Recipe: Peach Galette

Peach Galette Recipe

In China, the peach is a symbol of good luck and longevity. In my home, peaches are just too delicious to last long in the fruit bowl. This pastry is a great way to highlight peaches’ sweet flavor and juiciness.

Peach Galette

5 ripe peaches, peeled and sliced
6 Tbsp. sugar
2 tsp. cornstarch
2 tsp. lemon or lime juice
1 Tbsp. amaretto liqueur (optional)
1/4 tsp. almond extract
3 Tbsp. toasted almond slivers
10 sheets filo pastry (check pkg. to make sure it’s vegan)
Vegetable or soy margarine (try Earth Balance or Nuttelex)

  • Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  • In a bowl, combine all the ingredients except for the filo and margarine.
  • In a pie pan that has been sprayed with oil, layer the filo sheets. With a pastry brush, spread margarine on each sheet, allowing some filo to hang over the edge of the pie plate.
  • When all the filo has been used, spread the peach mixture over the top sheets. Cover the peaches with the overhanging filo, creating a top crust. However, it should not cover the peach mixture completely. Poke a couple of holes in the top of the pastry to allow excess steam to escape.
  • Bake for about 45 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown.
  • This dish is delicious served hot or cold, and a big scoop of vegan coconut ice cream tops it off nicely!

Makes 6 servings

Posted by Jason Baker