Are you looking for a dessert that is easy to make, elegant, and full of flavor? Look no further than the warm peach galette. A galette is a type of French pastry that is essentially a free-form tart. It is rustic and simple, yet still looks impressive and beautiful. And when it comes to the filling, few fruits are as perfect as peaches.
To make a warm peach galette, start with a simple dough made from flour, sugar, salt, and butter. Mix the ingredients together until they form a coarse, crumbly mixture. Then, add cold water a little at a time until the dough comes together into a ball. Wrap it in plastic wrap and chill it in the refrigerator for at least an hour.
While the dough chills, prepare the peaches. You’ll need about two ripe peaches, peeled (or leave peel on!) and sliced into thin wedges. Toss them with sugar, cornstarch, and a pinch of salt until they are evenly coated.
Set aside while you wait for your dough to finish chilling. The peach galette filling is as simple as that!
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How to construct the galette
When the dough has chilled, roll it out into a circle on a floured surface. Transfer it to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Choose your favorite fruit preserves and spoon a layer on the dough. For this recipe, I used strawberry. Any berry or stone fruit preserves will do.
Arrange the peach slices in the center of the dough, leaving a border around the edge. Fold the edges of the dough up and over the peaches, creating a rustic crust.
Brush the crust with an egg wash or butter and sprinkle it with coarse sugar. Bake the galette in a preheated oven at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 40-45 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and the peaches are tender. Let it cool for a few minutes before serving.
The result is a warm and comforting dessert that is perfect for any occasion. The peaches are sweet and juicy, while the crust is buttery and flaky. Serve it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream for an extra indulgent treat.
A warm peach galette is a simple yet impressive dessert that is perfect for showcasing the natural beauty and flavors of fresh peaches. Try making it at home and impress your family and friends with your baking skills!
1 stick or 1/2 cup cold butter, cubed into small pieces
1/3 cup buttermilk
2 tablespoons lemon juice
4 tablespoons fruit preserves, strawberry or raspberry
1 egg, beaten
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What is a galette?
A galette is a type of French pastry that is essentially a free-form tart. It is rustic and simple, yet still looks impressive and beautiful. It’s typically filled with fruit but can also be filled with other ingredients such as onions or tomatoes for a savory galette.
Is galette crust the same as pie dough?
Yes. It’s the same dough except instead of using a pie plate, it’s created in a free form folder shape.
Can you freeze a fruit galette before baking it?
Yes, you can freeze a galette that’s tightly wrapped for up to 3 months.