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Plum Galette with Whipped Mascarpone & Thyme

a rustic plum galette with a flaky golden crust, sweet plum filling, creamy mascarpone topping, and fresh thyme

servings: 8

Ingredients

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Galette Dough

  • 1 ½ cups (or 6.5 oz) all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup (or 1.5 oz) granulated sugar
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • 1 stick (or 4 oz) butter, cold + cubed
  • ¼ cup ice cold water

Plum Galette

  • 1 ¼ lbs sliced plums (about 1 ½ lbs whole plums to start)
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 fresh thyme sprigs
  • pinch of kosher salt
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • coarse raw sugar, for the edges
  • fresh thyme leaves, for garnish

Whipped Mascarpone (optional)

  • ½ cup heavy cream, cold
  • 2 tbsp powdered sugar
  • ½ cup mascarpone cheese
  • ¼ tsp pure almond extract

Instructions

Galette Dough

  1. Add the flour, sugar, and salt to a mixing bowl. Toss to combine.
  2. Rub in the cold butter until coarse crumbs form, using your fingers to work the butter into the dry ingredients. Pour in the cold water. Mix until a shaggy dough ball forms.
  3. Transfer the dough to a clean surface and shape it into a flat, 1” disk. Wrap with plastic wrap and chill for 1 hour.

Plum Galette

  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F. Line a sheet pan with a piece of parchment paper.
  2. Combine the sliced plums with both sugars, the cornstarch, thyme sprigs, and a pinch of salt in a mixing bowl. Gently toss to combine. Let sit for 20 minutes until the sugars are dissolved.
  3. Remove the dough from the fridge and let it sit for about 5 minutes. Working on a well-floured surface, roll the dough into a 12-inch circle. Transfer the dough to the sheet pan.
  4. Use a slotted spoon to drain the plums and arrange them over the surface of the dough, leaving a 1-inch border. Fold and pinch the edges of dough over the plum filling. Brush the edges with the beaten egg and then sprinkle the raw sugar on top.
  5. Bake the galette for 20 minutes. Drizzle the syrup from the bowl of plums over the plums. Bake for another 10-15 minutes, or until the edges are golden and the plums are tender.
  6. Remove the sheet pan from the oven and transfer the galette to a cutting board. Let sit for a few minutes before slicing. Serve with a dollop of whipped mascarpone (instructions below) and a sprinkle of thyme leaves. You could also opt to serve with ice cream.

Whipped Mascarpone (optional)

  1. Pour the heavy cream into a stainless steel mixing bowl. Whisk until frothy.
  2. Add the powdered sugar. Continue to whip until soft peaks form.
  3. Whisk in the mascarpone cheese until smooth. Mix in the almond extract.

Notes

If you don’t have fresh thyme, don’t use dried thyme. Just omit it altogether.