Spiced Pear Galette Spiced Pear Galette

Spiced Pear Galette

Image by: Photography by Ronald Tsang Author: Irene Fong and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

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
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine




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.


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
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Spiced Pear Galette