Pear Galette
Pear Galette
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
50 mins
Total Time
1 hr 10 mins
 
Servings: 6 -8
Ingredients
  • 1-1/2 cups sliced almonds
  • 2/3 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • 3-4 ripe pears
  • PASTRY DOUGH
  • 1 favorite pastry dough I used King Arthur Flour Pastry Blend
  • 1 egg + 2 teaspoon water
  • 1/2 cut apricot jam or preserves
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees
  2. TO MAKE SWEET CUSTARD FILLING (Frangipane)
  3. Combine almonds, sugar and salt in the food processor and pulse until fine.
  4. Add eggs, vanilla extract and almost extract and melted butter.
  5. Slice pears as thinly as possible.
  6. Prepare favorite pie dough
  7. Roll out dough between two sheets of parchment paper. Lightly flour one side.
  8. Create 12-inch dough circle.
  9. Spread a thick layer of the sweet custard.
  10. Arrange pear slices in the custard, leaving a one inch clearance to the edge
  11. Fold edges of pastry over toward the inside of the galette.
  12. Gently push and shape the fruit-filled dough into as perfect a circle as possible.
  13. Bake the galette for about 50 minutes until golden brown.
  14. Cool galette on a wire rack.
  15. Meanwhile, heat the apricot preserves on medium, stirring until liquefied.
  16. Brush liquified preserves onto cooled galette.
  17. Serve with whipped cream (optional)