Rustic Strawberry Peach Tart

Summer fruit shines in this rustic fruit tart (also called a Galette). Peaches and strawberries are surrounded by a light and flaky tart dough – so much easier to make than pie!

Rustic Strawberry Peach Tart | #recipe

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And now on to this beauty – my Rustic Strawberry Peach Tart. Also called a freeform tart or a galette. It is one of the best things I have ever made and definitely my favorite thing of the summer. It is similar to pie, but the crust is so simple to make, and it is a little bit sweeter than traditional pie crust. It almost reminds me of a sugar cookie crust, stuffed with delicious fruit. Can’t go wrong with that!

Rustic Strawberry Peach Tart | #recipe

Rustic Strawberry Peach Tart | #recipe

Do you guys ever have recipes that you have been meaning to make, but just never get around to? This tart was one of them for me. So much to bake, so little time!

I’ve been seeing similar desserts all over blogs and Pinterest lately, but the real reason I’ve had rustic fruit tart on my mind for years (literally, it took me that long to finally make one) is because of my favorite dessert at one of my favorite restaurants in New York, Sfoglia (we wrote a blog entry about it here). They have a rustic fruit tart year round with seasonal fruit. Apples and pears are good and all, but I count down the days for their summer tarts, with some combo of berries and peaches. They serve it warm with a giant scoop of gelato on top – nothing is better! I’m so excited that I can re-create their dessert in my kitchen any time that I want!

Rustic Strawberry Peach Tart | #recipe

Rustic Strawberry Peach Tart | #recipe

I loved this tart so much when I made it that I had to put it up on Instagram! Check it out – the iPhone really takes a good picture if you have the right lighting!

I love this picture of the pre-baked tart, before I crimped the edges.  Don’t the peaches almost look canned / frozen? Fresh peaches are SO perfect right now!  I eat about two a day.  At least.  Sometimes I’ll switch it up and have nectarines instead, but I need at least two a day this time of year.

Rustic Strawberry Peach Tart | #recipe

Confession – TheBetterHalf and I finished this whole thing in less than 24 hours. It is so delicious fresh out of the oven (well once the molten fruit has cooled about 30 minutes!) but it was just as good the next day, for breakfast! We didn’t even re-heat it, just ate it at room temperature.  The crust didn’t even get soggy!

I don’t think I will ever bake a pie again – freeform tarts / rustic tarts / galettes are so much easier, and I think they taste even better!

Rustic Strawberry Peach Tart | #recipe

Rustic Strawberry Peach Tart | #recipe

Rustic Strawberry Peach Tart | #recipe

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Rustic Strawberry Peach Tart

Yield: One 8-inch tart

Summer fruit shines in this rustic fruit tart (also called a Galette). Peaches and strawberries are surrounded by a light and flaky tart dough - so much easier to make than pie!


    For the Dough
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (7 1/2 ounces), plus additional for work surface
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 10 tablespoons unsalted butter, cold, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 3 - 6 tablespoons water, ice cold
  • For the Filling
  • 1 pound peaches (about 2 large)
  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 3 tablespoons sugar, plus 1 tablespoon for sprinkling


    For the Dough
  1. Add the flour, salt, and sugar to a food processor and pulse to combine. Add cold butter pieces and pulse until texture is similar to large bread crumbs, about 10 - 12 one second pulses. Add 1 tablespoon ice water over mixture and pulse for once second. Keep adding water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until dough begins to form small curds. If you pinch the dough together with your fingers, it should hold together, but the mixture will be crumbly. My dough used 4 T of water.
  2. Empty dough onto a work surface and gather into a mound. A bench scraper is helpful for doing this. Knead the dough a few times until it is cohesive, using the bench scraper to get any dough that is sticking to the surface. Form the dough into a 4-inch disk, wrap in plastic, and refrigerate until cold and firm, about 1 hour. You can refrigerate overnight if desired.
  3. When ready to assemble tart, remove dough from refrigerator. If it is very hard, let stand at room temperature for 15 - 20 minutes. Lightly dust a large sheet of parchment paper or a silpat with flour. Roll the dough out to a 12-inch round. Check periodically to make sure the dough isn't sticking - if it is, use a bench scraper to loosen the dough and then re-flour the surface. Slide the parchment/silpat with the dough on it onto a baking sheet and refrigerate 15 minutes (you want the dough to be cool and firm, but not too hard and brittle)
  4. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
  5. For the Filling
  6. Cut the peaches into 1/2 inch thick wedges. You can peel them if you want, but you don't have to. Slice the strawberries into 1/2 inch thick pieces. Add all fruit to a medium bowl, then sprinkle with sugar and toss gently. If your fruit is not sweet, add an extra tablespoon of sugar. Do not add the sugar until you are ready to assemble the tart.
  7. Remove the baking sheet with dough from the refrigerator. Place the fruit in the center of the dough, leaving a 2 1/2-inch border around the edge. Start to fold the dough over the fruit, leaving a 1/2 inch area of dough just inside the fold free of fruit. Continue around the tart, overlapping the dough every 2 to 3 inches. Pinch the folds to secure the dough.
  8. Quickly brush the edges of the dough with water and sprinkle with 1 tablespoon sugar.
  9. Bake for 45 - 50 minutes, until the crust is golden brown and the fruit is bubbling. Cool on a baking sheet for 10 minutes, then carefully place the tart onto a wire rack (I used two spatulas to do this) to cool about 30 minutes before serving.


If you are a peach lover like me, then you are going to love these recipes:

Peach Pecan Cinnamon Roll Cake
Peach Pecan Cinnamon Roll Cake |

Peach Yogurt Bread with Cinnamon
Peach Yogurt Bread with Cinnamon

Peachberry Buckle
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  1. says

    Cate I always want to make everything on your blog! I LOVE this tart – strawberries and peaches together are the best! I hope you had a great weekend :)

    • says

      Chelsea you are so sweet!! I feel the same way about your blog…makes me so hungry every time! Strawberries and peaches are my favorite fruits!

  2. says

    What a perfect looking tart! I have been meaning to make a galette, but haven’t gotten around to it yet. I love the strawberries and peaches, and could totally use a slice or to for lunch. 😉 Beautiful!

    • says

      Thanks, Beth!! So funny that both of us have had every intention to make a galette but haven’t done it yet. Maybe this weekend will be your time to make one!!

  3. says

    Just like you, I’ve been itching to make a gallete for what seems like forever.
    My favorite restaurant in town has a rotating menu of seasonal galletes that I crave so badly!

    Peach and strawberry was the perfect combo of fruits. This looks heavenly!

  4. says

    Cate, this is beautiful! I love the pretty colors and the fruit. And I always have tons of recipes that it takes me forever to get around to making, so great job on making something from your list. I will have to add this to mine, and hopefully I make it soon, before the end of summer fruit season!

  5. says

    Do I have a list of things I’ve been meaning to bake? You bet! I have a whole bucket list on my blog haha. Not gonna lie I’m pretty bad about getting to those recipes. This tart/galette looks amazing–guess I have another thing to add to my list haha. Where am I going to find all this time!?


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