Peach Berry Galette

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Posted on 08/14/2012 by mizbhaven13
I went to the farmer's market on Saturday and found some killer peaches that were slightly bigger than baseballs, along with some gorgeous strawberries. We've been eating them for a few days but today I decided to put a few of them to even better use and made a Peach Berry Galette.
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Peach Berry Galette

Crust:
1¼ cup flour
1½ tsp sugar
½ tsp salt
½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into chunks and chilled 30 minutes
4-6 tbsp ice water

Stir together flour, sugar and salt. Cut in butter until crumbs form. Add ice water, starting with 4 tbsp and stir just dough comes together (add additional water as needed). Place on wax paper or plastic wrap with a little flour sprinkled on. Roll until covered in flour. Flatten into a disk and wrap. Chill for 1 hour.

Filling:
2-3 peaches (about 1½ - 2 cups), sliced ¼-½” thick
½ cup sliced strawberries or whole blueberries/raspberries
3 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp flour
½ tsp vanilla
1 tbsp butter

Wash:
1 egg, beaten
Sanding sugar (optional)

Mix fruit together in bowl. Sprinkle with sugar and flour; toss gently to combine. Sprinkle vanilla over top and toss gently. Cut butter into small chunks; reserve.

Preheat oven to 425°.

On floured surface, roll dough into 12” disk. Place on a rimmed baking sheet. Spoon fruit into center of dough and spread to within 2” of crust edge. Dot fruit mixture with butter. Fold edges of crust up toward center of circle. Brush crust with beaten egg and sprinkle with sugar if using. Bake in preheated oven for 20-25 minutes until crust is golden brown.
Let cool on baking sheet placed on wire rack for 15 minutes before cutting.


I didn't have any sanding sugar so I left that part off. This is the first galette I've made (I've made hundreds of pies) and even though it isn't the prettiest thing, it's quite tasty.
squid_ink 14th-Aug-2012 10:40 pm (UTC)
omg you read my mind.. I was just thinking of making a peach galette! I'm going to cheat and use pre made pie dough, though.

it looks yummy! nice job! :)
mizbhaven13 15th-Aug-2012 12:54 am (UTC)
Thanks! It tastes pretty good for my first effort. I did find a recipe that used a premade crust but I didn't have any so I had to go the old fashioned route. The peaches were so sweet and tender. Next time, I think I'll try raspberries though. Or maybe blackberries. How many days till Saturday??
rowangolightly 15th-Aug-2012 02:36 am (UTC)
Oh man, thanks for the reminder on this. I love these; they're a really old (as in Renaissance) sort of dish so they're a great thing to take reinactment events.
mizbhaven13 15th-Aug-2012 03:04 am (UTC)
You're welcome. I've never had one before, much less baked one, but I've been seeing them a lot on Cooking Channel so I thought I'd give it a shot. My niece is having a birthday party for her husband next month and I might make one to take. It's a medieval theme (he's really into knights, dragons, etc) and she's having a potluck kind of thing. Which would go better with grilled turkey legs - apple or peach?
rowangolightly 15th-Aug-2012 03:36 am (UTC)
Well, having done Renfaires for three decades, I'd have to say peach. Apples were a "New World" thing and thought of as poisonous (or was that tomatoes...I forget!) *lol*

But in the really old recipe books I have, it always calls for peach so that would be my vote.

Good luck!
(And this reminds me of the old Rennie Thanksgiving joke, "how do you know a Rennie Thanksgiving dinner? When the carcass is picked clean and the turkey legs are still there" because a good number of professional Rennies really hate turkey legs.
teragramm 15th-Aug-2012 11:50 pm (UTC)
I made this today, only I used the ready made refrigerator crust. It came out great. Thanks so much for the recipe.
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