Fresh Peach & Plum Galette


Best WholeWe say au revoir to France with an elegant kiss of sweetness…

Sweet & luscious summertime Galette pronounced Ga-let, is a French name for “tart.” An open-faced pie of sorts which offers the full experience of  pie, but in delicate delicious bites filled with rich flavors. This tart is a favorite summertime dessert at our house. You can make it with any seasonal fruit, such as rhubarb, peaches, cherries, apricots or apples. The dough is buttery, flaky and very forgiving and comes together in 10 seconds in a food processor.Best Slice copy.jpg

Serve with a dollop of whipped cream, fresh fruit slices & a sprig of mint

Pate Brisee Crust:

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 sticks cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup ice water
  • 1/2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar

Filling:

  • 1/4 cup plus 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup ground almonds
  • 1/4 cop all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 pounds large plums & peaches—halved, pitted and cut into 1/2-inch wedges I used 2 large black plums and 2 medium sized peaches—do not peel
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into small bits
  • 1/2 cup good-quality plum, apricot or raspberry preserves, strained if chunky or seedy

Make the Pate Brisee:

  • Add flour, butter and salt in a food processor; process for 5 seconds; the butter should still be in pieces.
  • Mix vinegar in ice water, add just enough water until the dough forms a ball and process for 5 seconds longer, just until dough comes together; the butter should still be visible.
  • Remove dough from the processor and gather it into a ball.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough into a 16-by-18-inch oval 1/16 to 1/8 inch thick.
  • Drape the dough over the rolling pin and transfer it to a large, heavy baking sheet.
  • Chill dough until firm, about 20 minutes. Preheat the oven to 400°.

Make the Filling:

  • In a small bowl, combine 1/4 cup of the sugar with the ground almonds and flour. Spread this mixture evenly over the dough to within 2 inches of the edge.
  • Arrange the plum & peach wedges on top and dot with the butter.
  • Sprinkle all but 1 teaspoon of the remaining 1/3 cup sugar over the fruit.
  • Fold the edge of the dough up over the plums to create a 2-inch border. (If the dough feels cold and firm, wait for a few minutes until it softens to prevent it from cracking.)
  • Sprinkle the border with the reserved 1 teaspoon of sugar.
  • Bake the galette in the middle of the oven for about 1 hour, until the fruit is very soft and the crust is richly browned.
  • If any juices have leaked onto the baking sheet, slide a knife under the galette to release it from the sheet.
  • Evenly brush the preserves over the hot fruit; brush some up onto the crust.

Incredible, light, buttery and very satisfying!Nice Whole

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19 Comments Add yours

  1. ggstratton says:

    That looks like….well like I could eat the whole thing

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    1. Thanks so much! It’s pretty easy! lol!

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  2. So beautiful! Rolling out and transferring pie crusts to tins riddles me with anxiety which has made me a huge fan of free form tarts like galettes and crostatas. Love your peach/plum combination!

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  3. Gorgeous Galette, Lana!

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    1. Thanks a bunch, Kathryn!!

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  4. Meritings says:

    Looks absolutely delicious!

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  5. This galette looks so pretty!! I’m sure it was delicious 🙂

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  6. Sheryl says:

    Wow, this is a beautiful dessert, and it sounds delicious.

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    1. Thanks so much, Sheryl! It’s surprisingly easy to put together too!

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  7. Ivette says:

    This galette looks fantastic!

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    1. Thank you, Ivette! I’ve yet to discover a galette I didn’t like 😉

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  8. Anita Kushwaha says:

    Yum! Yes please! 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much, Anita!

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      1. Anita Kushwaha says:

        😉

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  9. I could certainly eat the whole galette….yummy!!! 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Marisa! It would be very easy to eat the entire galette! Not too sweet & the buttery crust makes it so palatable! xoxo

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    1. Thank you, Lynn! Congrats again, GMa!! I’m so tickled for you & your family!

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