Tuesdays with Dorie-Summer Fruit Galette

There was no doubt in my mind what fruit I would choose to make Dorie’s Summer Fruit Galette. My neighbor had given me a big basket of luscious peaches from South Carolina. Georgia may be the Peach State, but South Carolina has always had the best and biggest peaches. My visit to the local fruit stand confirmed that blueberries were still being picked in nearby Waynesboro, Georgia. A big stainless steel bin with a scoop housed these purple blue jewels and I was inspired to line each of my peach halves with these little beauties, mosaic style.Michelle of Michelle in Colorado Springs picked a perfect summer dessert that with some do ahead prep comes together fairly easy. I made the “Good For Almost Everything Pie Dough” in the early morning, headed out to exercise class for an hour, came back and completed the galette in about two hours. I had some pineapple marmalade left over from making Pineapple Pate de Fruit so used that first to spread on the dough and with no graham crackers in the house, I crushed a few vanilla wafers to absorb the juices from the peaches. Six whole peaches were dropped into boiling water for about 25 seconds, cooled and skins removed. The peaches were cut in half and arranged cut side down on top of the jam and vanilla wafer crumbs, then lined with the blueberries. After baking for 25 minutes, the custard was poured on top, then baked for 13 minutes. The custard was a lovely afterthought by Dorie to refine some of the rustic nature of the galette.The Summer Fruit Galette is best served within a few hours-to guests, but to my family, it tasted wonderful for breakfast the next morning. A very unorthodox breakfast, but delicious, nevertheless.To see what the creative TWD bakers have done with the Summer Fruit Galette, visit the TWD site. If you don’t already own a copy of “Baking From My Home to Yours” by Dorie Greenspan, you are missing one of the best cookbooks out there on baking classic desserts for family and friends. The recipe for Summer Fruit Galette can be found on Michelle’s blog.

25 Comments

  1. The Food Librarian
    July 29, 2008 / 12:43 pm

    What a beautiful galette! I love the basket of peaches – they look so wonderfully delicious.

  2. Pamela
    July 29, 2008 / 12:44 pm

    Wow! It’s beautiful. Great picture of the peaches and the berries, too.

  3. B
    July 29, 2008 / 1:45 pm

    Peach and blueberries… delicious! I will definitely be trying that out when Summer comes around.

  4. Susie Homemaker
    July 29, 2008 / 1:55 pm

    Stunning. Not fair. At. All.

  5. Amy
    July 29, 2008 / 3:43 pm

    This is just beautiful! I love that last pic!!!-Amywww.singforyoursupperblog.com

  6. Natashya
    July 29, 2008 / 4:22 pm

    Great photos, so colourful. I love the galette, it looks delish!

  7. Meeta
    July 29, 2008 / 6:50 pm

    This looks great. I think I have missed this recipe in Dorie’s book how weird. I love your choice of fruit. Simply gorgeous!

  8. Engineer Baker
    July 29, 2008 / 6:55 pm

    Gotta love all those blueberries nestled in there. Awesome.

  9. Teanna
    July 29, 2008 / 7:16 pm

    Wow, that is the most beautiful galette! Those South Carolina peaches really are something!

  10. scotbrit
    July 29, 2008 / 9:27 pm

    That looks absolutely delicious. AND we in South Carolina thank you for admitting that our peaches are the biggest and best!

  11. Christine
    July 29, 2008 / 10:06 pm

    Wow! I love the pic with the peaches and blueberries, your galette looks delicious! Love the blueberries nestled perfectly with the peaches!

  12. Roni
    July 30, 2008 / 12:41 am

    Your galette is beautiful, it looks like it is just bursting with fruit! I love the picture on the paddle.

  13. Madam Chow
    July 30, 2008 / 1:41 am

    One of the things that I love about TWD is that I keep discovering new blogs (to me, that is). Your’s is beautiful! I love the gorgeous photos of the galette and the fruit!

  14. Erin
    July 30, 2008 / 2:20 am

    Your galette looks beautiful! I’m from South Carolina and used some really good fresh peaches too- aren’t they the best?

  15. Heather B
    July 30, 2008 / 2:21 am

    It looks beautiful! Great job!

  16. Heather B
    July 30, 2008 / 3:34 am

    Great job! It looks delicious! I left an ward for you on my blog! Your blog is a treat to visit!

  17. The DeLadurantey Sisters
    July 30, 2008 / 4:18 pm

    Yours looks so beautiful! I agree it would have been very good for breakfast, great thinking!

  18. Vanamala
    July 30, 2008 / 6:38 pm

    Nice blog you have ..i love all your food pics..

  19. Michelle H
    July 30, 2008 / 7:49 pm

    Great photos and the end product looks amazing. :o)

  20. n.o.e
    July 31, 2008 / 4:37 am

    I’m in Georgia also, and while I’m partial to Georgia peaches (used them in my galettes along with raspberries) I will admit that SC has delicious peaches also! Your galette is gorgeous.

  21. CB
    July 31, 2008 / 6:17 am

    That last picture belongs in a magazine! Great job!Clara @ iheartfood4thought

  22. Anonymous
    July 31, 2008 / 2:01 pm

    Oy, that looks truely delicious. Good show.

  23. Jules Someone
    July 31, 2008 / 10:11 pm

    That looks just gorgeous!

  24. Sophie
    August 9, 2008 / 1:59 am

    your galette looks really yummy, the photo really captures the comfort food aspect of the dessert nicely 🙂

  25. Jaime
    August 10, 2008 / 1:14 am

    your galette looks beautiful, just like i imagine dorie would want it to look – could be the picture that belongs in the cookbook!

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