The summer is winding down, kids are in school, the days are getting shorter…is there anything we have left to look forward too? Yes! It’s peach season!
Canned peaches are the best.
These peaches are from last year’s batch. I remember canning peaches for hours on end and towards the end of canning I was tired, sweaty, and basically “over” it. However, I have appreciated every jar of peaches I have taken from the pantry throughout the year. I decided to use some of these canned peaches to make a galette, which is basically a free-form pie.
Homemade pie dough is the best.
Homemade pie dough is the most delicious dough you will ever taste. It is nothing like the pre-made dough you buy in the freezer aisle at the grocery store. I encourage you to try it at least once. It will elevate any dessert you put together and is well worth the effort.
Peaches and blueberries are a great combination.
While I used canned peaches, I did buy frozen blueberries. There are certain things I do not mind buying frozen, and fruit is one of them. They are frozen at/near the peak of ripeness.
A secret to many of my recipes involving canned fruit is to use the juice that the fruit sits in. It’s basically sugar water, but it has been flavored by the peaches. If a recipe calls for water or something with minimal flavor, here is a great way to enter in a punch of flavor and still bring moisture to the recipe.
Delicious pie dough
One thing I love about homemade pie dough is that it is easier to work with than the frozen dough. It’s more flexible and does not tear as easily.
Ready to bake!
Free form pies also have a lot of give. They can be any shape, so if there is a bulge from the fruit, then go with it! You can see that this one is no where near perfect, I used too much fruit. However, it looks delicious and is ready to bake. Simply brush with egg wash, sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon.
Awesome! Can’t wait to try it!
Even though I used too much fruit, this looks delicious and could not wait to slice into it. Free-form pies are easy to make and will sure impress your family/friends. You don’t need to use canned peaches, but fresh or even frozen peaches will do the trick. Enjoy!
Edit: I apologize, it has been a while since I’ve made this recipe and I cannot remember where I found it. However, a quick search online will give you results. Search for a peach blueberry galette or free-form pie.