This pear galette is a tasty treat that will have everyone standing in line for seconds, so make sure you make double.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a nonstick baking mat.

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  • Sprinkle work surface with flour. Roll out dough to a 14-inch round, about 1/4-inch thick. Transfer dough to prepared baking sheet and refrigerate until ready to use, up to 1 hour.

  • In a small bowl, mix together cornstarch, sugar and salt. In a large bowl gently toss together pears and cornstarch mixture until evenly coated. Mound pear mixture on top of dough, leaving a 4-inch border all the way around. Fold dough over pear mixture, overlapping where necessary and gently pressing to adhere the folds. Transfer galette to refrigerator and let chill, 20 to 30 minutes

  • Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a small bowl, beat egg. Brush edges of dough with egg, and sprinkle edges with sanding sugar. Dot top of galette with butter. Transfer to oven and bake until crust is golden brown and juices are bubbling, about 1 hour.

  • Meanwhile, place apricot jam in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook until heated through; strain through a mesh sieve set over a bowl. Remove baking sheet from oven and transfer to a wire rack; brush heated jam over pears. Let cool briefly before serving warm or at room temperature.

Reviews (3)

92 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 18
  • 3 star values: 29
  • 2 star values: 24
  • 1 star values: 7
Rating: Unrated
01/13/2010
This recipe is delicious, and easy to make. I have never had much luck with any type of pie dough, but the dough for this was very easy, and really good. My son-in-law didn't want anyone to have seconds so he could keep it for himself!!
Rating: Unrated
10/08/2008
I made this on Saturday and it was delicious! We all loved it. The very rip pears I used had plenty flavor. I served it with fresh cream poured over each slice. This next week end I will be trying the plum galette.
Rating: Unrated
07/30/2008
i made this yesterday, and i found it to be not as good as the plum galette, which i tried yesterday, too. the dough was perfect, but restrained, and with meek fruit like pears the galette gets kind of flavourless. try with sourish fruit!
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