Pear and chocolate rustic galette

A fall themed rustic galette with absolutely delicious sweet pears, chocolate and a little bit of almond powder. Yummy.

A perfect simple dessert (or afternoon snack) that pleased both younger and older people here! We leave soon for a month in Reunion Island at my in-laws so the blog might be calmer than the usual. I’ll share some pretty travel photos though to warm your Winter up!

Pear and chocolate rustic galette (serves 6) :

For the dough : 

  • 115g butter (really cold)
  • 190g flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4-6 tbsp milk
  • 1 tbsp pumpkin seeds

In a big bowl, add flour, salt, pumpkin seeds and diced butter.

With your fingers, crumble the butter into the flour until you reach a sand-like consistency. Some big chunks of butter are okay. 

Add 3 tbsp of milk and mix with a wooden spoon. The dough must be sticky but not too wet. Add buttermilk 1 tbsp at a time until you reach the desired consistency, I only used 4. 

Transfer the dough onto a lightly floured surface. Knead for 1 to 2 minutes. Put in plastic wrap and let it rest in the fridge while you prep the rest.

For the filling :

  • 3 pears
  • 2 tbsp almond flour
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • Chocolate shavings

Preheat the oven at 180°C/350°F.

Slice pears thinly and add it to a bowl.

Add lemon juice and sugar to the pears.

If using chocolate squares, mince it with a sharp knife to get shavings.

Roll the dough out.

Add almond flour on top leaving space to fold the edges over.

Add pears on the dough.

Fold the dough over the pears.

Brush it with egg yolk.

Bake for 15 minutes, the dough must be golden and crispy.

When you take it out of the oven, sprinkle with chocolate shavings.

  

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