This is a perfect dessert for the warm spring/summer evenings as peaches are starting to flood back into the supermarkets. The peach is my all-time favorite fruit. I never used to like fruit as a child, (now I love it), but when I was younger, I would only eat peaches. I don’t know if it was the texture or taste, or because I loved the movie James & The Giant Peach, but peaches were my fav.
I decided to purchase a butt load of peaches at the local co op the other day and knew that besides eating them as a snack, I wanted to create a dessert of some kind to show off the peach in all it’s glory. I decided on an easy, but ever so delicious peach & brown butter galette.
The word galette always confused me….isn’t it just a tart? The answer is no. A galette gets its name because of the shape of the pastry; it’s free formed instead of made within a tart pan, hence the difference between galette and tart. Interesting, huh?
The fact that a galette is free form is nice as there really isn’t anyway you can screw it up. Make any shape you want, just make sure your filling is exposed a little in the middle. Also, galettes, like crepes, can be made savory or sweet.
This galette was made with a pre-made pie crust, sliced peaches, brown sugar, cinnamon, and browned butter…that’s it!
Ingredients- Yields 4 servings
- 1 pre-made pie crust
- 1 lb peaches
- 2 tbsp butter
- 1 tbsp cinnamon
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- pinch of salt
Preheat oven to 425
Cut peaches into wedges, removing the pits
Add to a bowl with sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Mix with hands to incorporate everything
Roll out pre-made pie crust dough onto greased baking sheet
In a small sauce pan, heat butter on medium-low heat until it starts to become golden brown in color. Set aside
Place peach mixture into center of pie dough, fold in edges
Brush brown butter all over galette
Bake at 425 for 15 minutes, then lower the heat to 375 and bake an additional 25-30 minutes, until crust is nicely browned