When it comes to baking homemade pies, Peach Galette is one of the easiest pies you can make from scratch with homemade pie crust and fresh peaches.
Yesterday I mentioned how I went peach picking and made peach pie yogurt pops. I have to be totally honest – even though I picked 10 pounds of peaches, I was at a loss on what to make. I have tons of peach recipes on Chocolate Moosey already, so I feel like everything has been done – cheesecake bars, cupcakes, turnovers, ice cream, peach curd. Then I realized even though I have peach pie filling, I don’t have an actual peach pie recipe. Have you heard of a galette? It’s a lazy person’s pie where you roll out pie dough, top it with fresh fruit, fold the edges in a little, then bake. Some call it an open-faced pie. I like to call it a lazy dessert pizza because that’s what the slices look like when served. You don’t need to cook the filling or spend time making a double crust. It doesn’t need to look perfect because it’s meant to be imperfect (aka rustic in the culinary world). You don’t even need a lot of fruit if all you have is 1-2 peaches. It’s the pie you want to bake when you don’t want to bake a traditional pie.
Homemade pie crust is really simple to throw together, especially if you have a food processor. Throw everything in a food processor, and 5 minutes later you have pie dough. If you don’t have a processor, you can still make it by hand in a bowl with a pastry blender. It still doesn’t take that much more time; just a little extra elbow grease. You don’t even have to worry about rolling it out perfectly. My counter space is so small, I had trouble rolling it out. The best part about making a galette (besides eating it) is that it’s supposed to look rustic anyway; no perfect pie crusts here.
A little trick I learned from my favorite cookbook author Dorie Greenspan – spread a little bit of jam, any flavor you want, on the dough before adding fruit so the dough doesn’t get soggy from the juices. I had raspberry jam in my pantry, which complements peaches really well, but I also recommend peach jam for a double peach flavor. I wanted a little bit of crunch, so I opted for pecans. However, you can use your favorite nut or leave them off if you want it nut free.
Source: Adapted from Baking: From My Home To Yours
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