It’s Tasty Tuesday guys and I am so excited for the feature today! On Labor Day my brother-in-law brought the most amazing desert to top off our dinner. We asked him to bring the desert, with the thought that he would most likely pick something up from the store on the way over, but boy did he ever prove us wrong! He walked in with a baking dish covered with aluminum foil, so no one knew what was to be revealed. Then it was time, and ta dah, uncovered was this beautiful fruit galette.
So, if you are wanting to impress your friends and bring a statement desert, this is how it’s done:
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup shortening
1/2 cup cold water
3 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
3 cups fresh berries, peaches or other summer fruit
Ice cream or Whipped cream
1) Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F
2) Mix the flour and salt. Cut in shortening by hand until the mixture resembles oatmeal.
3) Gradually stir in water until dough is just wet enough to hold together. Knead briefly so the dough holds together without crumbling.
4) Roll out the dough into a circle about the size of a dinner plate, and place on a greased baking sheet.
5) In a medium bowl, stir together the sugar and cornstarch. Add the fruit, and toss gently to coat.
6) Pile the fruit (discard excess juice) evenly in the center of the dough, leaving 1 to 2 inches of dough around the edge.
7) Fold the dough up over the fruit, crimping the edges to cover most of the fruit, but not reaching the center of the tart.
8) Brush dough with butter and sprinkle with sugar.
Bake for 25 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven, until the fruit is bubbly and the crust is golden brown. Let cool completely before cutting into wedges and serving with ice cream or whipped cream.
Trust me, if you want to bring a delicious summer fruit galette to your next shin dig, no one will be disappointed! What did you bake for Labor Day? Do you bake fruit pies?