Plum Galette

This beautiful showstopper will be sure to have your whole family saying, "Wow!" Make a statement with this crispy, fruity, sweet dessert.
  • ½ cup toasted peeled almonds
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 sheet puff pastry, thawed
  • 6 fresh plums, pitted and cut into 1/8-inch thick slices
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons apricot jam
  • ¼ cup cognac or brandy



Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

In the bowl of a food processor or blender, finely grind the almonds with the sugar to make a paste. Place in a small bowl and mix well with the egg. On a lightly floured surface unfold the pastry and roll into a rectangle about 14 by 9-inches. Transfer to a buttered large baking sheet and spread the almond paste evenly over the bottom, leaving a 1/4-inch border. Fold the dough border over to form an edge. Arrange the plum slices in overlapping rows on top of the paste and sprinkle with the sugar. Bake until edges are just golden brown, about 20 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack. In a small saucepan combine the jam and cognac and bring to a simmer, stirring, just until the jam is melted. Brush the hot galette with the jam and let sit for 5 minutes before serving. Serve with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream with a dusting of cinnamon.