A galette is the perfect dessert, according to Carla Lalli Music. She walks us through her fail-proof dough that you can fill with anything—be it end-of-summer stone fruit and berries or fall pears and apples. Then, we're kicking off a new mini series. For the next several weeks, one of our test kitchen editors will be sharing their top 10 cooking rules—the techniques they swear by, the ingredients they can't live without, and the drive that keeps them going. First up: the one and only Brad Leone.

Get the recipes from this episode:Peach-Plum Galette
Any Berry Galette
Fall Fruit Galette
Naked Apple Tart
Salted-Butter Apple Galette with Maple Whipped Cream
Blueberry-Pecan Galette