Friday, December 23, 2011

Pear Galette

A galette is the french word for a "freeformed" pie or cake with fruit and a crust. I whipped this up with ingredients I had on hand the other day for a styled inspiration shoot with Mary Banducci Photography and the Attic. 


3-4 ripe Pears
{any fruit would do}

1/2 cup Sugar

2 tsp Cinnamon

1 recipe of pie dough

1 egg

Pie Dough

1 1/2 cups Flour
3/4 butter or Crisco
1 tsp Salt
2 tsp Sugar
ice water as needed

To Make:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Mix your pie dough with a fork in a large bowl. Roll out into a rough circular shape. This does not need to be perfect. We are going for a rustic look. 

Slice your fresh fruit and arrange in a circular pattern on top of the pie dough. 

Sprinkle generously with sugar and cinnamon. 

Fold the edges of the dough around the fruit. This can be pretty rough and rustic looking!

Bake for 20-25 minutes. Half way through the baking brush the crust with one beaten egg. Continue to bake until golden. 

This is the perfect pastry to accompany a breakfast, to be a dessert, or a quick snack to whip up for unexpected guests this holiday season!


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