Ginger Pear Galette


Puff pastry's flaky crust is similar to handmade pastries traditional to French tarts or galettes.

Ginger Pear Galette
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
25 mins
Bake Time:
18 mins
Total Time:
43 mins


  • 1/2 of a 17-1/2-ounce package (1 sheet) frozen puff pastry

  • 1 slightly beaten egg white

  • 2 tablespoon all-purpose flour

  • 2 tablespoon granulated sugar

  • 2 tablespoon brown sugar

  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped crystallized ginger

  • 1 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel

  • 2 tablespoon butter

  • 3 large pears, halved, cored, peeled and thinly sliced

  • Whipped cream (optional)

  • Crystallized ginger (optional)


  1. Thaw puff pastry according to package directions. On a lightly floured surface, roll out pastry to a 14x11-inch rectangle. Trim to a 12x10-inch rectangle. Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Prick pastry with a fork. Build up the sides slightly by folding in about 1/2 inch of pastry on edges. Brush edges with egg white. Crimp or decorate edges with cutouts from pastry trimmings. Brush again with egg white.

  2. In a small mixing bowl stir together flour, granulated sugar, brown sugar, 1 tablespoon ginger, and lemon peel. Cut in margarine or butter until pieces are the size of small peas. Sprinkle half of the ginger mixture over pastry. Arrange pear slices on top, overlapping slightly. Sprinkle with the remaining ginger mixture.

  3. Bake, uncovered, in a 400 degree F oven for 18 to 20 minutes or until pastry is golden and pears are tender. Serve warm. If desired, top each serving with whipped cream and additional crystallized ginger. Makes 8 servings.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

247 Calories
13g Fat
33g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 247
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 156mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 2.4mg 12%
Iron 0.4mg 2%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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