I love summer fruits and whenever I have a few fruits in the kitchen that are too soft or a little “over their time”, I like adding it to pastries.
Galette is some-what freestyle French tart, that is so easy to make and absolutely gorgeous. If you server it warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream it’s the perfect summer dessert!
Almond Plum Galette
For the crust:
- 250 grams (1 1/2 cups + 3 tbsp.) all-purpose flour
- 50 grams (1/2 cup) almond meal
- 100 grams (1/2 cup) sugar
- 200 grams (1 cup) cold butter cut into cubes
- 1 large egg
- 2 tbsp. Amaretto liqueur
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
For the plums:
- 7-8 medium plums sliced into thin segments
- 80 grams (1/3 cup) sugar
- Juice of 1/2 lemon
- 4 tbsp. Amaretto liqueur
- 25 grams (2 tbsp.) light brown sugar
- 25 grams (1/4 cup) almond meal
- 1 large egg yolk
- 2 tbsp. milk
- Sliced blanched almonds
- Light brown sugar
Crust: in a food processor with a steel blade put flour, almond meal, sugar and butter and blend until crumbly.
Add in egg, amaretto and vanilla, and continue to blend just until dough begins to form.
Flatten the dough into a disc shape, wrap with plastic wrap and cool for about 30 minutes in the refrigerator.
Plums: place the sliced plums in a medium bowl.
Add sugar, lemon juice and Amaretto and mix well until evenly covered.
Assembly and baking: roll out the dough into a 3-4 mm thick circle, and cut out five 15-16 cm circles. Place the circles on an oven pan lined with baking paper.
In a small bowl mix brown sugar and almond meal.
At the center of each circle of dough sprinkle about 1-2 teaspoons of almond-sugar mixture.
Arrange sliced plums, and fold the edges of the dough over the plums to create a Galette shape.
Cool the galettes in the freezer for 10 minutes.
Preheat oven to 165c degrees.
In a small bowl mix egg yolk and milk and brush the edges of the galettes. Sprinkle with sliced almonds and a little brown sugar and bake for 22-27 minutes, or until golden brown.
Sprinkle some powder sugar and serve warm, preferably with vanilla ice cream on the side.
- You can make the galettes with any other summer fruits you like such as nectarines, apricots, cherries and even grapes.