Rustic Peach and Almond Galette
Peaches are arriving by the bushel-full in our city; though not as well known as the quintessential Georgia peach; Colorado has some terrain and weather on the western side of the Rocky Mountains that has some of the best growing conditions for peaches anywhere and everyone anxiously awaits their arrival in late summer. Sure, we’ve had some decent peaches trucked in from regions far and wide, but there is just something special about our local ‘Western Slope’ peaches and now that the time has arrived I can’t get enough of them.
If you’re close enough and so inclined there’s even a Colorado Peach Festival at Riverbend Park in Palisade, Colorado from August 16, 2013 – August 18, 2013. The event has food, art and craft vendors, live musical entertainment, a fantastic children’s area, various culinary activities, numerous special events, and of course, world famous Palisade Peaches!
Fresh peaches sit on the counter every day now. It would be fair to imagine me standing over a kitchen sink eating a peach with dribbles of fresh juice running down my forearm. More have been macerated in sugar to top biscuits and be dolloped with whipped cream. Peaches have been grilled and even topped a pizza last week and yet, I’ve not had my fill. This rustic peach gallette is a favorite because it is so simple to prepare but the combination of almonds, peaches and some puff pastry can hardly be beat. No fillings or other accoutrements required; no, just juicy, ripe peaches and a flaky pastry. What more do you need? For me nothing more than a good cup of coffee and life is sweet. So are these peaches…what can I say, I simply love them!
Rustic Peach Gallette
- 2 sheets puff pastry thawed
- ¼ cup almond paste
- 3 cups ripe peaches sliced
- ¼ cup sugar
- 1 egg beaten
- ¼ cup almonds sliced
- Sugar for sprinkling on top of gallette
- Whipped cream or vanilla ice cream
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Wet a long edge of one piece of puff pastry. Lay the other piece along that edge and pinch to seal the two pieces together. Cut the piece into a circular shape.
- Spread the almond paste over the pastry to within about 3 inches of the edge.
- Sugar the peaches and pile them onto the dough on top of the almond paste; leaving a large border to use to overlap the peaches.
- Fold the puff pastry dough over the peaches creating pleats as necessary to fit. Wash the top of the dough with the egg was and sprinkle the almonds on top of the dough. Sprinkle the almonds with sugar.
- Bake for approximately 25 minutes until the gallette has turned brown.
- Remove from oven, let cool slightly then cut and serve with whipped cream vanilla ice cream.
Your peach Galette makes me want to drop everything and run into the kitchen to bake!
I love it too because it is so easy and simple Mary; doing another tomorrow with more mascarpone filling and plums…want to come over? 🙂
Yay for peach season! Next year, I hope to get to Palisade and return with boxes and boxes of peaches. 😉 I may need to make this…along with some peach ice cream.
I just found out recently that Amtrack runs there…I want to do that!
I love the flavours of this galette but especially adore the flaked almond topping. What an absolutely superb idea.
Thank you…it was a combination we loved. I had never used puff pastry for a galette before and now not sure I can ever use anything else!
I can’t get enough of peaches either! Only problem is I keep eating them before they make it into dessert! This is a beautiful galette! I wish I had a slice with my coffee right now!
I’m wishing I had more…it was really simple and delicious; the perfect way to use beautiful summer fruit.
I love peaches too and find that I can’t get my fill of them. This peach galette looks delicious, I would love it with the ice cream.
Yes, ice cream was PERFECT. If sometime should tell me I’m ‘just peachy’ they would be totally right on. 🙂
This is just beautiful Barb.
Thanks Paula…shh, don’t tell but I wasn’t happy with the photos at all but it was gone and I wanted to post it anyhow because it was so simple and SO good!
I’m a huge peach fan too. As long as they’re in season, I’m munching away on the stone fruit and using it in every way imaginable from desserts, to drinks to straight out of the fruit bowl. Your gallette looks delish.
Same here…can not get enough. Next…a peach sangria with white wine; been DYING to make one.
This is such a perfect peach galette! I love making galettes in the summer – so easy, fruity and fabulous with whipped cream. Thanks for sharing, Barbara!
I love the way the look too; I have a friend who just can not get the technique I’ve tried to show her to pinch the edge of a pie. I gave up and taught her how to make a galette. Win win it is!
ooooooooooh! sign me up for tasting this. And I am the one who also eats peaches near the kitchen sink. It’s blissful that way
Hehe…we would be fighting for sink space huh? I just LOVE them!
Oh…. it is almost sleeting here… and you are enjoying summer with this beeeeeautiful peach galette.
What a difference in our topography; it’s as if you lived on the other side of the world! Oh, wait…oh yeah, you do! I’ll be jealous of you soon enough, fall is already starting to show itself in small ways.
Oh yeah…I love peach season. This Rustic Peach and Almond Galette is gorgeous and I love the rustic look. 🙂 Really adore peach and almond flavor combination.
This looks so beautiful! I’m drooling over those fresh peaches… it’s still winter here so we’ve been living on just apples and oranges for the past two and a bit months! Loving the fact that you’ve got almond paste in this. Perfect combination! Can’t wait to try it! x
I wish I lived closer because that peach festival sounds like such a wonderful event! And this galette is simply gorgeous. What a lovely way to showcase those ripe peaches. Love the almond paste inside and those crunchy almonds on the crust outside. I must give this a try!
I wish it was closer to me too…it’s all the way on the other side of the mountains and those are big guys…most of the day to drive there. I might try; sure sounds fun…but if not I’m going for the wine festival then! 🙂
I think my first comment failed to make it – so I’ll try again. 😉 We’ve been overloading on peaches, but haven’t made a galette yet. And we should – they are so tasty. Yours looks terrific. I don’t think I’ve had Colorado peaches, but Missouri peaches are in the stores, are are quite decent this year. Anyway, truly nice dish – thanks.
I’m betting most of the good homegrown peaches are all good…I think it’s just that they do spectacularly here compared to some other crops. Peaches and corn…those we can not wait for each year. Never tomatoes. Never will they EVER measure up to MO tomatoes. Sobbing a bit.
I do just love a galette! So much easier than a fitted pie crust. And I’m with you on the peaches, Barb. I can’t seem to get enough when they’re in season.
They are so pretty aren’t they Lana…and I think easier too. I think peaches might be my favorite fruit when they are really good…which is such a short window of time. No fair.
Love that you added almond paste to your Rustic Peach Galette, B! Just like a scrumptious Danish pastry. So pretty, too. Thought long and hard about what to do with our fresh peaches and thought of a galette. So, I will probably do a slab pie, ice cream or something else with mine–that is, once I finish posting my tart cherry recipes. (Still working on that for this week along with testing paleo recips for the cookbook. Never enough hours in a work day, I swear! LOL!) Thanks for sharing! xo
I love the combination of almonds with peaches; always have so it’s a no brainer for this galette. Cherries are about gone here so I’ve moved on albeit a bit sadly.
This sounds like simplicity at its finest! Love almond paste and now I can’t wait to try it with peaches!
Thanks Abbe…my paste was lost and then found and almost too dry but I resurrected it and it was great with the peaches.
What a beauty, Barb! Peach season is here in full swing!
I could seriously eat nothing but…wonder if that would make me sick of them. I bet not!
I cannot wait to get home and get some of these peaches! Oh how I miss Home! This looks so delicious!
Better hurry or I will eat them all.
Oh, what a dreamy combination – puff pastry, almond paste and peaches. Sold!
That was just too easy wasn’t it…now I’ve also got some swamp land if you’re interested. 🙂