Summer Fruit Galette
Boy oh boy...do I have something delicious for you.
Writing this post is making me hungry. I actually just asked Scott if I should make another summer fruit galette right now. He said yes. I'll be lucky if I can get through writing this whole post without heading into the kitchen to whip it together. I have been having a little case of ADD lately, so I promised myself I would sit down and finish this post without distraction. Staring at pictures of this beautiful gem isn't making it easy. Deep breath....self control...you can do it.
On Saturday, I spent the day working on a few projects with my friend David Sherry. I had already planned to make this recipe on Saturday and since we did some work and photo shooting at my place, I ended up making it in the midst of our projects. Plus, I didn't think he would mind being a taste tester for this recipe ;) He ended up shooting some awesome shots while I was making it. If you can't tell from these photos...he is pretty talented! I made him teach me how to use my own camera a little better.
I have been shooting all my photos with my iPhone and have been feeling a little underwhelmed. I actually have a somewhat nice real camera that I haven't been using too often. Hopefully now I will feel a little more comfortable using my own camera. Thanks David!
We went to the farmer's market on Saturday morning with plans to get all sorts of goodies, including fresh fruits to go into my galette. Literally, the minute we got to the farmer's market, it started pouring down rain. I'm talking, thunder and lightning pouring down rain. I had a huge umbrella with me and I still got soaked. No bueno. Unfortunately our farmer's market morning got cut short. Luckily, we were able to stop at a nearby store to get everything else we needed. Crisis averted!
OK - let's talk more about this recipe.
Who loves pie as much as I do? I hope every one of you is raising your hands right now or at least thinking in your head "Me! Me!".
I realize not everyone is a "pie person"...but I feel like this galette could convert anyone. A galette is not really a pie, it's more like a rustic tart. But it reminds me of pie because of the flaky crust and yummy fruit filling. Get on the galette train, people!
Seriously you guys, this is so good. The crust is incredibly flaky and the middle is filled with delicious juicy fruit. I wanted to use summer fruits for this so I chose blueberries, strawberries, and a peach. I have been eating blueberries, strawberries, and peaches like it's my job lately so the combo seemed like a no-brainer.
I love the rustic look of galettes. I love that they look imperfectly handmade. If you mess up folding the crust over a little bit, it's OK. I think it gives it a bit more interest. It also comes together pretty quickly. It only takes about 15 minutes to prepare everything before putting it in the oven to bake. So if you are heading to a party and completely forgot that you agreed to bring a dessert an hour before the party starts, no worries. I got you. Make this dessert. People will think you spent all day slaving in the kitchen. It can be our little secret :)
Now...go get your summer fruit galette on!
Summer Fruit Galette (V)
This rustic galette is perfect for celebrating summer and is easier than pie to make - literally!
- 1 1/4 cup all purpose flour (I used 1 cup all purpose flour and 1/4 cup whole wheat flour)
- 1 Tbsp sugar
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup chilled coconut oil (or non-hydrogenated vegetable shortening)
- 1/4 cup ice cold water
- 1-2 Tbsp of maple syrup (for brushing crust)
- 1 medium peach, sliced or diced
- 1/3 cup blueberries
- 1/2 cup diced strawberries
- 2 Tbsp + 1 tsp sugar
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 Tbsp lemon juice
- 1 Tbsp cornstarch
- pinch of salt
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees (F).
- In a food processor, add flour, sugar, and salt. Pulse until ingredients are combined.
- Add chilled coconut oil and pulse until the mixture has a crumbly consistency.
- Add the ice water, 1 Tbsp at a time, and pulse until the dough just holds together. Be sure to not over process the dough. *I used 1/4 cup of water, but you might not need the full 1/4 cup. Adjust as needed.
- Form the dough into a ball, wrap in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for 10 minutes.
- Remove the dough from the refrigerator and unwrap it. Roll the dough between 2 layers of parchment paper to about 1/4 inch thickness.
- Using a sharp knife, cut the dough into a large circle to remove the rough edges.
- Place in the refrigerator while you prepare the filling.
- To make the filling, combine all ingredients (peach, blueberries, strawberries, sugar, cinnamon, lemon juice, corn starch, and salt) in a medium bowl. Gently mix until well combined and fruit is fully coated.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Remove rolled out dough from refrigerator and place on baking sheet.
- Place the fruit in the center of the dough round, leaving about a 1 inch border to the edge.
- Fold the dough over, making sure to maintain the round shape of the galette.
- Brush the dough with a bit of maple syrup and sprinkle with sugar (optional). Bake for 35-40 minutes or until the crust is lightly browned.
- Let cool for 10 minutes before serving and then DIG IN!