Tuesday, July 29, 2008

TWD Summer Peach Galette...



I used to think chocolate desserts were my favorite, but I've changed my mind. I really LOVE fruit desserts. Especially when excellent, ripe, sweet fruit is involved. This galette is no exception. Dorie's original recipe is called Summer Fruit Galette, and she recommends peaches, nectarines, plums, apricots or rhubarb. I found some amazing peaches at the Farmer's Market, so that's what I chose to bake with. This reminds me of the apple crostada I LOVE to make in the Fall & Winter. If you are a pie lover but don't love to make pies...this could be one for you. The pastry is pretty easy to put together, and there is no "transfering to a pie plate." Just roll the pastry into a circle, fill the center with fruit, and wrap the pastry up around the edges. It is a very rustic, homemade looking dessert...and I LOVED it! It was a crowd pleaser!
You can visit Michelle in Colorado Springs for the complete recipe, and stop by the Tuesdays With Dorie blogroll...there were some AMAZING things done with this recipe!
Great pick Michelle!!

15 comments:

Sarah said...

looks great and i am sure the peaches were great in this!

Andrea said...

Your peach galette looks just perfect! I'm also a fruit dessert lovin girl :) This was my first galette and I was thinking how it would be an awesome fall dessert with apples and your Apple Crostada looks amazing. I will add it to my 'want to try' file, yum!

Jules Someone said...

This looks great! I'm getting into fruit desserts as well.

melly~ said...

see? it didn't even occur to me to slice my peaches. yours looks so pretty! i'm an idiot! ;)
it's all feedback though, right? next time mine will be rocking!

Mary Ann said...

peaches sound so good, especially when they are local and fresh. I agree with you about loving this rustic dessert. Looks yummy!

Susie Homemaker said...

Looks so great!! Nice job!

Christine said...

This was such a great pick and a huge hit in my house! Looks great!

Heather B said...

It looks delicious! Great job!

Prudy said...

I love your farmer's market basket and then the peaches turned into galette. Lovely!

Teanna said...

Absolutely gorgeous! You know, I am really starting to love fruit desserts as well!!! Look what Dorie can do!

CB said...

I totally agree. I didn't think I was a fruit dessert person but add some preserves and custard and it rocks! Great job on your galette!
Clara @ iheartfood4thought

Pamela said...

I was never a big fruit dessert fan either. But thanks to TWD, I'm seeing myself change my tune. Great job.

rainbowbrown said...

Alright! Welcome to the other side with all us fruit dessert lovers. So good to hear you liked it, it looks very good!

Barbara said...

That's a lovely galette! I'm glad you're enjoying these fruit desserts. I've always loved them, but then I grew up on home-made cherry pies.

Anne said...

It sounds amazing with peaches (and from Utah... I'm so jealous!)

I agree about the fruit desserts winning us over, though I'm still excited whenever I see chocolate has been chosen!