Nothing says fall like baked goods, but let's be honest, not all of us are really baking people. I will be the first to volunteer that baking isn't my forte. But this time of year I love eating something warm right out of the oven, and I also love being able to bring baked goods over to friends' homes as this is the time for get-togethers. So what can you do when you want to bake, but you know your own limits? I've got a solution for you:
|The Pear Galette via|
I'm sure the Martha Stewart crust is fantastic, but I don't have all day. Or if I do, I'm probably not going to spend it baking. If you are wanting to take a short cut here, just buy a Pillsbury Crescent Recipe Creations Seamless Dough Sheet. You can always roll out crescent rolls into a seamless dough too, but honestly it tends to break apart at the serrated edge despite your best efforts so just get the dough sheet if possible.
What You Need:
- 1 large pear or apple, cut into slices I have tried using 2 pears but it is just a little too full this way and makes you have to spread your dough too thin--meaning it will be more likely to break!
- 1 Pillsbury crust
- 1 tablespoon butter, cut into small pieces
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar or brown sugar
- pinch of salt
- 1/4 teaspoon cornstarch Cornstarch helps dry up moist mixtures as the heat rises while baking--making your galette hold together better after it cools!
- Roll out crust on greased cookie sheet.
- In a small bowl, mix sliced fruit, sugar, cornstarch and salt until evenly coated.
- Mound fruit mixture in center of dough, then fold dough around to form a circular pocket.
- Preheat oven to 375
- In a small bowl, beat egg and brush yolk on surface of dough. Sprinkle with sugar.
- Dot top of galette with butter pieces
- Bake until golden brown, around 25 minutes