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Cinnamon Pear Galette

A homemade galette crust is topped with a spiced pear filling and sprinkled with turbinado sugar in this Cinnamon Pear Galette Recipe. This is an easy fall dessert perfect for holiday entertaining!

A slice of pear galette on a white plate with a dollop of whipped cream.

Creating This Pear Galette Recipe

We’ve eaten plenty of pears this fall. Enjoyed them in things like Homemade Pearsauce, Vanilla Spiced Pear Butter, Maple and Cardamom Spiced Pears with Pecans, and now this delicious Cinnamon Pear Galette.

And of course, many have been enjoyed just as nature intended. Raw and ripe with juice dripping down our mouths.

Cinnamon Pear Galette would make a wonderful addition to your Thanksgiving table.

What Is a Galette?

A galette is essentially a free-form, rustic fruit pie. I think they’re easier than traditional pies because it’s okay if they don’t look perfect.

I tried explaining “rustic” to Logan and he kept telling me that it didn’t look “rusty.” That’s 5-year-olds for you.

Two pears on a square of linen.

Pear Galette Ingredients

This recipe includes a homemade galette dough as well as the cinnamon pear filling. Here’s what you’ll need to make a pear galette from scratch:

  • Whole wheat pastry flour
  • Oat flour
  • Ice water
  • Cider vinegar
  • Turbinado sugar
  • Almond flour
  • Salt
  • Butter
  • Cornstarch
  • Pears
  • Pear butter
  • Cinnamon and cardamom
  • Almond extract
  • Maple syrup

For the complete ingredient list and detailed instructions, scroll to the bottom of this post for the FREE printable recipe card.

A slice of pear galette on a white plate with a dollop of whipped cream.

How to Make a Pear Galette

This pear galette recipe is very easy to make, although you do have to be patient when chilling and rolling out the galette crust. Otherwise it’s a very straightforward recipe!

  1. Make the galette dough as instructed.
  2. Gently press dough into a 4-inch circle on heavy-duty plastic wrap. Carefully roll dough into a 14-inch circle, then freeze for 10 minutes.
  3. Remove dough from freezer and place on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.
  4. Combine cornstarch and 2 tablespoons sugar; sprinkle over dough, leaving a 2-inch border.
  5. Arrange pears spoke-like on top of cornstarch mixture, leaving a 2-inch border.
  6. Combine jam, almond extract, cinnamon, cardamom, and maple syrup in a small microwave-safe bowl; microwave on HIGH 45 seconds.
  7. Brush jam mixture over pears and dough edges. Sprinkle with remaining sugar.
  8. Bake at 400°F until crust browns.

The above is simply a quick summary of this recipe. Check out the free printable card at the bottom of this post for all the detailed instructions.

red bartlett and green danjou pear

Can This Recipe Be Made in Advance?

Yes! You can make the galette dough up to 24 hours in advance (just keep it wrapped in plastic wrap in the fridge until you’re ready to use it). Then, quickly assemble and bake the galette.

Or, you can bake the entire galette and store it at room temperature for up to 24 hours before you plan on serving it.

Storage Instructions

Leftover pear galette will last up to three days on the counter or three months in the freezer. If freezing, wrap in a couple layers of plastic wrap and / or store in a freezer bag to prevent freezer burn.

A slice of pear galette on a white plate with a dollop of whipped cream.

Tips for Making a Homemade Galette

  • If you can’t find almond flour, just pulse some almonds in the food processor until finely ground.
  • You’re likely fine to use all-purpose flour in place of whole wheat pastry flour. If you try this, leave me a comment below letting me know how the galette tasted.
  • I served the galette with a dollop of almond whipped cream (just added a little bit of almond extract when making the whipped cream – delicious!).

More Pear Recipes:

These Maple and Cardamom Spiced Pears are great with ice cream, yogurt, and granola. Such a quick and easy pear dessert recipe that I love making in the fall!

This Vanilla Spiced Pear Butter makes an excellent homemade gift during the holidays. I’ve included instructions on how to can pear butter as well so you can enjoy it for months to come!

Pearsauce is like applesauce, but made with pears. This recipe for pearsauce is flavored with cinnamon, cardamom, and nutmeg.

Spiced Pear and Pomegranate Crostini are the perfect solution for simple entertaining. They look far more special than a plate of fruit and cheese, but they’re really a cinch to prepare and they don’t require any special serving utensils.

This Endive, Pear, and Walnut Appetizer is perfect for this time of year with the delicious seasonal flavors of pear and cranberry.

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Cinnamon Pear Galette with Almond Oat Crust

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

A homemade galette crust is topped with a spiced pear filling and sprinkled with turbinado sugar in this Cinnamon Pear Galette Recipe. This is an easy fall dessert perfect for holiday entertaining!

Ingredients

Galette Crust

  • 5.25 ounces whole-wheat pastry flour
  • 2.25 ounces oat flour
  • 4 tablespoons ice water
  • 1/2 teaspoon cider vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 cup turbinado sugar, divided
  • 1/3 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chilled butter, cut into pieces
  • 1 3/4 tablespoons cornstarch

Filling

  • 1 1/2 pounds firm ripe pear, cored and sliced in 1/4 inch slices
  • 1/4 cup pear butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon cardamom
  • 1/8 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup

Instructions

Make the galette crust:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Lightly spoon 1.375 ounces whole-wheat pastry flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine 1.375 ounces whole wheat pastry flour, ice water, vinegar, and almond extract in a small bowl; stir with a fork until well blended to form a slurry.
  3. Combine remaining whole wheat flour, oat flour, 2 tablespoons sugar, almond flour, and salt, stirring with a whisk.
  4. Cut in butter with a pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add slurry; stir just until moist.
  5. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface; knead lightly 5 times.
  6. Gently press dough into a 4-inch circle on heavy-duty plastic wrap. Cover with additional plastic wrap. Carefully roll dough into a 14-inch circle; freeze for 10 minutes.
  7. Remove dough from freezer; remove top sheet of plastic wrap. Let stand 1 minute or until pliable.
  8. Place dough, plastic wrap side up, onto a baking sheet (I used a pizza stone) lined with parchment paper; remove remaining plastic wrap.
  9. Combine cornstarch and 2 tablespoons sugar; sprinkle over dough, leaving a 2-inch border.

Make the filling:

  1. Arrange pears spoke-like on top of cornstarch mixture, leaving a 2-inch border. Fold edges of dough over pears (dough will only partially cover pears).
  2. Combine jam, 1/8 teaspoon almond extract, cinnamon, cardamom, and syrup in a small microwave-safe bowl; microwave on HIGH 45 seconds.
  3. Brush jam mixture over pears and dough edges. Sprinkle with remaining sugar.
  4. Bake at 400° for 35 minutes or until crust browns. Remove from oven. Cool 10 minutes.
  5. I served with a dollop of almond whipped cream (just added a little bit of almond extract when making the whipped cream — delicious!).

Notes

Adapted from Apricot-Thyme Galette

If you can't find almond flour, just pulse some almonds in the food processor until finely ground.

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Nutrition Information
Yield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 632Total Fat 25gSaturated Fat 13gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 10gCholesterol 53mgSodium 279mgCarbohydrates 97gFiber 10gSugar 41gProtein 11g

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