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Pear and apple galette

Northwest Pear and Apple Galette

  • Author: Julie Cockburn
  • Yield: 8 1x


This quick and easy dessert, filled with Northwest fruits and nuts, is both rustic and elegant. A tasty end to your next elegant picnic or casual dinner party!


  • 1 pound total pears and apples, cored and sliced into very thin wedges (Feel free to use only pears or only apples. Or whatever fruit you like, for that matter – sky is the limit!)
  • Freshly squeezed juice of half a lemon
  • 1 tablespoon all purpose flour, plus extra for dusting the work surface
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, plus extra for dusting
  • Your favorite pie crust dough, enough for one 9 inch pie
  • 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped, raw hazelnuts
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon heavy cream
  • Coarse sugar (such as sugar in the raw), to sprinkle
  • Fresh herbs (such as mint, thyme, oregano, or marjoram) or dried culinary lavender, for garnish


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. In a large bowl, gently toss the pears and apples with the lemon juice, 1 tablespoon of the flour, 1 tablespoon sugar, and 1/4 teaspoon of the cinnamon.
  3. On a clean, floured work surface, roll out the pie crust dough into a large round, about 9 or 10 inches wide. Transfer the dough to a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Decoratively arrange the pears and apples in the middle of the dough (or simply pile them in the middle), leaving a 2 inch border around the edge. Distribute the hazelnuts and butter over top. Carefully fold the edges of the dough over the fruit and nuts. This is a rustic dessert, so don’t worry if it looks a little messy.
  4. Brush the dough with heavy cream, sprinkle with a pinch or two of coarse sugar (this will add a bit of extra crunch to the finished galette), and dust everything lightly cinnamon.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until beginning to turn golden brown, 50 to 55 minutes (begin checking for doneness after 40 minutes).
  6. Garnish with fresh herbs or culinary lavender.

Recommended Equipment and Goodies


I’ve called for Pacific Northwest fruits and nuts in this recipe – pears, apples, and hazelnuts – but any combination of fruits and nuts would be delicious. Berries, cherries, figs, or even citrus fruits would be perfect. If you use particularly juicy fruits, add a bit more flour to the mix to avoid getting a soggy crust.

Serve your galette warm or at room temperature, with a scoop of ice cream or a dollop of freshly whipped cream – yumm!

  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: Pacific Northwest
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