Galettes are the perfect fall dessert because you get all the flavour of a flaky fruit-filled pie but with a rustic home-style look. Firm Bosc pears are ideal for baking; they stay crisp when ripe and keep their shape.
- Prep time 25 minutes
- Total time 1 hour & 30 minutes
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cups cold butter
- 3/4 cups ice water (approx)
- 2 tablespoons butter , melted
- 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 3 firm ripe large Bosc pears (about 950 g total), peeled, cored and sliced lengthwise in 1/2-inch thick wedges
- 4 teaspoons all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 tablespoon liquid honey
- 1/4 teaspoon flaky salt (such as Maldon) (optional)
Pastry: In bowl, whisk together flour, sugar and salt. Using pastry blender or 2 knives, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Drizzle with ice water; toss with fork, adding up to 2 tbsp more ice water if needed, until dough comes together. Shape into disc; wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate until chilled, about 1 hour. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate for up to 2 days.)
On lightly floured work surface, roll out dough into 17-inch circle; transfer dough to parchment paper–lined large rimless baking sheet.
Filling: Spread butter over pastry, leaving scant 2-inch border; sprinkle with 1 tbsp of the sugar and the cinnamon.
Toss together pears, flour, ginger, nutmeg and remaining sugar. Arrange in even layer over buttered pastry. Fold over pastry edge to make 13-inch round.
Whisk egg yolk with 2 tsp water; brush over pastry. Bake on bottom rack of 375°F oven until golden, 50 to 60 minutes. Let cool completely on pan.
In small microwaveable bowl, microwave honey on high for 10 seconds; brush over filling. Sprinkle with salt (if using).
Makes 8 to 10 servings.
How to cut butter into flour
Nutritional facts Per each of 10 servings: about
- Fibre 4 g
- Sodium 174 mg
- Sugars 17 g
- Protein 5 g
- Calories 352
- Total fat 18 g
- Potassium 142 mg
- Cholesterol 62 mg
- Saturated fat 11 g
- Total carbohydrate 45 g
- Iron 14
- Folate 25
- Calcium 2
- Vitamin A 15
- Vitamin C 3