This easy peach blackberry galette is so easy to make with fresh fruit and puff pastry. It’s peach and blackberry season so why not blend the two of these fruits into one easy and amazing dessert pastry?
This is seriously so easy you can whip this up in no time and be ready to enjoy and share with your family or friends. You might want to make two…one to keep and one to give away because it will be hard to share! This is the first time I have made a Galette and honestly, I think I found a new favorite pastry and plan to make many varieties. It is truly so delicious!
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What is a Galette?
Ok, that is a fair question. I didn’t know what one was either until I made this recipe. I knew they were French and have likely eaten one before, but wasn’t aware at the time.
Galettes refer to the catch-all term for a puff pastry base, topped with either a sweet or savory filling with the edges roughly folded in to create a gorgeous, rustic-looking baked crust easy to pick up and enjoy. They are golden and colorful and you can use a variety of fillings from fruit to cheese to veggies. The possibilities are truly up to you and your tastes!
The word ‘galette’ comes from the Norman word ‘gale’, meaning flat cake. They are easily adaptable and far more forgiving to make than traditional tart, which can be more precise. For a Galette you simply roll out your pastry, top with your filling and fold it up roughly before popping it in the oven.
You can make your own pastry for your Galettes, but for this recipe, I used store bought puff pastry. Sure, it’s not as good, but this recipe is meant to be quick and easy. Now the French are known for their amazing pastries and crusts; and I have eaten them in Paris. Nothing can compare, but this easy Americanize Galette version will have to suffice.
What is the difference between a Pie, a Galette, and a Tart?
Pies are baked in a sloped pie pan with a top crust or open with crimped edges and galettes are freeform, and baked right on a baking sheet. They can be round or rectangle; I make mine rectangle as it seems to be easier.
The edges of the galette are folded over the center filling, leaving a wide opening so the filling can be seen. Tarts, are baked in a pan with a removable bottom or in such a way that they can be un-molded before serving.
Galette dough is much like pie crust dough with flour, butter and water. It’s ok if there are lumps of butter in the dough because it melts into the rest of the crust when cooking and makes it delicious.
For sake of an easy recipe, we are going to use store bought puff pastry to whip up this French inspired fruit dessert.
You can use nearly any fruit or vegetables and cheese to make a Galette filling. Galettes can be sweet or savory with either a single fruit such a strawberry galette, or mixed fruit or a mixture of vegetables and cheese.
Remember that fruit and vegetables need to be thinly sliced so the filling bakes at the same time as the crust. Galettes have a shorter baking time than pies.
Once the fruit is sliced, it is tossed with a mixture of sugar or honey to sweeten and cornstarch or flour to thicken the filling. For this Galette recipe we are using fresh peaches and blackberries because I love the combination of those together!
Peach Blackberry Galette Ingredients
The ingredient list for this peach blackberry Galette is not extensive and most items you likely already have in your pantry. Grab some peaches and blackberries and puff pastry at the store and you should be all set.
Just a few ingredients
Peach Blackberry Galette Assembly
Unlike a pie, this is so much easier to assemble. A pie is more precise, a Galette is more folded together and rustic. I love it!
Roll out your store bought puff pastry so it is 1/8 thick. Since the store bought puff pastry is already in the shape of a rectangle; just continue to use that shape when rolling out the dough. Most French Galettes seem to be round, but for sake of this recipe we are going to make it rectangle. Honestly, it really doesn’t matter the shape because you are going to eat it all up in no time!
Lay your dough on a parchment covered baking sheet, place the fruit in the middle and then fold up the edges of the dough to form a one inch crust around the fruit. This keeps all the fruit in place and also showcases all that delicious goodness inside.
Peach Blackberry Galette Sweetness
Americans use a lot of sugar in their baking…A LOT!!! That’s my personal opinion. I’ve had so many desserts that all you can taste is SWEET! If you have traveled to Europe or other countries; they don’t usually over do on the sugar. I truly believe that is an American thing. It also depends on what part of the country you are from too.
I was born and raised in New England and now I live in East Tennessee. The cooking is ENTIRELY different in these two places.
This pastry is not over abundantly sweet. I still like to taste the fruit; not just sugar in my baking. There is 1/4 cup of brown sugar and 2 Tablespoons of honey to sweeten this dessert which is plenty for me. You might want to add more sugar or honey or both depending on how your sweet tooth leans. I prefer balance and the brown sugar and honey are perfect for me.
Serving Your Peach Blackberry Galette
I really like this pastry dessert with a little bit if ice cream. Normally I like my cobblers and other desserts without ice cream, but for some reason, this Galette calls for a little bit of cream.
Maybe because it’s not overly sweet. My son says that the ice cream helps to balance the acidity and tartness of the berries and peaches. Whichever you prefer.
In the evening I like it with ice cream when it’s fresh. In the morning, I like it without ice cream and a cup of coffee or tea.
Peach Blackberry Galette Recipe
Making this will take you no time at all and you will be ready to enjoy this amazing dessert pastry. Use the easy recipe card below to follow step-by-step instructions on how to make this peach blackberry galette.
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- 1 cup fresh blackberries
- 1 cup fresh peaches sliced
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 tsps vanilla
- 1.5 tbsp corn starch
- 2 tbsp honey
- 2 tbsp butter
- 1 sheet store bought puff pastry
- 1 egg beaten
- coarse sugar
Preheat the oven to 375° F.
1. Combine the blackberries, brown sugar, cornstarch, and vanilla in a medium mixing bowl and toss gently.
2. Roll out the thawed puff pastry on a floured surface until it is 1/4 inch thick. Place the pastry on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
3. Add the blackberries in the center of the pastry leaving a boarder of dough.
4. Place the peaches on top of the blackberries.
5. Melt the honey and butter together in a small saucepan and pour on top of the peaches.
6. Fold up the crust around the fruit and brush with beaten egg. Sprinkle course sugar onto the crust
7. Place in a pre-heated oven for 25-30minutes. Let it cool a little and serve with ice cream if desired.
This makes a great left over pastry in the morning with your coffee or tea.