mini plum galettes

You can never go wrong with a buttery crust and a sweet fruit center. I made this recipe because I had cherries and plums on hand. The dough is split into four pieces to make mini galettes but you could make two bigger ones if you wish. This is a very basic galette recipe and can be filled with just about any fruit.

 

What you need:

 

For the crust:

 

  • 1 and 1/2 cup all purpose flour

  • 3/4 tsp salt

  • 2 T sugar

  • 1/2 cup shortening 

  • 1/4 cup ice cold water

 

For the fruit filling:

 

  • 4 cups pitted sweet cherries

  • 3 T sugar

  • 1 and 1/2 tsp cornstarch

  • 1 egg beaten

 

What to do:

 

Make the crust:

 

In a medium bowl (or bowl of a stand mixer or food processor), mix together the flour, salt and sugar. Cut in shortening with a pastry blender (if using a bowl) until pea sized crumbs.

 

Sprinkle the cold water over the mixture, lightly stirring with a fork until dough forms into a ball. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and chill  for at least an hour. This makes it much easier to handle.

 

 

 

Make the filling and assemble:

 

1. Preheat oven to 400 F. Mix the cherries (and plums if you wish) with the sugar and cornstarch.

2. Divide the dough into fourths. Roll out each fourth into a 8 in round circle. Trim the edges a bit with a knife, if necessary. 

 

3. Spoon a cup of the cherries into the middle of each circle, leaving about an inch and a half of crust around the edges. 

4. Gently fold the edge of the crust over the cherries, pleating as you go. Brush the crust with a beaten egg. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the crust is golden brown and the cherries are tender.

 

 

 

Recipe from: Chocolate with Grace

http://chocolatewithgrace.com/rustic-cherry-tarts/

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