Mini Pear Almond Galettes

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Move over pie! Galettes are gorgeous and SO easy! This recipe for mini pear almond galettes will shine on your holiday table.



For the galette dough (optional):

  • 4 c. flour
  • 2 T. sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 c. (2 sticks) unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 3/41 c. ice cold water
  • or
  • 1 pre-made single pie crust

For the pear filling:

  • 1/2 c. sugar
  • 11/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 56 pears
  • 2/3 c. slivered almonds
  • 1/4 c. heavy cream
  • Raw sugar, for finishing


Make the galette dough:

  1. Combine the flour, sugar, and salt in a large bowl. Cut in the cubed butter with a pastry cutter until mostly pea-sized pieces of remain. You can also use a food processor and pulse a few times until combined. Do not over mix. Sprinkle the ice water over the flour mixture 1-2 tablespoons at a time and shake to distribute. Mix the mixture with your hands until it starts to come together in a coarse ball. Sprinkle the dry bits with more water and bring together into a ball. Divide the dough into 6-8 equal balls. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, up to overnight.

Make the pear filling:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375? F. Combine the sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt in a small bowl. Slice the pears in half. Remove the stem and bottom. Place pears flesh side down and thinly slice lengthwise, maintaining the pear’s original shape.

Assemble the galettes:

  1. Roll the galette dough out on a floured surface one circle at a time. Each round should be 6 to 8 inches in diameter. Sprinkle a handful of slivered almonds on the dough rounds, then sprinkle with a heaping teaspoon of the sugar mixture. Layer the pear slices starting from the center, leaving about one inch from the edge. Fold the crust up and over the pears to make a 1-inch border. Brush the crust with heavy cream and sprinkle with raw sugar. Bake galettes on a parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Bake for 35-45 minutes or until crust is golden brown and pears are tender. Remove to wire rack to cool. Serve warm or at room temperature.