I've never eaten baked fruit in my life, but tonight I made my first baked fruit dessert! After flipping through Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone by Deborah Madison, I felt confident enough to wing my first galette as a surprise for my husband (who loves fruit pies, tarts, and other hot fruit desserts).
A galette is basically a rustic, open-faced pie; fruit is heaped in the middle of rolled-out pie dough, which is folded up over the fruit. I had frozen peaches and a few fresh apruims (apricot-plums!) on hand, and a TJ's pie crust in the fridge. I dropped a handfull of rum-drizzled bread cubes on the room-temperature pie dough for flavor (in theory the bread sops up juices from really watery fruit - I did the rum just for flavor), heaped the fruit, pleated the dough up very rustically (read: hapzardly), based it with melted butter and dusted the whole thing with raw cane sugar. Baked in a pre-heated 425°F oven for 15 minutes, then reduce the heat to 375°F and bake for another 20-25 minutes, until brown. I let it cool a little before serving.
The result? My husband tried it then re-proposed marriage to me, so I'm guessing it turned out pretty good!Posted by rebecca on May 28, 2005 | TrackBack