Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Plum Galette


I am thankful to live near my parents, and one way we take advantage of spending time together is for the hubs and I to have them over for dinner. My sister is in town as well, so even more of an incentive to gather and feast!

I'd picked up some plums recently that were so sweet and delicious, I knew I wanted to make my dessert with them. A quick internet search brought me to an older recipe by Martha Stewart for a plum galette. I've made a couple of her recipes before and after reading through this one, I felt confident it would go over well. I was not disappointed, except that I sent home the last 3 slices with them!


What I loved:
  • it came together easier than a pie
  • that I forgot to let it rest 20 minutes before baking and it made no difference
  • no juice from the plums leaked out of the crust, which was flaky and golden
What I changed:
  • hazelnuts instead of almonds
  • sprinkled turbinado sugar after brushing with cream
  • baked for 65 minutes on convection
Since I used whipping cream to brush the galette before baking, I then of course had to make my own whipped cream. I whipped 1/2 C of cream and then added 1-1/2 tsp of confectioner's sugar and 1/2 tsp of vanilla and whipped until firm.

If you are headed for a barbecue this summer, this will be a crowd pleaser. It is easier than it looks, honest!


15 comments:

  1. I am now starving - and this would make a really yummy breakfast. Wish it was here :(

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  2. oh yummmm... that first photo had me drooling!! you're naughty girl! bake me some! heeheee!!

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    1. I made it this past Sunday and have been thinking about it every day since! Hahaha, I'd share if I could!

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  3. Gah, looks absolutely scrummy - I can see why you were sad to give away the extras!

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  4. Thanks, I'd love to know if you make this delish dessert!

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  5. This looks delish, I am going to have to try it out. TFS

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  6. Looks very tasty and so pretty!

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  7. Looks delicious! Have a wonderful weekend! :-)

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Thank you so much for taking your time to comment, I truly appreciate all your kind words!