Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Cranberry Pear Galette

A galette is a sort of rustic French tart that can be sweet or savory (and is surprisingly easy to make). This dessert is simple and delicious and is the perfect treat for a cozy winter dinner. The combination of pear and cranberry is absolutely wonderful. To get the best flavor, make sure that your pear is firm to the touch, but ripe. Also, I apologize for the picture – it doesn’t do justice to this delicious dessert.
Cranberry Pear Galette 1 prepared pie crust 2/4 cup toasted pecans 3 cups cranberries (fresh or thawed, if frozen) 1 medium pear, peeled and finely diced 1 cup sugar 1 Tablespoon flour 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg Juice of 1 clementine orange (about 2 Tablespoons) 2 Tablespoons vegan margarine 1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. 2. Roll the prepared pie crust into a 9″ glass pie plate or a tart pan. The pie crust will extend over the edge. 3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the pecans, cranberries, pear, sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg and clementine juice. Spoon mixture into the pie crust and gently fold edges of the crust over the fruit mixture. Gently dot the vegan margarine over the filling. 4. Bake for 1 hour or until the crust is golden and the filling is bubbling.

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