Lazy Man’s Pie

peach blueberry galette

Afraid of making pies after seeing my disaster yesterday, never fear…make a galette!  Don’t get intimidated with the fanciness of the word – it is just a foo-foo French word that means a free form round pastry.  The great thing is that you don’t even need a pie pan to make a “galette” just a baking sheet.

Take some fresh summer fruit that is ripe and slice it up.  I used peaches and blueberries but really it is up to you what you add to this.  There is no wrong or right.  The real tip here is to use fresh fruit that is super ripe and tasty!

Use your favorite pie dough recipe or go and buy one at the store.  Roll it out onto a baking sheet that you have lined with parchment paper.  It doesn’t even really matter the shape you roll it out in – that’s the fun part! Toss the fruit with a couple of ingredients to thicken it up (click on photo to see full recipe) and place it in the center of the dough.  Fold the edges of the dough onto the filling and that’s really all there is to it.  Put it in the oven for about a half an hour and out comes a gorgeous rustic dessert that required minimal effort and all it needs is a scoop of ice cream on top of each serving (or serve alone) and you will have yourself a winner!

Hope you will give it a try this holiday weekend as this is a perfect room temperature dessert!  I had a blast taking pics of this pretty dessert this evening along side some Heather that I am attempting to grow in Colorado!  Yikes – not an easy feat!

Happy Fourth of July everyone!  Have a wonderful holiday weekend!

-Elayne

6 thoughts on “Lazy Man’s Pie

  1. If I simply hit reply from the actual email does this get to you? Otherwise it says “comment” in body of email and I have to log in.

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  2. Definitley can use that type of dough as a substitute. Will work great and be even flakier. Hope you guys have a great 4th! XO-E

  3. This looks amazing Elayne! I have some fillo dough in the freezer. Do you think it would work instead of using the pie crust? I am not a baker. Hope your foot is better soon & Happy 4th to all!

  4. Now this looks like something I could do because one could never tell I messed up!! Ha!! It looks beautiful and the pictures is amazing. Well done, again!!

    • Of course you can make this and it will look great! If I don’t hurry up and get this foot healed, I’m going to drive myself crazy with all this baking! It’s seems to be the only thing I can do right now! Have a great 4th!

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