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Peach Galette

By Tessa Arias
July 1st, 2023
4.98 from 45 votes
4.98 from 45 votes

Peach Galette is so much easier to make than a peach pie, but with the same deliciously sweet summery peach flavor and flaky all-butter crust in every bite. Serve this homemade galette recipe with vanilla ice cream for the perfect rustic dessert.

Yield: 8 servings

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook: 50 minutes

Tessa's Recipe Rundown...

TASTE: Sweet, simple peach flavors wrapped in buttery, summery deliciousness.
TEXTURE: Softened peaches + flaky pie crust = bites of perfection.
EASE: So much easier than a full double-crust pie!
APPEARANCE: Rustic and beautiful.
PROS: All the same flavors as a peach pie, but simpler and faster.
CONS: None.

To be honest, fruit desserts aren’t always my favorite. But I’m thrilled to be sharing this Peach Galette recipe with you for a few cheeky reasons.

peach galette with a slice removed

Half my hesitation around fruit desserts, besides the fact that I usually want chocolate instead, is that perfectly ripe in-season fruit is just so good all on its own.

Then to spend the time making a homemade pie but having to wait hours for it to completely cool before you can finally eat it? Well, I’m just too lazy.

close up of peach galette

Enter, the peach galette! All the deliciousness of a peach pie, with so much less fuss. It’s the perfect recipe for honing your pie dough skills, too, because it’s so much more forgiving.

sliced galette with a scoop of slightly-melting vanilla ice cream on top

A simple homemade flaky, buttery pie crust, filled with easy peach filling, and just folded around the edges to hold it all in.

So easy, so simple, and oh so tasty, this peach galette is the perfect accompaniment to any picnic, cookout or small gathering. I hope you love it as much as I do!

slice of peach galette on a white plate with a fork beside it

How to Make Peach Galette

    What is a Galette?

    ‘Galette’ is a French term to describe what is essentially a free-form flat pie that is much easier, quicker, and less temperamental than a traditional pie. There’s no pie pan and no fluting or crimping involved! It also cooks and cools much faster to satisfy your craving, stat. Think of this peach galette as the slightly more informal, rustic cousin to the peach pie. Still impressive, but easier and quicker.

    mise en place including our made-ahead pie dough

    Is Galette Dough The Same As Pie Dough?

    Yes! We are using my Best Ever Pie Crust, which is my go-to all-butter pie crust, full of buttery flavor and perfectly flaky. You can make even quicker work of this using a food processor. Tips on pie crust below, and even more in the full Pie Crust post. I don’t recommend substituting a store-bought pie crust because they’re typically thinner, less flaky, and less flavorful than a homemade pie crust. I encourage you to give my recipe a try!

    collage of 6 step-by-step photos showing how to assemble and finish peach galette

    Tips for Rolling Out Pie Dough for Peach Galette

    Here are my top 3 tips for rolling out pie dough. I have lots more tips in my full Pie Crust post.

    1. Keep everything as cold as possible. If your kitchen is warm, fill freezer bags with ice and a little water and set them on your work surface for 10 minutes, to chill it down before rolling out your pie dough.
    2. Flour your work surface, the dough itself, and your rolling pin throughout the process. I recommend investing in a flour shaker (to easily add a sprinkle of all-purpose flour wherever needed) and a bench scraper (helps to keep the dough moving as you roll it out, which is essential to prevent sticking).
    3. Chill when needed. If the butter begins to get melty or sticky at any point, return the dough to the fridge or freezer immediately. Continue once the butter is cold and firm.

    process shots showing how to form pie dough for a homemade galette

    What Type of Peaches Should I Use for Peach Galette?

    • Fresh peaches are recommended for this peach galette recipe, when possible.
    • Frozen peaches are your best bet if your local peaches are not in season.
    • Team HTH tested if thawing the frozen peaches was necessary, and it’s not. However, if using frozen peaches, increase the cornstarch to 2 tablespoons. If using thawed, you may proceed with the recipe as written.
    • You may need to adjust the sugar levels slightly in this recipe, depending on the sweetness of your peaches.
    • In testing this recipe, Team HTH found that canned peaches are too bland and too wet for this recipe, resulting in an undesirable flavor and texture, as well as a soggy bottom. Avoid canned peaches for this recipe.

    two photos side-by-side showing the peach filling ingredients being mixed together

    Picking Ripe Peaches for Peach Galette

    Picking out perfectly ripe peaches can be super tricky, but here are a few quick tips. Underripe peaches will be hard and not sweet, and overripe peaches will release too much liquid as they bake and result in a soggy crust. Here are some tips to help you select the perfect peaches:

    • Scent: Give it a sniff! They should have a noticeable sweet aroma.
    • Appearance: Ripe peaches should have a dark yellow or orange shade to the outer skin. A green color means they’re underripe.
    • Feel: When you delicately squeeze a peach, it shouldn’t be rock-hard or super soft. A perfectly ripe peach should have a little bit of give, but your fingers shouldn’t leave indentations.
    • If your peaches are underripe, place them in a brown bag to help speed up the ripening process.

    How Do I Keep A Galette From Getting Soggy?

    1. Bake on a parchment paper-lined quality baking sheet, like this one.
    2. Use a baking stone if you have one, and place it on the bottom rack in the oven as it preheats. Bake on a baking sheet placed on top of the baking stone.
    3. Don’t skip the cornstarch in the recipe, to avoid a runny filling and soggy bottom.
    4. Drain the excess liquid from the peach mixture as you add them to the crust.
    5. Most importantly, be sure to cook the galette completely. The galette is fully baked when the crust is deep golden brown and the peaches are bubbling. An underbaked galette will be soggy and runny.

    How to Store Peach Galette

    Store leftover peach galette in an airtight container at room temperature for 1 day or in the fridge for up to 3 days. Refresh in a 300°F oven for 5 to 10 minutes before serving, if desired.

    Can You Freeze Peach Galette?

    Yes! There are two ways.

    1. Freeze after assembling but before egg washing or baking. Increase cornstarch to 2 tablespoons. Freeze fully assembled on a sheet pan until solid then place in an airtight container. Bake from frozen, adding about 5 extra minutes to the baking time. This is a great way to prep for the holidays!
    2. Freeze after baking. Let cool completely then freeze on a sheet pan until solid. Move to an airtight container. Let thaw at room temperature then refresh in a 350°F oven until warmed through and the crust is re-crisped, about 10-15 minutes.

    close-up of a slice of peach galette
    peach galette cut into slices

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    4.98 from 45 votes

    How to make
    Peach Galette

    Yield: 8 servings
    Prep Time: 30 minutes
    Cook Time: 50 minutes
    Chill Time 20 minutes
    Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
    Peach Galette is so much easier to make than a peach pie, but with the same deliciously sweet summery peach flavor and flaky all-butter crust in every bite. Serve this homemade galette recipe with vanilla ice cream for the perfect rustic dessert.


    • 1 (single batch) Best Ever Pie Crust
    • 1 1/4 pounds (567 grams) fresh peaches (about 5 large peaches), halved, pitted, and cut into 1/4-inch thick wedges¹
    • 5 tablespoons (63 grams) granulated sugar, more or less depending on sweetness of peaches
    • 2 teaspoons (5 grams) cornstarch²
    • ½ teaspoon vanilla
    • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon, optional
    • 1 large egg
    • 1 ½ teaspoons water, divided
    • Coarse sugar, for sprinkling
    • 1 tablespoon apricot jam or jelly
    • Vanilla ice cream, for serving if desired


    1. Remove the pie crust from the fridge to soften slightly while you prepare the filling.

    2. In a medium-sized bowl, gently toss together peaches, sugar, cornstarch, vanilla, and cinnamon, if using. Place a strainer set over another medium-sized bowl and pour in the peach mixture, letting it sit to release any liquid while you roll out the dough.
    3. Roll out the prepared dough into a 13-inch circle on a lightly floured counter, then transfer to the prepared pan.
    4. Using a slotted spoon, pick up the peaches from the bowl leaving the excess juices behind, and arrange them in the center of the dough, leaving a 2-inch border around the edge.
    5. Carefully grasp one edge of the dough and fold up 2 inches over the fruit. Repeat around the circumference of the tart, overlapping the dough every 2 inches. Gently pinch the pleated dough to secure, but do not press the dough into the fruit.
    6. Place in the fridge and chill while you preheat the oven. Adjust oven rack to lower-middle position and heat oven to 375°F. If you have a baking stone, place on the rack to preheat with the oven.

    7. Once preheated, beat the egg with ½ teaspoon water. Brush all over the unbaked crust. Sprinkle the crust with coarse sugar. Bake until crust is deep golden brown and fruit is bubbling, 50 minutes to 1 hour.
    8. Transfer sheet to wire rack and let tart cool for 10 minutes.
    9. While the galette cools, combine the apricot jam and 1 teaspoon water in a small glass bowl. Microwave for 15 to 20 seconds or until bubbling. Brush over the peaches.
    10. Using a metal spatula, loosen tart from parchment and slide onto wire rack; let cool until warm, about 30 minutes. Cut into wedges and serve.
    11. Store leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature for 1 day or in the fridge for up to 3 days. Refresh in a 300°F oven for 5 to 10 minutes before serving if desired.

    Recipe Video

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    Recipe Notes

    1. Fresh peaches are recommended for this recipe. Do not use canned peaches or your galette may be bland in flavor.
    2. If using frozen peaches, increase the cornstarch to 2 tablespoons.
    Course : Dessert
    Cuisine : American
    Keyword : galette, peach galette

    Photos by Joanie Simon.

    Tessa Arias
    Author: Tessa Arias

    I share trusted baking recipes your friends will LOVE alongside insights into the science of sweets. I'm a professionally trained chef, cookbook author, and cookie queen. I love to write about all things sweet, carb-y, and homemade. I live in Phoenix, Arizona (hence the blog name!)

    Tessa Arias

    About Tessa...

    I share trusted baking recipes your friends will LOVE alongside insights into the science of sweets. I'm a professionally trained chef, cookbook author, and cookie queen. I love to write about all things sweet, carb-y, and homemade. I live in Phoenix, Arizona (hence the blog name!)

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    1. #
      Pooja — August 19, 2023 at 9:57 am

      Made this last night and it was amazing! I have made many pies and galettes before but always struggled with the possibility of a soggy bottom. Putting the fruit in a strainer over a bowl for 2 hours combined with baking on a pizza stone have revolutionized my baking. The galette came out PERFECT and everyone loved it. Also, freezing the butter was a new technique for me; I did not have time to refrigerate for 6 hours so instead I froze the dough for 2 and put it in the refrigerator for one hour and it worked out well. Thank you for the tips!

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        Kiersten @ Handle the Heat — August 21, 2023 at 8:40 am

        Woohoo! So happy to hear that this was such a hit for you, Pooja! 🙂

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      rori — August 3, 2023 at 7:28 am

      I have just discovered your site, and therefore I have not tried any of your recipes. Everything looks amazing, though. I am particularly drawn to your fruit galettes. When plums are available I make plum pies with a streusel topping– a summer staple in my family. I would like to try something different, like using the plums in one of your galettes. Do I proceed the same way as in your peach galette? Also, perhaps add some roasted almonds instead of the streusel on top?

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        Emily — August 3, 2023 at 9:09 am

        Hi Rori! Welcome to Handle the Heat 🙂 Our Best Ever Pie Crust recipe would work perfectly as a base for your plum galette; however, our team hasn’t tested a plum galette yet, so I can’t give you specific measurements of the other ingredients. Based on the sweetness and juiciness of the fruit, you may need to adjust the sugar, cornstarch, and spices. Good luck!

    3. #
      Robin L — July 31, 2023 at 8:22 pm

      Nothing says summer better than fresh peaches.! Looking forward to sharing this tomorrow with my office mates!

    4. #
      Lesa — July 31, 2023 at 6:14 pm

      I had not had a chance to try Tessa’s amazing pie crust until now! It’s sooo good and flaky and the peach flavor is out of this world. This will become a repeat desert at my house now .. Lise most of Tessa’s recipes!!!

    5. #
      Suzanne Gmirek — July 31, 2023 at 11:38 am

      This was sooo good. I didn’t think I’d like it much and made the Strawberry Chocolate Galette first because the peaches weren’t very good here at the time. Still, I loved the Peach Galette even more than the Strawberry Chocolate. It was incredible with ice cream. Thanks much, Tessa, for another awesome recipe.

    6. #
      Denise — July 31, 2023 at 10:05 am

      I will definitely make this again! The peaches were cooked perfectly and the crust was so flaky. The instructions for making the pie crust were so helpful! I used regular sugar to dust the crust and placed my baking sheet directly on my pizza stone. The pie crust was baked perfectly with no soggy bottoms. I also had a jar of apricot jam so the glaze was an added touch of goodness.

    7. #
      Jen — July 30, 2023 at 2:43 pm

      Such a summer time stunner. The fresh juicy peaches combined with the crispy crust are a stellar combo!

    8. #
      Susie Ryan — July 30, 2023 at 10:10 am

      So yummy

    9. #
      Stephanie — July 29, 2023 at 4:58 pm

      I really like the crust recipe, one of the best! I think my peaches needed to be more ripe but it was still delicious! I added the cinnamon because I love that spice. It smelled so good while baking.

    10. #
      Laura — July 29, 2023 at 4:18 pm

      Awesome summer dessert. Very delicious.

    11. #
      Tasha Brown — July 29, 2023 at 12:52 pm

      SO much better than pie. This is everything I love about pie but way more amazing! I will never buy pie crust again!

    12. #
      Gabriella Stein — July 28, 2023 at 10:03 am

      Fantastic!! The flavors were perfect. And the crust was heavenly! Both my husband and I generally aren’t into pie crust (we usually end up scraping out the innards and barely touching the crust), but this one was really good, he thought the crust was the best part!! I was also a little intimidated by this recipe, but the prep work ended up being quite simple and it came together a lot faster than I expected. You do have to plan ahead to make the pie crust the day before so it can chill, but beyond that, it’s totally simple!! I can’t wait to try the other flavors!!

    13. #
      Shawn — July 28, 2023 at 8:08 am

      This was my first time making this desert and it turned our super yummy! My husband really liked it too! I will make it again and believe it will come out even better as I now have some confidence in making it.

    14. #
      Wendy — July 27, 2023 at 11:15 pm

      I’m always nervous about making pie dough, but this recipe is excellent. The peach galette was a huge success with the volunteers at the bookstore. I will definitely make it agin! Thank you!

    15. #
      Kathryn Severson — July 26, 2023 at 2:14 pm

      The recipe was great. I’m team galette over pie now! It feels easier. I followed the recipe except using a store bought pie dough cause of time and I also added a bit of cardamom to the spice mixture and loved it. Using a mandolin also made slicing super easy. The apricot jam was a really nice touch for flavor and moisture.

    16. #
      Claire Adamyk — July 26, 2023 at 7:58 am

      The recipe was easy to make and tasted delicious! Such a fun way to use fresh peaches from the local farmers’ market.

    17. #
      Adrienne — July 25, 2023 at 8:05 am

      Delicious and perfect for summer. The dough is easy to work with and is tender and flaky and the peaches were tender and sweet. A little scoop of ice cream made it the perfect dessert.

    18. #
      Josh — July 24, 2023 at 4:41 pm

      So great! It’s kind of like a “hack” to get you all of the elements of a pie, in a streamlined method. I did choose to add the cinnamon. I would recommend it!

    19. #
      Becky L Rudella — July 23, 2023 at 7:30 pm

      The Peach Galette is so good! My husband now has another new favorite. The crust is flaky and crunchy with the coarse sugar. The peaches were done just right. Delicious with coffee in the morning, tea in the afternoon, and a la mode for dessert.

    20. #
      Cindy — July 22, 2023 at 10:59 am

      This was my first galette and it was amazing! Thanks for a great recipe!

    21. #
      Cindy Wall — July 20, 2023 at 11:22 pm

      So good! This crust!!! Such a fast and easy summer dessert. No need to peel the peaches. Just ask company to pick up vanilla ice cream!

    22. #
      Amy — July 20, 2023 at 3:18 pm

      Came out amazing! Wasn’t soggy at all! We were able to eat with our hands like pizza.

    23. #
      Penny Johnson — July 20, 2023 at 11:49 am

      I have never been so successful when attempting a homemade pie crust! This will definitely be my go-to recipe in the future.

    24. #
      Karen VandenBos — July 19, 2023 at 6:36 pm

      This was fun to make and a big hit with my friend group that I served it to! It was really easy to put together, and I used the double crust pie recipe so I am looking forward to trying the chocolate strawberry galette for my family!!

    25. #
      Wendy Ely — July 19, 2023 at 6:27 pm

      delightful summer dessert! perfect flaky crust and delicious filling. not too sweet.

    26. #
      Isabel Caniço — July 19, 2023 at 8:18 am

      What an amazing Galette! All family loved it. Thanks for share the recipe.

    27. #
      iman osman — July 19, 2023 at 5:56 am

      first time to make peach gallete, loved it!

    28. #
      Kiersten Kilczewski — July 17, 2023 at 4:12 pm

      I loved this galette. Super easy to make and delicious!

    29. #
      Rebecca Lyman — July 16, 2023 at 8:04 pm

      The crust was perfectly flaky and the peach filling was delicious. we loved this!

    30. #
      Tish Alleyne — July 16, 2023 at 3:40 pm

      The Peach Galette is delicious! It had just the right sweetness and the Best Ever Pie Crust is so flaky and tender

    31. #
      Amy — July 16, 2023 at 11:31 am

      What is the reason for the apricot jam and water mixture? Is it necessary? I don’t typically buy apricot jam because it doesn’t get eaten in my household.

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        Kiersten @ Handle the Heat — July 17, 2023 at 9:51 am

        Hi Amy! The jam/water is just for a glaze after removing from the oven, mostly to make it look pretty. You can absolutely skip this step if you prefer, or use a different complimentary jam in its place. Happy baking! 🙂

    32. #
      Lisa — July 16, 2023 at 6:19 am

      This was so good. The pie crust was easy to make and came out so flaky. We will definitely be making a the Strawberry one soon.

    33. #
      Gretchen — July 15, 2023 at 9:51 am

      What a great recipe! It’s so much easier than making a pie.

    34. #
      Barbara — July 15, 2023 at 6:52 am

      Crust was very good and flakey. Peach filling was a little on the sweet side even though I used slightly less sugar than called for.

    35. #
      Julie — July 14, 2023 at 1:19 pm

      I just finished making my first galette. It was so easy. I cannot wait to cut into it!!! Drooling…..

    36. #
      Jackie A. — July 12, 2023 at 4:58 pm

      A delicious alternative to your typical peach cobbler or peach pie. Very summery and light and very easy to make.

    37. #
      Tamera — July 10, 2023 at 6:57 pm

      Peach was the bomb!! especially after picking peaches this week !

    38. #
      Katie Doan — July 10, 2023 at 9:44 am

      First time ever making a peach galette and I’d say Handle the Heat has done it again! So good, and no soggy bottoms 🙂 I brought it for a game night and the friends loved it! Might just have to try the other flavors!

    39. #
      Lori Leonard — July 8, 2023 at 11:30 am

      Wow! This was my first time baking a galette so I was a bit intimidated. However, Tessa’s instructions are so clear and helpful, it came together so easily. Also, her Best Ever Pie Cruse IS really the BEST EVER pie crust! I always struggle with pie crusts and her tips made all the difference for this beginner pie maker. It is the perfect summer dessert! Everyone who tried it is already asking when I will be making it again!!!

    40. #
      Leanne Gossett — July 7, 2023 at 3:44 pm

      This is fabulous. Made it exactly as written. Easy to follow directions and the taste is amazing!

    41. #
      Vick Volovnyk — July 7, 2023 at 2:32 pm

      Easy and delicious, first pie I’ve made and everyone loved it!

    42. #
      Crystal — July 6, 2023 at 7:38 pm

      This was so good! Simple to put together! Crust was flaky and didn’t tear apart like previous crusts I’ve made. Love it!

    43. #
      Taylor — July 5, 2023 at 3:06 pm

      This was great!

    44. #
      Elizabeth — July 5, 2023 at 2:27 pm

      peach is a great summery way to enjoy this without spending a ton of time in the kitchen.

    45. #
      Elizabeth — July 5, 2023 at 2:26 pm

      peaches are perfect summer fruit and what an easy way to enjoy. the pie crust too is by far the best I’ve ever had

    46. #
      Elizabeth — July 5, 2023 at 2:25 pm

      she wasn’t kidding so much easier than a pie and just as delicious!

    47. #
      McKenzie Pack — July 4, 2023 at 4:15 pm

      Loved using Tessa’s pie dough and fresh peaches for the galette! It was easy to prepare and absolutely gorgeous to serve. I’ll definitely make again!

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