Donut Peach Galette for You Want Pies with That?

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Donut or Saturn Peach Galette - Food Librarian
For this month's You Want Pies with That? challenge, Rebecca of Ezra Pound Cake and Mary of Alpineberry came up with this month's theme: Taste of Summer Pie!

Donut or Saturn Peach Galette - Food Librarian
Summer to me is all about stone fruit. I love stone fruit. I grew up eating peaches from my parent's backyard. The house always had apricots, plums and nectarines from the store. I remember when I discovered the goodness that is the white peach and nectarine. And I jump for joy when I first see the mango-flavored nectarine at the Farmer's Market at the beginning of summer. And don't get me started about my special relationship with the pluot...

Donut or Saturn Peach Galette - Food Librarian
Have you tried the Donut or Saturn peach? It's a sweet, squat white peach that, well, looks like a donut or the rings of Saturn. (Yes, I bet that one was hard to figure out! :)

By the way, I've used this green platter in a few posts. It is a piece of Mary Law Pottery. She has a great studio in Berkeley, CA. I bought it when I got my bread platter by Gary Holt (see this post), and I forgot to showcase this one! Check out Mary Law's website...and visit her studio if you ever visit Northern California.

Donut or Saturn Peach Galette - Food Librarian Donut or Saturn Peach Galette - Food Librarian
For this one, I wanted to keep the donut shape so I just rinsed it off and plopped the lovely fruit (with pit) on my completely misshapen pie crust. I had some frozen ginger spice cookies I made last week so I crumbed some of them underneath. And I dropped some butter and sugar on top. Bake and eat. Yum.

Donut or Saturn Peach Galette - Food Librarian
Be sure to check out the other You Want Pies with That? pies and delights!

Pie Crust: 1 1/4 c flour, dash of salt, 1 stick butter, 2 1/2 T ice water (a variation of Martha Stewart's Pie Crust)
Saturn or Donut Peach
Ginger Spice Cookie crumbs
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Snooky doodle said... [Reply to comment]


Nina said... [Reply to comment]

ohhh so that's what they're called. My parents loves those flat peaches. They're amazingly sweet too!

Sweetie said... [Reply to comment]

lovely plate & dessert. ginger combines perfectly with peaches.

you've got to see this recent peach cake:

Donna-FFW said... [Reply to comment]

One word. Amazing. Ok two. Phenomenal!

Madam Chow said... [Reply to comment]

This DOES look yum! When I was a kid, we had a "dwarf" peach tree that grew taller than our house! My mom made a lot of wonderful peach pies from that tree.

eatme_delicious said... [Reply to comment]

What an adorable little pie creation! I love how you crumbled up some ginger cookie to put underneath.

Eileen said... [Reply to comment]

It looks heavenly!

Katie said... [Reply to comment]

These are My Mom's favorite peaches and when ever I see them I have to get them for her. Looks great!!

Sara said... [Reply to comment]

Mmmmm, looks delicious! I just picked up some Saturn peaches at the Farmer's market yesterday...yum. :)

Anna said... [Reply to comment]

I've never even heard of doughnut peaches, but if more fruit was named after dessert I'd probably get my five a day more often. Cupcake apples, anyone?

These are so simple and adorable!

The Scootabaker said... [Reply to comment]

No joke, I was just taking photographs of my saturn peaches yesterday! But I didn't get to bake them in anything because I ate them first. They are soooo sweet and just the right amount of peach!

Debbie said... [Reply to comment]

I'm with Indigo ... any fruit with the name doughnut in it has to be alright. They finished galette is beautiful.

Mary said... [Reply to comment]

The peaches are called UFO here in Connecticut....I love the little space alien stickers they put on them at our fruit market :). Great post...I have pottery envy problems.

Irene said... [Reply to comment]

Wow, that looks scrumptious!!!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Simple and delicious!

CookiePie said... [Reply to comment]

Gorgeous - LOVE summer pies!

Ingrid_3Bs said... [Reply to comment]

I'm with snooky doodle looks delicious! Very pretty, too!

Esi said... [Reply to comment]

I love this. Such an easy way to get a delicious pie.

LibraryGirl62 said... [Reply to comment]

I love plouts! They are near perfection~esp. the Dinosaur egg ones.

Marta said... [Reply to comment]

Oh gosh, what a delicious way to capture summer flavours in a tart! That peach looks seriously moist, I want a bite now!

Engineer Baker said... [Reply to comment]

I absolutely swooned when I was in SF and bought apricots for a galette - so much better than the ones I get here in WI! I adore donut peaches too, just because of how cute they look :)

Kathy Walker said... [Reply to comment]

I had never heard of them until a few weeks ago. We got some and didn't know what they were! Maybe I should try using them in baking...the dessert looks great. I love peaches and ginger!

Unknown said... [Reply to comment]

Gorgeous! I'm so jealous of the produce you have available.

Pearl said... [Reply to comment]

we have a donut peach tree in our backyard! they are so sweet!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

I'm learning so much about fruit and food from your blog, FL. This entry is amazing. I am heading to our local farmer's market this morning with my neighbor and hope to find some of these there to try. Great pics! Hugs, Racheal

Lisa said... [Reply to comment]

My manners have fled and all I can say is gimme!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Wow! So easy! Yum.

Jen H said... [Reply to comment]

How perfectly easy and delicious looking!

Amy of Sing For Your Supper said... [Reply to comment]

Beautiful! And delicious looking!!


Alpineberry Mary said... [Reply to comment]

What a perfect way to highlight the donut peach.

Nanette said... [Reply to comment]

If I went through all your previous posts, I think my comment would be the same across the board:




(I especially love this one as it looks like something even *I* could make!)

jane of many trades said... [Reply to comment]

peaches must be the fruit of summer! your galettes look tasty!

J.L. Danger said... [Reply to comment]

so cute!

I dont blame you for wanting to keep the shape. Those peaches are beautiful!

vibi said... [Reply to comment]

WOW! I'm impressed at how well the peach held it's shape after oven baking!

Very creative, great thinking...

Nutmeg Nanny said... [Reply to comment]

Delicious and tasty!!!

Jacque said... [Reply to comment]

Mmmm, yummy! that is completely adorable and I'll bet it tasted wonderful too. Nice work.

Monica H said... [Reply to comment]

so simple and delicious looking. I just bought a ton of peaches too!

Rain said... [Reply to comment]

yum yum yum yum yum! I love your blog! I linked it to my blog, hope you dont mind. I found you when I went looking for something fun to do with jello. Thanks, HurricaneKassi

emiglia said... [Reply to comment]

I think this is the perfect embodiment of the challenge... the whole stone fruit really screams summer to me as well! Great idea!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

We just picked the first peaches off our little Saturn peach tree. The flesh is so sweet and white!! Nice idea for a beautiful dessert.

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