Make A Delicious, Rustic-Style Plum Galette

If you are looking for a fruit pie perfect for desserts, then you should try this simple and rustic-style plum galette. This plum pie is not only great for desserts but they also taste great for snacks or even breakfasts with its delicious, fruity taste. And you don’t have to set in the corner with little Jack Horner to eat one!

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Family Verdict

When I served the galette to my husband and kids, they were a little doubtful at first (plum in a pie? Not your standard American fare). The first thing they noticed is the beautiful, purple color on top. Once they tasted the pie, the look on their faces definitely said that this dish tasted great. The kids love fruit tarts and pies for dessert but this is the first time they tried a plum variety and they loved it. Next time, I’m making this grape and thyme version for them!

After a more savory, dinner-style galette recipe? Try our butternut squash and leek galette recipe. It’s delicious!

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A nice rustic plum gallete that can be served after meals or even for breakfast if prepared the day before.
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Make A Delicious, Rustic-Style Plum Galette
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A nice rustic plum gallete that can be served after meals or even for breakfast if prepared the day before.
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 6 tbsp butter
  • 3 tbsp cold water
  • 1 tbsp almond extract
  • 1 egg*
  • 1 tbsp turbinado sugar optional
Plum Filling
  • 5 ripe plums
  • 1/4 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  1. Start with the dough first. Place the cold butter pieces, flour, sugar, and salt into a food processor and blend until you create coarse dough. Add the almond extract then blend (pulse) one more time.
  2. Transfer the ingredients in a large bowl and gradually add water 1 tbsp. at a time until you reach the desired dough consistency. Place the dough on a cutting board then pat it down until it is around 1.5 inches thick.
  3. Wrap it in plastic then chill in the fridge for about 30 minutes.
  4. Cut the plums into wedges. Put in a large bowl then add nutmeg, sugar, cinnamon, lemon zest, flour and toss thoroughly until all wedges are covered with the mixture.
  5. Preheat oven to 375°.
  6. Remove the dough from the fridge then let it soften for 10 minutes to prevent it from cracking when rolling.
  7. Roll the dough on a board lightly dusted with flour and turbinado sugar. Trim excess edges to create a circle.
  8. Sprinkle a parchment paper with flour and put the dough on top. Place the plum wedges on top of the rolled dough, at the center, leaving about 2 inches of clean dough around the edges. Fold the edges and lightly pinch each fold.
  9. Whisk egg and a tbsp. of water then brush the top of the dough with the egg wash. Sprinkle with little turbinado sugar.
  10. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until the fruits start bubbling and the dough turns golden brown.
Recipe Notes

Choose ripe plums if you want to go for the really sweet flavor or you can add less sugar to avoid over sweetening. If you are using fairly sour plums, then you can add more sugar plus lemon juice to balance the tartness.

The dough for this galette is quite simple and can be made in just 10 to 15 minutes. I like to roll the chilled dough on a board dusted with flour and a little turbinado sugar. The sugar is pressed into the bottom of the dough and provides a brownish caramelized bottom when cooked. Since this is a rustic-style plum galette, there is no need to worry about how you fold your dough - just free-form the crust into whatever shape appeals to the eye.

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About Lynne Jaques

Lynne is a stay-at-home mother of two boys. As a former US military officer and the spouse of an active duty US military member, Lynne enjoys traveling the world (although not the moving part!) and finding new cuisine and methods of preparing food. She also has the habit of using parenthesis way too much!

10 thoughts on “Make A Delicious, Rustic-Style Plum Galette”

  1. Fruit galettes are the prettiest desert, I think! It’s also one of my faves. I have never made a plum one before. I’m going to try this recipe over thanksgiving. I hope it turns out as good looking as yours 🙂 Can’t wait to share it!

  2. Well, hello plum GALETTE. May I vote BEFORE I make this? To the best of my recollection, I’ve never heard of galettes, plum or otherwise, before this. Surely I would have remembered something like this had I seen it before.

    This plum galette is certainly out of the ordinary (like your family felt at first), but this is such a beautiful looking dessert that I will have to try to make this. I wish I had some right now so that I could have some with the coffee that I am currently drinking. I don’t have all the ingredients to make this right now, but this recipe is definitely on my cooking to-do list.

  3. I’m a bit on the fence about this one, but I would be fully cooperative to give it a try. I haven’t ate anything of this nature before with the type of ingredients in it such as plum. Sure, I’ve ate plum on it’s own but never considered eating it in a pie. Time to go and try making this hidden secret known as a plum galette.

  4. I have never indulged in a galette before but by golly it sure does look delicious, this is a wonderful alternative over all the confectionery out there that makes the kids and ‘sweet tooth like me’ go crazy out there!….a complete hands on recipe…why not try it out?! {rhetoric question} 😉

  5. I love plums, and the picture makes this really tempting to try. I also had no idea what tubinado sugar was up until now. I’ll have to try to find some, though if I can’t, I wonder if brown sugar would function as a substitute? Turbinado sugar seems to have the same qualities as brown sugar does, but I could be wrong. I’m also not surprised that this dessert is from French cuisine. France definitely makes some of the best pastries in the world. 🙂

  6. Just given the image alone I would love to live on half of one of these guys for breakfast for the rest of my life. Sadly, I’d need my plums to be in season & that would ruin my dream. Only alteration I would suggest is to mention using fresh nutmeg. Nothing better.

  7. Haha, Little Jack Horner, I remember that! I’ve never had plum in a pie before either. I’d love to try this galette, it looks like a perfect sweater-weather dessert. I wouldn’t be at all surprised if it became my favorite way to eat plums.

  8. It’s refreshing to see someone making a dessert with plums. I love the rustic look of the turbinado sugar on the crust. Galettes are a welcome change to more involved pastries, especially on weeknights, when most of us have very little time to prepare a meal and dessert. I’m looking forward to tasting the mixture of plums, lemon zest, almond extract, cinnamon and nutmeg in this recipe, it sounds like a delightful combination.

  9. Well I have to say that this one is new to me in a lot of different ways. First off, I have not had a lot of plums in my day, so that intrigues me right off the bat. Second, I am not sure I have ever had a galette, so you have that. Then, it is not really new to me, but anytime I have seen “rustic” as a descriptor in food it has turned out delicious, so this seems right up my alley. I like the size of the thing too, and it seems perfect for summer snacking. Thank you for sharing this.

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