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Peach Galette

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Peach Galette is a simple dessert recipe that is made using a ready-made crust and fresh peaches. Quick, easy, delicious, and the perfect summer treat.

overhead view peach galette with napkin, white plates, and a knife

The peach season here in Florida is definitely coming to an end. 

Of course, I am trying to take full advantage of the peaches that are still available to use in recipes. I was thinking about making a delicious peach pie, but making pie crust is my least favorite thing to do as a baker. I also wanted to make something that was rustic but still feels like a gourmet dessert. 

Enter the peach galette!

What is a galette?

A galette is a flat round or freeform tart or pastry that is similar to a pancake. It can be filled with a sweet or savory filling. 

What is the difference between a galette and a pie?

The difference between a galette and a pie is that pies are baked in a dish and galettes are baked on a baking sheet. A galette has shallow sides that wrap around the filling. A galette is also easier to make because it is rustic and essentially formless. 

How do you make a Peach Galette?

overhead view of ingredients. Two peaches, unwrapped pie crust, spices, sugar, lemon juice, cornstarch, and vanilla.

A peach galette can be made with a homemade crust but today I am opting to use a ready-made version that I grabbed in the refrigerated section at my local grocery store. The package comes with two pie crusts and this recipe will make two peach galettes. The recipe can be cut in half to make one. 

The recipe begins by preheating the oven to 375 degrees F. and lining two baking sheets with parchment paper to prevent sticking. Roll out the pie crusts on top of the parchment paper and set aside. 

Thinly slice the peaches and place into a large bowl. Add sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, nutmeg, lemon juice, vanilla extract, and toss until the peaches are evenly coated. 

Thin slices of peaches in a large white bowl. ingredients for peach galette in large white bowl with green rim spoon in white bowl stirring sliced peaches with other ingredients

Divide the peach mixture in half and spoon into the center of each pie crust. Make sure to leave enough room on the edge to fold over.

flat pie crust topped with peach mixture for peach galette

Fold the extra dough over the peach mixture.

pie crust folded over peach mixture for galette

Brush the top of the folded crust with melted coconut oil (or melted butter) and sprinkle with turbinado sugar. 

small blue bowl of raw sugar next to uncooked peach galette

Place in the oven and bake 25 to 30 minutes, until the crust is golden brown and the peach mixture is hot and bubbly. Allow the peach galettes to cool for 5 to 10 minutes before cutting to serve. 

How do you store a galette?

After baking it is perfectly fine to store a galette at room temperature for 2 to 3 hours. After that, store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 2 days. An uncooked galette may be stored in the freezer in a freezer-safe container or freezer bag up to 1 month. 

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overhead view of peach galette topped with two scoops of vanilla ice cream

overhead view peach galette with napkin, white plates, and a knife

Peach Galette

Peach Galette is a simple dessert recipe that is made using a ready-made crust and fresh peaches. Quick, easy, delicious, and the perfect summer treat.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: peach galette
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Resting Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 15
Calories: 161kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 ready-made pie crusts
  • 4 medium to large-sized peaches
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted (or 1 tablespoon melted butter instead)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon turbinado sugar (optional)

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Thinly slice the peaches and place the slices into a large mixing bowl. Add in the granulated sugar, corn starch, cinnamon, nutmeg, lemon juice, vanilla, and toss until all of the peaches are coated with the mixture.
  • Roll out each of the pie crust onto the prepared baking sheets that you lined with parchment paper, divide the peaches in half, and spoon in the center of each crust.
  • Fold the extra dough over the peaches being sure to leave the center open. Brush the folded exposed crust with the melted coconut oil or butter and sprinkle with turbinado sugar.
  • Bake in the oven for 25 to 30 minutes, until the crust is golden and the peaches are hot and bubbly.
  • Allow them to cool on the sheet for about 10 minutes and then remove and allow to cool completely on a baking rack. Serve warm or cool and store the leftovers (if you have any) in the fridge.

Notes

  • Recipe makes 2 peach galettes.
  • After baking it is perfectly fine to store a galette at room temperature for 2 to 3 hours.
  • After that, store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 2 days.
  • An uncooked galette may be stored in the freezer in a freezer-safe container or freezer bag up to 1 month. 
  • Be sure to use fresh peaches for this recipe and not canned or frozen. 

Nutrition

Calories: 161kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 93mg | Potassium: 98mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 130IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg
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close-up side view peach galette next to a napkin and topped with vanilla ice cream

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Theresa@aloveafare
    September 18, 2016 at 10:03 PM

    I also love to use store bought pie crust. Because why not! The galette is my favorite. It always looks fancy and rustic all in one! And I so want to try the pineapple tart you have on your site.

    • Reply
      admin
      September 19, 2016 at 11:04 AM

      My thoughts exactly!! It is one of my personal favorites as well. If you give it a try please let me know how it turns out for you. Thank you!

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