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Peach and cherry galette

This lovely seasonal galette was made with December peaches and cherries baked on a rainy afternoon just before Christmas Day (I’m uncomfortably aware it’s way way too late in the year to still be talking about Christmas but completely forgot I hadn’t posted this yet and am madly going through summer recipes before we aren’t in it anymore).  I mean people are talking about Easter.

But oh cherries I do love you.  Those sweet fruity treats we all go mad for in Australia and are so much a part of our Christmas I don’t know what I’d do if I ever had a Northern hemisphere Christmas.  Although I’m sure I’d cope.  All that snowy, cosy holiday ambience would be experience enough.

This rustic tart was a luscious combination of sweet jammy cherries and peaches on crunchy sugar topped pastry served with a dollop of luscious cream.  Trust me, this is worth making.

cherry peach galette
cherry peach galette

cherry peach galette

cherry peach galette

2 sheets ready made shortcrust pastry
3 medium sized peaches, pitted and sliced
300g cherries, pitted and halved
2/3 cup raw sugar plus extra for sprinkling
1 tspn vanilla essence
3-4 x 15ml tblspns plain flour
1 egg, splash of milk, whisked together for egg wash

Preheat oven to 200 degrees C.

Place pastry sheets on top of each other and roll out to 30cm round with a rolling pin (I used 2 sheets so it could hold up to the fruit).  Place pastry onto baking paper lined round shallow baking pan (I used a pizza tray with holes in the base and it worked really well).

Place fruit into large bowl.  Sprinkle over sugar and vanilla and mix together.  Sprinkle over flour and toss gently.  Place fruit into the middle of the pastry, leaving 2-3 cm around the side free.

Roll up the sides of the pastry into a pie shape over the sides of the fruit, leaving an open face.  Brush the egg wash onto the pastry.  Sprinkle a bit more sugar over the fruit and pastry.

Bake in oven for 30 minutes or until fruit is cooked and the pastry has browned and is cooked underneath.  Allow to sit for 10 minutes in the pan on a cooling rack before serving with cream or ice cream.

Serves: 6

    17 Responses leave one →
    1. February 27, 2012

      Yum, tum, tum! :-)
      LOVE the shot with the bowl of cherries on THAT table!

    2. February 27, 2012

      Hi Emma, I was just browsing thru foodbuzz and came across your gorgeous Peach and Cherry galette. I love the double crust, the combination of the peaches and cherries…now, I have to check out our market to see if they have fresh cherries. I do want to make this so bad!
      Your photos are superb, I love each and every one of them:DDD
      Buzzed you!

    3. February 27, 2012

      This is one gorgeous galette Emma! Love the cherry and peach flavors together :)

    4. February 27, 2012

      Oh how well this would do me right now. It looks really delicious!

    5. February 27, 2012

      Gorgeous! I think galette’s are my favorite desserts. Yum.

    6. February 27, 2012

      Is it weird to say I want your table?
      The juice oozing out of that galette~ just love it!

    7. February 27, 2012

      it really looks like worth making, I love galettes but I’ve only made it once and it was a peach galette, adding cherries to it would be a great idea

    8. February 27, 2012

      Such beautiful photos! Love the shot w/ the cherries on the table!

    9. February 27, 2012

      I was just about to say, this looks perfectly rustic. You got me on that one! I do know that cherry frenzy period in Aussie. Everywhere you go, boxes of cherries. On the bright side, they are really the best!

    10. February 27, 2012

      Rich, succulent fruity flavors in a perfect crusty dessert. I have to try this out. Fruits are really a part of our everyday cravings. Thanks for sharing!

    11. February 27, 2012

      The galette looks so juicy and delicious!!

    12. February 28, 2012

      december peaches? oh lucky you. that looks just gorgeous.

    13. February 28, 2012

      Thanks lovelies!

    14. February 29, 2012

      Just fabulous and so droolworthy. I love the combination of peaches and cherries. Not had it before, but just know it would be good.

    15. February 29, 2012

      Oh my how good does that look? Summer is sort of nearly but not really here so I’ll have to remember this one!

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