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Rustic Peach Galette

Rustic Peach Galette

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When you find yourself with some glorious, ripe peaches, a Rustic Peach Galette is a terrific dessert to showcase their deliciousness!

If you’re like me and find a double crust pie daunting, then making a galette may be perfect for you! Only needing one sheet of pastry, which you fold up around your filling, a galette is a simple dessert that offers all the delightful flavors and textures of a homemade pie!

Rustic Peach Galette on a white cake stand

Rustic Peach Galette

As summer waned, I knew I had to pull one more peach dessert out of my hat. Galettes are incredibly easy to create… they have all the flavors and textures of a pie, but without the hassle of working with a double crust. The last of two of my Michigan Red Haven peaches were peeled and sliced for this luscious Rustic Peach Galette, and soon it will be time to make an apple version.

I peeled my peaches, but leaving the skin on will make an even more beautiful presentation. It’s all personal preference. You know you’ve had an idyllic childhood when the worst nightmare of your young life was when your mom left the peels on the apples for one of her pies.


Rustic Peach Galette slice on a white plate with ice cream

What is a Galette?

A galette is a French term that translates to wafer, which is a very thin pastry or cookie.  I use a lovely buttery crust recipe, roll it out into a round, arrange fruit in the middle and pleat the sides so the juices are contained in the middle. Voila, a beautiful presentation without the hassle of a double-crust peach pie!

Tips for Making a Galette:

  • Do not use really ripe peaches. The extra juices will make for a soggy crust.
  • If you own a pizza stone, place it in the oven and then place the baking pan with the galette onto the stone to bake. This will ensure a well-cooked bottom crust.
  • I don’t like my galettes too rustic, so I will often use a 12-inch mixing bowl as a template, to cut the excess dough off after rolling.


  • Roll the chilled dough about 1/8-inch thick. Any thicker or thinner won’t give you the best results.
  • By rolling out the dough on a piece of parchment, you eliminate the step of removing it from the rolling surface to the baking pan. I just slide the galette topped parchment onto the pan.
  • One layer of peaches is plenty. If you pile on any more, the peaches will not cook properly.

EASY Peach Dessert

I made this peach galette the morning I was moving Nick back to college for his sophomore year. There were sad faces from the rest of the family when I packed up the ginormous chocolate chip cookies I had baked the day before for him and his roomies. I knew the hubby would be hitting the pantry for Oreos after dinner if I didn’t have something special waiting on the counter for him when he arrived home from work.

We both loved this easy peach dessert (though, daughter Katie opted for ice cream with caramel sauce). This rustic peach galette is truly a winner when you consider the ease of preparation and the final, delectable outcome! Try this Peach Raspberry Galette, for another simple, scrumptious dessert!

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Rustic Peach Galette

Rustic Peach Galette

A marvelous dessert with all the glorious flavors of a homemade pie

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Yield 6 servings



  • 1¼ cup flour
  • 1½ teaspoons sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick frozen butter, cut into small cubs
  • 4-6 tablespoons ice water


  • 2 large peaches (not overly ripe), peeled, pits removed and sliced thin (about ¼ inch slices)
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • ⅛ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 egg, beaten to brush over dough
  • Coarse sugar, to sprinkle over tart


Combine flour, sugar and salt in food processor. Pulse to combine. Add frozen butter cubes and pulse till resembles corn meal. Add a tablespoon of water at a time, pulsing to mix. After 4 tablespoons are added, squeeze dough between your fingers. If it stays together, pour dough out onto a piece of plastic wrap, form a disk, wrap well and refrigerate for an hour. If the dough crumbles a lot, add up to 2 more tablespoons of water. Chill dough as directed.

Preheat oven to 425º. Place a pizza stone (if you own one) on middle rack of the oven.

Combine peach slices with vanilla, sugar, flour and cinnamon. Toss gently.

When dough is chilled, roll out to a 12 inch circle on a sheet of parchment paper. Arrange peach slices in the middle of the dough, leaving a 2 inch perimeter of just dough.

Fold up the sides of the dough without peaches towards the middle, folding over as needed.

Brush dough with beaten egg and sprinkle with sugar. Move parchment and tart onto a baking sheet.

Bake for 15-20 minutes, till crust is brown and peach juices start to bubble.

Cool and serve with vanilla ice cream.


Adapted from Simply Recipes.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 slice

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 540 Total Fat: 29g Saturated Fat: 15g Trans Fat: 1g Unsaturated Fat: 11g Cholesterol: 79mg Sodium: 402mg Carbohydrates: 64g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 19g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 6g
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30 comments on “Rustic Peach Galette”

  1. Gorgeous galette, Liz! And such a worthy cause! I am headed over to Dionne’s to lend support.

  2. Isn’t it amazing that people in our country go hungry everyday while we pay farmers not to produce food? What a wonderful cause!

  3. I’m really going to miss peaches. They are one of my favorite fruits. Your galette looks beautiful Liz. The other night I was watching the news and saw where a local church was sending an unbelievable amount of food overseas to help children. And while I commend their efforts, I really wish that they would focus on the hungry childreden in our country as well.

  4. Galettes have been on my list of desserts to make for SO long and I still haven’t done it!! I don’t know why. I feel like they’re so pretty that I want to save it for a special occasion. Yours is gorgeous, Liz!

  5. Such a gorgeous galette, I am going to be sad when peaches are gone for good!

  6. I love galettes! Ma thinks they are neat, the boys would eye them suspiciously:@)

  7. I just got 20 peaches with my CSA last weekend, I’m definitely knocking one more peach recipe before September is over! Beautiful galette Liz, peaches are made for them.

  8. I am stuffing myself silly with peaches right now, this gallete looks amazing and I love the fact that you left the skin. And it is a great contribution for an important cause.

  9. Mmm, peaches are just starting to arrive here so this would be a perfect dessert 😀


  10. That looks so pretty Liz!! Perfect for Peach season….

  11. Great cause! On my way to check out the recipe now . . .

  12. I love galettes and this look awesome Lizzy!!

  13. You know I love peaches – your galette is picture perfect!

  14. Great cause, gorgeous galette, Liz. Thank you for the recipe and for bringing Dionne’s noble efforts to the forefront.

  15. Oh, I love the peaches! Yum! I need to stock up before they’re all gone.

  16. Your galette turned out perfect, not too dark or too light. What a great way to use up the peaches. So pretty it makes me want to take a bite with a bit of your vanilla ice cream.

  17. I love the look of your galette and that is such a worthwhile cause xx

  18. PS: I hope the road trip is going well. No doubt you will have some great stories to tell! xx

  19. Your peach galette looks scrumptious, eps. the one with ice cream!

  20. What a worthwhile cause! I love your galette. peachy keen 🙂

  21. I was so happy I made one last peach dessert before saying goodbye. My husband however is pretty happy that apple pies are just around the corner.

  22. It’s so pretty!

  23. This sounds great, will pop over and check out the recipe.

  24. I just received some end-of-season peaches from our CSA, and a galette would be perfect for them! What a nice way to support a great cause.

  25. I love galettes too for their delicious simplicity. What an important cause Dionne is taking part in. I’m going to check out her blog out now!

  26. I love your galettes and the way you present them. I’m also cheering for Dionne.

  27. If I had peaches at hand I will literally run to the kitchen to make one of these. It looks delicious Liz, as always your desserts are irresistible and beautiful presented. God bless your talent.

    Have a great weekend.

  28. Lizzy,
    I’d love to have some of this galette. I didn’t have dessert tonight.

  29. An awesome galette! Headed over to check it out!

  30. I now know what I am doing with my peaches sitting here! Great dessert !

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