Tuesday, May 13, 2014

"Apple-Pear Galette" For "National Apple Pie Day"

Welcome to “Wordless Tuesday!” Where there are no more words, just a mouth watering recipe which I know you have been waiting for….. 

May 13, celebrates the Apple Pie, known as “America’s favorite dessert” and it is "National Apple Pie Day." So instead of an Apple Pie, my recipe is an:

Apple-Pear Galette


2 tablespoons all-purpose unbleached flour, plus more for the surface
2- 9-inch refrigerated pie crusts
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons apricot preserves
3 Empire, Gala, or Cortland apples, peeled, sliced 1/4 inch thick
3 Bartlett pears, peeled and sliced 1/4 inch thick
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
1 large egg, beaten


Heat oven to 350° F. On a lightly floured surface, place one pie crust on top of the other and roll the stack into one 16-inch circle. Transfer to a parchment-lined baking sheet. Spread 1/4 cup of the preserves on the crust, leaving a 2-inch border.In a large bowl, toss the apples, pears, flour, lemon juice, ginger, cinnamon, and 3 tablespoons of the sugar. Transfer to the crust, leaving the border clear. Fold the edges of the crust over the fruit mixture. Brush the egg on the crust and sprinkle with the remaining teaspoon of sugar. Bake until the crust is golden brown and the fruit is tender, 50 to 60 minutes. In a small saucepan, heat the remaining 2 tablespoons of preserves and 1 tablespoon water over medium heat until liquid, 2 to 3 minutes. Brush on the fruit. Serve warm or at room temperature. 

***Tips: The Galette can be made one day ahead; just cover it tightly with plastic wrap. To prevent it from sliding around on the serving plate, dab some preserves in the center of the plate before placing the Galette on top.

Till Next Time………………………………................

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  1. Hi Dottie , The Galette looks so yummy and you certainly made it look delicious. I use the same recipe and I can say it's very good . Here we call it 'Apple- Pear Tart' .
    Love your Photo gif , the mother and daughter is so cute . Thanks for sharing and have a blessed week ... Nee :)

    1. Dear Nee, thank you for stopping by...Yes, this recipe is really yummy. It is easy and what I love is the fact that it looks so unique. I guess you can call it a tart as well, but I learned it as a Galette. Years ago I watched "Ciao Italia" and Mary Ann Esposito called this type of tart a galette. All I know is that this is so delicious with the pear and apple together. Thanks, I was not sure if the gif. photo would be animated when I posted. But it worked, yeah! I love this photo, so perfect for this post. Have a blessed week ahead...Dottie :)

  2. Dear Dottie, I love apple pie!! It was one of my father's favorite desserts. We had two apple trees in the backyard so there was never a shortage of apple dishes!!
    The apple-pear galette is a nice version of the apple pie. Have a beautiful week and blessings dear. Catherine

    1. Dear Catherine, Thank you for stopping by. I agree, there is just something about Apple Pie that seems to bring it all home, I don't blame your dad. He must have loved apple pie. That brings back memories for me as well, when I lived in Flushing, Queens..we had a huge apple tree that was in the neighbors yard, but most of the branches were on our side. The neighbors, would tell us to collect the apples and then we would made pies, etc. She would make apples sauce that was to die for. So like you, there were never a shortage of apples. How much fun that was for you. I thought instead of just my recipe for apple pie, I would share this one. I have made this with many different fruits and it is so good. Thanks for your lovely comments..I always enjoy when you and the other ladies stop over and visit. Have a blessed week. Dottie :) .

  3. This looks amazing. I would feel like I really accomplished something if I could pull this off. My family loves pear and apple cobbler so I'm sure they would enjoy your recipe too.

    1. Hi Brandi, thank you for stopping by and visiting. You can do this, it is really easy and like you said if your family loves pears and apples, they will love this, I promise. Thanks for your comment and I hope that you have a great day! Blessings...Dottie :) Let me know how it came out if you make this!