Peach Galette

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Peach Galette is the perfect way to showcase fresh sweet peaches. The easy crust requires minimal effort and will impress your family with looks and taste.  

Peach Galette | Bites of Bri

TGIF! Tell me what fun weekend plans you have! I have a baby shower this weekend as well as some cheering to do for my sister and brother-in-law who are doing the local 10 miler on Sunday morning.

Growing up, we ate tons of peaches. My mom’s favorite way to serve them was in peach cobbler and she couldn’t make that cobbler fast enough. I’d be right there alongside her eating the filling before she could get it in the dish.

Peach Galette | Bites of Bri

Come late summer, I am always eating peaches.  I don’t really eat them on their own as much as I eat them in salads, in desserts, or with breakfast.

Have you ever made a galette? A galette is just a free form tart and if you haven’t made one before, you should make one soon! They’re so easy and there’s so much less pressure than a pie crust because the more rustic the galette looks, the better.

Peach Galette | Bites of Bri

So, grab some peaches (or your favorite summer fruit) and get cooking!

Start by making the dough. In a food processor fitted with the standard “S” blade, combine the flour and salt. Pulse to combine.  Add the cold cubed butter and pulse until the dough looks like tiny pebbles.

Peach Galette 15 | Bites of Bri

Peach Galette | Bites of Bri   Peach Galette | Bites of Bri

Peach Galette | Bites of Bri

With the processor running, add the cold water until the dough holds together. Don’t add too much or it will be sticky and wet. Divide the dough into two disks and wrap them individually in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least one hour or up to 24 hours. You can also freeze the second disk for later use.

No food processor? You can do all of these steps using a pastry cutter, which may simply take a little more effort and time.

Once the dough has chilled, peel and slice the peaches.

Peach Galette | Bites of Bri

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

Add the peaches to a bowl with the sugar and the cornstarch. Stir to combine and let the mixture sit for a few minutes.

Peach Galette | Bites of Bri   Peach Galette | Bites of Bri

In the meantime, roll out the dough into a 10” diameter rough circle.

Peach Galette | Bites of Bri

Add the fruit, without the juices to a 8” diameter circle in the center of the dough. Then, fold the dough over the fruit.

Peach Galette | Bites of Bri

Whisk the egg and brush it along the outer edge of the dough. Sprinkle with the sugar crystals.

Peach Galette | Bites of Bri

Bake for 50 minutes at 375 degrees. Allow the galette to cool for about 30 minutes before serving alongside whipped cream or even better, vanilla ice cream.

Peach Galette | Bites of Bri

Peach Galette | Bites of Bri

Seriously…the peaches shine on their own. Simple is the best way to eat them when they’re as ripe as they are right now.

Peach Galette | Bites of Bri

Peach Galette

Prep Time: 1 hour

Cook Time: 50 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 50 minutes

Yield: 8 servings

Peach Galette is the perfect way to showcase fresh and sweet peaches. The easy crust requires minimal effort and will impress your family based on looks and taste.

Ingredients

  • Makes two dough discs:
  • 2 ½ cups AP flour
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, chilled and cubed
  • ¼ to ½ cup water, ice cold
  • 5 peaches, peeled and sliced
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 egg for brushing
  • 1 tsp raw sugar cubes
  • Ice cream for topping

Instructions

  1. Start by making the dough. In a food processor fitted with the standard “S” blade, combine the flour and salt. Pulse to combine.
  2. Add the cold cubed butter and pulse until the dough looks like tiny pebbles.
  3. With the processor running, add the cold water until the dough holds together. Don’t add too much or it will be sticky and wet. Divide the dough into two disks and wrap them individually in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least one hour or up to 24 hours. You can also freeze the second disk for later use.
  4. No food processor? You can do all of these steps using a pastry cutter, which may simply take a little more effort and time.
  5. Once the dough has chilled, peel and slice the peaches.
  6. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  7. Add the peaches to a bowl with the sugar and the cornstarch. Stir to combine and let the mixture sit for a few minutes.
  8. In the meantime, roll out the dough into a 10” diameter rough circle.
  9. Add the fruit, without the juices to a 8” diameter circle in the center of the dough. Then, fold the dough over the fruit.
  10. Whisk the egg and brush it along the outer edge of the dough. Sprinkle with the sugar crystals.
  11. Bake for 50 minutes at 375 degrees. Allow the galette to cool for about 30 minutes before serving alongside whipped cream or even better, vanilla ice cream.

Notes

You could add blueberries, strawberries, cherries, or any other berry to this galette and it would be delicious!

Most of the prep time is hands off while the dough chills.

http://bitesofbri.com/2014/08/peach-galette/

Adapted from this Smitten Kitchen recipe that I have made so many times I’ve lost track.

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Comments

  1. says

    Well this looks amazing! I’ve never made a galette but I love the rustic look of it, showcasing the beautiful fruit. Have fun at your baby shower! I’m headed to Istanbul for the weekend and signed myself up for a cooking class. So excited to try some Turkish food!

  2. says

    I’m in awe of this galette, Bri! It looks GORGEOUS! I’ve been wanting to make a galette all summer but have been a little intimidated by it. I love how easy your crust is. And those peaches look delicious! Such a perfect dessert!

  3. says

    Oh my…. The galette looks absolutely amazing, Bri! I’ve not made one before, the pastry/crust puts me off normally, but you made it look super easy. Bring on peach season, I do heart peaches. :) Family brunch tomorrow, I might make some of these as a special treat.

  4. says

    There’s nothing like a beautiful, rustic galette! They’re my favorite over pie hands down, and it doesn’t matter to me if they’re sweet or savory. This looks delicious packed with all of those peaches! :)

  5. says

    Your galette is gorgeous! I’ve been hoping to get my hands on some good peaches, but to no avail. I may have to try this with plums instead!

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