Peach Galette

Peach galette rustic tart made with slices of fresh yellow peaches in a simple butter crust.

Peach Galette
Elise Bauer

Have you seen the peaches in the market? They're beautiful this season. As we skid into the official end of summer I'm happy we can still find them. One of my favorite summer desserts is a rustic tart, or galette, because it's just so easy to put together.

As I have an almost unreasonable love of homemade crusts, I make several batches of dough in advance, and just wrap them in plastic wrap and keep them in the freezer until needed.

This is a simple peach galette, with fresh yellow peaches tossed with a little sugar, flour, and vanilla. You can play around with it a bit. Before laying down the peaches I dotted the bottom of the crust with a little almond paste.

You could add blueberries, or toss in a pinch of cinnamon or nutmeg. Sprinkle with lemon juice if the peaches are too sweet.

Speaking of sweetness, it's best to use yellow peaches for this baked dessert. The flavor of sweet white peaches is delicate and doesn't hold up well to cooking.

Peach Galette
Elise Bauer

Peach Galette

Prep Time 80 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 100 mins
Servings 8 servings

Ingredients

Crust:

  • 1 1/4 cups flour

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 4 ounces (1/2 cup, 1 stick, 8 tablespoons) butter, cut into small (1/2-inch) cubes, chilled in freezer at least 15 minutes, preferably an hour

  • 4 to 6 tablespoons ice water

Filling:

  • 2 large, not-overly-ripe yellow peaches (about 3/4 pound total), pitted, sliced into 1/4-inch to 1/2-inch slices

  • 3 tablespoons sugar

  • 1 tablespoon flour

  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 tablespoon almond paste, optional

  • 1 teaspoon butter

  • 1 egg

  • A sprinkling of coarse sugar, optional

Method

  1. Make the crust dough:

    In a food processor, pulse the flour, sugar, and salt, until well mixed. Add the cubed butter, and pulse 8 times. The butter should still be the size of peas in the mixture.

    Slowly add the ice water, a tablespoon or two at a time, pulsing after each addition, until the dough just begins to clump.

    Turn out onto a clean surface. Use your clean hands to form into a disc. Do not over-knead. Work the dough only enough to bring it barely together into a disk.

    Sprinkle with a little flour on all sides, wrap with plastic, and place into the refrigerator to chill for an hour. (See our pate brisee recipe for more detailed instruction if you are new to making crusts.)

  2. Toss peaches with flour, sugar, vanilla:

    Preheat the oven with the rack in the middle position to 425°F (220°C). Place the peach slices in a bowl and sprinkle with the flour and sugar. Toss gently to coat. Sprinkle vanilla extract over the peaches.

  3. Whisk egg:

    In a small bowl, whisk the egg until smooth and set aside.

  4. Roll out dough:

    On a lightly floured, clean, smooth surface, roll out the dough to about a 12-inch diameter. Gently lift up the rolled out dough and place it on a rimmed baking sheet.

    roll out the dough for peach galette
    Elise Bauer
  5. Dot with almond paste if using, arrange peach slices on dough round:

    If you are using almond paste (not necessary, but a nice addition if you have it), dot the middle 6-inch circle of the dough with the almond paste. (If you can spread it, great. Otherwise, just dot with little bits.)

    Arrange the peach slices in an overlapping pattern in a single layer in the center of the dough, forming about a 7 or 8-inch circle. Dot with a little butter.

    arrange peaches and dot with butter for the galette
    Elise Bauer
  6. Fold dough edges over, brush with beaten egg:

    Fold the outer edges of the dough round over the filling, by about 2-inches all the way around, in an accordion fashion.

    fold edges over peaches for galette
    Elise Bauer

    Use a pastry brush to coat the exposed dough with an egg wash (you can cook up the leftover egg as a little scrambled egg, by the way), and sprinkle with coarse sugar if using.

    brush uncooked peach galette crust with egg wash
    Elise Bauer
  7. Bake:

    Place in the oven and bake at 425°F (220°C) for about 15-20 minutes, until nicely browned. Remove from the oven and let cool on the baking sheet, over a rack, about 15 minutes.

    how to make a peach galette
    Elise Bauer

    Great served with a little vanilla ice cream.

Peach Galette
Elise Bauer
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
246 Calories
13g Fat
30g Carbs
4g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8
Amount per serving
Calories 246
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 8g 39%
Cholesterol 55mg 18%
Sodium 237mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 6mg 29%
Calcium 16mg 1%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 201mg 4%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. In cases where multiple ingredient alternatives are given, the first listed is calculated for nutrition. Garnishes and optional ingredients are not included.