Easy Plum Galette

Need a quick dessert for tonight?  This is a super easy plum galette that you can make in a flash.  Galettes are rustic open tarts that can be filled with whatever you want, and I have a huge weakness for them (which would explain why I have more than one galette recipe on this blog).  The ingredients are simple, and the crust doesn’t require pre-baking.  I change the fillings with the seasons: plums, peaches, pears, apples, and even savory versions with sweet cherry tomatoes, mozzarella and basil.  They’re always a hit and fill the house with a beautiful freshly baked smell.

Easy Plum Galette Be sure to use real butter for the recipe, otherwise the crust will be chewy.  I tested the recipe over time to contain the least amount of butter necessary to get the job done – many other recipes contain up to double the amount and end up very flat-looking and brittle, not to mention that they’re not so healthy anymore!

Use whole wheat pastry flour for the dough, or split 50/50 with whole wheat pastry flour and organic unbleached white flour.  The second will be fluffier.

The galette tastes best when lightly cooled, fresh out of the oven.  Re-heat the leftovers in the oven as well. I wouldn’t know, though.  We never have leftovers.

Here’s my other galette recipe using figs, pears, and brie – so good!


Easy Plum Galette
 
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Ingredients
  • Dough
  • 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour (optionally, use 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour + 1 cup organic unbleached all-​purpose flour)
  • ¼ cup coconut palm sugar
  • 1 tsp bak­ing powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 6 tbsp cold organic unsalted but­ter, sliced into chunks
  • 1 egg + 1 egg white
  • Fill­ing
  • 1½ cups fresh plums
  • 2 tbs coconut palm sugar
  • 2 tbs cold organic unsalted butter, diced small
Instructions
  1. Pre­heat the oven to 375F and but­ter a medium cookie sheet.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix the flours, sugar, bak­ing pow­der and salt, and stir well to com­bine. Add the cold but­ter, and rub into the flour mix­ture with your fin­gers until the con­sis­tency is sandy. Add the eggs and com­bine until a dough forms - it will feel dry at first, but should come together very quickly.
  3. On a lightly floured sur­face, knead the dough a few times to form a soft ball. Using a rolling pin, flat­ten into a 13 inch cir­cle, dust­ing with flour if needed so it doesn’t stick. Transfer the flattened dough on to the cookie sheet. Place the plums on top, leaving about 2 inches from the edge. Fold over the dough, lightly pressing in the creases. Sprinkle with coconut palm sugar and dot pieces of butter throughout. Bake until the edges are golden and the filling is bubbly, approx 30-35 minutes.
  4. Cut into wedges and serve warm.

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