Peach Galettes are one of those beautiful French-inspired desserts that grace summer tables and warm the chilly dew of early-fall mornings. They are the transitional dessert of the seasonal variety.
For the pastry:
*Pastry Recipe from Martha Stewart Living
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
1 cup cold butter, but into pieces
1/4 – 1/2 cup ice water
- In a food processor, pulse together the flour, salt, and sugar. Drop in the butter pieces and pulse until it resembles bread crumbs.
- Slowly add the water until the dough begins to clump together. Remove from processor.
- Lightly flour the countertop. Place the dough on the floured surface and shape into a thick disk.
- Place in fridge for 2 hours or overnight to chill.
For the galette:
6 peaches, peeled and cut into 1/4 inch thick slices
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp meyer lemon juice (can use regular lemon)
1/4 tsp salt
1 egg, beaten
sugar for sprinkling
a few cubes of butter for topping
- Preheat the oven to 375F. Line a baking sheet with tin foil, and then parchment paper.
- Remove the pastry disk from the fridge. Roll out on the counter into a large circle.
- Using a round shape to trace around (I used the bottom of a bowl approx. 6 inches in diameter), cut out circles with a knife. I made 6. Place them on a plate or flat surface (if stacking, place plastic wrap between them), and chill in the fridge while preparing the peaches.
- In a large bowl, combine the sugar, salt, and lemon juice with the peaches.
- Remove the pastry disks from the fridge. Place them the baking tray. I did 3 at a time, and left the other disk in the fridge while they were baking.
- In the center of each, place some peaches leaving 1/2 inch border around the edges. Fold the sides towards the center over the peaches.
- Brush the pastry edges with egg wash (beaten egg), top with a few knobs of butter and sprinkle with sugar.
- Bake for about 1 hour or until the edges because brown. Repeat with remaining disks.
- I made 6, but depending on the size of galette you make, you can make more (if mini sized) or less (one giant!)