Peach Almond Galette

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“What if I was a dog?!?!”

I have this thought at least one time a day. At least once. It’s usually prompted by eyeing lazy dogs sitting outside of coffee shops, as I pass them with a long to-do list and the general stresses of adulthood. And they’re there…just panting, drinking water, begging for food.

The easy life…or is it?!

Sure, they have no real responsibility and it’s our job to take care of them. And yes, some guide the blind, and some work with the police to catch murderers and drug smugglers and scary burglars. But most of them don’t do anything. Their job is to do nothing. Their days consist of staring out the window, catching birds (despite them being terrible at it), digging holes so they can escape and go on adventures, sleeping, more sleeping, more sleeping. All that sounds so lovely, truly.

BUT, the biggest bummer about being a dog: eating the same thing every. day.

Imagine one kind of food, every day for the rest of your life. It’s a depressing thought. This is why if I had a dog I’d feed him/her a small taste of delicious things I love.

This galette would for sure make the cut.

Galettes are basically just a lazy person’s pie.

No crimping, no weaving dough, no braiding. Simply mix the butter and flaur and water together, put in the fridge and then roll it out. The messier the better.

For the base of this galette, I ground up some almonds and mixed them with sugar. I spread the mixture out evenly in the middle of the rolled out dough.

I cut up some fresh peaches.

Laid them out in a spiral situation.

And then folded over the dough. That’s it! So easy a dog could do it. *WINK*

I used peaches, but go to town and use different fruits like apricots, nectarines or plums. I bet plums would be really pretty.

The almond gives this galette a really great almond flavor. Want more? Toss the peaches in a tablespoon or two of almond extract.

The flaky buttery crust with the soft, sweet peaches and hint of almond flavor is pretty awesome. I promise you’ll like it just as much my future lazy dog will.

Peach Almond Galette

Print this recipe!

Crust:
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon sugar
Pinch of salt
3 oz./85 grams butter, cold and cut into cubes
4 tablespoons cold water

For the filling:
1/4 cup finely ground almonds
1/4 cup white granulated sugar
4 ripe peaches, quartered and then cut into 1 cm. slices
1 tablespoon butter, melted
1 tablespoon demerada sugar
¼ cup apricot jam, honey or maple syrup (for glaze, optional)

1. Make the dough: In a large bowl, mix together the flour, sugar and salt. Add the butter and start working the butter into the flour with your hands until there are pieces the size of large peas. Add the water and continue mixing just until the dough comes together. Do not overwork the dough. Cover with plastic wrap, press down to flatten the dough into a disk and refrigerate for at least 45 minutes before rolling out.

2. Preheat oven to 400ºF/200ºC. Remove dough from fridge. If the dough is too cold, allow it to Working on a lightly floured surface roll out the dough into a 14-inch. circle, about ⅛-inch/½-cm thick. Place dough onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

3. In a small bowl, mix together the ground almonds and ¼ cup of sugar. Sprinkle 3/4ths in the center of the dough, leaving a 1½-inch/4-cm. border. Arrange the peaches in two concentric circles, making two snug layers. Sprinkle the remaining almond sugar mixture over the fruit.

4. Fold the border of dough, at an angle, into the peaches, pinching the edges to make sure they are sealed. Brush the border with the melted butter and sprinkle it with the remaining 2 tablespoons of sugar.

5. Bake in the lower section of the oven for 45-50 minutes, until the crust is well browned and its edges are slightly caramelized. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 20 minutes before serving. Brush the galette with warmed jam, honey or maple syrup and serve with ice cream!

Adapted from Alice Waters

{ 41 comments… read them below or add one }

Blog is the New Black July 30, 2012 at 2:25 am

Totally loving peach season. YUM!

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Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar July 30, 2012 at 3:18 am

This looks positively scrumptious! Peaches rock my world.

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Sarah July 30, 2012 at 4:56 am

This looks so good. It would be a good dessert for me to make for my birthday on Saturday.

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thecitygourmand July 30, 2012 at 5:46 am

I am yet to try and succeed making pastry like this from scratch…this looks like a great recipe to give it another whirl!

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erin @ yummy supper July 30, 2012 at 6:25 am

“A lazy person’s pie”… no wonder I love galettes so much. And here you are with peaches and a bit of almond. You are talking my language, Adrianna:)
xxoo
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Bev @ Bev Cooks July 30, 2012 at 7:19 am

That is one seeeexy galette, gurl.

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Adrianna August 1, 2012 at 12:37 am

SCHPANKS

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allie@sweetpotatobites.com July 30, 2012 at 8:23 am

i’m loving all things peach right now so this dessert is perfect!

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Emily @ She Makes and Bakes July 30, 2012 at 8:45 am

This looks incredible!

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Chelsea July 30, 2012 at 9:30 am

Absolutely beautiful galette! The flavor profile sounds delish!

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Melissa // the faux martha July 30, 2012 at 9:47 am

Yes please! Glad I just bought globs of peaches.

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mallory @ totalnoms July 30, 2012 at 9:54 am

I love galettes for the messiness factor too, plus you can totes put whatever you want in them. I once made one with pears and bacons. It was weird. But delicious.

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Adrianna August 1, 2012 at 12:36 am

That’s sounds so weird! But awesome.

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ALP July 30, 2012 at 9:54 am

I love the simplicity of your galette.
Mine is much more time-consuming: blueberries and blackberries, homemade pie crust and frangipane. It’s a wonder I only make it once a year, right?
I’m totally using your idea–with PEACHES!!! YUM!!!–to simplify this, and perhaps make it a monthly occurrence!

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Adrianna August 1, 2012 at 12:36 am

Oh yours sounds lovely though! Love that combination.

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Tartine July 30, 2012 at 10:11 am

I love almond and fruit tart!!!! I just posted one on my blog with blueberries and the almond filling is more custard like. Kudos!!!

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Martha @ Weekend Doings July 30, 2012 at 10:24 am

That galette looks delicious!
I do thing about being a dog… I look at mine and their life is so comfortable. I do try to mix in vegetables with their food so is not so boring.

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Angie @ Big Bear's Wife July 30, 2012 at 10:36 am

I’ve never made one of these, but I’ve seen them a lot and love the look! They always make me nervous though.

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Eileen July 30, 2012 at 11:12 am

This galette looks wonderful–and perfect for all the stone fruit I brought home from the farmer’s market this weekend. :)

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Margarita July 30, 2012 at 11:40 am

i have been so disappointed with all the peaches that i bought from the farmers markets this summer. somehow, they never tasted great. :(

but thanks to this post, they will be redeemed! baking fruit that doesn’t taste so great is the perfect solution to my problem. your galette looks so gorgeous. i wouldn’t know that this is a lazy person’s pie! :)

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dervla @ The Curator July 30, 2012 at 11:44 am

yayyy i was just saying how it’s difficult to improve on the perfection of a ripe peach eaten alone but adding a simple pastry like this would make it even better and still allow the peach to shine. Also, can i come back in my next life as your dog if you’re going to feed her food like this? :)

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Katie @ Blonde Ambition July 30, 2012 at 11:44 am

Those peaches are gorge! Such a pretty galette!

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Christine Mott July 30, 2012 at 2:04 pm

This looks so yummy and easy !!!!

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Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet July 30, 2012 at 2:10 pm

Love rustic galettes! Especially with peaches! Yum!

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Jessica@AKitchenAddiction July 30, 2012 at 2:27 pm

This is gorgeous! Delicious!

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The Cozy Herbivore July 30, 2012 at 4:21 pm

Peaches + almonds, what a classic combination! This looks unbelievably tasty– and I love galettes. They have that lovely “rustic” look, which is really just fancy talk for “I freakin’ hate rolling out pie dough and I can never get it to look perfect so screw it, I’ll just make a galette”. Or maybe that’s just me.

As far as the dog’s life goes… well, my dog is overwhelmingly enthusiastic about the same old bowl of dog food every day. And frankly, that sense of joy and simplicity does make me a little envious of that goofy dude.

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Adrianna August 1, 2012 at 12:35 am

Good for him! Wish I was like that! :)

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Jen @ Savory Simple July 30, 2012 at 5:11 pm

I will be daydreaming about this for the rest of the evening!

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suzanne Perazzini July 31, 2012 at 3:37 am

That’s the beauty of galettes, the laziness factor. The great thing about dogs is that they don’t remember what they ate the last time and so the same meal over and over is irrelevant.

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Ashley July 31, 2012 at 11:45 am

I think the same thing about dogs all the time – but I pay the price every time I give mine something out of the ordinary. Too many stained rugs to show for it! I’m on a total peach kick, your galette looks amazing!

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Margherita July 31, 2012 at 3:44 pm

That such a good looking galette Will have to try it!

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RavieNomNoms August 1, 2012 at 6:31 am

Peaches Peaches and more peaches! That is all I have been seeing these days. I love that they are in season now. This is so beautiful!

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Tiffany August 1, 2012 at 9:49 am

Oh, this looks and sounds amazing! I love peaches, so this a must try!

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Megan August 1, 2012 at 9:57 am

ha! The biggest bummer of being a dog would TOTALLY be the food thing. I love that you think like that.

This galette looks super good. The pleats are major hotties too. <3

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Adrianna August 1, 2012 at 11:44 am

Hotties! Hahah.

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Let Me Eat Cake August 1, 2012 at 10:31 am

i love that this is lazy man pie and i love that there is hidden almond lovliness lying beneath these peaches.

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Joelle (on a pink typewriter) August 1, 2012 at 5:14 pm

Oh my gosh – that dog thought! So true.. and kinda deep haha i would hate only eating the same food every day……. although honestly, I’m a big creature of habit with my meals. Hmm.. ;)

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Ellie@Fit for the Soul August 1, 2012 at 10:39 pm

hehehe I alwayyyys think that about our cats! Poor cats…they eat the same thing over and over, while I’m dropping food crumbs over them as I eat my delicious human food. :P And this is soooo gorgeous and I knooow it’s tasty! I love pie-like desserts, and we’ve been eating peach cobber like there’s no tomorrow in our household.

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Lisa August 2, 2012 at 8:01 am

Just stumbled upon your gorgeous blog & I love it. Have linked back to it from mine as well! Will tune in often! xo

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Adrianna August 2, 2012 at 10:53 am

YAY! So glad you found me.

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Diễn Đàn Rao Vặt August 11, 2012 at 12:51 am

i love that this is lazy man pie and i love that there is hidden almond lovliness lying beneath these peaches.

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