Rustic Peach Galette

Rustic Peach Galette

Rustic Peach Galette

Rustic Peach Galette

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!

Rustic Peach Galette

I like my crusts to be thicker than 5cm!

Rustic Peach Galette

You can use any fruit, just adjust the cooking time for harder fruits.

Rustic Peach Galette

Recipe for 4 portions

300g Sweet Short Crust Pastry
200g Peaches - washed, de-stoned and sliced
70g Sugar - white
2 Tbsp Corn Starch or Corn Flour

Egg - beaten for brushing
Sugar for sprinkling

The Mix: 

Turn your oven to 165°c (fan assist) or equivalent
Mix the fruit, sugar and corn starch together in a bowl.
Roll out your pastry into a rough circle leaving the pastry approx. 3mm thick.
Place pastry onto a large baking sheet
Place the fruit mixture in the middle of the pastry and spread out leaving a 5cm edge all around the outside of the circle.
Fold the edges of the pastry up and over the edge of the fruit, towards the centre, pleating and tucking where you need to - It's ok for it to be uneven!
Brush the outside of the pastry with egg then sprinkle liberally with sugar.
Place into the oven and bake for approx. 30 - 35 minutes until the outside is golden brown and crusty.

Once cooked allow to cool for a few minutes then cut into wedges and serve with ice cream or cream.


Drink This: 

Call me old fashioned but pink fizz and dessert are made to be together!
Try this Crémant de Loire for size

Cremant de Loire


We are in Peach Season here and this will be a great recipe to try, it looks so good! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday and come back real soon.
Have a great day,
Miz Helen

I'm in love with this! Thank you for sharing this with us! Pinned and tweeted! I hope to see you at tonight's party. We are always so impressed with your creations and can't wait to see them! Lou Lou Girls

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