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fruit galette with sliced peaches

White Peach and Cherry Galette

  • Author: pastaragazza
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 45
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

White Peach and Cherry Galette is a naturally sweet, fruity rustic dessert that can be made in just an hour. It’s a simple, approachable bake that can be enjoyed as a dessert or a brunch treat. The juices from the stone fruits and brown sugar sweeten the dessert and create a warm, fruit-forward flavor.


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Ingredients

Crust

  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup butter, frozen and cubed
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup ice water

White Peach and Rainier Cherry Filling

  • 2 whole white peaches, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 1 cup fresh cherries, pitted and halved (Rainier or Bing)
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp corn starch

Instructions

Crust – Food Processor Method

Add flour, sugar, and salt to food processor. Pulse the flour mixture a couple of times.  Add butter and lemon zest, then pulse again until the butter and flour form small chunks.  Add water and pulse until the dough comes together and forms a ball.

Place dough onto a clean, flat working surface.  Form into a ball, then roll into a disk.  Place the dough on a plate, then cover with parchment paper.  Place in the freezer.

Crust – Hand Method

In a large mixing bowl, add the flour, sugar, and salt. Then, whisk the dry ingredients until well mixed. Add the butter to the dry ingredients and toss until the butter is coated with flour. Use your fingers and palms to pinch the butter until it forms pea-sized buts of floury butter. Use your hands to knead the dough until the ingredients are fully incorporated and the dough forms a cohesive ball.

Place dough onto a clean, flat working surface.  Form into a ball, then roll into a disk.  Place the dough on a plate, then cover with parchment paper.  Place in the freezer.

Filling

In a large mixing bowl, mix peaches, cherries, sugar, brown sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, and corn starch. Set aside for 10 minutes and stir occasionally until the sugar dissolves.

Galette

Heat oven to 400° F.

Remove the dough from the freezer and place it on a lightly floured surface.  Roll dough into a 12-inch wide circle and gently place onto a baking sheet. Spoon the peach and cherry mixture onto the center of the dough circle, leaving the syrup in the bowl. Leave a 2-inch perimeter of dough around the fruit. Lightly drizzle 2-3 tablespoons of the syrup on top of the fruit center without drenching the fruit in syrup.

Gently fold the sides of the 2-inch dough perimeter inward and onto the fruit filling. Place the baking sheet on the middle rack in the oven and bake for 45 minutes or until the crust is golden.

Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes.  Slice and serve with ice cream or crème fraîche.


Notes

You can use either Bing or Rainier cherries.

Store the White Peach and Cherry Galette in an air-tight container or a cloche. It can be stored at room temperature or refrigerated. To warm it up, heat the oven to 200° F and bake for 5 minutes.


Nutrition

  • Calories: 278
  • Sugar: 7.5g
  • Sodium: 271mg
  • Fat: 17.6g
  • Saturated Fat: 11g
  • Carbohydrates: 26.7g
  • Fiber: 1.3g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Cholesterol: 46mg

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