Rustic Pear Galette-delicious fall dessert with pears, honey, and walnuts. Like a pie, only easier!


This past week has finally felt like fall!  And if the weather has you craving all things fall, then you are in the right place.  I am just beside myself to be participating in “Autumn Around the South,” a fall blog hop hosted by The Southern Blog Collective, a small group of southern bloggers dedicated to bringing the best of the south to you.  Our Southern Blog Collective hostesses have worked hard to put together just what you need to experience the best tastes, looks, and DIYs of the season.  So make sure that you visit each blog (use the button links below recipe card), comment, and share all the gorgeous things you are sure to see on your autumn trip around the south! 

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Rustic Pear GaletteOne of the things I like best about fall is its simple, seasonal food.  We all know that there is so much more to fall flavors than just pumpkin.  And even though I do love the celebrated orange gourd, a far less extolled little fruit with big hips just might be my favorite.  Green, red, or somewhere in between, it’s the pear that sings my autumn song.

Moreover, if we compare the pear to another fall favorite, the apple, we find that the pear has less sugar and more fiber than a comparably sized apple.  Not to mention that a pear can do almost anything an apple can do as far as jellies, preserves, butters, and baked goods are concerned.  And since the pear is a lesser used fruit, when we do use them they have the tendency to give our dishes that sense of something special that prompts our guests to sit up and take notice.

And that is just what happens when this quick and easy pear galette shows up for coffee or graces your family table.  Simple to make with beautiful seasonal fruit and a humble but elegant appearance, the pear galette embodies the best of all that fall has to offer.untitled

Rustic Pear Galette

Ingredients:

  • 2 pears, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 C brown sugar, packed (plus extra for sprinkling)
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon (plus extra for sprinkling)
  • 1/8 tsp. ginger
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 package refrigerated pie crust (containing 2 crusts)
  • 1/4 C + 1/8 C chopped walnuts
  • 1 Tbsp butter, melted
  • 1 egg, white separated

Process:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  In a large bowl, combine pears, 1/4 C brown sugar, lemon juice, cinnamon, ginger, and salt.  Toss gently to coat. Rustic Pear Galette Rustic Pear Galette Rustic Pear Galette Rustic Pear GaletteLine a baking sheet with parchment paper.  Unroll 1 pie crust and spread 1/4 C walnuts on the center of the crust. Place second pie crust on top and gently press the crusts together to form one crust, sealing in the nuts. Lightly brush top of crust with butter. Rustic Pear Galette Rustic Pear Galette Rustic Pear Galette Spoon pear mixture in the center of the pie crust.  Arrange the pears, leaving a 3-4 inch border from the edge of the crust.  Add 1/8 C walnuts to the pears.  Fold the edges of the dough toward the center of the crust, pressing fold edges gently together to seal. Rustic Pear Galette Rustic Pear GaletteBrush crust with egg white to help the crust achieve a nice golden brown when baking.  Pour any left over butter over pears, sprinkle crust and pears with extra brown sugar and cinnamon. Rustic Pear Galette Bake 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Use strips of foil to shield the edges to prevent over browning, if necessary.  Serve warm. Rustic Pear Galette Rustic Pear Galette For a memorable fall treat, serve with a scoop of brown walnut ice cream and drizzled with honey! Rustic Pear Galette

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Rustic Pear Galette
Serves 4
Simple but elegant, the rustic pear galette with walnuts embodies the best fall has to offer.
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Cook Time
25 min
Cook Time
25 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 pears, thinly sliced
  2. 1/4 C brown sugar, packed (plus extra for sprinkling)
  3. 1 lemon, juiced
  4. 1/4 tsp. cinnamon (plus extra for sprinkling)
  5. 1/8 tsp. ginger
  6. pinch of salt
  7. 1 package refrigerated pie crust (containing 2 crusts)
  8. 1/4 C + 1/8 C chopped walnuts
  9. 1 Tbsp butter, melted
  10. 1 egg, white separated
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a large bowl, combine pears, 1/4 C brown sugar, lemon juice, cinnamon, ginger, and salt. Toss gently to coat.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Unroll 1 pie crust and spread 1/4 C walnuts on the center of the crust. Place second pie crust on top and gently press the crusts together to form one crust, sealing in the nuts. Lightly brush top of crust with butter.
  3. Spoon pear mixture in the center of the pie crust. Arrange the pears, leaving a 3-4 inch border from the edge of the crust. Add the 1/8 C of walnuts to the pears. Fold the edges of the dough toward the center of the crust, pressing fold edges gently together to seal.
  4. Brush crust with egg white to help the crust achieve a nice golden brown when baking. Pour any left over butter over pears, sprinkle crust and pears with extra brown sugar and cinnamon.
  5. Bake 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Use strips of foil to shield the edges to prevent over browning, if necessary. Serve warm.
Notes
  1. For a memorable fall treat, serve with a scoop of brown walnut ice cream and drizzled with honey!
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