Tuesday, July 29, 2008

TWD: Summer Fruit Galette



This week's TWD recipe was selected by Michelle in Colorado Springs.

I must admit, when I saw that this week's recipe was yet another fruit dessert, I wasn't very excited. I'm more of a cookie, cake, chocolate chocolate chocolate kind of girl. But then I remembered how amazing the Double Crusted Blueberry Pie was, and how delicious Dorie's pie crust is, and my mouth started watering a bit.

For this dessert, I ended up using peaches, apricots and plums as part of Dorie's recipe called for; I skipped the nectarines and rhubarb. My original idea for this recipe was to make it tropical and use pineapple, mango, papaya and kiwi. I wasn't sure how kiwi would bake though and my husband said he doesn't like tropical fruits, so that plan got tossed out the window. I might try it sometime though because it sounds really good in theory, so if you've ever baked with kiwi before and it worked out well, please leave me a comment and let me know.

I used peach preserves on the bottom of the crust before adding the fruit. Dorie suggests ginger preserves, but I already had peach on hand and just used that. I also completely forgot to add the graham cracker crumbs on the bottom, which I think definitely would have helped since my fruit did seem particularly juicy. Dorie says that adding graham cracker crumbs helps to soak up some of the juice, and that's a tip that I am going to try to remember next time.

But I was so happy with how the Galette turned out, it was lip-smacking good with a dollop of whipped cream on top. We had dinner with some friends on Saturday night and I took this over for dessert and everyone raved about it. I will definitely make this recipe again.

My husband continually called my beautiful Galette a "Fruit Pizza" so I had to pinch him a few times and correct his error. Then he decided to call it a "gillette" as in the razor blades. Men!

22 comments:

Jules Someone said...

Gorgeous! I want to dig in!

Teanna said...

Ha! I love that we both had the idea for a tropical fruit galette! The kiwi actually cooks very well (I was afraid of that and it didn't even occur to me until I put it in the oven that it would be odd)! Your galette looks gorgeous!

Flourchild said...

Very sweet looking galette. I hope we get to bake more chocolate recipes soon!

Madam Chow said...

This was my favorite Dorie recipe so far! And my husband also called it a "gilette!"
Madam Chow
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Engineer Baker said...

I too am a cookies, cake, chocolate chocolate chocolate sort of girl. But I have to admit, this was quite tasty. And your gilette looks perfect.

nancysrecipes said...

Your galette looks delicious ~ great job!

bakerchick103 said...

That looks pretty yummy!

Christine said...

Your galette looks delicious and so yummy!

Baking GALS said...

such pretty pictures!! love the powdered sugar...

Susie Homemaker said...

sorry, that last comment was from me - too many accounts in bloggerland!!

Roni said...

Wow. Yours is stunning. Looks like sunshine.

Steph said...

What a beautiful Galette! It looks like an overgrown marigold flower!

Cynthia said...

Really gorgeous.

Shandy said...

WoW! Beautiful Galette! I think it is always more fun to get to share and your friends definitely were the ones spoiled. =D

HoneyB said...

Looks delicious! I absolutely love peaches. I used it in my galette also.

Mich S said...

looks yummy! I can't wait to make it.

Dolores said...

I'm with you; I love Dorie's pastry crust. Your "peach pizza" is absolutely gorgeous. Great job!

Nit said...

mmmm...this is the perfect summer dessert! :)

Barbara said...

Lovely! It does look like a big flower. And a galette by any other name still tastes as sweet!

melly~ said...

and yours is so pretty!

Rebecca of "Ezra Pound Cake" said...

I've got to go back and try this one. Looks great!

Jhianna said...

That looks soooo tasty - I'm jealous :)