Lemon Thyme Peach Galette

Fruit Tart in a homemade pie crust.

Lemon Thyme Peach Galette, fresh yellow peaches coated with honey, seasoned with lemon thyme, and baked in a buttery crust. Peach pie flavors in an open face galette also referred to as a rustic fruit tart, that tastes just like summer!

Nothing says summer has arrived quite like a bowl full of fresh peaches! If I had to choose my favorite fruit, it would most definitely be a ripe yellow peach. Using them for smoothies, margaritas, pies, tarts, and ice cream; it’s a one of a kind flavor that I can’t get enough of. But, today I’m making a peach galette recipe with notes of fresh lemon thyme from my herb garden.

My great grandmother would be so proud of me if she knew I was baking with farm fresh peaches and backyard grown thyme. She grew or raised most of her ingredients in a small neighborhood yard. In those days “fresh” meant walking outside and cultivating your own food. There weren’t any frozen store bought pies at that house!

Now, I didn’t churn the butter or harvest the flour for this fresh peach dessert. Nor did I grow the peaches…But, I did water and weed the garden so my lemon thyme would thrive:) That counts for something right?

Hope you enjoy this handmade peach galette recipe!!

Fresh summer peaches and lemon thyme.

Tips for Making a Peach Galette

  • Make your pie crust first, then wrap in plastic wrap and let chill.
  • You can divide the pie crust into halves or quarters for smaller fruit galettes. I used thicker peach slices, therefore I chose a thick galette crust to support the weight of the peaches.
  • Feel free to peel your peaches, if you’re not a fan of the skin. Just remember when it bakes it gets nice and soft.
  • Place dough on a floured surface and roll out to 12-14 inch circle. This should make the thickness fall around 1/8-1/4 inch. Too thin and the crust will tear, too thick and there won’t be room for peaches!
  • Sprinkle almond flour or almond meal in the center of your rolled out dough. This technique will help absorb some of the peach juices and keep your crust from getting soggy.
  • Arrange the honey coated peaches in whatever pattern you like.
  • Fold up the edges of the crust, using a pastry brush coat with water wherever you have a seem. This helps the dough stick together and hold the folded shape.
  • Sprinkle with additional thyme.
  • Bake your galette on the middle rack.
  • Let cool for about 15 minutes before slicing.

Recipe for peach galette with homemade pie crust.
Rustic Tart peach galette with butter crust.

Lemon Thyme Peach Galette

Recipe for Lemon Thyme Peach Galette, fresh peaches coated with honey, seasoned with lemon thyme, and baked in a buttery crust. Peach pie flavors in an open face galette that tastes just like summer!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword lemon thyme, peach, peach galette
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
dough cooling time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 slices
Calories 258 kcal

Ingredients

One Homemade Pie Crust (click for crust recipe)

Peach Filling

  • 4 Cups (4-5 peaches) Fresh Slice Peaches peel on, pit removed
  • ¼ Cup Honey (62.5 ml)
  • 1 Tbsp Fresh Lemon Thyme chopped
  • Tbsp  All Purpose Flour
  • 1 Tbsp Corn Starch
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 6 Tbsp Fresh Lemon Juice

Egg Wash

  • 1 Egg and 1 Tbsp water stirred together with a fork

Topping

  • 3 Tbsp Almond Flour
  • 3 Tbsp Sparkling Sugar

Instructions

Peach Filling

  1. In a large bowl whisk together all ingredients except peaches.
  2. Next gently add the sliced peaches and stir with a wooden spoon to coat them.

Galette

  1. Preheat oven to 375 F (190 C) Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Roll out pie crust dough onto floured surface to a 10-12" circle. Place dough onto cookie sheet.

  3. Sprinkle center of dough with Almond Flour or Almond Meal.

  4. Assemble peaches onto the crust leaving a 2 inch border. This galette used a spiral of overlapping peaches, but you can arrange them any way you choose.
  5. Fold dough over and crimp to enclose the peaches. This will create an open center with a “pizza crust” look. Use water to seal the dough seams.

  6. Brush the folded crust with egg wash and sprinkle with sugar.
  7. Bake for 30-35 minutes until crust is golden brown and peach juices are bubbling.

  8. Remove from oven and allow to cool on pan for 10 minutes.
  9. Juices will look runny, but they will solidify as the galette cools.
  10. Transfer galette by sliding parchment paper off the cookie sheet and onto a wire cooling rack.
  11. Let galette cool completely.

Recipe Notes

Serve with ice cream, whipped cream or crème fresh. Sprinkle with chopped almonds. Drizzle on some honey and dig in!

 

4 Comments

  • Reply
    Jan
    May 24, 2018 at 9:37 am

    5 stars
    Wow, this peach galette looks scrumptious! Can’t wait to try!!

    • Reply
      Jenn
      May 26, 2018 at 11:42 am

      Thank you!! So simple, but so tasty!!

  • Reply
    Laura
    June 11, 2018 at 9:23 pm

    5 stars
    So perfect for the summer months!

    • Reply
      Jenn
      June 18, 2019 at 8:50 pm

      My favorite summer dessert!!

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