There’s nothing wrong with pie… but when you’re looking for a lighter, yet similar, dessert that’s easy to make, having a recipe for homemade galette really comes in handy! These fruity pastries, which are 295 calories per serving, are relatively low in sugar, the crust is super simple and it doesn’t have to look perfect—in fact, part of a galette’s charm comes from its rustic look. For this end-of-summer version, we combined a pecan-studded crust with fresh peaches. Make sure to choose firm peaches for this as they’ll be easier to slice and won’t be mushy after baking. Don’t love cooked peaches? Swap them for apples or berries!
Yields 1 galette | Serves 8
1 Tbsp. milk
1. In food processor, pulse pecans, flour, sugar and salt until combined.
2. Add butter. Pulse 8 times until largest pieces of butter are the size of peas.
3. Add one tablespoon ice water. Pulse. Repeat just until dough holds together when squeezed in your hand. Dough should not feel “wet.”
4. Pour dough onto working surface and knead mixture until it resembles dough.
5. Roll into about a 12-in. round disc, wrap in plastic, and place in fridge for one hour.
6. Roll dough to 1/8 to 1/2-in. thick in between two layers of parchment paper. Set aside.
Filling & assembly
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
2. Toss peaches in flour until all slices are coated.
3. Combine brown sugar and cinnamon in small bowl. Set aside.
4. Create a 9-in. circle in the middle of the dough with the peach slices. Fill in the middle with more peach slices.
5. Sprinkle brown sugar mixture on top of peach filling and place cubes of butter evenly spaced on top.
6. Carefully fold the edges of the dough on top of the peach filling.
7. Whisk the egg and milk together and brush onto the dough, making sure to lift and brush under the flaps. You should only use about half the egg wash to avoid making the crust too wet.
8. Sprinkle with raw sugar if desired.
9. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until crust is golden brown and fruit is bubbling.
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