Saturday, August 29, 2009

Rustic Summer Fruit Galette

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I am much better cooking without a recipe.
I jot down notes and ideas and then sometimes, just sometimes, it comes together!
Like this time!

This is not brain surgery. This is a very simple dessert in which you can use any fruit that you like.



I happen to have a lot of produce from the Jersey shore this week, so I used ripe plums, blueberries and a few figs (of course!) for good luck.

And here is that wonderful frozen puff pastry again that makes my life so much easier.

I put a little too much fruit inside the galette, so it was a bit too juicy, the juices seeped out and ran onto the baking sheet.

But once it cooled a bit, I was able to transfer it to a pie dish, where it firmed up and held together nice enough for slicing.

The 2 of us ate this whole thing in one sitting. It was that good!

Rustic Summer Fruit Galette:

1 frozen puff pastry sheet, defrosted
1 ripe plum, sliced thin (you can leave the peels on if you like)
1/2 cup of blueberries
2 ripe figs, sliced
(you can use peaches, apples, pears, or any fruit!)
fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup sugar

In a bowl, mix the sliced fruit with the juice of a lemon.
Add 1/2 cup of sugar to the fruit and toss.



Roll out your puff pastry sheet just a little to make it free form shape.
Transfer to baking sheet.



Lay your fruit in the center and haphazardly fold your edges to close up the tart, leaving the middle open.



Brush the pastry with egg or water and sprinkle some sugar on the pastry and over the fruit for a bit of crunch.

Bake in a 400F oven for 20 minutes. Wait a few minutes for the tart to cool before transferring it to a platter or it will fall apart!



Enjoy the beautiful bounties of summer! I wish it would never end!

13 comments:

Ciao Chow Linda said...

I love galettes. Yours is a very pretty fruit combo - and of course it wouldn't be a Stacey galette without figs!

VeggieGirl said...

Since I'm relatively new to baking, I still need recipes as guidelines, haha - but I LOVE your technique! The galette looks marvelous.

I too am going to miss summer produce - especially plums!

A Feast for the Eyes said...

Galettes are my favorite fast go to for baking. I even cheat and used prepared pie crusts. I ALWAYS brush fig jam on the bottom of the galette...unless I'm out and then I use apricot jam. These are so good and fun to make-- especially with an egg wash and either turbinado sugar or sparkling sugar sprinkles. Fun! I would greedily eat your version with an iced coffee (very hot here today).

Patsyk said...

Looks delicious! I love the free form tarts and galettes!

LaDue & Crew said...

Mmmmmm, looks so good. You need to be here Stace. I have a butt load of figs in my fridge. An obscene amount. Too many for one person ;-)

Antonietta said...

Wow! This look delicious! I am jealous of your Jersey Shore fruit! I miss being on the east coast!

doggybloggy said...

wow stace- this is an absolutely beautiful galette - the fruits, the crust, the photos are all so beautiful! did I say beautiful enough?

Del Veccs said...

I tried this recipe for my family. It was so easy but so good! I made another one 30 minutes later because it wasn't going to last until dessert!

Proud Italian Cook said...

This is my kind of pie making, rustic, I'm all about rustic. Nice combo with your beloved figs!

Anonymous said...

You are making me really homesick. I'm a south Jersey girl who lives in Engand and really miss the Jersey fruits and veggies. Can't wait to try this.

The Japanese Redneck said...

That fruit by itself looks good, but add the pastry and my oh my!
Ramona

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SusanMallery said...

That looks incredible! I was searching for a peach cobbler recipe and happened across this fruit galette. I tweeted about it. It looks super easy and delicious. Healthy, too, though nutrition comes second to flavor in my book. ;)