Delicious Desserts – A Peach Galette Recipe

by Pamela

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Hitting the farmer’s market in my new city is not the easy peasy trip I enjoyed while living in LA. No, in LA the farmer’s markets were on just about every corner with seemingly infinite produce choices. Here in Dallas they’re fewer and farther between with a much more limited selection of fruits and vegetables. Not to say their offerings aren’t great…they just aren’t quite as plentiful nor as inexpensive (drought situation ring any bells?). But I will admit, the Texas peaches I’m getting are pretty dang delicious! So rather than just scarfing them down, like I’ve been doing, I thought I’d actually bake something with them. How about some some delicious desserts like a peach galette recipe?

I love pie as much as the next person, but I gotta admit that I’m not a big fan of rolling out the crust and all of the muckity muck that goes with it. That’s what’s so great about a galette. There’s no pressure to make the crust perfect looking, you don’t have to stuff it into a pie pan, there’s no top layer of dough and there’s no right or wrong way to load it with fruit.

This peach galette recipe uses my favorite pie crust recipe that I use for both sweet and savory galettes. It also uses about a metric ton of delicious peaches that are currently in season. Oh, and peeling the peaches? Nah! Why bother? Galettes are “rustic” bits of pastry heaven. Leave the skins on for even more of that rustic feel. Plus it lets you be totally lazy and call it something trendy. A lot like those hipsters growing their beards. Who are they kidding? They’re just too lazy to shave.

Delicious Desserts are Easy wtih This Peach Galette Recipe

I chose to roll out this dough into one large circle, but there’s enough dough here to make two smaller galletes and/or roll it out into some other shape. If you’re going to be serving a bunch of people, it would be a whole lot easier if you rolled it out into an oval or rectangle. Then you can just cut slices across the galette and serve (maybe with some bourbon whipped cream). I think that’s a lot easier than trying to cut all those wedges into even sizes.

An easy peach galette makes for a delicious dessert

So just remember, delicious desserts don’t have to be complicated (especially when you use in season fruit). Oh and a galette recipe is your best friend when it comes to dessert recipes – it’s easy, it’s delicious and it doesn’t have to look perfect to look beautiful.

Delicious Desserts - A Peach Galette Recipe
 
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An easy peach galette let's you savor the goodness of summer peaches and not spend all day making it. Delicious desserts don't need to be complicated.
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • For the Crust
  • 2 Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 2 Tablespoons Sugar
  • ½ Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Cup Chilled Unsalted Butter – 2 Sticks (cut into pieces)
  • 3 Tablespoons Half and Half (or milk) (divided)
  • For the Filling
  • 2 Tablespoons Currant Jelly (or Apricot Jelly)
  • 1½ Pounds Sliced Peaches
  • Raw Sugar (for sprinkling)
Instructions
  1. Directions for Pastry Dough
  2. In a medium size bowl whisk one egg and 2 tablespoons half and half together until thoroughly combined and set aside.
  3. In the bowl of your food processor add the flour, sugar salt and the pieces from one of the sticks of butter. Pulse until butter disappears into flour mixture. Next add the second stick of butter pieces and pulse again until butter disappears and what is left is fine crumbles.
  4. Pour the egg and half and half into the flour/butter mixture. Pulse to combine.
  5. Pull the dough together, into a ball, and wrap in plastic wrap.
  6. Place in the refrigerator for at least one hour or up to 2 days.
  7. Directions for the Galette
  8. Pre-heat oven to 450 degrees Farenheit.
  9. Roll dough out between 2 pieces of parchment paper then slide onto baking sheet.
  10. Remove the top sheet of parchment paper.
  11. Brush center of pastry (leave about a 1½" - 2" border) with a thin layer of jelly.
  12. Arrange peach slices in circles or just pile them into the center.
  13. Use the parchment paper to help you fold up the sides around the filling.
  14. Pop the uncooked galette into the refrigerator for 15 minutes (to firm up).
  15. Brush crust with remaining tablespoon of half and half and sprinkle with sugar.
  16. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until peaches have softened and crust has gotten golden brown and crispy.
  17. Serve.
Notes
If you're peaches aren't that sweet, you can toss them with a couple of tablespoons of sugar before putting them into the galette.

 

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2 comments

Maureen | Orgasmic Chef August 16, 2014 at 11:03 pm

I really like your peach galette where you’ve left the peach skins on. That’s where the nutrition is packed. I can’t wait for summer!

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