rack and cool for 10 minutes.

  3. While the galette cools, combine the strawberry jam and 1 teaspoon of water in a small glass bowl. Microwave for 15 to 20 seconds or until bubbling. Brush over the strawberries.

  4. Loosen tart from parchment and carefully slide onto wire rack using two spatulas. Let cool completely before serving. Cut into wedges and serve with vanilla ice cream, if desired.

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Recipe Notes

*Optional: reserve 1 tablespoon (17 grams) of ganache and drizzle over the baked and cooled galette. I recommend drizzling on a slice instead of the whole galette for easier cutting and better presentation.
If you only have a dark-colored baking pan, drop the oven temperature by 25°F to avoid overbaking your galette. Read more about baking pans here.
Store leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature for 1 day.
Course : Dessert
Cuisine : French
Keyword : chocolate strawberry, galette, strawberry chocolate, strawberry chocolate galette

This recipe was originally published in 2011 and updated in 2023 with new photos and recipe improvements. Photos by Joanie Simon.

Tessa Arias
Author: Tessa Arias

I share trusted baking recipes your friends will LOVE alongside insights into the science of sweets. I'm a professionally trained chef, cookbook author, and cookie queen. I love to write about all things sweet, carb-y, and homemade. I live in Phoenix, Arizona (hence the blog name!)

Tessa Arias

About Tessa...

I share trusted baking recipes your friends will LOVE alongside insights into the science of sweets. I'm a professionally trained chef, cookbook author, and cookie queen. I love to write about all things sweet, carb-y, and homemade. I live in Phoenix, Arizona (hence the blog name!)

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  1. #
    Suzanne Gmirek — July 31, 2023 at 11:40 am

    Awesome recipe! Strawberry Chocolate….YUM!!! Will definitely make again. Easy peasy and delicious! Thanks!

  2. #
    Jaina Lunsford — July 30, 2023 at 3:29 pm

    If you like strawberries, chocolate, and pie, you’ll probably like this.

  3. #
    Sara Wood — July 28, 2023 at 11:32 am

    This was the first galette I have made. It has been in my baking list for a long time and this was the perfect one to do first. No soggy bottom here!! I baked on a metal pan at 425 for 28 minutes and then turned of the oven and let it sit in there for another 5 so it would set more firmly. It definitely sets up more at it is cooling.

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    Laurie Bettini — July 27, 2023 at 11:24 am

    Everyone needs a delicious, easy strawberry chocolate galette in their life, and this one is perfect! I used fresh berries and dark chocolate, sprinkled the crust with demerara sugar, and bam – a gorgeous, delectable dessert! I will have to try the others!

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    Emily Larsen — July 27, 2023 at 7:55 am

    Had to forcefully hold my family back from digging into this while it was cooling! The ganache and jam glaze elevate this dessert but the rustic look and ease of assembly make it so simple. New reason to keep a batch of pie crust in the freezer at all times for whenever we want a galette!

  6. #
    Sydney Ezzedine — July 26, 2023 at 12:37 pm

    Recipe was easy to follow and the results turned out better than expected! My sister was amazed that this was the first galette I’d ever made.

  7. #
    A — July 25, 2023 at 2:47 pm

    This was delicious! The chocolate and strawberry balanced each other perfectly! I also used strawberries that were frozen and then thawed, and it did not end up too soggy!

  8. #
    Adrienne — July 25, 2023 at 8:07 am

    Love this! I always have a few strawberries that are better for cooking than eating raw and this was a great use for them. The chocolate makes it indulgent and is the perfect partner for the berries. Yum!

  9. #
    Sarah Carver — July 25, 2023 at 7:55 am

    Oh my.! What a fun challenge! I decided to try the strawberry chocolate galette. It is perfect for my wine party with my girlfriends on my new patio! Thank you Tessa and HTH for such a perfect recipe. Easy, fun and so tasty!!!

  10. #
    Carol G — July 25, 2023 at 5:39 am

    This was delicious, the added chocolate took the Strawberry Chocolate Galette to a perfect level of sweetness. The crust was great and easy to make. I may have added too much water as the crust came apart in one area, so be watchful not to add too much. I will make this again!! I did not have strawberry jam so I used apricot, this did not detract from the flavor of strawberry.

  11. #
    Renee Toma — July 23, 2023 at 6:20 pm

    Surprisingly easy to make . Very rustic looking . Tastes amazing . Strawberries with the vanilla and orange flavors were a nice touch.

  12. #
    Hannah Gross — July 23, 2023 at 6:37 am

    Being in the uk this isn’t an often made recipe. The instructions you have given made all the difference to our bake. This strawberry and chocolate galette recipe is exceptional and tastes divine and really quite straightforward if you follow the steps. Bon appetite!!

  13. #
    Nancy B — July 22, 2023 at 8:18 pm

    The pie crust is the best you will ever make! I froze and then grated the butter. The crust was so incredibly flakey! It tasted like a chocolate covered strawberry!

  14. #
    Megan — July 22, 2023 at 4:42 pm

    Made this for a family barbecue and it was delicious! I cooked it on a baking steel and probably should have moved it off after a bit becasue the bottom got a bit overcooked, but no soggy bottom to be seen, so I’ll take a little dark. The dough was flaky and delicious and the sugar on top is a must, so tasty.

  15. #
    Karen VandenBos — July 21, 2023 at 3:41 pm

    After having made the peach galette, I was much more confident about making the strawberry chocolate galette!The directions were perfect and easy to follow, and it came out beautifully! Can’t wait to try it with later tonight with my family!!!

  16. #
    Amy — July 20, 2023 at 3:14 pm

    Can this recipe be made without chocolate as well?

    • #
      Kiersten @ Handle the Heat — July 21, 2023 at 8:44 am

      Hi Amy! We haven’t tried that ourselves, but I don’t see why not! Let us know how it goes 🙂

  17. #
    Tasha Brown — July 20, 2023 at 9:59 am

    Delicious! The pastry is so flaky. And who doesn’t like the combination of strawberries and chocolate. I will definitely be making this recipe again and again.

  18. #
    Iman Osman — July 19, 2023 at 5:57 am

    mix of chocolate with strawberries with flaky crisp crust was delicious!

  19. #
    Susie Ryan — July 17, 2023 at 1:23 pm

    This was great and didnt even last a day in my house

  20. #
    Rebecca Lyman — July 16, 2023 at 8:05 pm

    The chocolate and strawberry combination in a flaky crust was amazing!

  21. #
    Carla — July 15, 2023 at 4:02 pm

    The perfect balance of strawberry and chocolate in an easy and delicious galette form! My whole family loves this recipe.

  22. #
    Ron Shadwell — July 14, 2023 at 1:50 pm

    This was a real tasty treat. It was an easy recipe to follow and the crust is the best I ever had. Warmed up a piece and put a little ice cream on top and Yuuuuuuummmmmm…

  23. #
    Karen — July 14, 2023 at 11:31 am

    Made it, and it turned out beautifully.

  24. #
    Jackie A. — July 12, 2023 at 5:00 pm

    The perfect dessert with a perfect balance of sweet, tart, and slight bitterness from the dark chocolate ganache. Each slice was like a strawberry dipped in chocolate fondue wrapped in a buttery flakey crescent pie dough.

  25. #
    Elizabeth — July 11, 2023 at 5:02 pm

    This dessert is so pretty! It was also incredibly easy to make! I made two so I could give one away to my husband’s coworkers! Thank you for sharing this one!

  26. #
    Karen — July 10, 2023 at 3:54 pm

    The recipe is delicious but it needs some tweaking. Firstly, after chilling the pie dough you need to have it at room temperature for AT LEAST 30 mins or else it is much too hard to roll out. Secondly, my galette would have burned horribly if I hadn’t checked it at 15 mins. It was already getting a bit too brown. I then turned the oven down to 400 and put the rack as low as possible. The other thing is I wish the video was included to show how to properly fold the pie crust. I had to watch on another video to see how it was done. Despite those three things the recipe turned out amazing and the pie crust is super flaky. I would definitely make this again.

  27. #
    Sam Baskin — July 8, 2023 at 8:50 pm

    Texture of this came out great – was able to hold it up like a slice of pizza! I added some orange zest to the ganache for a little extra citrus flavor. Recipe could be improved by describing how exactly to fold and pinch the dough to make it look pretty.

  28. #
    Vick Volovnyk — July 8, 2023 at 2:25 pm

    My fam loved this even more than the other one!

  29. #
    Dawn Seow — July 8, 2023 at 5:23 am

    Just made this and the recipe was easy to follow and really delicious! The pie crust was so flakey and buttery, paired really well with the chocolate and strawberry.

    The only drawback is that I felt the temperature was a tad too high such that the edges of some of my strawberries were blackened. Will probably reduce the temperature slightly next time.

  30. #
    Crystal — July 6, 2023 at 7:36 pm

    This was so good and simple! Flaky crust, strawberries, and chocolate! What’s not to love?!

  31. #
    Taylor — July 6, 2023 at 7:06 pm

    Go make this! So good!

  32. #
    Tiffany — July 4, 2023 at 10:54 am

    Perfect summer dessert and the crust is so easy, you can’t mess it up!

  33. #
    Sarah B — July 4, 2023 at 8:29 am

    super yum, like always! perfect with a little vanilla ice cream

  34. #
    Maria Carolina — July 3, 2023 at 10:06 am

    Delicious! The right amount of sweetness! No soggy bottom!!

  35. #
    Leah — July 2, 2023 at 9:34 am

    This looks incredible. One question before I make it, when I mix the strawberries with the sugar and cornstarch etc, should I wait for any length of time before removing them with the slotted spoon? My instinct tells me there won’t be much juice drained from the strawberries if removed immediately but the printable directions don’t mention anything so I’m just making sure. Thanks!

    • #
      Kiersten @ Handle the Heat — July 10, 2023 at 1:06 pm

      Hi Leah! A minute or two to sit is all the strawberry mixture needs. If you’d rather it sit longer, feel free to mix the strawberry filling up, and allow it to sit while you roll out your dough and spread on the chocolate. I hope this helps! Happy baking 🙂

  36. #
    Delicieux — March 30, 2011 at 5:48 am

    Ooooh this looks so lovely and delicious, and obviously worth the wait. I love chocolate and strawberry together.

  37. #
    Sara — March 29, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    Oh wow, this looks so good! I love chocolate and strawberry together. 🙂

  38. #
    Flavia — March 28, 2011 at 6:40 pm

    Tessa this looks wonderful! The combination of chocolate with strawberries is classic deliciousness. It's always worth the wait for seasonal ingredients.

  39. #
    Maria — March 28, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    Love the chocolate addition!

  40. #
    miss — March 28, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    Delicious! Gorgeous too.

  41. #
    Tracey — March 28, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    This sounds so good Tessa! Chocolate and strawberries were meant to be together 🙂


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