May 27, 2022

Blueberry Cheesecake Galette 5/27/22

Memorial Day Dessert

This is a delicious tart with the twist of also being a cheesecake.  It is especially nice because it is free-form so no tart pan is necessary and it looks as good as is tastes.



1 3/4 cups flour 

2 T. sugar 

1 tsp. cider vinegar 

Pinch salt 

1/2 cup unsalted butter, diced and chilled 

1 large egg mixed with 2 T. water 


2 cups fresh blueberries 

1/3 cup plus 

2 T. sugar, divided use 

1 T. fresh lemon juice 

4 tsp. cornstarch 

1-8 oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened 

1 large egg plus 

1 egg yolk, divided use

 Pinch freshly grated nutmeg

 Coarse sugar for sprinkling 

1. For the pastry. Place flour, sugar, vinegar and salt in a food processor and pulse to combine. Add the cold butter and pulse until butter in pea-sized. Add egg/water mixture and pulse until dough just starts to form. Turn out onto a piece of plastic wrap; shape into a disk, wrap tightly and refrigerate until firm, at least 1 hour. 

2. Place dough between two sheets of parchment paper and roll out into a 12-inch round. Set on a baking sheet and refrigerate until ready to form. 

3. For the filling, toss blueberries with 1/3 cup sugar, lemon juice, cornstarch and salt. In another bowl, whisk cream cheese, egg yolk, 2 T. sugar and nutmeg. 

4. Remove dough from refrigerator and peel off top sheet of parchment. Spread half the cream cheese mixture over the dough, leaving a 2-inch border. Top with blueberries. Fold edge of dough over filling. Drizzle with remaining cream cheese mixture; refrigerate 30 minutes. 

5. Put a second baking sheet in the over in the lower third, upside down. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Whisk the whole egg and use to brush the exposed crust; sprinkle with coarse sugar. Place the baking sheet directly on the hot baking sheet in the oven and bake until crust is golden, 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool slightly before serving.