This Rustic Peach Galette is a great way to use up left over pastry and a glut of fruit, in this case peaches.
A Galette in French is simply a free form pastry cake that can have many faces, the most famous being Breton Galette.
The best thing about this dessert is that it doesn't have to be perfect, it's rustic and hearty but tastes incredible especially with a scoop of ice cream.
You can spend as much time as you like tucking and pleating the pastry, it all depends on what you're looking for.
Me, I like simple and rustic!
This recipe is a simple dish that takes minutes to put together if you have already made the pastry.
I haven't included a recipe for pastry here as many of you will either have a recipe already or can buy pre-made.
I'd suggest sweet pastry though.
A quick note on pastry: whenever you use pastry, whether it's sweet or savory, pop the off cuts into a bag and in the freezer.
When you are looking for a quick and easy dessert like this Rustic Peach Galette take the off cuts out of the freezer, mix together and let rest for about 30 minutes before using.
When you roll out your pastry be sure to put plenty of sugar on your surface and roll it in giving you an extra sweet casing.
Peaches are just coming into season here and I use them for breakfast whenever I can.
Often I cut too many and there are some left over that I have to turn into something else as they don't keep well over night.
This dish takes care of them and also takes care of what my guests are going to have for dessert that night - a double whammy in my book!
You can use whatever fruit you like, just be sure to adjust the cooking time for harder fruits.
In the recipe I kept the sugar low as I prefer a little acidity left in the peaches but you can add more if you like sweeter.
I also like my Rustic Peach Galette to have a thick crust so left more than the 5cm to wrap over as per the recipe.
Total time for me to make this dish today - 10 minutes excluding cooking time.
Love desserts like that!