Cheat’s Low Fat Peach Galette – easy & delicious!

Cheat's Low Fat Peach Galette @FabFood4All

Cheat’s Low Fat Peach Galette

I’m very excited to bring you my Cheat’s Peach Galette today. It’s something I’ve been working on and is now ready to share. I know a Galette should be round and I did think of inventing a new name for this like a Strudette ie a cross with a strudel but this really is a Galette but for the oblong shape.

Cheat's Low Fat Peach Galette @FabFood4All

I’m always one for taking shortcuts which don’t compromise on taste or quality and using a sheet of pre-rolled puff pastry that you don’t need to do anything but fold over the fruit seems like the perfect cheat to me! We all like good tasty food but getting out flour and a rolling pin when you’re pushed for time is just going to prevent you from making a traditional Peach Galette so that’s where my Cheat’s Low Fat Peach Galette using a pre-rolled puff pastry sheet, wins hands down. It’s so simple even you kids could make it with minimal help!

Cheat's Low Fat Peach Galette @FabFood4AllMy whole family loved this Galette and although I’ve never made a traditional one from scratch before I’m sure it compares very well! So if like me you’re pushed for time but like a nice home made pudding then I hope you try my Cheat’s Low Fat Peach Galette! Plus there are so many bargain peaches out there at the moment, there’s no excuse not to make it really!

Cheat's Low Fat Peach Galette @FabFood4All

In a bid to make this Cheat’s Low Fat Peach Galette lower in fat I used light puff pastry and instead of dotting the peaches with knobs of butter before baking I just rubbed the peaches with butter after baking, you could alternatively use low fat spread. If you don’t need a low fat recipe you could just use normal puff pastry and dot the peaches with small knobs of butter before you bake the Galette for a richer pudding.

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Cheat's Low Fat Peach Galette
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If you love a Peach Galette but don't have time to make or roll out pastry then my Cheat's Low Fat Peach Galette is the perfect recipe for you, using a light puff pastry sheet it's so quick and delicious.
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: French
Serves: 5 - 6 slices
  • 4 large ripe peaches (or nectarines)
  • 1 sheet of pre-rolled light puff pastry (375g)
  • 2 tbsp cornflour
  • 2 tbsp caster sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg, beaten (for egg wash)
  • 2 tbsp Demerara sugar
  • 1 large knob of salted butter or low fat spread
  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C.
  2. Wash and stone the peaches, cutting each into 8 slices.
  3. Place the nectarines into a mixing bowl along with the cornflour, caster sugar and vanilla extract, mixing well.
  4. Grease a baking tray and unroll the puff pastry onto it.
  5. Pile the nectarines into the middle (in a rectangle) leaving about a 6cm border of pastry all the way round.
  6. Fold the sides of the pastry up towards the middle (working your way round in sequence).
  7. Brush the pastry with egg wash and sprinkle on the Demerara sugar.
  8. Bake on the middle shelf of oven for 30 mins or until pastry is golden brown and baked through. (Turning towards the end is a good idea for an even bake).
  9. Once the Peach Galette is ready, remove from oven and place on a serving dish.
  10. Place a knob of butter on the end of a fork and rub over the exposed peach slices to form a glossy finish.
  11. Serve warm slices with ice cream.

For more peach pudding inspiration you might like:

Peach, Tea & White Chocolate Traybake – Fab Food 4 All

Peach & Bramble Meringue Slice – Farmersgirl Kitchen

Gluten Free Peach & Cherry Crumble – Easy Peasy Foodie

Flat Peach Tarte Tatin – Kavey Eats

Peach Melba Sherry Trifle – Lavender & Lovage

Summery Nectarine & Lime Gake – Babaduck

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  1. pavitra

    Your dish look so delicious! I’ve never tried making Peach Galette but after reading your recipe I feel like I have to. Thank you for sharing!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you, do share a pic when you make it-)

  2. Ellen Taylor

    Looks yummy. Perfect for my breakfast or dinner 😛 Going to try it soon.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks, great Ellen, enjoy:-)

  3. Karen Burns-Booth

    I am a BIG fan of the galette and have a few recipes for them, and I LOVE the fact that you went oblong, it pleases my slightly rebellious spirit! Cannot beat baked peaches with pastry and this looks FAB! Thanks for adding my peach Melba trifle recipe too! Karen

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Karen, sometimes you just have to reinvent the wheel or should I say Galette:-)

  4. Eb Gargano | Easy Peasy Foodie

    What a lovely pud – I am a huge fan of galettes – I love their rustic charm, so easy peasy, and I don’t have to stress about getting it ‘perfect’ because their slight imperfectness is part of their charm. I’ve made them with lots of fillings, but never peaches as far as I can remember – I’ll have to try that! Eb x

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Eb, my first attempt but I’m sure it’ll become a regular here now:-)

  5. Janice

    This looks gloriously summery. I love how it is rectangular and looks like a parcel, what a lot of fun and so easy to make. This will be on my menu very soon!

    1. Camilla

      Great Janice, glad you like the recipe:-)

  6. Kavey

    This looks really good and yes I think the rectangle shape makes it much quicker by using the ready rolled pastry and folding it over along the sides…

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Kavey, I’m always looking for short cuts:-)

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