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What's a Galette?
For those of you who may not know, a Galette is basically just an open-faced, free-form pie. It's pie without the frills - less complicated, a bit rustic, and just as delicious (if not more)! No tart pan or pie dish needed - just a baking sheet! Pretty much a dream come true, right?
If you're familiar with the term Crostata, that's essentially the same thing as a Galette! (Italian vs. French, y'all)!
I have been craving a Peach Galette for months. That might be the most specific dessert I've ever craved, and I don't even know how it entered my mind, but here we are.
Peach season usually begins in late June, and since it's only May, they're pretty hard to come by. I was SO excited when I finally saw peaches in stock at the grocery store! I will say, I cannot wait for the next few months to make this recipe again when the peaches are even juicier!
Here's what you'll need for the perfect Peach Galette:
1 Pie Crust (homemade or store-bought) - I used a classic, all butter pie crust recipe from AllRecipes and added some sugar!
3-4 Yellow Peaches
Egg Wash for Crust
Turbinado Sugar for Crust
Serve with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream!
The below photos were made with homemade pie crust and Tree-Ripe Peaches (All that I could find at the time)
Keep scrolling to see why I recommend Yellow Peaches! Both taste delicious, though!
The below photos were made with store-bought pie crust and fresh, Yellow Peaches!
See the difference in color?! The fresh, Yellow Peaches are incredibly more vibrant.
I recommend homemade crust with yellow peaches!
To be honest, the hardest part of this recipe is perfecting the pie crust. Luckily, it doesn't really need to be perfect because we're going for a rustic look!
I've made Galettes with homemade pie crust and store-bought pie crust. Homemade is evidently better (flaky, flaky, flaky!), but if you want to whip up something quick, go with store bought! It's so easy, and it can look a bit cleaner.
The most fun part about making Peach Galettes (in my opinion) is organizing the Peaches! You can choose whatever layers you'd like, and even try switching the direction of the peaches!
I went with a classic, overlapping swirl. I recommend doing 3 layers, and fold the pie crust to overlap the third layer a bit.
The more golden brown the crust is, the better! It makes all the difference. Crispy, flaky, and practically perfect.
I definitely recommend baking for the full 40-45 minutes, no matter which fruit you're using as your filling. Just make sure you keep your eye on the oven around 40 minutes because we still want to avoid burnt edges!