Rhubarb Ginger Almond Galette

Get ready to make dessert time easier and more delicious! My ginger almond cream rhubarb galette is the perfect recipe for busy chefs who want to impress without stress.

freshly baked rhubarb ginger almond cake topped with fresh rhubarb on a ceramic plate.

This galette combines tart rhubarb with sweet, creamy ginger almond filling, all wrapped in a flaky crust. It’s simple to make and looks amazing, perfect for any occasion. You’ll spend less time in the kitchen and more time enjoying this delightful treat with your family and friends.

With just a few steps, you can create a beautiful and tasty dessert that’s sure to impress.

So, let’s get started and make this dessert together!

A slice of moist rhubarb ginger almond cake with crunchy crust

Ingredients for Rhubarb Ginger Almond Cake

In this delightful ginger almond cream rhubarb galette recipe, each ingredient plays a vital role in creating a harmonious blend of flavors and textures. Let’s take a closer look at what you’ll need:

  • Rhubarb: Starting with 2 cups of chopped rhubarb, this ingredient brings a tart and tangy flavor that beautifully balances the sweetness of the galette. It’s the star of the show, providing not only taste but a gorgeous, rosy color.
  • Store-Bought Pie Crust: Using 1 pre-made pie crust is a time-saver that allows you to focus on the filling, ensuring you get that perfect flaky texture with minimal effort.
  • Egg Wash: An egg is used for the egg wash, which helps give your crust that appealing golden-brown sheen. Brush it lightly over the crust before baking for that professional bakery look.
  • Sugar: We sprinkle 3 tablespoons of sugar, divided, over the rhubarb to sweeten and caramelize it.
  • Freshly Grated Ginger: A teaspoon of this adds a warm, spicy kick that complements the rhubarb wonderfully. Fresh ginger brings out a vibrant zestiness that powdered just can’t match.
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Creamy almond cream for rhubarb ginger almond cake

Almond Cream Ingredients

  • Almond Flour: With 1 cup of almond flour, you introduce a nutty, buttery base to the cream. It thickens the mixture while adding depth and structure to the filling.
  • Egg: Another egg in the almond cream helps bind the ingredients, ensuring a smooth and cohesive texture that spreads easily over the crust.
  • Butter: Incorporate 4 tablespoons of butter, softened at room temperature. This enriches the almond cream and gives it a silky, melt-in-your-mouth quality.
  • Powdered Sugar: A quarter cup of powdered sugar gently sweetens the almond cream without overpowering the natural flavors of the other ingredients. It dissolves seamlessly, contributing to the cream’s velvety consistency.
  • Almond Extract: A half teaspoon of almond extract elevates the almond flavor, making it more pronounced and aromatic. I
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Recipe Instructions for Rhubarb Ginger Almond Cake

Ready to create a delicious ginger almond cream rhubarb galette? Follow these simple steps to whip up a dessert that looks and tastes amazing!

1.    Preheat Your Oven

Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. This step ensures your oven is hot and ready when your galette is assembled and ready to bake.

2.    Prepare Your Baking Sheet

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set it aside. The parchment paper will prevent the galette from sticking and make cleanup a breeze.

3.    Prepare the Rhubarb Filling

In a mixing bowl, combine 2 cups of chopped rhubarb with 2 tablespoons of sugar and 1 teaspoon of freshly grated ginger.

Then toss the ingredients together until the rhubarb is well-coated with sugar and ginger. This mixture will sit for a few minutes, allowing the flavors to meld and the sugar to draw out some of the rhubarb’s juices.

4.    Make the Almond Cream

In another bowl, add all the ingredients for the almond cream: 1 cup of almond flour, 1 egg, 4 tablespoons of room temperature butter, 1/4 cup of powdered sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon of almond extract. Mix everything with a fork until well combined. The almond cream should resemble a thick batter.

5.    Roll Out the Pie Crust

Take your store-bought pie crust and roll it out onto the prepared baking sheet. If the crust isn’t already circular, use a rolling pin to shape it into a rough circle, about 12 inches in diameter.

6.    Spread the Almond Cream

Using a spatula, spread the almond cream evenly over the pie crust. Make sure to leave a 1-inch border of dough around the edges. This will be folded over later to form the crust.

7.    Arrange the Rhubarb

Next, arrange the rhubarb mixture on top of the almond cream. Spread it out evenly, ensuring that the rhubarb is well-distributed over the almond cream layer.

8.    Fold the Edges

Carefully fold the 1-inch border of pie dough over the rhubarb to form a crust. Work around the galette, folding the dough and overlapping it slightly as you go. This rustic edge will help to contain the filling and give the galette its classic look.

9.    Apply the Egg Wash

In a small bowl, beat 1 egg to create an egg wash. Using a pastry brush, lightly brush the egg wash over the folded edges of the crust. This will give your galette a beautiful golden-brown color as it bakes.

10.  Sprinkle with Sugar

Sprinkle the remaining 1 tablespoon of sugar over the egg-washed crust. This adds a touch of sweetness and a bit of sparkle to the finished galette.

11.   Bake the Galette

Place the galette in your preheated oven and bake for 40 minutes. The crust should be golden brown, and the filling should be bubbly and fragrant.

Once baked, remove the galette from the oven and allow it to cool completely on the baking sheet. Serve your ginger almond cream rhubarb galette at room temperature, either on its own or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream.

close up shot of freshly cut vibrant red rhubarb

Tips for the Perfect Galette

Creating the perfect galette is all about balancing flavor and texture. Here are some tips to help you achieve a flaky crust and maintain the tartness and color of your rhubarb:

Achieving a Flaky Crust

  • Keep Ingredients Cold: Ensure that your pie crust and butter are cold. Cold ingredients help create a flaky texture because the butter melts during baking, creating steam pockets in the dough.
  • Don’t Overwork the Dough: Handle the dough as little as possible. Overworking it can result in a tough crust. Roll it out gently and fold the edges with care.
  • Chill the Dough: After rolling out the dough and before adding the filling, chill it in the refrigerator for about 15 minutes. This helps the dough relax, reducing shrinkage during baking and promoting flakiness.
  • Use an Egg Wash: Brushing the crust with an egg wash (a beaten egg) gives it a beautiful golden color and a slight sheen, making your galette look as good as it tastes.
  • Bake on a Parchment-Lined Sheet: This prevents sticking and makes it easier to transfer the galette once it’s baked.

Handling Rhubarb

  • Choose Fresh Rhubarb: You should prefer firm, crisp stalks with a deep red color. Avoid any stalks that are limp or have blemishes. Fresh rhubarb tastes better and holds up well during baking.
  • Even Slicing: Slice the rhubarb evenly to ensure consistent cooking. Aim for about 1/2-inch thick pieces. This allows the rhubarb to cook through without becoming mushy.
  • Toss with Sugar and Ginger: Before assembling the galette, toss the rhubarb with sugar and freshly grated ginger. This step enhances the flavor and helps maintain the rhubarb’s vibrant color. Let it sit for a few minutes to release some of the juices.
  • Don’t Overload: Avoid overloading the galette with too much rhubarb. A balanced amount ensures that the filling cooks evenly and the crust remains crisp.
  • Arrange Attractively: Take a moment to arrange the rhubarb pieces neatly on top of the almond cream.
  • Avoid Overbaking: Keep an eye on your galette while it’s baking. Overbaking can cause the rhubarb to lose its tartness and vibrant color. Bake just until the crust is golden and the filling is bubbly.

Serving Suggestions

Serving your ginger almond cream rhubarb galette right can enhance its flavors and make it even more delightful. Here are some ideas to help you:

●     Pair with Whipped Cream

A dollop of freshly whipped cream is a classic and simple way to serve your galette. The light and airy texture of the whipped cream complements the flaky crust and the creamy almond filling. You can also add a hint of vanilla extract or a sprinkle of powdered sugar to the whipped cream before serving to make it extra special.

●     Top with Vanilla Ice Cream

If you prefer a warm-cold contrast, serve the galette with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Serve the galette slightly warm so the ice cream starts to melt over it, creating a delicious combination of textures and temperatures.

●     Add Fresh Fruit

Consider adding some fresh berries or sliced strawberries on the side. The bright and fresh flavors of the fruit can add a refreshing contrast to the buttery galette. You can also drizzle honey or a light berry sauce over the top for added sweetness and visual appeal.

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Some Information Nuggets

Can I use a homemade pie crust instead of store-bought?

Yes, a homemade pie crust will work perfectly. Just keep it cold and handle it minimally for the flakiest results.

What other fruits can I use instead of rhubarb?

You can substitute rhubarb with strawberries, apples, or peaches. But remember to adjust the sugar to balance the fruit’s sweetness.

How can I make the galette gluten-free?

To make the galette gluten-free, use a gluten-free pie crust and ensure that your almond flour is certified gluten-free. The rest of the recipe remains the same.

Mouth watering almond ginger galette

Ginger Almond Cream Rhubarb Galette

Ginger Almond Cream Rhubarb Galette: A rustic delight with a flaky crust, luscious almond cream, and tangy rhubarb, kissed with a hint of ginger for a perfect balance of flavors.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine French
Servings 6


  • mixing bowl
  • sheet pan
  • spatula


  • 2 Cups rhubarb chopped
  • 1 store-bought pie crust
  • 1 egg for egg wash
  • 3 tbsp sugar (for sprinkle)
  • 1 tsp freshly grated ginger

Ingredients for Almond Cream

  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 egg
  • 4 tbsp butter room temprature
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract


  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a bowl toss to combine rhubarb with 2 tbsp sugar and fresh ginger.
  • Add all of the ingredients for the almond cream to a bowl and mix well with a fork. It will resemble a thick batter.

  • Roll the pie crust out onto the prepared baking sheet.

  • Spread the almond cream onto the pie crust using a spatula. Leave a 1” border of dough free.

  • Arrange the rhubarb onto the almond cream.
  •  Fold the 1” board of pie dough over onto the rhubarb to form a crust.
  • Brush the crust with egg wash and sprinkle with the rest of the sugar.

  • Bake the galette for 40 minutes. 
Allow the galette to cool completely before serving.


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