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Rustic Pear Galette with Blueberries looks so elegant, your guests will think you’ve spent hours slaving in the kitchen!  Well you can always dust a little flour on your nose, just for effect you know?  I will share this amazing recipe with you, including a link to an amazing pie crust video (now don’t be scared) making pie crust is dead easy.  Then all you have to do is slice up some pears, toss in the a bowl with sugar and spices and voila! Your very own Rustic Pear Galette with Blueberries.  It’s a showstopper, I promise.

You will need: recipe for a one crust pie (see video below) all purpose flour, butter, salt, bosc pears, walnuts, frozen blueberries, brown sugar, cornstarch, nutmeg, ginger & one egg. Caramel sauce, and white sugar for garnish.

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This yummy combination of sweets will make your taste buds sing!  And it’s so easy to put together, the only waiting time is while it bakes.  The first time I made this galette I used frozen puff pastry.  But it just doesn’t have the right texture for me.  We want buttery, flaky pie crust, just like Mom and Grandma used to make.  Am I right?

And the beauty of making a Galette rather than a traditional pie, is that you just fold over the edges, pinch them together with your fingers, and cook the whole thing on parchment paper on a cookie sheet.  No fussing about getting the pie dough centred on the plate, fluting the edges — nothing like that at all.  It really a rustic tart, and once you’ve made this recipe, you will be ready to experiment with different fillings.  I love to make Apple Galettes, and Cherry too!  Whatever your imagine brings to the table.  That’s my gift to bakers everywhere.  Baking is totally creative and very left brain so the sky’s the limit!

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A galette is a free formed pie, so to speak, and originates in France, hence the name.  In addition to dessert galettes, savory types are very popular too, and usually include lots of delicious cheese, vegetables and often meat.  Like a free-formed quiche perhaps?  And instead of using a pie plate, it bakes on a cookie sheet.  Easy as Pie!

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For this recipe I used Bosc pears, blueberries, chopped walnuts, and brown sugar….well the recipe is below.  And my secret sauce?  I love to pour warm caramel sauce over the galette just as I serve it.  The recipe for the caramel sauce is here.

The baking time and temps are for a regular household oven.  Be sure to check your oven from time to time to make sure it is calibrated.  You can read about the importance of oven temperatures and times here in my How to Make Perfect Flaky Pie Crust.

 

TIPS TO MAKE A PERFECT PEAR GALETTE

  • Preheat the oven to 400F (or whatever temp the puff pastry instructions include)
  • Using a pastry mat, roll your dough to a 14″ circle and be sure it’s not too thin
  • Mix the brown sugar, cornstarch, nutmeg and ginger together
  • Follow the instructions carefully.
  • Toss the pears and walnuts in the sugar mixture until well coated
  • Arrange the pear slices in a circle – layering them evenly
  • Leave about 2″ edge all around your pie crust so that it will fold over and support the fruit
  • Place the frozen blueberries here and there over the pears to space them out
  • Fold over the pie crust as shown in the photos, the more uneven it looks, the better!
  • Brush the puff pastry with the beaten egg
  • Place in the bottom third of the oven and bake for 40 minutes or until the pie crust is golden
  • Remove and let cool for a few minutes before you move it onto a rack

 

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You might also enjoy these amazing recipes that are perfect anytime, but especially so during the holidays!

RUSTIC PEAR GALETTE WITH BLUEBERRIES

The flavors of the Bosc Pears mixes with the tartness of the blueberries.  The brown sugar and spices covering everything make your mouth very happy indeed.  And all of that goodness nestled in a buttery, flaky, melt in your mouth, pie crust.  Galettes are so amazing to make, and like I said earlier, not only will you impress your family and friends, you will make this decadent dessert over and over.  Can’t you just see it on your dining room table, with lighted candles, and china, just waiting to be served?  Or maybe on the kitchen island, with the kids jumping up and down, waiting for a slice.

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Rustic Pear Galette With Blueberries
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Making Pie Crust
35 mins
Total Time
1 hr 5 mins
 

A delicious blend of Bosc Pear, Blueberries and Walnuts make the filling for this free form galette.  Easy to make yet so elegant! 

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: French
Keyword: pear galette
Servings: 6
Calories: 290 kcal
Author: Judy
Ingredients
  • 1 pie crust 12"
  • 2 bosc pears peeled and sliced thinly
  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 4 tsp. cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp. ginger
  • 1/4 cup blueberries
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1/2 cup walnuts chopped
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350F 

  2. Using a pastry mat, roll your dough to a 14" circle and be sure it's not too thin
  3. Mix the brown sugar, cornstarch, nutmeg and ginger together
  4. Toss the pears and walnuts in the sugar mixture until well coated and then arrange the pear slices in a circle - layering them evenly

  5. Leave about 2" edge all around your pie crust so that it will fold over and support the fruit
  6. Place the frozen blueberries here and there over the pears to space them out
  7. Fold over the pie crust as shown in the photos, the more uneven it looks, the better!
  8. Brush the puff pastry with the beaten egg, and then sprinkle the entire pie with white sugar - just a teaspoon or so! 

  9. Place in the bottom third of the oven and bake for 40 minutes or until the pie crust is golden
  10. Remove and let cool for a few minutes before you move it onto a rack.  

  11. Serve warm with whipped cream, and caramel sauce! Bon Appetit!

Nutrition Facts
Rustic Pear Galette With Blueberries
Amount Per Serving
Calories 290 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 22%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 27mg 9%
Sodium 130mg 5%
Potassium 161mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 37g 12%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 15g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 1.1%
Vitamin C 3.8%
Calcium 3.2%
Iron 7.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Enjoy!

Have you tried to make a galette?  Let me know in the comments below!

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Originally published September 2015

One of the easiest pastry desserts to me, this Rustic Pear & Blueberry Galette has just the right amount of sweetness and crunch.  How to Make Pie Crust Video included! #galette #peargalette #rusticpeargalette #rusticpeartart
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