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A galette is nothing more than a free-form tart. I love this combination when the peaches are ripe in the summer, but you could use plums, pineapple, berries, apples or pears in the fall - anything you like.
- Oven to 400 degrees F.
- Roll out the galette dough into a round about 15" in diameter.
- Fold the dough in half, then in half again and transfer to a parchment lined sheet pan, then unfold it.
- Make the frangipane: Beat the almond paste, butter and sugar together until well mixed.
- Add the rum and egg and mix until very smooth.
- Spread the frangipane over the galette dough leaving a 2" border all the way around.
- Arrange the peaches in a circular pattern over the frangipane.
- Fold the edges of the dough over the filling- you can pleat it for a very pretty effect, or you can just fold it randomly- this tart is supposed to be rustic so it doesn't matter.
- Brush the edge with the melted butter and sprinkle the entire tart with the sugar.
- Bake until the crust has browned and the frangipane is set, about 30-35 minutes.
- Let cool for about 5 minutes before sliding the galette onto a cooling rack.
- Let cool another 20 minutes before serving.
This was delicious! Not difficult to prepare and was a huge hit with my guests. Had to relinquish a good part of it for 'take-out'