Rustic constructed or made in a simple fashion. Just how I like it–simple, easy, quick and delicious. This galette is just that rustic. Some also classify it as the lazy mans pie. I’ll go with rustic as opposed to lazy. Although lazy is just what I was on Sunday and in need of pie so this galette was the perfect combo. The best of both worlds. All the flavors of pie without the worries of the darn crust.
And peaches, oh sweet Colorado, juicy, flavorful, peach goodness. It doesn’t get much better than that. Seriously, I look forward to this time of the year just to put my teeth into one. Yearly my mom buys lugs of Colorado peaches from a local fundraiser. First, what a great fundraiser, am I right? So much better than the pizza cards or candy bars or –>cough–< cookies that are the normal fundraisers we have around here. It makes a nutritionist’s heart go pitter patter when I don’t have to turn away those cute little kids standing at the door begging for your money in exchange for sugar.
I know, I know it’s not the kid’s fault that they have to stand on everyone’s door step selling this stuff and I seriously hate to say no. Instead I just give a donation and a small lecture telling them to express to their coach, parent or whoever sets them up for this stuff to come up with a better fundraiser idea. We have enough junk in the world, we don’t need precious little kids trying to bribe us with their sweet smiles, soft voices and cute outfits selling us with more inflammation causing junk. You guys I hate to do it and my voice literally breaks every time I tell them no, but who am I to say this stuff? My kids aren’t old enough to be a part of fundraisers yet. I’m going to be that crazy parent petitioning for new fundraising ideas, magazines, books, –>cough<– real food. Oh my poor children, they really have no idea how crazy their momma is.
But seriously, I can’t buy enough when it is healthy, real food like these scrumptious peaches. Perfectly delicious EVERY.SINGLE.YEAR! There are so many ways to use peaches. My “to make” list is bursting with recipe ideas filled with peaches. Look out you guys, it’s not over with just this beauty, there is more to come. My husband welcomes peach season as it is a good break from the fifty plus watermelons we have eaten this summer. No joke you guys, we have a watermelon obsession. Have you noticed there aren’t any watermelon recipes on here? That’s because I eat them before they make it to any recipes! It may be a problem, maybe an addiction, and I shouldn’t say we, it is really just me. I guess you could say I have brought my kids down with me –>insert evil laugh<– My poor husband doesn’t stand a chance. He just shakes his head and explains that our grocery bill significantly declines when it isn’t watermelon season. We all have problems, right? I’ll work on it….until next year.
So peaches it is. This crispy, flaky, rustic crust is just what the doctor ordered helping us get through our daughters 18 month sleep regression. Aye -yi-yi…this was made strictly to help our sanity this weekend. Enough said. Okay, you guys seriously I am NO FAN of emotional eating and by no means was this for the emotional roller coast of this darn sleep regression, but non of us can deny the fact that it sure helped. Just looking at this come out of the oven made me smile and think a little more clearly, for the time being.
A crispy, flaky crust with naturally sweetened, perfectly spiced peaches filling the center. Watch out though, it is hard to stop at just one piece. Luckily, there isn’t much sugar so if you decide to splurge on piece number two, that evil little voice filling your head with regrets won’t need to make its appearance. –>insert sigh of relief and smile<– Now go get your bake on. Enjoy the sight, enjoy the smell and enjoy the delicious taste of this peach galette.
Psst…having a hard time pronouncing galette? Umm, yea me too. Don’t worry it has been a big debate in this house. I really don’t care how you pronounce it as long as it is tasty! Apparently others care. You can do the research and if you don’t care how to pronounce it then lets just call it a rustic peach pie or a peach tart will work as well.
I’m promising it tastes and smells as good as it looks. Now go get your bake on!
- 2 Cups Almond Flour
- 1 Cup Tapioca Starch
- ½ Cup Butter
- 1 Tbsp Maple Syrup
- 1 Egg
- ¼ Tsp Salt
- 5-6 Medium to Large Peaches, peeled and sliced
- 1 Tbsp Maple Syrup
- 2 Tbsp Tapioca Starch
- 1 Tsp Cinnamon
- ½ Tsp Ground Nutmeg
- ¼ Tsp Ground Ginger
- Egg Wash:
- 1 Egg White
- 1 Tsp Water
- Sliced Almonds (optional)
- In a bowl mix together almond flour, tapioca starch and salt.
- Cut butter into small chunks and add to dry ingredient. Cut in with a fork or food processor.
- Add maple syrup and whisked egg.
- Mix until dough forms and form into a ball. Wrap with cling wrap and place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
- Meanwhile, peel and slice peaches. Add to bowl with tapioca starch, maple syrup, cinnamon, ground nutmeg and ginger. Mix well.
- Once dough is chilled, preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Place dough on a piece of parchment paper and top with another. Roll until dough is ¼ inch think.
- Add peaches to center and spread leaving 2-inches around the outside.
- Pull dough up around the peaches (you may need to use a spatula to help in this process).
- Mix egg wash and rub around the edges. Sprinkle with almonds and slightly press in.
- Bake 35-45 minutes or until golden brown.
- Cool and enjoy!