I served the peach, apricot, and mixed berry galettes at a dinner party the other night, and there wasn’t a slice left. When I told my guests how easy they were to make, they all wanted the recipe. Well guys… here it is!

Summer Fruit and Sweet Cream Cheese Galettes

Serves 6 to 8

1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
3 tablespoons cornstarch, divided
1 whole egg, separated
2 cups prepared Fruit (see below*)
2 tablespoons sugar, plus a little extra for sprinkling
1 teaspoon vanilla extract or ¼ teaspoon almond extract
1 refrigerated pie crust from 14.1-ounce box

Adjust oven rack to lowest position and heat oven to 400 degrees.

Mix cream cheese, confectioner’ sugar, 2 tablespoons of the cornstarch, and the egg yolk in medium bowl.  In a separate medium bowl mix fruit, 2 tablespoons of sugar, remaining tablespoon of cornstarch, and vanilla or almond extract.

Unfurl pie dough on a lightly floured surface and roll to about 13-inches in diameter. Slide onto a cookie sheet or pizza pan and spread evenly with cream cheese mixture, leaving a 2-inch border. Scatter fruit evenly over cream cheese mixture. Fold pastry border over the fruit.  Brush dough perimeter with egg white and sprinkle with a little sugar.

Bake galette until golden brown and bubbly, about 30 minutes. Loosen with a metal spatula and slide onto a wire rack to cool slightly.  Serve warm.

 

*Fruit (pick 1 or a mix) You’ll need 2 cups total
Thinly sliced plums
Peeled and thinly sliced peaches or nectarines
Thinly sliced apricots
2 cups mixed berries (blackberries, blueberries, raspberries)