Peach Galette

This easy and tasty peach galette was my go-to dessert this summer!  If you’ve never heard of a GALETTE before–it’s simply a French pastry made with flour, butter, sugar, and fruit.  It’s basically an easier, more rustic version of a pie.

AND it’s easy to exchange the fruit for whatever fruit is in season or for your favorite fruit!

This may not be the healthiest dessert, but it’s fun every now and again to splurge, especially when you are serving company.  This will definitely be a hit!

Traditionally, galettes use regular butter and even egg.  But it’s very easy to make this vegan.  Switching regular butter for Earth Balance Vegan Butter, and simply omitting the egg wash will do the trick.  I brush maple syrup on the edges where I’d normally use egg.  It has the same effect, but gives it a sweet touch.

The crust recipe will make enough for two crusts.  You can cut the recipe in half, or do what I do and keep one in the freezer to make for an easy dessert in a pinch.

Serve with coconut whipped cream or vanilla coconut ice cream!

Peach Galette
 
Ingredients
Crust:
  • 2½ cups flour
  • ½ cup vegan butter, cold & cut in chunks
  • ½ cup cane sugar
  • ¼ t salt
  • ¼ cup coconut oil, melted but not hot
  • 1 t vanilla
Filling:
  • 4-5 fresh peaches, washed and sliced
  • 2 T flour
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • 3 T sugar
  • Maple syrup for brushing
Instructions
  1. To prepare the crust, you can use your hands or a food processor. Either will work fine!
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, salt, and butter. With your hands, fold the butter in the dry ingredients until the mixture is crumbly. It's ok if the butter is still chunky.
  3. Add the coconut oil and vanilla and mix with your hands until combined.
  4. Divide the dough in two and then form discs. Wrap them in plastic wrap. One will be for the galette, and one will be for later. If you won't make the second galette soon, you can place in the freezer.
  5. Put one of the wrapped discs in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to harden a little bit.
  6. While the dough is chilling, combine all the filling ingredients in a medium bowl and set aside.
  7. Once the dough has chilled, preheat the oven to 400.
  8. Place a piece of parchment paper on a pan and place the dough on top. Put another piece of parchment paper on top, and roll out until the dough looks like a round pizza.
  9. Remove the piece of parchment paper that is on top, and add the fruit filling into the center of the dough. You'll want to leave more room on the sides than you would if you were making a pizza.
  10. Carefully fold the sides up to create the galette. Don't worry about it being perfect; it's supposed to be rustic.
  11. Brush edges with maple syrup and sprinkle with coconut sugar or cane sugar.
  12. Bake at 400 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until the fruit is bubbling and the edges are golden brown.
  13. Serve with coconut whipped cream or vanilla coconut ice cream. Enjoy!

 

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