What the heck is a galette?? That’s what I asked myself when I read the title to this recipe. I looked over the picture and decided that it was intriguing enough that I needed to make some of those cute little hand pies! Turns out that is pretty much what a galette is! The official definition is a flat round cake of pastry or bread. Simple, and when you use the freshest produce, delicious!
I am not really a pie lover, but I do love anything that is a mini version! They are just so cute and normally packed with my favorite fruits! This particular recipe contains little sugar, and took me a whopping ten minutes to bring together. That’s a piece of cake! Or… er… pie?!
Without further delay, here are the nectarine galettes!
- 1/2 of your favorite pie dough recipe
- 1 large egg white
- 1 t. water
- 2 T. sugar, divided
- 2-3 ripe nectarines, sliced
- apple or plum jelly
- Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment and set aside.
- Roll out your pie dough to form a 13 inch circle. Cut out as many 6 inch circles that you can (I got four).
- Whisk together the egg white and water. Brush onto each circle, and sprinkle with 1 tablespoon of the sugar.
- Layer the nectarines in the center of each circle. Leave a half inch gap on the outside of each circle. Fold the edges over, making sure to slightly overlap the dough and press together. Brush with egg mixture and sprinkle with remaining sugar.
- Bake for 20 minutes, or until lightly browned.
- Microwave a small amount of jelly 20-30 seconds. Brush over the top of your warm galettes.
I love nectarines! It was hard for me to not eat every single slice I cut. This batch happened to be perfectly ripe, which almost never happens for me. Which means these little pies were oh-so perfect! I didn’t have apple jelly, so I opted for Plum Jam (given to me from a good blog friend) and it was great! I do want to try it with apple one day. Chances are good you’ll see a recipe for apple jelly on the site sometime soon! If you have a good one send it over!
I’m sure that you could substitute almost any type of fruit if you aren’t a huge nectarine fan. Or maybe even try a different flavor of jelly on top! Either way you go… you are bound to be happy with this quick summer treat! I think next time I might try blueberries or maybe even raspberries!
What are your favorite pie flavors?