A Golden New Year Bake

Raspberry and Goldenberry Galette is invigorating

By Emily Chavez

Goldenberries, also called cape gooseberries, are packed with nutrients, such as vitamin C, niacin and fiber, just as much as they are packed with an invigorating, sunny color. 

To complement the bright orange of the gooseberries, red raspberries join the party on this creamy goat cheese and buttery pastry base. This simple pastry recipe creates a fuss-free galette dough that’s as unproblematic as I hope your 2022 will be. Composed as a bite, the flaky pastry, velvety goat cheese, sweet raspberries and tart goldenberries unite as a luxurious and balanced bake to enjoy after a meal or on its own. 

Raspberry and Goldenberry Galette

Active time: 15 minutes. 

Total time: 1 hour, 20 minutes. 

Yields 6 servings. 


2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon salt

3/4 cup cold unsalted butter, grated

10 ounces cold goat cheese

1 tablespoon lemon juice

2 tablespoon ice water

3 tablespoon maple syrup

1 1/2 tablespoon packed dark brown sugar 

4 ounces raspberries

8 ounces goldenberries

1 egg

1 tbsp water

1 tbsp sugar

Optional garnish: maple syrup and fresh mint


Whisk together flour and salt until combined in a large bowl. Then stir in butter and 4 ounces of the goat cheese until crumbly. 

Stir in lemon juice and 1 tablespoon of ice water at a time until the dough starts to hold together. 

Turn out and shape dough into a disk. Wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate dough for at least 30 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 

In a bowl, whisk together the remaining 6 ounces of goat cheese and maple syrup until smooth. Add brown sugar and whisk to incorporate throughout. Store in the refrigerator. 

On a lightly floured surface, roll dough into a 10-inch by 10-inch square or a 12-inch circle if you prefer, about 1/4-inch thick. Transfer the baking sheet to assemble.

Spread maple goat cheese filling mixture onto the dough leaving a 2-inch gap from the border all the way around. 

Arrange raspberries and cape gooseberries on top. Fold edges of dough over.

In a small bowl, whisk together egg and 1 tablespoon of water. Brush egg wash onto dough, and sprinkle with granulated sugar.

Bake until the crust is golden, and bottom is browned, 30 to 35 minutes. Let cool on the pan for 10 minutes. 

Garnish with maple syrup and mint. Best served warm or at room temperature.

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