Everything about this gluten free plum galette recipe is incredible. Flaky crust filled with succulent ripe plums in the center. This stunning summer dessert is rustic, full of character, and loaded with flavor.
As you may remember, we have a small plum tree that is actually producing fruit this summer! You can imagine how excited we were when we realized we would have abundant fresh plums.
The fact that we can go into our own backyard and reap the reward of fresh fruit is beyond terrific. Check out this awesome gluten free upside-down plum cake for more plum inspiration!
The Fearless Dining household loves to have some delicious gluten free desserts from time to time. But we wouldn’t be able to have so many choices if it wasn’t for all the practicing and failing I have done along the way.
Why This Recipe Is Great:
- The foundation of this recipe starts with my popular gluten free pie crust recipe. It is a tried and true, flaky pie crust that gets rave reviews.
- Stone fruits are the perfect summer fruit, and this galette recipe deliciously features them! You can also use apricots or peaches if you prefer a different stone fruit.
- This is a bakery-quality gluten free dessert that everyone enjoys.
If you love plums as much as I do, check out this incredible plumb sorbet recipe too!
What is a galette?
A galette is known as a “flat cake.” Basically, it has a flaky and delicious pie crust that is filled with fruit or savory filling. The edges are more rough and rustic, making a beautiful dessert.
This is an awesome gluten-free flour blend for pizza crust, biscuits, and pie crust. It is also great for yeast recipes! Note, this blend does have dry milk powder, so it is not suitable for those who avoid dairy.
- Plums - You can use any plum...Italian, red, purple, etc.
- Gluten Free Flour Blend - I tested this recipe using Bob's Red Mill 1:1 Gluten Free Flour Blend and King Arthur's Measure for Measure Gluten Free Blend. That doesn't mean others will not work; I have not tested other flours. Cup4Cup also works well.
- Unsalted Butter - You can use vegan butter if you want this galette to be dairy free.
- Eggs - Size large.
- Lemon Juice
This recipe is gluten-free, soy-free, and nut-free. To make this recipe dairy-free, use plant-based butter.
Tips For Sucess:
- Ensure your butter is frozen or very cold before cutting it into the flour mixture.
- You can use a cheese grater to grate the butter in if you don't have a grater.
- Add an egg wash to the top for a golden crust.
Eat this plum galette exactly how I have written it, and I promise you will love it! If you don’t have access to plums or you want to try some other ideas, here are a few:
- Sliced Almonds - Add some slivered almonds to the crust. You can even sprinkle a little cinnamon and sugar on them.
- Peaches - Include some peaches with the plums; they are a fun combination.
- Berries - Mix with the plums in a few berries, like blackberry, raspberry, or blueberry.
My homemade Gluten Free Galette Dough has so many fun uses for those who love a flaky crust.
Recipe Step-By-Step directions:
Step 1: Slice your plums into long sections. Add them to a bowl and add brown sugar and cornstarch. Note you can substitute tapioca or arrowroot starch for the corn starch. Mix well.
Step 2: Cut the butter into the flour with a pastry blender. Add the lemon juice, water, and egg to the dough.
Step 3: Make your pie crust and roll it to a ¼ inch thickness.
Step 4: Pour your plum mixture into the center of the pie crust dough.
Step 5: fold the pie crust over the fruit so that it makes a ring around the fruit. Press gently to seal the folds.
Step 6: Brush the outside of the crust with egg white. Optional: Sprinkle the crust with coarse sugar.
Step 7: Bake the galette at 350º F for 30 minutes, until the outside is golden and the fruit softens. Serve warm or cold.
Store the leftover galette in an airtight container in your refrigerator. It will keep fresh for up to four days.
Yes, you can make a galette ahead of time if you want to. Typically, a gluten free galette will last around 2-3 days. It’s best to keep the galette in a cool, dry place, like the refrigerator. There are no preservatives, so that it won’t last as long as a traditional galette.
Yes, you can freeze this gluten-free galette before or after baking it. No matter what, you need to double wrap it in plastic wrap, then freeze it in a storage container or freezer bag. When you are ready to serve or bake it, you should let it sit in the fridge until it’s defrosted - bake as directed once it’s thawed.
You can easily double the gluten free pie crust recipe and make a top crust for a pie.
To prevent this galette from getting soggy, I sprinkles a tiny bit of gluten free flour onto the pie crust as I rolled it flat. This adds a little bit of a barrier for the fruit.
More Gluten Free Pie Recipes:
The Best Gluten Free Plum Galette
For the crust:
- 1 ½ cups gluten free flour blend * see note
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- 8 tablespoons unsalted butter cold
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- ¼ cup water
For the filling:
- 2 cups chopped ripe plums
- 3 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch see note
- Preheat the oven to 350º F.
- In a large bowl, add your gluten free flour and salt and whisk to blend.
- Cut in the cold butter with a pastry blender.
- Add the lemon juice, water, and one egg to a bowl and whisk. Add this to the flour-butter mixture and work with your hands into a dough ball.
- Roll the dough on wax paper to ¼ inch thickness.
- Cut up your plums and throw the pits away.
- Put the plums in a bowl and add the sugar, lemon juice, and starch. Mix well.
- Pour the plum mixture onto the flat crust.
- Fold the edges up around the fruit.
- Brush the crust with egg white.
- Bake for 30 minutes.
- Top with vanilla ice cream.
- You can substitute arrowroot or tapioca starch for cornstarch.
- I have tested this recipe with King Arthur Measure for Measure GF, Bob's Red Mill 1 to 1 GF blend, and Cup4Cup in this recipe. That doesn't mean others will not work; I just have not tested other flours.
- If your gluten free flour blend doesn’t contain Xanthan Gum or Guar Gum, please add 1 teaspoon.
- You can use any fruit or berries in this recipe.
- Optional: after you brush egg white on the crust, add coarse sugar.
- This gluten free plum galette will keep up to 4 days in an airtight container or up to 4 months in the freezer.
Please know that every gluten free flour blend has a different starch to grain ratio. If you use a blend I didn't test, you may need to adjust your moisture levels in your baked goods.
Nutritional information is an estimate provided to you as a courtesy. You should calculate the actual nutritional information with the products and brands you are using with your preferred nutritional calculator.
This post was updated from an older June 2020 post with more recipe details.
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