Apple and Pear Galette

Apple and Pear Galette recipe - A flaky puff pastry forms the perfect crust for apples and pears sauteed 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.

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

Galette

A galette is a French pastry similar to a pie or tart. Basically, it's pastry dough topped and sometimes wrapped over a fruit filling. A galette is so much easier to make than a pie, especially if you use packaged puff pastry dough.

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.

Puff pastry on a large cutting board next to a pear and two apples resting on a towel

I like to keep a package of puff pastry in my freezer so that I can make quick desserts like this galette or a chicken pot pie in very little time.

Pro cooking tip: 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.

Apple and Pear Galette

Heat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C)

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. Sauté for 8 minutes or until the apples and pears are beginning to soften.

Add the cinnamon and sauté for 30 seconds more.

Apple and pear slices with cinnamon sautéing in a saucepan

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 a little beaten 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.

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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8 thoughts on “Apple and Pear Galette”

  1. Ahh… the glories of puff pastry. Such a pretty open-faced tart. Wish I were eating it right now. 🙂

  2. Renée ♥ The Good Hearted Woman

    I so appreciate the rustic, non-fussy qualities of the galette, and there is always something so delicious inside. The pear and apple combination is one of my favorites.

  3. YUMMY…and that apple fritter monkey bread is calling my name! Have a beautiful Thanksgiving and enjoy this fabulous weather if you are in Houston! XOXO

    1. Thanks so much! It’s been a nice Thanksgiving and the weather has been perfect. Hope your day has been a great one too!

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