14 Jul Bourbon-Honey Peach Galette with Buttermilk Crust & Pistachios

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I feel like have to start off this post with an apology. (Okay, two.)

I apologize that the photos of this galette are so, well, whole. That I didn’t photograph it once it was cut into beautifully perfect slices, warm and seeping sweet, spicy peach syrup atop the most flaky all-butter pie dough in existence. But it couldn’t be done.

As soon as it was cut, slice after slice was quickly snatched up, each on its way into the belly of one of ten my favorite people, the entire thing consumed in a matter of minutes while standing around my kitchen counter, freshly freckled and slightly beer buzzed from an afternoon at the pool. There was no room for fussy food blogger things likes styling and photography.

“Hey y’all can you just do me a favor and stand over here, as close to the window as possible without blocking any of the natural light, and just pretend like you’re reaching for a slice, ever so delicately?”

Yeah, no. Not when pie is involved.

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I also apologize to your summer bikini body diet because, wave it buh-bai. This here galette is going to wreck that shit, and be worth every single buttery-crunchy-nutty-peachy-bourbon-spiked-oh-my-gawd bite. Eat a slice while lunging. Eat the whole thing by yourself then run a marathon. I don’t care as long as this galette makes it into your pie hole, one way or another. It needsta’ happen.

Seriously, this might be the best dessert I’ve made all summer. And y’all…I’ve made ice cream. Twice.

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The trouble starts with buttermilk pie dough. Supremely flaky, packed with buttery richness and with just a slight depth of flavor and tang from the buttermilk for increased naughtiness.

That Joy the Baker, she’s always getting us into trouble. Yes, it’s hers. And yes, it’s every bit as good as you’d expect it to be.

Then, freshly sliced peaches join the party. And since we’re already in behaving badly, we might as well take those peaches for a little skinny dip in a splash of bourbon and honey. Uh huh, you bad.

Next, spices are added and the whole thing is folded and brushed and baked until golden and bubbling.

But no, no, we’re not done. We’ve got bourbon left. We mix that bourbon with a little more honey and brush it right on top of those sinful, spicy slices because we’ve baked all the fun out and we like a little something extra with our peaches, amiright?

Sprinkle on some pistachios for crunch and color and you’ve got yourself one helluva summer dessert. The End. 

Go forth and make pie, my friends. 

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P.S. I know I just called it pie but can we just take a moment to praise the galette and it’s free-form, rustic, easy-peasy, no pressure, pie-like-but-so-much-lower-maintenance amazing-ness? Lovers of eating pies but haters of baking them rejoice!



A Few Notes About This Recipe:

Pie crust…don’t be scared! This pie crust is sooo easy and forgiving, and comes together beautifully (and without the mess) in a food processor. The most important thing is to keep the ingredients COLD — when in doubt, chill! Chill the dough in a disk for AT LEAST an hour, four+ is preferable, again after rolling if it needs it, and then make sure it spends some quality time in the freezer after assembling and before baking. It can also stay on the same sheet of parchment paper from the disk/chilling phase all the way through baking and cooling. 

Don’t skip the almond meal! The purpose of the almond meal is to keep the bottom layer of pie crust from getting soggy during and post-baking. It soaks up all the yummy juices that the peaches give off as they bake, plus adds a delicious nutty flavor — win, win! If you don’t have almond meal you can substitute bread crumbs. 

No peaches? This galette would work equally as deliciously with apricots, plum, nectarines, or even mixed berries! Once you have the method down, customize until your heart’s content! 

Bourbon-Honey Peach Galette with Buttermilk Crust & Pistachios


    For the buttermilk pie crust:
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cold, cut into cubes
  • 1/4 cup cold buttermilk plus 1 to 1 1/2 tablespoons more if your dough is dry
  • For the peach filling:
  • 3 medium peaches, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons honey (plus more for less ripe peaches)
  • 1 teaspoon bourbon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup almond meal
  • 1 egg beaten with 1 teaspoon water, for egg wash
  • 2 tablespoons raw sugar
  • 1 teaspoon honey mixed with 1 teaspoon bourbon, for brushing after baking
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pistachios, for garnish


    To prepare the pie dough:
  • In a food processor, combine with flour, salt and sugar and pulse to combine. Scatter the butter cubes over the top of the flour and pulse about 10 times, until slightly mixed but there are still large chunks. Pour in the cold buttermilk and pulse until there are some chunks of butter the size of large peas, some smaller. The dough should be shaggy, and is moist enough if it sticks together when pinched between your fingers.
  • Pour dough out onto a floured sheet of parchment paper. Form into a disc then wrap in parchment and plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least an hour, up to overnight.
  • To make the galette:
  • In a large bowl, combine the peaches, honey, bourbon, cinnamon, and vanilla. Mix to make sure the peaches are well coated.
  • While still on the parchment, roll out the buttermilk pie dough into an approximately 10-inch circle. If the dough has become warm, place back into the refrigerator for 10-15 minutes to re-chill.
  • Sprinkle the almond meal over the dough, leaving about 2 inches around the border.
  • Arrange the peaches on top of the almond meal, either in a uniform swirl shape or in a more "rustic" fashion.
  • Fold the edges of the dough in over the fruit, pleating the edges as you work your way around the fruit to form a free-form tart that is roughly 9 inches in diameter.
  • While still on the parchment, place the galette onto a baking sheet and place into the freezer for 30 minutes to an hour. This will help the galette maintain its shape during baking.
  • Once chilled, preheat the oven to 400F. Remove from the freezr, brush the edges with egg wash and sprinkle liberally with raw sugar.
  • Bake the galette for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown and the juices are bubbling. Remove from the oven and let cool for 10 minutes on the baking sheet then transfer to a cooling rack (just lift over the whole sheet of parchment).
  • Once mostly cool, brush with the honey + bourbon mixture for a little extra spike and sprinkle with chopped pistachios.
  • Serve warm or at room temperature either as is or with whipped cream or ice cream.
  • Cynthia
    Posted at 11:03h, 14 July Reply

    Um.. I absolutely adore this. I also love the way you write, hence why I love following your blog. NOBODY has time to style pictures when there is warm pie, I totally agree! lol


    • KWahlman
      Posted at 11:52h, 14 July Reply

      AWW Thank you so much, Cynthia! Writing tends to be the hardest part for me so your praise is much appreciated. 🙂 🙂 🙂 XO

  • Michelle @ Hummingbird High
    Posted at 13:00h, 14 July Reply

    OMG. This looks INCREDIBLE. I love it so hard.

    Also, a buttermilk pie crust??? I die.
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    • KWahlman
      Posted at 14:38h, 14 July Reply

      All-butter + buttermilk is my new fave! You gotta try it!

  • Amy @ Thoroughly Nourished Life
    Posted at 22:28h, 14 July Reply

    That Joy she certainly is a troublemaker 😉 I love the combination of peaches, honey and bourbon in this gorgeous galette – I don’t blame your eager eaters for wanting a slice straight away and not letting you stage them for photos! Tucking this away for when summer reaches our shores again and our stone fruit comes into season! Happy summering!
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    • KWahlman
      Posted at 09:35h, 15 July Reply

      Thanks, Amy!

  • Sofia
    Posted at 08:29h, 15 July Reply

    I love galettes, made a similar one to this one with strawberries as well as peaches, great idea with the pistachios!

    • KWahlman
      Posted at 09:35h, 15 July Reply

      YUM, strawberries sounds like such a lovely addition to the peaches! Unfortunately, I haven’t had much luck finding good strawberries this year — so sad!

  • Tori@Gringalicious.com
    Posted at 12:59h, 15 July Reply

    This is GORGE! I totally feel you on the 10 people waiting to eat the object of your photogrphy, story of my life. I am in love with this beautiful galette! So pinned!

    • KWahlman
      Posted at 14:07h, 15 July Reply

      Thanks, Tori! So glad somebody feels my pain! Sometimes a girl just needs to get her photographer groove on, but THIS was not one of those times. 😉

  • Kathleen @ yummy crumble
    Posted at 13:13h, 15 July Reply

    Holy moly. Screw the bikini! This looks amazing and there’s booze involved. I’m totally sold 🙂
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    • KWahlman
      Posted at 14:06h, 15 July Reply

      Booze makes everything better, amiright?! 😉 Thanks, Kathleen!

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  • Sarah | Drool-Worthy
    Posted at 22:33h, 21 July Reply

    HA! Yes. I can definitely relate to food blogger fussiness when you have company. No one’s going to wait on pictures. Love this recipe and the bourbon of course. Everything’s better with booze 🙂

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  • June @ How to Philosophize with Cake
    Posted at 11:08h, 27 July Reply

    I can see why this went quickly! Looks like the perfect way to use fresh peaches 🙂
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  • todd wagner
    Posted at 13:02h, 28 July Reply

    Every time I see perfectly roasted peaches on a dessert, I can’t help but smile 🙂 Oh, and the bourbon….nailed it.

    • KWahlman
      Posted at 16:26h, 28 July Reply

      Thanks, Todd!

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  • Georgie
    Posted at 20:51h, 10 August Reply

    Just stumbled across your site and I think I’m in love! This Galette looks absolutely to die for. Will definitely have to give it a try!

    • KWahlman
      Posted at 14:42h, 11 August Reply

      Thanks, Georgie!

  • Tessa - Style Sweet CA
    Posted at 22:04h, 13 August Reply

    I’ve seen these pics floating around Pinterest and had to stop by for the recipe. Gorgeous! And soooo tasty. I’ll be sure to make this before summer is over =)

    • KWahlman
      Posted at 09:50h, 14 August Reply

      Thanks, Tessa! So glad it’s getting around the Pinterest world, too. 🙂 Can summer just last forever?

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