Lightened Up Apple-Berry Galette

This apple-berry galette looks pretty for entertaining and gets a "lighter" makeover.

I’ve got a lightened up apple-berry galette recipe that looks pretty enough for entertaining, and won’t leave you feeling “too” guilty after eating eat!

Was your new years resolution to eat “better,” but you still have a sweet tooth?  If I didn’t work with food a lot in my job I wouldn’t eat as many sweets – in fact, how do food bloggers in general, stay slim or fit??  Admittedly my kryptonite is savory appetizers, but I do love to make a great dessert once in a while for the family or for entertaining.  And since I’m always trying to balance clean eating with….”fun” eating, I made this apple-berry galette using Truvia® natural sweetener instead of regular sugar.

I was beyond happy with the result.  For one thing it makes a beautiful rustic presentation and can be served with brunch or for dessert.  It’s also full of fruit and uses 1 pie shell {dough} instead of two, so it’s reduced calories too!

apple berry galette

The recipe is from the Truvia® brand site and I made a couple of alterations due to our specific tastes.  I substituted raspberries for the blackberries because we like them better, I used the Truvia® baking blend instead of spoon-able, and I didn’t use the butter…on the second round.  The truth is, I first made a galette following their direction to a tee {except for the raspberries} and found that the addition of the butter was unnecessary.  Also, their original cooking time was nearly an hour!  Far too long and my fruit became mush.

My second go around I cooked it for about 30 minutes and the fruit came out soft but not macerated, and the taste was fantastic.

fruit galette ingredients

Lightened Apple-Berry Galette

  • 3 cups apples, peeled
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon zest
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 1 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen
  • 1 cup blackberries, fresh or frozen
  • 1⁄4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon, ground
  • 2 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1⁄3 cup Truvía® natural sweetener spoonable
  • 1 refrigerator pie crust
  • 2 tablespoons butter

Preheat oven to 425° F.

Thinly slice apples; place in bowl, top with lemon zest and juice; set aside.

In large mixing bowl, place strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, salt, cinnamon, cornstarch and Truvía® natural sweetener; blend together and set aside.

Place pie crust dough on lightly floured surface and roll out; transfer to parchment-lined sheet pan. Gently combine apple and berry mixtures.

Place fruit mixture into center of pie crust; leaving 11⁄2 inch border around edge of crust; place butter pats on fruit filling. Flip up crust edge towards middle, pleating as you fold up.

Bake for 30-35 minutes; rotate 180° half way through baking. Cool on wire rack; serve warm or at room temperature.

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This apple-berry galette looks pretty for entertaining and gets a "lighter" makeover.

Besides making lighter recipes like this to live a healthier new year, I’m resolving to get back into exercise regularly.  It’s time to combat gravity!

I’m also adding more vegetables to our meals.  Either through salads, crudite, steamed or roasted, or by “hiding” them in pasta or rice dishes {made with whole wheat of course}.

TruviaLogo Truvia® natural sweetener is a great tasting, zero-calorie sweetener made with the best tasting part of the stevia leaf. One packet provides the same sweetness as two teaspoons of sugar, and is great in coffee, tea, or even your morning grapefruit. The sweetener is available in 40-, 80- and 140-count boxes, and in a spoonable jar. Truvia® Baking Blend blends Truvia® natural sweetener and sugar to provide a sugar-like taste and texture for recipes, with 75% fewer calories than sugar. For more info, check out or our Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, and YouTube channels.

Ready to stick with your new years resolutions? Truvia® is holding a “Stay Tru to You” Facebook contest where readers can enter just by staying true to their new year’s resolutions.


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  1. Helene says

    I loved the information at the end: I live in France and can confirm that they definitely love their food (and the social aspect of eating), even if workplace canteens and schools are required by government regulations to serve a devastatingly healthy menu. I think its really their attitude of appreciation of food which saves them, though, even with all the enforced health measures in place.