Ginger pear galette

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It’s pear season!

Let’s take a break from all the fanfare about the pumpkin spice latte and focus for a moment on the humble pear.

I’m also mildly obsessed with ginger, so when I was looking for something to bring to a party this weekend, this was a clear choice.

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♫ Suggested listening: something for fall. ♫

Click to listen:  Rhye – “The Fall”

Adapted from Fork Knife Swoon.

Ingredients

  • 1 sheet of frozen puff pastry, defrosted
  • 2 – 3 pears, thinly sliced – I used a mandoline (watch your fingers!)
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger, finely minced
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cut a rectangle about 6″ wide by 10″ long and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
2. Combine the butter, brown sugar, ginger, vanilla and cinnamon, mixing well. Using a basting brush or your fingers, generously brush the top of the puff pastry with the butter mixture. Leaving about a 1/2 inch border, layer the pear slices on top of the puff pastry.  Go wild with the patterns!  I kept mine simple, as this is my first time making something like this.
3. Brush the top of the pears with the remaining butter mixture, and sprinkle with a little more sugar and cinnamon. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until the pastry is golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool for five minutes.

Mmm.

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