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Plum and Almond Galette


The almond filling enhances the taste of the plums in this rustic free-form tart.

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  • Servings: 8

Source: Everyday Food, September 2009


  • 2 1/2 cups plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled), plus more for rolling
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 5 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup ice water
  • 1/4 cup whole, skin-on almonds, toasted
  • 5 to 6 plums, halved, pitted, and sliced 1/4 inch thick (keep slices together)
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons heavy cream


  1. In a food processor, combine 2 1/2 cups flour, butter, 1 teaspoon sugar, and salt; pulse until mixture resembles coarse meal. Sprinkle with 1/4 cup ice water. Pulse until dough is crumbly but holds together when squeezed (if necessary, add up to 1/4 cup remaining ice water, 1 tablespoon at a time). Don't overmix. Remove dough from processor and shape into a disk; wrap in plastic and refrigerate 1 hour. Meanwhile, wipe bowl of food processor clean and add almonds, 3 tablespoons sugar, and 2 tablespoons flour; pulse until ground to a coarse meal.

  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. On a floured surface, roll out dough to 1/4-inch thickness. Transfer to a parchment-lined baking sheet; sprinkle almond mixture over dough. With a spatula, transfer plums to dough; press lightly to fan out, leaving a 2-inch border. Fold edge of dough over fruit. Refrigerate 20 minutes. Brush crust with cream; sprinkle galette with 2 tablespoons sugar. Bake until crust is golden and underside is cooked through, about 70 minutes.

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  • tess_la
    7 SEP, 2014
    I've made this recipe 3 times. Once with apples instead of the plums. I liked the plums better. It's prefect with tea and some vanilla ice cream. Last time I made this, I made it for my job's bake-off competition and I won the first prize with it! And trust me, I am no great cook. It's pretty simple but allow yourself plenty of time because of all the waiting. I had a small food processor so I made it in two portions and combined them with no problem at all. I highly recommend this recipe.
  • SuzanSkylark
    10 SEP, 2010
    What an exquisitely rustic and delicious recipe! My only alterations are: Add 2 Tblsp oif Vodka and 1/2 tsp of good vanilla to the iced water for the crust (makes crust so much easier to roll out ad improves texture). Also, I dotted the surface of the plums with small pieces of butter before baking. My guests ADORED this galette3, and all asked for the recipe (I gave you full credit, Martha!)
  • MacMorrighan
    2 FEB, 2010
    Which plumbs were supposed to be avoided, because they're too juicy?
  • bethmclaughlin
    5 OCT, 2009
    Big hit at our house, fantastic!
  • marmalade_skies
    27 SEP, 2009
    Love it, love it, love it! I brushed the crust with an egg wash. I will definitely use sanding sugar next time as it makes it so beautiful and glittery.