Plum Nectarine Galette

plum nectarine galette

I’m going through a serious rustic, aka “lazy”, phase.  My big mama would totally not approve.  I used to get up around 6 am every single morning but lately its been a bit past 7 and sometimes around 8 now.  I feel like I’m just permanently tired, spent, completely exhausted.  After writing all of this, I hope you don’t think that this plum nectarine galette is my lazy attempt at a pie.

It’s not that I haven’t been pushing myself to do more.  I think my body is just not catching up with my mind right now.  I have a ton on my plate so instead of continuing to complain about it, I figured there have to be ways to go around it.  That’s where this galette comes in.

plum nectarine galette

I think it is quite beautiful and the taste is incredible.  The best part about creating it was how organic the entire process was.  I just went with the flow.  I saw some gorgeous plums and nectarines at my local grocery store and just knew I wanted to make something rustic and low key.   I used my favorite homemade pie dough, which I happened to have in the freezer from my previous pie making frenzy (it always helps to be prepared when you go through a lazy period).  Then I just laid thin slices of my plums and nectarines in a decorative spiral shape, sprinkled them with granulated sugar and cinnamon and wrapped up the sides with the access dough.  A little egg wash brush later, and this was in the oven while I took a quick nap (told ya I’m lazy).

plum nectarine galette

About 40 minutes later, my gorgeous galette was done and the centerpiece of my take-out (yep lazy) dinner.  At least something “looked” like it took more time than it did and I thought adding a bit of fresh thyme garnish was lovely.  I thought it was pretty impressive when it was all said and done, and I can’t wait to make my next one!  Galettes are a lazy gal’s Godsent!

 

 

Plum Nectarine Galette
 
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Ingredients
For the Pie Crust:
  • ¾ cup all purpose flour, sifted
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, cold and diced into small pieces
  • 2 tablespoons shortening, cold
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • ¼ teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1-2 tablespoons cold milk or water
  • 1 egg plus 1 teaspoon water, beaten
For the Filling:
  • 1 plum, pitted and thinly sliced
  • 1 nectarine, pitted thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
Instructions
For the Pie Crust:
  1. To a large bowl, add sifted all-purpose flour, salt and granulated sugar and whisk together to blend.
  2. Next, add diced butter and shortening to the dry mixture. Using a pastry cutter or fork, begin cutting butter and shortening into the flour creating various sizes of crumbs. The crumbs should range from course pea shapes to larger chunks.
  3. Add one egg yolk and vinegar to crumb mixture and stir around to combine.
  4. Finally, slowly pour in milk or water around the entire mixture in two intervals, using your hands to begin bringing the dough together.
  5. After the last milk addition, shape the dough with your hands into a flatter ball disk. Wrap the ball in plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
To assemble:
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Roll out cold dough to size of your liking then alternate plum and nectarine slices in a circular pattern to the center of the dough leaving at least one inch of pie dough on the outskirts to fold over.
  3. Next sprinkle sugar and cinnamon over slices then fold over the remaining pie dough.
  4. Brush egg wash over dough.
  5. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until filling is tender and bubbly and crust is golden brown. Serve with my Big Mama's Vanilla Ice Cream if you really want a treat!

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Comments

  1. says

    Oh wow! This is stunning!! And even better that it’s lazy-person-accesible 😀 (me!). These are just the best kinds of recipes, and I definitely have it pinned for later!!

  2. says

    Rustic and low key is always good in my book! I love galettes. . I think they are so beautiful and love that no two look the same. Love the use of both plums and nectarines here!! You killed this. Just stunning!

  3. says

    If this is how your roll (literally) when you are lazy, then girl I love it!! The juicy filling wrapped in that flaky crust is calling my name!!!

  4. says

    I can’t see even a bit of laziness in here! This galette looks rustic and beautiful!!!!! I totally get the getting up late in the mornings! I just can’t seem to be able to get up early in the mornings!!!!!! I’m loving the look of this galette! I SOOOOO need to make this stat!

  5. says

    I love desserts like this – no fussing with a picky pie crust for me! Call it free form, rustic, galette or crostata, this is just my style. Yours is absolutely beautiful and utterly tempting. Complimenti!

  6. says

    Hearing how early you wake up makes me feel lazy! I’ve always been one to go to sleep late and wake up around later, it’s a habit that I just can’t seem to break! What would make me wake up early though? This galette! YUM!

  7. says

    Ok. So if this is your definition of “lazy,” I have got some serious work to do! Ahh! Jocelyn, this is one of the most stunning galettes I have ever seen. It is truly beautiful, and reflects anything but laziness! I love it, and I am inspired! Pinned!

  8. says

    Beautiful galette! Very nice way to enjoy the fresh summer fruits while they last. I don’t usually eat plums and figs by themselves (nectarines, I do!), but they taste amazingly delicious when they are in baked goods. Love the plum and nectarine combo!

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