Plum and Almond Mini Galettes Plum and Almond Mini Galettes

Plum and Almond Mini Galettes Author: Irene Fong and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Credits: Jodi Pudge

These galettes are a hybrid between a plum Danish and an almond croissant. They get their unique taste from the almond-flavoured marzipan; look for it in the baking aisle of the grocery store.

  • Prep time 45 minutes
  • Total time 2 hours
  • Portion size 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 6 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup cold unsalted butter , cubed
  • 1/3 cup ice water (approx)
  • half pkg (200 g pkg) marzipan , cut in generous 1/2-inch pieces
  • 4 cups chopped pitted firm ripe red, black or yellow plums (about 6 to 8)
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon liquid honey
  • 4 teaspoons sliced natural (skin-on) almonds , toasted

Method

In bowl, whisk together flour, 1 tbsp of the sugar and the salt. Using pastry blender or 2 knives, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in ice water, adding up to 2 tbsp more ice water if needed, just until dough is beginning to come together. Shape into disc; wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate until chilled, about 30 minutes. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate for up to 2 days.)


Divide dough into sixths; form each into ball. On lightly floured work surface, roll out each ball into 7-inch round. Arrange on 2 parchment paper–lined rimless baking sheets. Dot pastry rounds with marzipan, leaving 1-inch border.


In bowl, toss together plums, cornstarch and remaining sugar to coat. Spoon about 1/2 cup onto centre of each pastry round. Lift pastry edges over filling to form about 4-inch circles, letting pastry fall naturally into folds and leaving centre uncovered. Whisk egg yolk with 1 tsp water; brush over pastry.


Bake in top and bottom thirds of 375°F oven, switching and rotating pans halfway through, until pastry is golden and plums are tender, 25 to 30 minutes. Let cool slightly on pan.

While galettes are cooling, in small microwaveable bowl, microwave honey on high for 10 seconds; brush over filling. Sprinkle with almonds. Let cool completely.

 

 

Nutritional facts Per mini galette: about

  • Fibre 4 g
  • Sodium 196 mg
  • Sugars 39 g
  • Protein 7 g
  • Calories 499
  • Total fat 20 g
  • Potassium 272 mg
  • Cholesterol 63 mg
  • Saturated fat 10 g
  • Total carbohydrate 75 g

%RDI

  • Iron 18
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 34
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 3
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 18
  • Vitamin C 15
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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