03 January 2008

Fruit Galette

I found this recipe for a simple tart in HomeBaking and tried it last night with delicious results. I should have taken a picture but we didn't even wait to let it cool much less pose it.

Roll out some pastry dough (I used half of the recipe below) into an oval about 9x12 and place on a baking sheet. Sprinkle about 3 Tbsp bread crumbs or finely chopped nuts in the middle, leaving a 2 or 3 inch rim. Sprinkle on some sugar, then mound on 1 1/2 c of chopped fruit (I used a mix of peaches and raspberries, and it was too juicy, but still delicious- you can try plums or apricots or other berries or whatever floats your boat). Sprinkle on a bit more sugar, then fold the pastry over the fruit, leaving a 3 inch hole at the top. You can sprinkle on some more sugar if you like. Bake at 375 for 35-45 minutes till it's golden and let it cool for 20 minutes if you can. If you're feeding more than 3 or 4 people, make another one.

1 1/2 c flour
1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter
1 tsp salt
2 Tbsp lemon juice
4-7 Tbsp cold water


  1. Yum! Why do you use unsalted butter and lemon juice in your pastry dough?

  2. Because that's what the recipe I was using called for? It was delicious. :)