How to make a Peach Galette

September 07, 2012

How to make a Peach Galette

Kitsch in the Kitch!

I'm always looking for simple, quick and delicious ways to make something for when friends come over. This is so tasty,  can be made using fresh produce and is even suited for people with dietary restrictions--I don't eat dairy, my sister in law doesn't eat gluten-- but everyone is kept happy with this sophisticated Peach Galette. Keep in mind it's not overly sweet, so topping it with ice cream makes for the perfect pairing!

Here is the recipe Peach Galette , which by the way, is just a fancy term for pie made without a tin! Keep in mind you can always substitute out ingredients for what you've got on hand like apples instead of peaches or butter instead of Earth Balance spread. 

  • 1 1/4 cups of all purpose flour 
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • 8 tablespoons of butter (I used Earth Balance, it's a great vegan butter substitute!)
  • 1/4 cup of ice cold water

Whisk flour and sugar together. Cut butter into flour and using the back of a fork incorporate butter into flour mixture until butter is in small pieces. Add ice water and continue to stir with fork until mixture comes together to form a mass. If it isn't coming together, add one teaspoon of water in at a time. Mold into a small ball and wrap in place wrap, allow it to rest in the fridge about 20 minutes. 

Peaches & Prep

  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 large peaches (cut into slices)
  • 2 tablespoons of melted butter (or substitute)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar (for coating the dough)
Combine the peaches and sugar together in a bowl to make sure that it's all evenly coated. Preheat the oven to 400. On a floured surface roll out the dough so that it forms about an 11 inch circle, allow it to rest on baking safe parchment paper for 20 minutes. Arrange peaches in a circle, starting with the outside 2 inches or so away from the edge of the dough. Once you've arranged them fold the edges of the dough over the peaches so just the middle rows shine through. It looks great and rustic when it comes out, so don't worry about it not being perfect- it's not supposed to be! Dust the edges with melted butter and sprinkle with sugar. Bake for 35-40 minutes until the edges start to become golden brown.

Top with vanilla ice cream and enjoy!

Quick Tips:
  • Don't worry about perfection, this is supposed to be simple and rustic!
  • This will only feed about five people, so if you want to make more don't make a larger one just double up and make two smaller ones.
  • The resting for the dough is important. You want to make sure that the butter doesn't get too hot or start melting, it won't bake correctly if it does.
  • I decided to cover the exposed peaches with a "hat" while it's baking, it was just tin foil made into a half circle dome that fit over the area. It made sure the peaches got cooked properly and still retained their moisture. I've done it without so it's not completely necessary, but definitely adds to the finished look. 

Trying using other types of fruit and tell me how it goes! I love being creative in the kitchen, and even with a hectic life this packs a lot of "wow" without too much effort!

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