Apple and Pear Galette

Apple and Pear Galette recipe - A flaky puff pastry forms the perfect crust for apples and pears sautéed in butter, brown sugar and cinnamon. A dessert that looks impressive but so easy to make!

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Apple and Pear Galette on a large plate next to a tea kettle

This rustic Apple and Pear Galette recipe has been so good to me. Many times I've had to prepare a dessert for unexpected guests with only the few ingredients I have on hand and no time to rush to the store. With a galette, all you need is a sheet of puff pastry, fruit, and a few pantry staples.

This simple apple and pear galette recipe is the recipe I go to when I find myself either needing a special treat to bring to a gathering or when I want something sweet but don’t want to invest a whole lot of time.

Galettes are pretty! They’re simple, they’re rustic (which means they can be forgiving) and in the case of this apple and pear galette, the combination of apples and pears sautéed in butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon is absolutely wonderful.

Why This Recipe Works

  • A galette is a wonderful alternative to pie, and is baked on a baking sheet instead of in a pie pan.
  • A apple and pear galette begins with an incredibly easy puff pastry crust. The pastry is flattened, then filled with sliced or chopped apples and pears. It's a dessert that's so much easier to make than a pie but equally delicious.
  • If you're looking for an easy fruit pie recipe, especially if you're a beginner or a timid baker look no further than a galette. There is perhaps no easier baking project than a no stress galette.

Apple and Pear Galette on a large plate next to a tea kettle

Ingredient Notes

See recipe box for ingredient amounts and full recipe instructions.

  • Puff pastry: Use your favorite brand of puff pastry for the crust.
  • Apples: Use your favorite type of apple. I used Granny Smith Apples in this recipe.
  • Pears: Use your favorite type of pear. I used Bartlett Pears in this recipe.
  • Butter: I recommend using salted butter.
  • Cinnamon: An essential spice found in the apple and pear galette. You might also like to add a pinch of nutmeg or allspice too.
  • Egg: Only one egg needed.
  • Sugar: Granulated and brown sugar.
  • Whipped cream and caramel: Optional toppings.

How To Make This Recipe

  1. Thaw puff pastry and unfold on a lightly oiled baking sheet.
  2. Add apples and pears to melted butter in a skillet over medium heat.
  3. Sprinkle with brown sugar and sauté for 8 minutes or until the apples and pears are beginning to soften.
  4. Add cinnamon.
  5. Remove from heat. Spoon apple and pear mixture over the center of the puff pastry.
  6. Brush egg over the folded edges of the pastry and sprinkle with sugar.
  7. Bake for 20-25 minutes.

Apple and pear slices with cinnamon sautéing in a saucepan

Expert Tips

  • Save any remaining egg and either add it to scrambled eggs, fried rice, or in a crustless quiche.
  • Don't overstuff the galette. If too much filling is added, the crust might not bake properly.
  • Keep a package of puff pastry in your freezer. If you freeze puff pastry dough, just let the dough rest on your counter for about 20 to 30 minutes before working with it. The dough will come to room temperature and will be very easy to work with.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is A Galette?

A galette is a French pastry similar to a tart or a pie. At its simplest, a galette is pastry dough wrapped around fresh fruit.

In the case of this lovely apple and pear galette, fresh chopped apples and pears are spooned into the center of a puff pastry crust and dusted with sugar.

What Is The Difference Between A Galette And A Crostata?

A galette and a crostata are essentially the same. A galette is French, a crostata is Italian.

How Should I Store An Apple And Pear Galette?

Galettes are best eaten the day they are made. However, if you do want to make a galette ahead of time, store it loosely covered, at room temperature, for up to 2 days.

Apple and Pear Galette topped with whipped cream and drizzled with caramel on a large plate

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Apple and Pear Galette

Apple and Pear Galette - flaky puff pastry forms the perfect crust for apples and pears sauteed in butter, brown sugar and cinnamon.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: French
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Joanie Zisk

Ingredients

  • 1 sheet packaged puff pastry
  • 2 Granny Smith Apples , peeled, cored and sliced into 1/4- inch pieces
  • 2 Bartlett Pears , peeled, cored and sliced into 1/4- inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 egg , lightly beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • Whipped cream (optional)
  • Caramel (optional)

Instructions

  • Heat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Thaw the puff pastry at room temperature for 20 minutes.
  • Unfold the pastry sheet on a lightly oiled baking sheet.
  • Melt the butter in a skillet over a medium heat.
  • Add the apples and pears to the skillet.
  • Sprinkle with 3 tablespoons brown sugar. Saute for 8 minutes or until the apples and pears are beginning to soften.
  • Add the cinnamon and saute for 30 seconds more.
  • Remove from the heat. Spoon apple and pear mixture over the center of the puff pastry leaving 1-inch around the edges.
  • Fold the edges of the puff pastry in.
  • Brush the egg over the folded edges of the puff pastry.
  • Sprinkle the sugar over the edges of the puff pastry.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until edges are golden.
  • Serve with whipped cream and caramel if desired.

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