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Vegan Plum Rosemary Galette with Olive Oil Crust

Nicoletta September 18, 2019

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Vegan Plum Rosemary Galette with Olive Oil Crust.  A tender crust and juicy plums with a layer of almond rosemary frangipane in between. Soak up the last bit of Summer and Summer fruits with this delicious vegan dessert. Serve it slightly warm with a dollop of ice/nice cream for maximum pleasure.

Song of the day: Glorious – Ella Henderson

Vegan Plum Rosemary Galette with Olive Oil Crust  is one of those desserts that lays in between the warm, sunny, Summer days and the short, moody, Autumn days. Plums, almond, rosemary and olive oil are the main characters and play together to bring you a galette that is delectably aromatic, and not too sweet.

 
Seasonal Fruits for Seasonal Desserts

Desserts that highlight seasonal fruit are by far my favorite.

It seems weird this year not to have plums from my in-laws’ garden. After we sold the house, in the Spring, we’ve been deprived of their beautiful, abundant, vegetables, plums, apples, and Concord grapes. They had two plum trees, one always more prolific than the other. However, between the two of them, we would have plums for weeks, to eat fresh and also to make jam and desserts.

That is to say, we had to rely on our local farmers’ market to get plums, and, in the specific, to our favorite fruit and vegetable stand, Steve & Dan’s Fresh BC Fruit

The profound rich purple color of the plums enticed us on our trip, last Thursday, to the 124 Grand Market. We love going there, especially on a warm sunny day. We shop, and eventually, we have a bite to eat at one of the food trucks while listening to local musicians on the stage. More often than not, we greet and chat with regular people we see every Thursday. What’s not to love?

It’s time to make Vegan Plum Rosemary Galette with Olive Oil Crust

Step One: Make the dough. I use a food processor. I add the flour, sugar, salt, and olive oil and pulse to mix. After, I add the cold water, a little at a time, pulsing until the dough just comes together. 

I pour the dough onto a floured surface and work it into a ball. Then I wrap it in plastic and set it in the fridge to rest for half an hour.

Step Two: Roll the dough. I roll it onto a lightly floured piece of parchment paper so from there it can go straight to the baking sheet.

After that, in a small bowl, I mix the almond flour, the all-purpose flour, the sugar,  and the finely chopped rosemary.

Step Three: Make the galette. I spread the almond flour mixture on the crust, leaving a border empty. Then, I arrange the plum slices over the almond flour/rosemary mixture and fold the edges in. Finally, I sprinkle cane sugar on top of the plums and on the border before placing the baking sheet on the middle shelf of the preheated oven.

Step Four: Let it cool. I take it out of the oven after 40 minutes. The border looks golden and crisp, the plums softened and shiny. There is some juice coming out of a crease in the fold. But is it not what all galettes do? I place the baking sheet on a rack and let it cool, anticipating the moment we can slice it and eat it.

Glorious.

I love the look of this galette. I love all the galettes. Even with the leakage. The color of the plums is amazing. Deep red and glossy. The crust, too, seems perfect. Glorious, I might say.

galette whole on parchment paper

This Vegan Plum Rosemary Galette has a crust made with olive oil, the item that is always present in our pantry. We have backups of the backups so to never run out, lol. It is fragrant, with the olive oil, almonds, and rosemary providing a heavenly scent. It’s uncomplicated and fuss-free. It showcases beautiful plums, sweet and tangy, and its color is a pleasure to the eye.

  galette cut and a slice on a plate  

Time to eat it!

What’s a galette (or pie for that matters) without ice cream? Go with a nice cream if you want to keep it vegan. We went with our usual vanilla bean ice cream which complements the galette beautifully.

The different flavors and textures play on our tongue in harmony as we try a forkful. The light, fragrant crust melts in our mouth leaving room to the zesty/sweet plums to shine. The rosemary and almond flour com through subtly in the backdrop and finally the vanilla bean ice cream, and we feel enveloped in a warm embrace.

galette cut and a slice on a plate with ice cream on top, fork going in

Song of the day: Glorious – Ella Henderson

The beautiful plates are from Birgit Raynard-Pettit, a local pottery artist. She made the set of three plates especially for us. Thank you!

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Vegan Plum Rosemary Galette with Olive Oil Crust

  • Author: Nicoletta
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking

Description

Vegan Plum Rosemary Galette with Olive Oil Crust.  A tender crust and juicy plums with a layer of almond rosemary frangipane in between. Soak up the last bit of Summer and Summer fruits with this delicious vegan dessert. Serve it slightly warm with a dollop of ice/nice cream for maximum pleasure.


Ingredients

For the Galette dough:

  • 150 g all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp fine sea salt
  • 60 ml extra virgin olive oil
  • 60 ml cold water

Filling

  • 2 Tbsp almond flour
  • 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp cane sugar + more to sprinkle on the plums and galette border
  • about 10 rosemary leaves, finely chopped
  • about 10 plums

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 355° F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a mixing bowl or food processor, add flour, sugar, salt and extra virgin olive oil. Start mixing, then add the cold water a bit at a time. Work -or pulse- the dough fast until it forms a ball. Wrap the ball in plastic and refrigerate for half an hour.
  3. After that time, put the dough on a lightly floured parchment paper and roll it out with a rolling pin to form a disk 1 cm thick.
  4. In a small mixing bowl combine the almond flour, all-purpose flour, cane sugar, and the rosemary leaves finely chopped.
  5. Spread the mixture on the base of the galette, leaving a border empty.
  6. Wash the plums, slice them and arrange them on the almond flour mixture. Sprinkle the plums and the border with cane sugar.
  7. Fold the border on the filling so as to cover it a little bit.
  8. Bake in the preheated oven for about 40 minutes.
  9. Let cool on a rack, then slice and enjoy.

Notes

You can serve it plain or with ice/nice cream, slightly warm.

It keeps for a couple of days in an airtight container.

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galette cut and a slice on a plate with ice cream on top

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6 Comments

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    Reply Matt - Total Feasts September 18, 2019 at 11:49 pm

    I love a good galette, and the plums here provide such a bold color contrast to the dough. It sounds so flavourful.

    • Nicoletta
      Reply Nicoletta September 20, 2019 at 9:54 am

      Thank you, Matt! Such great flavors in this galette, and it’s not too sweet which is what we like 🙂

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    Reply Amanda Mason September 23, 2019 at 8:24 am

    I love that you used almond flour in this recipe! Plums are my favorite fruit and I bet they are amazing paired with rosemary! This looks amazing – perfect for fall! I can’t wait to try this one!

    • Nicoletta
      Reply Nicoletta September 23, 2019 at 9:21 am

      Plums and rosemary go so well together! It is a fragrant galette, so delicious! Thank you!

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    Reply Claire September 23, 2019 at 7:07 pm

    I made this for an afternoon treat for a couple of girlfriends and they all loved it!
    The crust was really tender and crumbly and just melt in the mouth.
    Everyone was surprised that it was olive oil and not butter.
    great recipe!

    • Nicoletta
      Reply Nicoletta September 23, 2019 at 7:50 pm

      I’m so happy to hear that! Thank you for the feedback!

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