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July 26, 2018

Plum Galette

This plum galette is a freeform alternate to a tart that celebrates stone fruit season keeping all the focus on beautiful sliced ripe plums.

This plum galette is a freeform alternate to a tart that celebrates stone fruit season keeping all the focus on beautiful sliced ripe plums.

Plum Galette

It’s been a few weeks now that I’ve had pie on the brain. Last week I taught a pie workshop, so there was lots of planning and dough-making in advance.

The class was so much fun, and I could not have been more impressed with everyone’s creations especially considering most of the group were pie novices.

We ended up with a little extra dough, so we baked a couple galettes to use it all up. Feeling inspired, I baked a plum galette when I got home.

Plums don’t get as much attention as they deserve.

They’re a little tart and pair well with cherries, peaches and pretty much any stone fruit.

Then I carefully arranged the plum slices in this galette even though the dough edges were rough.

I liked that it turned out a little more formal, but nowhere near as fancy as a double crust pie.

The moment my knife cut through that first slice, the pastry showed off its perfectly flaky crust.

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Plum Galette

Plum Galette

  • Author: Paige Adams
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes + 1 hour chilling
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 65 minutes + 1 hour chilling
  • Yield: 1 9-inch galette 1x

This plum galette is a freeform alternate to a tart that celebrates stone fruit season keeping all the focus on beautiful sliced ripe plums.

Ingredients

  • 11/4 cups plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour plus more for work surface
  • 2 teaspoons plus 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cold and cut into cubes
  • 1/4 cup ice cold water
  • 810 plums, pitted and sliced 1/4″ thick
  • Zest of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon sanding sugar

Instructions

  1. Combine 1-1/4 cups flour, 2 teaspoons sugar and salt in a large bowl. Use a fork or pastry blender to cut the butter into the flour until the mixture resembles pea-sized clumps. Use a spatula or wooden spoon to gradually fold the water into the dry ingredients. When the dough starts to form, use your hands to bring it together into a ball. Press the dough into a disk and cover with plastic wrap. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour or up to 2-3 days.
  2. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  3. In a large bowl, gently stir together the plums, 1/4 cup sugar, 2 tablespoons flour, lemon juice and lemon zest.
  4. On a lightly floured work surface, roll out the dough into an 11-inch diameter circle. Transfer to a parchment paper-lined sheet pan. Start in the center and arrange the plum slices overlapping in a circular pattern, leaving a 2-inch border. Fold the dough at the edge over to meet the fruit.
  5. Whisk together the egg with 1 tablespoon water. Brush the egg wash on the crust and sprinkle with sanding sugar. Bake for 45 minutes, until golden brown. Let cool and serve warm or at room temperature.
  • Author: Paige Adams
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes + 1 hour chilling
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 65 minutes + 1 hour chilling
  • Yield: 1 9-inch galette 1x

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