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Quick and Easy Nectarine and Blueberry Galette

Nectarine and Blueberry Galette: literally make in minutes with frozen puff pastry, so easy and the perfect way to enjoy fresh nectarines and blueberries.

Nectarine and Blueberry Galette: literally make in minutes with frozen puff pastry, so easy and the perfect way to enjoy fresh nectarines and blueberries.This little nectarine and blueberry galette was the loveliest little surprise.  I had some leftover puff pastry and decided to throw together a little tart.  Since nectarines and blueberries are in season and I had some already, they became the filling.  And what a perfect filling they were!how to make a Nectarine and Blueberry Galette

What Is A Galette?

A galette is a free form pie made without a tart tin.  It’s pastry wrapped around a filling, in our case a fruit filling.  The difference between a pie and galette is that a pie is baked in a sloped sided pie plate, but a galette is baked on a baking sheet, with the pastry wrapped around the edges.  It tends to be much easier to make than a pie, because there is no top crust, and it doesn’t need to be fitted into a pie pan, and no fussy crust-crimping around the outside either.  A galette is more rustic than a pie.  These free-form pies are sometimes called the lazy man’s pie.  It is one of the easiest ways to make a quick pie.  Galettes are not always made with fruit filling.  You can also have a savory filling.  It’s any free form pie.

Nectarines and Blueberries

We used nectarines and fresh blueberries for our galette.  It’s the time of the year when they’re both in season here, and they are great combination together.  We used sweet nectarines, you could use ripe peaches instead.  The often-overlooked nectarine is a great choice for this galette though because with it’s smooth skin, you don’t have to peel the fruit to make your pie filling.  Feel free to substitute peach slices for the nectarine slices if you wish to, but do be sure to peel the fruit if you choose to use peaches.

We paired the nectarines with blueberries.  The combination of blueberries and nectarines are such a great combination.  These summer fruits are delicious and juicy and so along with a little sugar to sweeten the fruit you will also need to add some flour to thicken the fruit juices.

Other Fruit Options

As already mentioned you could easily swap the nectarines for peaches in this recipe.  If you were using peaches though, be sure to peel them first.  You could really use any stone fruit in place of the nectarines.

We used blueberries with the nectarines, but any fresh berries would be delicious.  You could use strawberries, or raspberries in the place of blueberries and any of them would make a great flavor combination with nectarines.  If you change the berries, just use 1 cup of any other berry you like in place of the blueberries, or do a combination of berries.

Nectarine and Blueberry Galette recipe

Pastry

We used store bought puff pastry for our galette dough.  This the easiest way to make this quick dessert.  Look for an all butter pastry dough in the freezer section of your grocery store.  Follow the directions on the package for thawing the dough.  The puff pastry makes a perfect buttery crust, that’s extra flakey and crispy, and puffs up when baked.  If you prefer you could use regular pie pastry instead of puff pastry.  Make pie pastry from scratch or pie already prepared dough in the refrigerated section of the grocery store, or frozen pie pastry in the freezer section of the grocery store.

To form the galette with the puff pastry, you first pile fruit mixture in the center of the dough in an even layer and then wrap the buttery pie crust around the fresh fruit filling to make a large circle.

Once the galette is formed and ready to bake on a large baking sheet covered with parchment paper, we brush the galette with some milk.  You could also use a egg wash made from beaten egg or some heavy cream.  This will help the pastry to brown.  And lastly the pastry is sprinkled with some coarse raw sugar.  The sugar adds some crunch to the flakey pastry, as well as sweetness.

Ice Cream or Whipped Cream

The nectarine blueberry galette is a wonderful combination of tangy, sweet, and juicy fruit combined with buttery and flaky pastry.  We love to serve it with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream or some sweetened vanilla whipped cream.  Both options add a wonderful vanilla creaminess to the dish, and are such a welcome addition.

easy Nectarine and Blueberry Galette with frozen pastry

frozen puff pastry Nectarine and Blueberry pie

Yield: 1 Galette

Nectarine and Blueberry Galette

Nectarine and Blueberry Galette: literally make in minutes with frozen puff pastry, so easy and the perfect way to enjoy fresh nectarines and blueberries.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry
  • 2 nectarines
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 3 tbsp white sugar
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • milk to brush on the edges
  • 1 tsp Demerara raw sugar to sprinkle over top

Instructions

    1. Thaw puff pastry sheet according to package instructions. Lay out thawed puff pastry on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
    2. In a large bowl combine sliced nectarines, blueberries, white sugar, flour, and vanilla. Stir to combine. Pour the fruit mixture out in the center of the crust, with a 2-inch border.
    3. Fold in the edges of the dough, around the fruit filling.
    4. Brush the edges of the pastry with a little milk and sprinkle the whole galette with some Demerara sugar.
    5. Bake at 450 degrees for about 12 -15 minutes until golden brown.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 116Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 32mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 2gSugar: 16gProtein: 3g
Nectarine and Blueberry pie recipe

Serving Suggestion

Serve the blueberry nectarine galette with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, or whipped cream.  This galette recipe is best served the day it is made, but if you have leftovers store them in an airtight container or wrapped in plastic wrap at room temperature.

easy Nectarine and Blueberry GalettePerfect Summer Dessert

Take advantage of the nectarines and blueberries being in season and make a galette with delicious flaky crust, and the perfect summer fruit.  It literally only took a few minutes to put together and it was so, so good.  I used frozen puff pastry so it was super easy and so quick without the hassle of making the pastry.  This is the perfect way to enjoy stone fruit and fresh berries this summer.  This impressive dessert is perfect for entertaining too.  With just a little bit of minimal effort, this small amount of work is so worth it.  Nothing is better than a fresh slice of this delicious galette and a scoop of ice cream.  It’s the perfect summer dessert.

Nectarine and Blueberry Galette with whipped cream

Make An Extra

One sheet of puff pastry makes a fairly small pie.  If you are baking for a larger group you may need to bake two.  Most puff pastry is sold in packages of two sheets, so it’s very easy to make a second pie for a crowd if necessary.

how to make a Nectarine and Blueberry pie

With Nectarine and Blueberry Galette, life really is a party!

More Recipe Inspiration

Want another great blueberry recipe?  Try these Blueberry Scones:

You might also like our Strawberry Pie recipe here.

Also check our our Easy Banana Cream Pie recipe here.

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