Apple-Pear Galette

Who doesn’t like pie? Sweet delicious fruit encased in a buttery crust, yum! Pies can be a little daunting and take a bit of finesse to make. Ironically, the French counterpart to this American classic is an easy rustic alternative. One might call such a thing a galettte. Today we’re going to make an Apple-Pear Galette in honor of Pi Day (though Tau is better, my math nerd friends, anyone? lol). Let’s do it!

Apple-Pear Galette

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Time: 1 hr
  • Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
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Dough:

  • 1 C All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/4 t Salt
  • 1/4 t Granulated Sugar
  • 6 T Cold Unsalted Butter, cut into small cubes
  • 3 T Cold Water

Filling:

  • 1 Lb Pears, cut into thin slices
  • 1/2 Lb Apples, cut into thin slices
  • 1 T Lemon Juice
  • 4 T Sugar
  • 3 t Flour
  • 1/4 t Ground Black Pepper (opt.)
  • 1-2 T Butter, cut into small pieces
  • Brown Sugar, to garnish
  • Water, for brushing dough

Directions:

  1. Sift the flour, salt and sugar into a food processor. Add the cold butter and blitz until the butter pieces are about pea-sized.
  2. Turn your processor on low and immediately stream your cold water in and then turn it off.
  3. The dough should be coming together now – blitz and/or add flour/water accordingly.
  4. Pat the dough into a ball and wrap with cling/Saran wrap and squish into a disc. Refrigerate for 1 hour or at least 30 minutes.
  5. For the filling, mix the 4 T of sugar with the flour (and pepper if you want a nice spiced note – it’s better than you might think!).
  6. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees (Fahrenheit).
  7. Unwrap your dough and lay it on a lightly floured surface and rot it out with a rolling pin (until about 14 inches in diameter).
  8. Place the dough on a Silpat or parchment paper and use a an 8 inch pan to make a light indentation to mark our inside of our galette (or just guesstimate).
  9.  Sprinkle half of your sugar mixture inside that circle.
  10. Arrange the pears in a spiral-like patter (or whatever), alternating with apples every couple.
  11. Sprinkle the remaining sugar mixture over the top.
  12. Place chunks of butter in crevices sporadically on the top.
  13. Fold the dough up to contain the fruit in whatever patter suits you.
  14. Brush the outside with water and sprinkle brown sugar over it and on the top if you wish.
  15. Place on a baking sheet and bake for 40 minutes or until crust is golden and fruit is soft.

Here’s mine 😀

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