Summer fruit galette

August 26, 2015 § Leave a comment

Fruit everywhere! That is the beauty and bounty of summer! Here at SWEETTABLESCAPES, we relish the multitude of fruit to choose from and the ease of dessert-making when all you have to do is add a bit of sugar and dough to make a delicious treat. We’ve made galettes over and over again and never tire of the terrific results. No fancy display here but a perfect juicy, fruity and flavorful dessert! Just go for it, and when you make the dough, be sure to double the recipe so you can make another galette really quick next time!

This recipe for SUMMER FRUIT GALETTE is from the NY Times but once you’ve made your dough, you can use any fruit on hand!

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You’ll need:

For the dough:

  • 1 ⅓ cups/165 grams all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon/15 grams sugar
  • ½ teaspoon/3 grams fine sea salt
  • 1 large egg
  • Heavy cream, as needed
  • 1 stick/113 grams unsalted butter, cut into big pieces
  • 2 teaspoons/10 milliliters lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon/4 grams grated lemon zest (optional)

For the filling:

  • 3 cups summer fruit of your choice (berries, stone fruit, figs), sliced or cubed if necessary (we chose peaches and blackberries)
  • ½ cup to 3/4 cup/100 to 150 grams sugar, to taste
  • Pinch of salt
  • Juice and grated zest of 1/2 lemon (optional)
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons/25 to 35 grams cornstarch

Preparation:

Make the crust:

  1. In a food processor fitted with a steel blade, or in a large bowl, pulse or mix together flour, sugar and salt. IMG_0021In a measuring cup, lightly beat the egg, then add just enough cream to get to 1/3 cup. Lightly whisk the egg and cream together.IMG_0022
  2. Add butter to flour mixture and pulse or use a pastry cutter or your fingers to break up the butter. If using a food processor, do not over-process; you need chickpea-size chunks of butter. IMG_0023 IMG_0024 Drizzle the egg mixture (up to 1/4 cup) over the dough and pulse or stir until it just starts to come together but is still mostly large crumbs. IMG_0025Mix in lemon juice and zest if using.
  3. Put dough on lightly floured counter and pat it together to make one uniform piece. Flatten into a disk, wrap in plastic and chill for 2 hours, or up to 3 days.IMG_0026
  4. Heat the oven to 400 degrees. Roll the dough out to a 12-inch round (it can be ragged). Transfer to a rimmed baking sheet lined with parchment paper and chill while preparing the filling.IMG_0034

Make the filling:

  1. Toss together fruit, all but a tablespoon of sugar, the salt, the lemon juice and zest, and the cornstarch.  IMG_0035 IMG_0036 IMG_0037   Use more cornstarch for juicy stone fruit and less for blueberries, raspberries and figs. Pile fruit on the dough circle, leaving a 1 1/2-inch border.IMG_0038 Gently fold the pastry over the fruit, pleating to hold it in (sloppy is fine). IMG_0040Brush pastry generously with leftover egg and cream mixture. Sprinkle remaining sugar on the crust.
  2. Bake for 35 to 45 minutes, until the filling bubbles up vigorously and the crust is golden. Cool for at least 20 minutes on wire rack. Serve warm or at room temperature.
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