Crispy Sweet Peach Basil Galette (Paleo, Gluten Free, Dairy Free)
This peach galette is an EASY sweet delicious rustic tart with a crisp buttery crust that will impress everyone at your summer get together. It's gluten free, dairy free and option to make refined sugar free and vegan. Or make it savory by serving with goat cheese instead of ice cream. Can't eat peaches because of FODMAPS? Replace with strawberries or blueberries. It's literally the best summer dessert!
What are galettes?
Galettes are a rustic version of a tart. They are basically an easy pie. There’s one bottom crust, with sliced up fruit on top and layered with sugar, spices or herbs. It is baked open-faced and can be sliced and eaten like a pizza! The bottom crust is crunchy and buttery topped with sweet warm fruit. It’s truly one of the best desserts! I made this galette paleo-friendly — so no dairy, no grains, and no refined sugar. And it’s divine! Galettes are a great and easy paleo dessert.
What is in this paleo peach basil galette?
Fresh Basil Leaves
Fresh Lemon Juice
Coconut Sugar or Brown Sugar
Optional Egg for egg wash
SUBSTITUTIONS AND SWAPS
Peaches can be swapped for any other stone fruit like plums or nectarines, or berries like blueberries or strawberries. Pears could work too!
Basil may be omitted if herbs and fruit aren't your thing. If you omit the basil, I suggest replacing it with 3/4 tsp cinnamon and 1/4 ground ginger. You may also replace the basil with mint leaves.
This recipe is paleo-friendly but I love the way brown sugar works with the peaches. If you are paleo and refined sugar free, you can use coconut sugar in replacement.
Tapioca starch can be replaced for arrowroot starch.
Any non-dairy butter or regular grass fed butter should work for this crust recipe, but I use Miyoko's unsalted butter.
Egg wash is optional but olive oil can be used as well.
What tools are needed for gluten free peach galette?
A rolling pin
A sharp knife for slicing
Large baking sheet
Peach galette is paleo, gluten free, vegan friendly, dairy free and low FODMAP friendly!
BUT YOU WOULD NEVER KNOW, so don't tell anyone! ‘Regular’ dessert eaters LOVE this galette. The almond flour crust is so crisp and buttery and the filling is sweet with browned sugar and peaches. It's always gone the same day I make it. Husband and kid approved.
How to make gluten free peach basil galette:
1. Make the dough. This can be made in one bowl and mixed by hand. The dough is refrigerated.
When the dough is chilled, it is rolled out into a 12" circle.
2. Slice up the peaches and mix them together in a bowl with brown sugar (or coconut sugar), chopped basil, tapioca starch, lemon, vanilla and sea salt.
3. Arrange the peaches in the center of the dough until all the peaches are used, juice will remain at the bottom of the bowl. Keep the "peach juice" for drizzling on top after it is baked, or discard.
4. Bake for 30-35 minutes until the crust is browned and the juices are bubbling.
5. Top with fresh basil leaves and a big scoop of ice cream. To make this more savory, serve with goat cheese
Can I use other fruits instead of peaches?
Yes! You can substitute the peaches for any other sliced fruit or berries. Or a combination. I suggest blueberries or strawberries to compliment the basil. You may also try plums, nectarines or pears. If you are thinking to use apples, use this paleo apple galette recipe.
What if I don't like basil?
Omit it! You can also replace with mint. Or replace the basil completely with 3/4 tsp of cinnamon and 1/4 tsp of ground ginger. It works perfectly!
Can I replace the almond flour?
I don't suggest replacing the almond flour, it has a high healthy fat content that makes this crust nice and crispy. If you choose to replace it, I suggest using another nut flour with similar texture. You may try to replace both the tapioca starch and almond flour for an equal amount of gluten free all purpose flour, but it has not been tested!
What type of peaches work best?
Any peach breed will work here, they aren't as finicky as apples in recipes. The peach should be JUST ripe. So not super soft but not underripe/too hard.
How do I store the gluten free peach galette?
I recommend storing in fridge after the first day. The crust will remain crispy and fruit will stay fresh. Refrigerate on a dish if keeping the galette whole, and cover with tin foil. Or slice up and refrigerate slices in an airtight container. You can also freeze the tart by the slice in an airtight container for up to 3 months.
Can I make this low FODMAP?
Peaches are safe for a low FODMAP serving at 1/4 cup. So one slice of the peach galette should yield a safe serve. However the peaches can be replaced for blueberries or strawberries for a fully low FODMAP dessert!