Yep, that's right, I'm posting a peach recipe in mid-September when half the world is falling all over themselves rushing to the nearest Starbucks for a Pumpkin Spice Latte. While peaches are still in season and still prominent in the grocery stores, I see absolutely no reason to go all pumpkin crazy and waste the last precious weeks of peaches that we have available.
I love the look of a galette. It's rustic but pretty and this one is oh-so-simple. Really. You need very, very basic cooking skills to pull off this recipe. If you are just starting out in the kitchen or you don't have a lot of time to prepare a dessert, you should definitely think about a galette. Not only is is easy, but its versatile in the sense that you can make it will all different types of fruit. Peaches, pears, apples, cranberries, blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, nectarines...the list goes on and on. And don't forget about combining two fruits!
- 1 pre-made refrigerator pie crust
- 2 large peaches, peeled and thinly sliced
- 1 tbsp. butter, cold and cut into small pieces
- 2 tbsp. sugar
- ½ tsp. cinnamon
1. Place an oven rack in the lowest position and preheat the oven to 375.
2. Place a piece of parchment paper over a baking sheet. In a small bowl, combine the cinnamon and sugar.
3. Roll out the pie crust on the prepared baking sheet. Arrange the peaches around the center of the pie crust, leaving a 2-inch border.
4. Sprinkle the peaches with 1 tablespoon of the cinnamon sugar mixture and then drop the tiny pieces of butter on top.
5. Foll up the edges of the pie crust, overlapping if necessary to partially cover the fruit. Dip a pastry brush in a little bit of water and lightly brush the dough. Sprinkle with the remaining tablespoon of cinnamon sugar.
6. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until the crust is golden.
See? Simple. And so rustically pretty isn't it? Now go make one and share it with me!