Friday, June 12, 2009

Peach Blueberry Galette


So, how many of you, besides me, have run into the store "just to get a gallon of milk" and walked out instead with the complete opposite and then some..? It's not my fault...really.



I was minding my own business, when some little cartoon wisp of peach scented smoke latched onto my nostrils as I walked in the door, and dragged me clear over to the produce section. Next thing you know, I was in my car with all the ingredients for this Peach Blueberry Galette, and not one drop of milk! Don't you love the scents of summer..?!


I think what I love best about summer is making things simpler, less complicated. Which is why I love the rustic ease of a galette. All of us know people that shy away from anything having to do with a crust, all because they are afraid they can't make it pretty enough. With a galette, the more rustic, the better, for me. In its own messy way, it becomes simple elegance.


The peaches I found smelled like heaven, and were so delicious, that I felt little sugar was needed. Combined with a handful of blueberries, and a sprinkle of almond slivers, it was the best of summer on a plate.

Peach Blueberry Galette

1 single unbaked pie crust recipe, cold- I use Pate Brisee
6 or 7 large peaches, peeled, pitted, and sliced
1 c fresh blueberries
1/2 c packed brown sugar
1/8 tsp nutmeg
2 Tbs cornstarch
1 tsp Vanilla (I used my homemade Bourbon vanilla, and increased to 2 tsp)
1/8 c slivered almonds

Combine peaches and blueberries in a large bowl. In a small bowl, combine brown sugar and nutmeg. Then add cornstarch, and combine well. Pour into bowl with fruit and mix. Add vanilla, and mix. Set aside.

Roll out cold pastry dough between 1/8" and 1/4" thick on a floured surface, depending on size baking sheet or pan you have. No need for a perfect circle... rough edges are best. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. If you do not have parchment paper, spray pan lightly with non-stick spray.

Place all filling in center of dough. Fold over edges of dough around filling, tucking and crimping where necessary to avoid fruit spilling out, leaving center open. Sprinkle fruit with slivered almonds. If desired, brush pastry with a bit of beaten egg white, then sprinkle with a bit of sugar.

Bake galette at 400 F for 10 minutes, then reduce heat to 375 F, and bake an additional 35 to40 minutes, depending on your oven.

You can serve warm or cold, with or without ice cream. I prefer mine cold... as is. Enjoy!

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22 comments:

Ciao Chow Linda said...

Your galette looks divine. I like that free-form crust shape and the addition of the almonds.

Deeba @Passionate About Baking said...

Wish I'd got here earlier Edna, but better late than never...& loving it! I love galettes. They are so moreish & rustic; love yours a lot. I'm like you. Into the store to buy something & out with a lot more, probably without what I had to get in the first place!

Scintilla @ Bell'Avventura said...

Every time I come here I know I'm going to regret it. Everything is so tempting!
I've book marked this. I'll see if I can find the blueberries...

Morfey's said...

Lucky you! Peaches are a ways off in Seattle but I am going to the market later to see what fruit jumps out at me. Looks fabulous as usual!

Lisa said...

ooops - meant to comment under my real name :) - keep baking!!

Chef Chuck said...
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Chef Chuck said...

Another great one from the masterful cook! I love Peach's, this must have flavors that pop!

Patsyk said...

I frequently end up with "extras" when I go shopping!

Love how you made a galette - they are so rustic and fun!

Cate O'Malley said...

I bet it tasted fabulous - what a wonderful way to celebrate the season!

Julia from Dozen Flours said...

wow does this ever look good! Gorgeous photos too!

Sara said...

What a beautiful galette! I'm going to make this when my nectarine tree starts producing next month.

burpandslurp said...

LOL, I'm like you! I go to the store just to buy this ONE thing but end up coming out with a bagful!
But how can you not with those gorgeous peaches? LOVE summer fruits, and esp in such a lovely galette!

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Kim said...

I just made a slew of Galettes, last week and today. I think this is my favorite thing to make. Your blueberry/peach galette looks incredible.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A delicious looking galette!

Thanks for passing by!

Cheers,

Rosa

Deeba @Passionate About Baking said...

Am back again to thank you for the inspiration. I made mixed fruit galettes & they were outstanding & moreish! Have a great day !

Deborah said...

I almost always end up with more than I went into the store for! This looks divine!

♥peachkins♥ said...

This looks really gorgeous..I just wish blueberries aren't that expensive here...

Chef Chuck said...

Now this is something we all love, good sweet fruit!! Yumm :)

Jacque said...

Mmmm, I love simple recipes like this. It's amazing how the oven transforms fruit, dough, and a little sugar into something sublime.

Nice work!

Peter M said...

Janet, I love galettes, quite easy aren't they? I'll bring the ice cream, we all scream!

Sweet and Savory said...

I love that you made the galette with blueberries and peaches. I have made various goodies with these two and they blend beautifully. I would love to make these to add to my peach/ blueberry collection.