Peach (or fruit) Galette
A galette is simply a free form pie made without a pie pan by laying down a crust, heaping fruit in the middle, and folding the edges over. It bakes in about half the time as a pie, meaning the fruit retains more of its texture. Don’t skip the egg wash, this adds some beauty to this beast.
Servings Prep Time
8large slices 30minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
40-45 minutes 2 hours
Servings Prep Time
8large slices 30minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
40-45 minutes 2 hours
Ingredients
Crust
Filling
Egg wash for crust
Instructions
  1. To make the crust, add the flour, sugar, salt, and lemon zest to a food processor and pulse until combined. With motor running, gradually add the butter, 1 tablespoon at a time, until it is combined. The dough should resemble pea-sized pieces. Add water, or vodka, 1 tablespoon at a time until the dough comes together in a ball.
  2. Place dough on a smooth surface and roll it into about a 6 to 8-inch round. Fold in half. Fold in half again. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  3. For the filling, toss fruit with tapioca starch, salt, vanilla and lemon juice.
  4. Place a sheet of parchment on a rimmed baking sheet.
  5. Remove crust from freezer. Place on a flat surface covered with plastic wrap. Place a layer of plastic wrap on top. Roll out crust until it is 14-inches in diameter. If it is still cold, then peel off top layer of plastic wrap and invert onto parchment. Remove second layer of parchment.
  6. If it is still cold, then peel off top layer of plastic wrap and invert onto parchment. Remove second layer of parchment. If the dough is soft. Put in the freezer for about 5 minutes to firm it up. Then follow instruction above.
  7. Place fruit into center of crust, leaving about a 2-inch rim. Sprinkle all but 1 teaspoon of the sugar on top.
  8. Cut slits in the crust and gently fold it over, enclosing the fruit, but leaving an opening in the middle.
  9. To make egg wash, whisk together egg and cream. Brush over edges of crust. Sprinkle with remaining sugar.
  10. Place into heated 400-degree oven. Bake until edges are brown, about 35 to 40 minutes.
  11. Remove from oven and allow to cool. Serve plain or with whipped cream or ice cream.

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