I’m a big fan of galettes.
They’re an easier-to-make, more rustic cousin to pie (though I love me some pie, too). Instead of guessing what kind of filling is hiding inside, galettes keep everything exposed so you can see and smell the delicious flavors packed inside the crust. Savory or sweet, I could eat a galette any day (well, in moderation, of course).
One of my favorite sweet galettes is this Plum Almond Galette
. It’s equally tart and sweet, with the texture of crunchy almonds combined with soft baked plums. It’s the perfect accompaniment to a flaky, buttery crust. And the best part? You can make it, bake it and eat it in less than an hour.
This is definitely one of those recipes where “to taste” is key. If you like a more tart flavor, leave out some of the sugar and add an extra squeeze of lemon juice. If you’ve got an indelible sweet tooth, add all of the sugar. You can also add your own combination of fruits or extra spices, like cinnamon or nutmeg, or keep it simple with the almonds and golden raisins.
I like to serve this galette slightly warm with a dollop of vanilla bean ice cream or homemade whipped cream on top, but it’s just as delicious on its own for an indulgent breakfast, a snack or dessert.
So the next time you’ve got pie on the brain – but not a lot of patience – make this galette instead. It not only saves effort and time, but it keeps your sweet tooth happy.
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