Classic Peach Galette

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This Peach Galette is super easy to make and a perfect dessert to enjoy during the hot summer days. It has a nice crust to it and filled with plenty of fresh peaches. This simple yet tasty dessert will impress your friends and family.

I love making easy and delicious summer desserts. Some of my favorites ones are Banana Split, No Bake Key Lime Pie, and Blueberry Cheesecake.

Peach Galette on a serving tray.

Classic Peach Galette

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Easy Peach Galette can be enjoyed for breakfast with a cup of tea or coffee, or after an evening meal as a dessert. It is on a lighter side because it is filled with fruits, so you can feel free to enjoy an extra slice without feeling guilty.

What I love most about this galette over other peach desserts is the crust! It is super flaky and crisp that just melts in your mouth when you bite into it.

For best results, I highly recommend making the crust from scratch. It will absolutely taste better, and you will end up with a flaky dish. However, if you are short on time, you could use Old Fashioned Flaky Pie Dough. Just roll the dough into 14-inch round and let it cool for about two hours before using it.

Peach Galette crust stuffed with peaches and topped with butter pats on top.

If you decide to make a homemade galette crust, you will need the following ingredients:

  • All-purpose flour 
  • Sugar
  • Some salt
  • Cold butter 
  • Ice water
  • Egg
  • A Sprinkling of sugar and cinnamon for the crust

Let’s Make The Peach Galette Crust

The key takeaway when making the crust is to have the butter chilled in the freezer for 15-20 minutes. To get a crispy texture be sure to use cold butter and iced water.

  1. Once you have the ingredients ready, start by blading 1 1/4 cups flour, 1 1/2 tsp sugar and 1/2 tsp salt in a food processor until well mixed.
  2. Cut the cold butter into small cubes and add it to the food processor. It is important not to over mix the batter. Just use the pulse button about 10 times to melt it and integrate it a bit with the rest of the ingredients. Then, add the ice water, and pulse the mixture a few more times.
  3. Form the dough into a disk and sprinkle it with some flour. Then, cover the dough with plastic wrap and refrigerate it for 45-60 minutes.

Peach galette sliced on a serving tray.

Can I Make a Galette With Other Ingredients?

Absolutely! The hardest and most important part here is to make the crust. Once you have it ready, you can fill the crust with various other fruits. I use the same recipe year around and fill it with fruits that are in season. It works great with blueberries, cherries, strawberries, apples, pears, you name it.

Two slices of peach galette on a plate, topped with ice cream.

Recipe Tips:

  • You can use frozen commercially made puff pastry for this Peach Galette recipe. Just follow the manufacture’s direction.
  • This peach dessert can be served in smaller or larger sizes. If you are hosting a larger gathering and need to make it larger, just double the recipe ingredients and make it larger, or split into two galettes.
  • It is delicious served with some whipped cream on top or a dollop of your favorite ice-cream.

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Servings: 8 slices
Peach Galette
Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
16 mins
Total Time:
46 mins
 
Author: Catalina
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Peach Galette

This Peach Galette is super easy to make and a perfect dessert to enjoy during the hot summer days. It has a nice crust to it and filled with plenty of fresh peaches. This simple yet tasty dessert will impress your friends and family.

Ingredients
  • 1 lb peaches pitted and sliced into 1/2 inch slices
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons butter cold
Crust:
  • 1 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup very cold butter cut into small cubes
  • 4 to 6 Tbsp ice water
For the Crust:
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
Instructions
Crust:
  1. Fit a food processor with the blade attachment, add in flour, sugar, and salt. Pulse until well mixed.
  2. Add cold butter cubes, pulse for about 30 seconds, until the mixture turns into crumbles.
  3. Add ice water 1 tablespoon at a time and pulse after each addition. The dough is ready when it just starts to clump.
  4. Form the dough into a disk, dust with flour on both sides and wrap in plastic wrap. Chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
Prepare the Peaches:
  1. Place peach slices into a medium bowl, add cornstarch, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla. Stir gently with a spatula until combined.
Make Galette:
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. In a small bowl, beat one egg and set aside.
  3. Roll the chilled dough into a 12″ circle and transfer onto a rimmed baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  4. Arrange the peaches in circles on top of the dough leaving about 2 inches dough border.
  5. Add 2 tablespoons of cold butter chunks on top of the peaches.
  6. Fold the edges of the galette up slightly over the peaches, pinch together to form a seal.
  7. Brush the crust with the beaten egg and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar.
  8. Bake for 18-22 minutes or until the crust is golden brown and the peaches are juicy and tender.
  9. Let sit 15 minutes before serving. Serve with vanilla ice cream.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 267, Fat: 15g, Saturated Fat: 9g, Cholesterol: 58mg, Sodium: 210mg, Potassium: 145mg, Carbohydrates: 30g, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 14g, Protein: 3g, Vitamin A: 657%, Vitamin C: 4%, Calcium: 19%, Iron: 1%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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Peach Galette on a serving platter
Top photo shows classic Peach Galette on a serving platter while the bottom photo shows the galette prior to baking

Catalina

Catalina thinks that time in the kitchen should be fun, and we should spend less time cooking and more time eating! As a successful business woman, with a busy career on Wall Street, she develops easy weeknight meals that you can make in 30 minutes or less!. Catalina lives in the NYC metro area with her husband, who is also a great cook, and their 4 year old boy, who gladly helps in the kitchen. Catalina will inspire you to experiment with flavors, try new ingredients and create easy meals with less effort. You can visit her blog Sweet & Savory Meals for more inspiration.

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