5-Minute Rustic Fruit Galette

July 22, 2009 by Ali

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One of the things I clearly inherited from my mom is a love for making and enjoying homemade desserts. All through childhood, I remember always looking forward to what fun surprise would follow dinner. From more elaborate creations, to a quick batch of cookies or homemade shakes (my dad’s specialty) — my family definitely loved to end a meal well. :)

Still, always being the health-nut, my mom was (and still is) great about trying to incorporate at least a little bit of nutrition into this tradition. So fruit cobblers, pies, and the like were always a favorite. And, all the better if the recipe is a snap to whip up!

Thus, I present to you our recipe for an uber-easy fruit galette. It will take your oven longer to heat up than to prepare this one. So gather up whatever leftover fruit is in your fridge, and put it to good use. And then smile and wipe your brow as everyone ooohs and ahhhs over the beautiful presentation that must have taken “forever” to prepare… :)

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5-Minute Rustic Fruit Galette

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 1 tart

Ingredients

  • 1 (9 inch) refrigerated pie crust
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar, plus 1 tsp. for sprinkling on crust
  • 1 Tbsp. cornstarch
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 2 - 3 cups of fresh fruit, cut into bite-sized pieces (I used strawberries, blueberries and a nectarine in this one)

Method

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Gently unfold and lay out pie crust on a baking sheet lined with parchment or on a baking stone.

In a separate bowl, gently mix together the (sliced) fruit, sugar and cornstarch. Then pour into a strainer to release any extra juices. (Just baking this will release plenty!) Pour the mixture in the center of the unfolded pie crust leaving a 2-inch border. Fold up the uncovered border over the edge of the fruit and pinch into pleats. Then brush the egg onto the crust, and sprinkle with the remaining tablespoon of sugar.

Bake in preheated oven until crust is lightly browned, 12 to 15 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Original Family Recipe

Ali's Tip: I proudly confess: I am a BIG fan of pre-made refridgerated pie crusts. It's true. Thanks to having spent years in college making literally hundreds of homemade pie crusts for an annual apple pie fundraiser I did with a leadership team, and having made plenty others on my own, I'm convinced that the store ones taste just as good. (Just as I also believe - now hold your breath - that a good brand of boxed brownies will rival any homemade!)

Anyway, now that I've thoroughly let down all of you passionate bakers, feel absolutely free to use whatever crust you'd like for this recipe. I'm sure a homemade one would be fabulous too. ;)

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About Ali

Ali Ebright is a freelance recipe developer and food writer/photographer, and blogs at Gimme Some Oven and Gimme Some Life. She also loves all things music, traveling near and far, actually making things from Pinterest, cozying up with a good book and her sweet pup, Henry, and spending time with a wonderful group of friends. Come say hello and follow Ali on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ & Instagram.

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7 thoughts on “5-Minute Rustic Fruit Galette

  1. Thank you for this easy recipe! I’m not a fan of rolling out dough. Re: apple fundraiser in college-Are you a Pitt State alum?

    - Cindy

  2. Could u use frozen fruit? :-)

    - judy

  3. Being diabetic, I have substituted fairly well with whole wheat flour and pastry flour in making the crust, use fruit of choice, splenda, cold milk, stick of butter and salt, brushed the fruit with sugar free jam,egg washed crust. 400 degrees about 20-25 minutes. Result is nutty, some crunch. Eat that day. I am a nurse by trade, pianist and pie maker by passion.

    - marylee schulte

  4. This looks fantastic and who knew it would be relatively simple to make. I am going to try it tomorrow! Thanks for the suggestion and inspiration! I too am a huge fan of the roll out store-bought pie crusts!

    - steve

  5. What a good idea! It turned out very beautiful. I wonder where you got the inspiration…

    - Sarah

  6. This looks pretty awesome. I’m going to try this sometime.

    btw, the blog looks great!

    - deviantmonk