Well today is a good day. A day to celebrate dad and peaches and cream! First – it’s a great day because I have an awesome dad. One who is super-supportive of everything I have done (even when he disagrees), and who I got my sarcasm and attitude from. So yes, you can thank him. Second, peaches and cream people! It’s another Recipe Redux recipe where we get told to make something – this month is pie! Who doesn’t love baking for dad? Well – mine just gets to read about it since I am halfway across the country from him, but I’m sure he will be consuming some sweet-treat at home today even if wasn’t made by me. Hope everyone enjoys this Vegan and Gluten-Free Peaches and Cream Galette.
Happy Father’s Day to all the dads, especially mine. He is awesome and I love him 🙂 And if your dad loves sweets like mine then this is a great dessert. It may not look like much, but man it packs a super-flavorful filling (I was going to say innards – just because I love that word!). This is my second installment into the Recipe Redux, a food-blogger community that gives us inspiration to create something new or different – or just plain-ole gives inspiration! When I saw that this month was pie – well, I immediately Googled to see if there was a pie day. And sure enough Father’s Day falls on Peaches and Cream Day! What better way to celebrate right? Since peaches were on sale this week, it was kismet. This turned out good enough that even your most untrusting eater, who thinks they won’t like anything vegan or gf, will love this. Top with a fave vanilla vegan ice cream and yum!
First decide if your going to use a premade crust or do your own. I did my own, and of course it turned out how it wanted to, not how I wanted it to. But, in the end the crust ended up tasting like a Sandies cookie – a little crumbly and dry, but still so sweet and good. Paired with the sweet and spicy, warmed peaches? Oh. Yum. If making your own crust, process in food processor with very cold butter – no letting it sit out! Be sure to follow your package instructions. My dough made two batches so I split it in half and tossed the other wrapped half into the freezer … we’ll see if it will work for me defrosted or not. While my dough was in the fridge and close to being ready to roll, I sliced my peaches – I didn’t know how many I would need so I cut up four smallish ones. I didn’t need that much, which was awesome because I got to snack on peaches all day! I just left them out on the counter and whenever I walked by I would grab one. Yay for a healthy snack win! I got my sauce ready by mixing the liquid with the butter and melting in a microwave safe bowl until the butter was almost melted. I took that out and whisked, then added the rest of the ingredients and microwaved in 30 second intervals until it was just starting to thicken. It doesn’t matter if it gets too thick or not – your slathering the stuff over your peaches and tossing in the oven anyway. Then – I tried to roll my dough. Well dough doesn’t like me, so I finally gave up on trying to roll it out nicely and formed it back into a round ball, placed parchment paper on my small baking sheet then pressed out with my fingers and rolled with the pin. Once it was good enough I placed my peaches in a pretty circle, spooned a little sauce over them, did another round, then more sauce, one more peach round, then the last of the sauce. Gently pull the dough up around the peaches until the top is like a volcano. If your like me and your dough breaks – no worries, just use your fingers to press and pinch back together. No biggie. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes, then take out and serve warm. Its a little crusty, but the cinnamony-sweet peaches!!! It. Is. So. Good! And you know what? Who cares if it doesn’t turn out perfect. Not your dad. He just cares that you cared enough to make him something – even if it is virtually!
2 Peaches, washed and sliced thin
1 Small Lemon, juiced
1/4 C NuNaturals Simple Syrup
1 Tbsp Earth Balance Butter
1/4 C Califa Vanilla Almond Milk
1 Tbsp Cinnamon
1/2 Tsp Allspice
1 Tbsp Cornstarch
1/2 Bobs Red Mill Pie Dough Recipe
1. Dump pie dough flour into food process then slice in very cold butter. Follow package directions.
2. Dump out on counter and roll into a ball then slice in half. Wrap both doughs and put in fridge for one hour.
3. When dough is almost ready set oven to 350 degrees; wash and slice peaches and set aside.
4. In a small microwavable bowl melt butter with milk, lemon, and simple syrup for 45 seconds.
5. Take out and whisk then add spices and cornstarch.
6. Microwave in 30 second intervals and whisk between until it just starts to thicken.
7. Roll out dough on parchment covered baking sheet.
8. Lay peaches in a circle in the middle of the dough. Spoon liquid over peaches then layer more peaches and sauce.
9. Fold up sides of dough around the peaches – if it breaks just squeeze dough together with your fingers.
10. Bake for 30 minutes.
11. Enjoy warm!