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Ingredients

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Directions

Dough:
  • Place flour, cornstarch, sugar, cinnamon and salt in the bowl of a food processor. Add butter pieces and pulse 10 times or until butter pieces are about 1/2-inch big. Add ice water 1 tablespoon at a time, then pulse until dough looks ragged and holds together when pinched.

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  • Turn dough out onto floured work surface and knead for 30 seconds. Form into a 4-inch square; wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 45 minutes.

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  • Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Place a piece of parchment on a 12 x 17-inch rimmed baking sheet and sprinkle it with flour; set aside. Place dough on floured work surface and sprinkle with flour. Roll with a floured rolling pin to about 12 x 15 inches. Transfer dough to parchment paper on baking pan. Roll up a 1/2-inch border all the way around, pressing edge tightly to adhere to dough.

Filling:
  • Peel pears and remove core and stem, then cut lengthwise into 1/8-inch-thick slices. Layer pears over dough, overlapping them slightly. Sprinkle with butter pieces and sugar.

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  • Bake galette at 400 degrees for about 70 minutes or until lightly browned. Meanwhile, stir together apricot preserves and 1 tablespoon water in a small bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds.

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  • Remove galette from oven and place on wire rack to cool. Brush with apricot mixture. Makes 8 servings.

Nutrition Facts

358 calories; total fat 19g; saturated fat 12g; cholesterol 49mg; sodium 150mg; carbohydrates 46g; fiber 4g; protein 4g.

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