I don’t think this summer could possibly be any better with the abundance of fresh fruit available at the markets, and I love it how each month brings us a feature fruit to indulge. Of course we are in prime peach season! Peaches are delicious right out of hand, juices dripping down your arm as you lean over the sink to enjoy their sweetness. There are lots of ways to fancy up the peach, but sometimes it’s best just to keep it simple and easy! And there is nothing simpler than a rustic pie like the peach galette!
Making galettes gives me that nostalgic feeling of baking like my grandma and her generation before. I love spending the day in the kitchen baking away, flour floating in the air and the sweet warm smells coming from the oven. Except I’m cheating and doing an easier version of my grandma’s to die for pies!
I still use some of my grandma’s tricks in the kitchen like using milk to wash the pastry instead of egg wash. You use milk to brush the pastry to encourage browning (egg wash will give you a shine). This will give you that rustic feel that you want to see in a galette. My grandma almost always used milk instead. I think she’d used milk so she wouldn’t have to use up an egg just for washing pastry (at least that’s what I do)!
- All-purpose flour
- Unsalted butter
- Crisco (shortening)
- Cold water
- Granulated sugar & coarse sugar crystals
- Ground cinnamon
- Full milk
How To Make a Peach Galette
Step One: Make pastry and roll out into a circle on a large piece of parchment paper. Add peach mixture into the centre. Now gently fold the edges over the peaches leaving the centre open.
Step Two: Add nobs of butter on top of the peaches. Brush the pastry with milk and sprinkle with coarse sugar.
Step Three: Bake at 400˚F for approx. 40-50 minutes or until golden brown and juicy. Let the galette cool completely before moving it.
I hope you love this peach galette and enjoy the last bit of summer!Print
A galette is the lazy man’s version of a pie and is very forgiving! This is the perfect summer recipe to use fresh, juicy peaches. They are wrapped gently in a flaky, buttery pie pastry and baked until browned. Change out the fruit to make any flavour of galette you’d like and use this recipe as a guideline.
- Prep Time: 40 mins
- Cook Time: 40 mins
- Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
- Yield: 1 large galette 1x
- Category: Dessert
- Cuisine: French
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cold and cut into cubes
- 1/2 cup crisco, cold (shortening)
- 1/4 cup cold water
- 10 ripe peaches, peeled and sliced
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1–2 Tablespoons of flour
- 1–2 Tablespoons coarse sugar crystals (for sprinkling the top of the pastry)
- 1–2 Tablespoons full milk (for brushing the pastry)
- 1–2 Tablespoons butter
- In a food processor add flour and salt, blend until incorporated.
- Add cold butter cubes and pulse until butter resembles fine little crumbs.
- Add crisco/shortening and pulse until butter resembles fine little crumbs (don’t overdo it).
- Slowly add your cold water and pulse until the dough forms into a ball, or gently shape it into a ball by hand.
- Flatten dough into a disc, wrap in plastic and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
- Meanwhile prep your peaches, peel and slice peaches and add to a large bowl.
- Add sugar, flour and cinnamon; mix well to coat (note: if your peaches are really juicy add more flour, if they aren’t very juicy use less flour).
- Let peaches rest while pastry is in the fridge (this is so the sugar can draw out more juice from the peaches).
- Preheat the oven to 400˚F.
- Roll out a large piece of parchment paper and tape the corners down, dust with flour.
- In the middle of the parchment paper roll out dough into a circle about 1/2 inch thick.
- Pour peaches and juice into the middle of the circle leaving approx. 3-4 inches around the circle bare.
- Gently fold the bare edges of the pastry over the peaches, leaving the middle open so you can see the peaches.
- Brush the pastry edges with milk and sprinkle coarse sugar on top.
- Dollop the 2 tablespoons of butter over the top of the peaches.
- Slide your baking pan under the parchment paper and transfer the peach galette onto the baking pan.
- Bake for 40-50 minutes until edges are golden and middle is set and bubbly (note: if the edges are browning too fast, cover with tin foil).
Make ahead: Set aside for up to 24 hours; reheat in a 350°F oven for about 7 minutes.
If juices start to drip and spill in your oven, place another baking sheet with edges under the rack below the galette.
Do not try and remove the parchment paper under the hot galette. Your pastry will be hot and will fall apart. Wait until cool or using scissors simply cut the parchment edges and slide on a serving plate.
- Serving Size: 1 serving of 14
- Calories: 246
- Sugar: 13.7g
- Sodium: 91mg
- Fat: 14.4g
- Saturated Fat: 7.2g
- Unsaturated Fat: 0
- Trans Fat: 0
- Carbohydrates: 27.4g
- Fiber: 2.2g
- Protein: 3g
- Cholesterol: 22mg
Keywords: Peach, Galette, Pie, Frech, Dessert
Yes, a galette is very similar to a pie. They are both made with the same ingredients; pie pastry and a fruit or savoury filling but use different baking techniques. A pie is baked in a pie dish, is filled with a fruit or savoury filling and can have a pie crust on the top. A galette is baked on a sheet pan, the pastry is rolled in a flat circle, the filling is piled on top and the edges are folded over the filling, exposing the inside. A galette is basically a lazy man’s version of a pie and is very forgiving!
Yes, you can either use frozen or fresh peaches to make a galette. Be careful of extra juices or liquid with frozen peaches. A galette can’t hold all the juices in the pastry and will spill out. If there is a lot of liquid add an extra tablespoon of flour to the peaches to absorb the liquid.
Yes, there are many versions of sweet and savoury galettes. They not only make a great dessert but also a savoury main dishe for lunch, dinner or a snack.
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