Everybody loves pies. They are good. But sometimes, their fillings, as well as their crusts, are just too complicated to make. And this is exactly the reason why many people are hesitant to make pies on their own. It’s either they resort to store-bought pies or simply deprive themselves of this type of food.
Now, if you like pies, then you will surely like galettes as well, which is quite similar. One good thing about galettes is that they are much easier to make. You no longer have to settle for what is available in the stores. You can make this single-crust pie any time you want to without any hassle.
If you are new to galettes, it is a type of “flat cake” that originated from France. They usually come with a fruit filling.
What’s the Difference Between a Galette and a Pie?
Simply put, a pie has a thick crust that holds the filling. A galette, on the other hand, is thinner. It is a round pastry that wraps its filling on the edges. Just about any fruit can be used to make the filling.
One of the best galettes that you should try to make is the one that is filled with peaches. Well, this type of fruit is usually sweet and a little acidic. With a few ingredients, its taste can be improved, resulting in a delightful galette filling.Print
With this simple French Galette With Peaches recipe, you can make use of a store-bought or homemade pie crust. It’s a stunning dessert filled with lots of peaches!
1 refrigerated rolled pie crust or homemade pie dough
flour (for surface)
2 medium peaches (cut into thick wedges)
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
a pinch of salt
1/4 cup and 1 tablespoon turbinado sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 large egg (beaten)
- Heat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Unroll crust on a lightly floured surface and roll to 12-inch diameter and transfer to the baking sheet.
- Combine peaches, almond extract, 1/4 cup turbinado sugar, and salt in a bowl. Add cornstarch.
- Spoon peach mixture onto the dough but be sure to leave about a 2-inch border around the edge.
- Fold dough over the filling.
- Brush border with egg and sprinkle with turbinado sugar.
- Bake for about 40 to 45 minutes. The peaches should be tender and bubbling.
When folding the dough over the fruit, crimp the edges to somehow secure the filling.
- Cuisine: French
A galette doesn’t require tart tins or blind baking. This is why it is super easy to make, but it is still as impressive as pies are. Plus, it is versatile too because there are various types of fruits that you can use for the filling.
If you are new to the culinary world or you simply want to enjoy pie-like desserts without the need to spend so much time and effort, then this French Galette With Peaches recipe is the answer. There are lots of nutrients that you can get from the peaches. And, of course, the galette itself is really delightful.