Friday, July 20, 2018

Baking with fresh fruits. . . . . . . . .

Baked this easy galette yesterday as I needed to use up a remaining piecrust 
taking up space in the refrigerator.  Picked up a box of California plumcots------not
 pluots which are quite different------at LIDL, and found they did the job nicely in place
of traditional plums which were not available. 

As we all know by now, making a rustic, free form galette is a lot easier 
and more fun than a traditional pie. I've learned that baking on a sheet of 
parchment paper is best - with fruit it's almost impossible not to have
 juices leak out making it difficult to remove the pie which becomes stuck
to the baking sheet. This way just lift the galette with the parchment and
plonk it on a serving plate! I used my deep vintage pie pan which I love.

Here's a link to Plumcots interesting history. 
BTW, this is not a newfangled genetically engineered fruit which is good news!

Have you tried plumcots? 
Pass the crème frâiche, whipped cream or ice cream!
Do you enjoy baking, and of course eating, fresh fruit pies, tarts, galettes?


  1. It looks good, and I'm sure tastes great!

  2. That looks wonderful and I have the sweet tooth and thus, could live on it.

  3. I have not tried them! Your galette looks wonderful! I do love baking with season fruits. Going to the little local farmers market in about an hour!

  4. Yes, easier and every bit as tasty! You’ve given me a good tip with the parchment paper...I use a skillet instead of a pie plate, but sometimes things get sticky.

  5. I've not tried plumcots, but your galette is so tempting!

  6. How delicious this looks! I haven't baked anything, not even fish, with all of this heat and humidity. Come fall I will try my hand at making a galette. I believe you served one when Alan and I visited your home a few years ago.

    Sending love,


  7. I have never come across the word "plumcot" before, but I do love plums, and incidentally, my Mum brought me an excellent piece of plum cake only yesterday to have with my afternoon coffee (I am home, recovering from minor surgery I've had on Thursday).

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  9. I am not familiar with plumcots, nor galettes, but I have baked MANY fruit pies, particularly apple pies and speaking of which, I must bake another one soon.
    Farm Gal in SW VA
    PS Your blueberry muffins look wonderful. I should try your recipe.


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