Blueberry Rustica Gallete
Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 2-6 servings
  • 1 tsp cornmeal
  • 1 commercial pie crust
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • 2 T corn starch
  • Zest of one lemon
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries (I used frozen)
  • Juice of ½ a lemon (it can be the same lemon)
  • 1 T butter, cut into a half-dozen pieces
  • 1 egg, scrambled with 1 T water
  • 1 tsp granulated sugar (the larger crystals of turbinado sugar is nice, but plain white sugar works)
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Sprinkle cornmeal out on a baking sheet. Unroll crust and lay out on top of cornmeal in the center of the baking sheet.
  3. Combine sugar, corn starch, and lemon zest in a large bowl. Stir to combine. Add blueberries and lemon juice and stir to coat berries evenly.
  4. Pour out berry mixture onto center of pie crust. Fold up edges and pinch to secure. Tease runaway berries into center of crust as you work. Leave center open.
  5. Place small pieces of butter over the fruit.
  6. Scramble egg with 1 T of water in a cup. Brush onto crust. Sprinkle crust with 1 tsp sugar.
  7. Bake @400 for about 30 minutes, or until crust is well browned and fruit is bubbly. Let cool before serving.
Recipe by Culinary Musings at