Apple-Pear Galette

Photography by  Sebastian Photography

Photography by Sebastian Photography

This apple-pear galette is quick and simple to create, making it's the perfect fall dessert to serve when impromptu guests arrive. It's blend of seasonal oozing fruits, bubbling brown sugar, crunchy granola and spicy cinnamon will create an aroma from baking that is sure to heighten your senses. Indulge and enjoy.



  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) chilled unsalted butter, cut in pieces
  • 1/3 cup ice water


  • 1 1/2 pounds pears and apples, sliced 1/2 inch thick (4 3/4 cups)
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar 
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup oatmeal
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 disc of dough
  • All-purpose flour, for surface
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • Sanding sugar (optional), for sprinkling
  • Vanilla-bean ice cream, for serving


Combine the flour, salt, and sugar in a bowl and mix. Blend in butter and form paste. Add the ice water in a slowly, just until the dough holds together. 

Turn the dough out onto a work surface. Place on a sheet of plastic wrap. Flatten, and form a disc. Wrap, and refrigerate at least 1 hour before using.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil, then parchment. Stir together fruit, granulated sugar, lemon juice, salt and cornstarch.

Roll out dough into a 13-inch round, about 1/8 inch thick, on a lightly floured surface. Transfer to baking sheet. Arrange fruit in center, leaving a 2-inch border. Sprinkle cinnamon and oatmeal over fruit. Fold over border to enclose fruit, leaving center open. Brush crust with egg, and sprinkle with sanding sugar.

Bake until golden brown and bubbling in center, about 1 hour 10 minutes. Let cool on baking sheet 10 minutes, then slide galette on parchment onto a wire rack. Let cool completely. Serve with vanilla-bean ice cream.



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