Pear and Thyme Galette
Serves: 8
  • 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon table salt
  • 8 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cubed
  • ¼ cup plain yogurt or sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons of fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ cup ice water
  • 3 pears (Comice, Bosc or Bartlett), peeled and thinly sliced
  • ⅛ cup of sugar
  • 4 sprigs of thyme
  • 1 egg yolk with 1 teaspoon of water
  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour and salt. Cut in cubed butter until the mixture forms small pea like size. In a small bowl, stir together yogurt, lemon juice and ice water. Combine this mixture to the large bowl, stir with a wooden spoon forming the dough into a large ball. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
  2. Peel the pears, remove the core and thinly slice. Place the pears in a medium size bowl and gently stir in the sugar.
  3. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  4. Remove the dough and place on a lightly floured. Roll out the dough into a 12” round. Transfer the disc onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Place the pear mixture onto the dough, leaving a 2” border. Fold the border over the filling, pleating the edges. Top with fresh thyme sprigs in the center. Brush crust with egg glaze and bake for 30-40 minutes until golden brown. Remove and let cool for 10 minutes. The longer you allow the galette to cool, a custard like filling develops.
Recipe by The Fruit Company® Blog at