I made this for a potluck and it was a big hit. Everyone enjoyed the gingerbread surprise inside which blended well with the sweet pears and tart apples. Be prepared to take a large block of time when making this dish though. I did not read completely through the recipe when I started to make this. The crust takes a lot of extra time so prepare for it.
Pear & Apple Galette
From EatingWell: November/December 2013
In this beautiful pear and apple galette recipe, the juicy fruit tops a layer of moist, spiced ginger crumble. We like to serve this rustic tart with a small scoop of vanilla ice cream or lightly sweetened whipped cream for dessert.
3 Reviews for Pear & Apple Galette
One of my guests is dairy free so I used a premade pie-crust and rolled it out to the 15inches. Also, I mixed my apples (granny smith, Fiji, macintosh) and one pear. I used plum jam for the glaze but want to try honey next time. This is a fabulous recipe one I will make again and again. We all enjoyed it!
This sounds like an intensive project, which it is, but I've made much more difficult desserts. What I loved was the emphasis on fall fruits and the reliance on their sweetness for the flavor. The crust was incredible. I'm guessing it was the Neufchâtel that made it so amazing. I'd actually recommend this crust for every other pie project!
Notes: if your apples and pears are sweet (tart apples aren't necessary, I used very sweet ones and they worked well) don't bother adding sugar to them. The gingersnap crust perfectly complemented the pears, but was strange with the apples; the molasses was overpowering. Cut back on molasses if you have sweet apples.
Also, I didn't make the glaze because I felt there was enough sugar already, but without it the fruit isn't as pretty - it looks dry.