The perfect summer dessert must include peaches and this easy, breezy peach galette recipe is the ultimate summer treat! This free-form peach pie is so easy to make and packed full of flavor with a touch of cinnamon and nutmeg. It tastes amazing when served a la mode with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream! I used my ‘All-Butter Pie Crust’ recipe for this peach tart – just 4 ingredients and takes minutes.
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What’s a Galette?
A galette is a fancy French term for a flat pastry or pancake, or in this case, a tart. I love making galettes because they’re so easy to make – they’re a mix between a pie and tart, a perfectly imperfect, free-form pie! This peach galette is especially easy because the fruit doesn’t need to be poached or cooked prior to baking!
How It’s Made!
The first and most important part of this peach tart galette is the fruit! I love sun-ripened peaches and this is one of the best ways to enjoy them! Look for sweet, aromatic peaches – the best way to check for ripeness to take a whiff. If the fruit smells good, it will taste good! There’s no need to peel the peaches for this recipe, unless you really want to. Personally, I like the texture that the skin gives to the peach tart filling. I toss the fruit in a bit of sugar, flour and spices. You’ll love the warmth that the cinnamon and nutmeg give to the recipe!
This recipe calls for flour, which gets added to the fruit. The flour works as a thickener, thickening the peach juices as they cook, creating a jam and keeping them from running out. Cornstarch and/or arrowroot powder can also be used for this recipe.
The Flaky Crust
The second part of this peach pie recipe is the crust! I used my ‘All-Butter Pie Crust’ recipe – it’s a no-fail, super easy, 4-ingredient crust recipe that works for everything! This crust can be prepared ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for a few days until you’re ready to bake. If you’re in a real pinch for time, pre-made, store-bought pie crust will work just as well! You can watch my video recipe for the crust here:
For serving this peach galette, I recommend waiting at least 30 minutes after removing it from the oven. Serve the pie warm with a scoop of creamy vanilla bean ice cream! Garnish the top with a few mint leaves for a beautiful presentation!
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Love all things peach? I have you covered with plenty of peachy recipes, like this ‘Peaches & Cream Zefir Torte’ made with peach marshmallow filling!
And these ‘Champagne Peach Macarons’ with peach buttercream are so delicious, with just the right touch of fruitiness!
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I love these nesting glass mixing bowls for food prep.
I use my CuisinArt food processor for making pie crust.
Use this handy pie mat for more precise pie dough measurements.
I used this perforated pizza pan to get a very crispy crust.