Summer Fruit & Sweet Cream Cheese Galettes

"via from USA Weekend magazine. Looks delicious!"
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1 galettes


  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 12 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch, divided
  • 1 whole egg, separated
  • 3 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla (can use almond)
  • 1 pie crust (purchased or home-made)
  • 2 cups fruit (sliced plums, peaches, apricots or blackberries, blueberries, or raspberries)


  • Adjust oven rack to lowest position and heat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Mix cream cheese, powdered sugar, 2 T of cornstarch, and egg yolk in a medium bowl.
  • In a separate medium bowl, mix any combination of the fruit, 2 T sugar, remaining T of cornstarch and the vanilla or almond extract.
  • HINT - use any combination of fruits mentioned, or stick to one you love!
  • Roll pie dough to about a 13 inch circle.
  • Slide on to pizza pan or baking sheet and spread center evenly with cream cheese mixture, leaving a 2 inch border.
  • Scatter fruit evenly over cream cheese mixture.
  • Fold border of pie dough over the fruit (will leave a circle of fruit uncovered).
  • Brush top dough perimeter with egg white & sprinkle with remaining sugar.
  • Bake until golden brown and bubbly - about 30 minutes.
  • Loosen with a metal spatula and slide on to wire rack to cool slightly.
  • Serve warm.
  • Prep time shown is for using a purchased pie crust.

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DH of 32 years & I are (most of the time) empty nesters, with 2 DD & 2 DS (ages 29, 27, & twins 23). Have lived in the Sioux Falls, SD area since 1984. As the oldest daughter of a working mom, having to get supper started was the beginning of my love of cooking. Learning & experimenting with what to "throw in" is half the fun, and anyone who says they can't cook is really saying they don't have the patience or interest (IMHO)! ;-) Using fresh produce from the garden is absolutely my favorite thing to do - winter in South Dakota can get loooong with "cardboard" produce from the grocer. Having grown up in the service, we were exposed to lots of different cultural foods. With a mom who also loved to cook, variety & trying new foods was a true treat! DD (grrrl genius) joined RecipeZaar at the same time I did, and she'd like me to get *all* my recipes uploaded and use the site, rather than my sending paper copies. We'll see how quickly I accomplish that !
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