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Prepare to fall in love with this Easy Fruit Galette – a simple yet elegant dessert that offers comfort and class.

Easy Fruit Galette Recipe

Love pies but hate making the crust? You’re in luck. Meet the Easy Fruit Galette (pronounced guh-LET). This dish summons all the nostalgia of homemade pies without the fuss and trouble of making homemade dough. Before we get started, though, let’s settle the age-old question: what’s the difference between a pie and a galette? Well, while a pie is normally baked in a round, sloped pan with crimped edges, a galette is more freeform, baked right on a baking sheet. The crust folds over in a more organic-looking way.

Now that we’re all on the same page with a galette, let me tell you why this is the perfect recipe for you. This galette is so adaptable: you can take it to family gatherings or picnics, bake it for the church potluck or pizza night with the family. Want apples instead of pears? Go for it! Berries? Absolutely! It’s the perfect recipe for experimentation. You might also consider pairing it with our White Dream Ice Cream or, depending upon the fruit you use, the No-Churn Salted Cinnamon Ice Cream (wouldn’t the apple or pear galette be perfect à la mode with a scoop of cinnamon ice cream?!)

Why You Will Love This Recipe //

This galette will remind you of a warm hug from a good friend. The taste is homey and comforting, and the smell as it bakes will remind you of grandma’s house.

Not only is this dessert comforting to eat, but it’s also enjoyable to make. Sometimes dessert recipes can be overwhelming, with a hundred steps and fancy techniques. Not this one. You’ll have a finished product in just a few steps.

Ingredients //

These ingredients are ones you should just having lying around your house, making this recipe even easier!

  • 1 ½ cups Flour and a little more for dusting
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • 10 Tbsp Cold Unsalted Butter
  • 4-5 Tbsp Ice Water
  • 3 Large Pears
  • ½ tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp Nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp Ground Ginger
  • 1 Tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 1 Large Egg
Easy Fruit Galette Recipe

How to Make // The Steps

Step 1: Cut the butter into small cubes. 

Easy Fruit Galette Recipe

Step 2: In a food processor, add the flour, salt, and butter and run until a crumb forms. While the food processor is running, slowly drizzle in the ice water. The dough will come together in a ball. It shouldn’t be too sticky. 

Easy Fruit Galette Recipe

Step 3: Take the dough ball out of the food processor and form it into a disk, then wrap it in plastic wrap and place it in the fridge for 30 minutes. 

Easy Fruit Galette Recipe

Step 4: Preheat the oven to 350f and line a baking tray with parchment paper. 

Step 5: Roll out the dough into a thin disk, about 1/5-inch in thickness and about 12 inches in diameter. Slice the pears and lay them in the center of the dough disk. Lay them into an aesthetic pattern of your choosing, then sprinkle on the spices. Be sure to leave about 4 inches around the sides.

Easy Fruit Galette Recipe

Step 6: Fold the sides over so they overlap. Use a fork to whisk together the egg and brush it over the top of the pastry. Sprinkle on the sugar and bake for 15–20 minutes or until golden brown on top and cooked on the bottom. 

Easy Fruit Galette Recipe

Tips & Tricks to Make an Easy Fruit Galette

  • If you’re like me, you’re always looking for a surefire way to make a flaky, delicious crust. Here’s the secret: Use ice-cold water in your dough.
  • When rolling out your dough, remember that size matters. A consistent thickness (I recommend about 1/5cm or 5mm) will create a crust thin enough to be crisp but sturdy enough to hold the filling.
  • And speaking of the filling: Don’t overfill. Add enough filling so that when you fold the crust over, it’s even with the fruit.
Easy Fruit Galette Recipe

FAQs

Can I switch up the fruit for this galette recipe?

Totally! The fun of this recipe is how flexible it is. While this recipe features pears, you can use apples, blueberries, strawberries, or a mix of your favorite fruits of the season.

What are some other options for the dough?

If you don’t have a food processor, no problem. Go old school and use your hands (or a trusty pastry cutter). A store-bought short-crust pastry will work fine too. You can also use a puff pastry, but it won’t look quite the same as a traditional galette.

Can I create a vegan version of this recipe?

Of course! Just swap out the butter for chilly coconut oil and ditch the egg for some plant milk in the glaze. Coconut sugar can also be a treat if you need a vegan substitute for brown sugar.

Can I make my galette dough in advance?

If you like to plan ahead, roll out your dough and mold it into a disk. Then wrap it up in plastic wrap, and store it in the fridge for up to two days until you’re ready to bake.

Easy Fruit Galette Recipe

Serving Suggestions //

Eat this galette on its own or à la mode with some Vanilla Bean Ice Cream. If you prefer a lighter touch, a dollop of whipped cream or a drizzle of honey also pairs beautifully. A dusting of powdered sugar right before serving adds a touch of elegance. You can also bake individual portions for a fancy dinner party. Just roll out smaller disks of the dough and cook for a shorter period of time.

If you want an indulgent drink to go along with the galette, try my Spiced Coconut Rum Shakes. For an evening of appetizers and desserts, the galette is a perfect companion for the Sweet and Savory Fall Cheeseboard.

How to Store //

I don’t think you’ll have a lot of leftovers, but just in case, I recommend storing the galette at room temperature for up to two to three days. When you’re ready to eat again, warm the galette in the oven at 350F, which will make the crust crispy and delicious again.

Easy Fruit Galette Recipe

Easy Fruit Galette Recipe

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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8

Ingredients
  

For the pastry

  • 1 ½ cups Flour and a little more for dusting
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 10 Tbsp cold unsalted butter
  • 4-5 Tbsp ice water

For the filling:

  • 3 Large pears
  • ½ tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp Nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp Ground ginger
  • 1 Tbsp Brown sugar
  • 1 Large egg

Instructions
 

  • Cut the butter into small cubes. 
  • In a food processor add the flour, salt, and butter and run until a crumb forms. While the food processor is running slowly drizzle in the ice water. The dough will come together in a ball. It shouldn’t be too sticky. 
  • Take the ball of dough out of the food processor and form it into a disk, then wrap in plastic wrap and place it in the fridge for 30 minutes. 
  • Preheat the oven to 350f and line a baking tray with parchment paper. 
  • Roll out the dough into a thin disk, about 5mm in thickness and about a ruler in diameter. Slice the pears and lay them in the center of the dough disk, lay them into a beautiful pattern, then sprinkle on the spices but be sure to leave about 4 inches around the side. Sprinkle on the spices.
  • Fold the sides over, and they will overlap. Then use a fork to whisk together the egg and brush it all over the top of the pastry. Sprinkle on the sugar and bake for 15 – 20 minutes or until golden brown on top and cooked on the bottom. 
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