Happy 4th of July, friends! What an amazing country we live in. We also attend a 4th of July parade in the small town I grew up in. I believe in 31 years I’ve only missed 3! It’s the largest running parade west of the Mississippi! Something our little town is pretty proud of; with thousands attending each year. What do you do to celebrate? My grandpa served in the army as well as my brother, so honoring them and remembering our freedoms is super important to me.
I created this fruit galette as a delicious treat for you to take to your 4th gathering or any summer picnic. It’s light, refreshing, and pretty nutrient dense. In the fall I love to change up the fruit and use a caramel apple filling or chocolate with strawberries. So easy and delicious!
Serve it with a side of coconut milk whipped cream and some hot tea and mmmmm. Let the good times roll!
Ultimate Fruit Galette
(Gluten Free, Dairy Free)
1 1/2 cups of gluten free all purpose flour, my favorite is Bobs Red Mill
1/4 cup coconut sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup cold ghee
1/4 cup ice cold water
2 large apples, peeled and sliced
1/2 cup peaches
1/2 cup blueberries
1/2 cup cherries
1/4 cup coconut sugar
1 1/2 tbs gf flour
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 tsp cinnamon
Make the curst by whisking the flour, sugar, and salt together in a medium bowl. Add in with a fork, your cold ghee until the mixture resembles course, pea sized crumbs. Add the water and stir until the flour is moistened. Add more water if the dough seems dry. Gently knead the dough a few times on a lightly floured work surface until it all comes together. Shape the dough into a ball and flatten into a thick disk. Wrap it in plastic wrap and freeze for 30 minutes. As the dough chills, prepare the filling by mixing the fruit, rest of the sugar, flour, lemon juice, and cinnamon together in a large bowl. Cover and let sit until the dough is ready. Preheat oven to 425 degrees and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Roll the chilled dough into a 12-inch circle and transfer the dough on to the baking sheet. Put the fruit mixture into the center of the dough, leaving a 2-3 inch border all around. Gently fold the edges of the dough over the fruit. Press gently to seal the edges. Bake until the filling is bubbly and the crust is golden brown. You can also brush some melted ghee on the crust and put back in the oven for a few minutes to brown. Bake for 30-40 minutes. Serve!
Coconut sugar: Coconut sugar is a great “refined sugar” alternative. It doesn’t have a coconut flavor, although it isn’t as sweet as regular sugar so adjust your recipes accordingly. But what it does offer is a super high mineral index and also inulin, which is a starchy prebiotic fiber making blood sugars stable when consuming moderately instead of spiking it like white sugar does.
Ghee: Ghee is a great butter alternative! It has fat soluble vitamins of A, D, and E. This is great for the skin, eyes, and to balance hormones. It can lower cholesterol and helps to build strong bones with the Vitamin K2.