September 19, 2017 6:50 am

Recipe: Maple Bourbon Pear Galette

Maple Bourbon Pear Galette

Pie Girl Bakes

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I looked at the calendar this week and realized that Thanksgiving is about a week sooner than I thought, which got me plotting potential holiday fall treats!

I’ve discussed my love for pears in fall desserts multiple times, but I need to reiterate that when combined with bourbon and maple, pears may beat out your favourite apple dessert.

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Galettes are also great for last minute gatherings when you need a delicious dessert, but you don’t want to deal with the hassle of a lattice or prebaking crust. Perfectly simple and rustic yet completely delicious!

Crust Ingredients

• 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

• 1/2 tsp sea salt

• 1 1/2 tsp sugar

• 1/2 cup butter (straight from the fridge, cut into 1 inch pieces)

• 1/2 cup cold water

• 2 tbsp vinegar (I use cider vinegar, mix it in the water)

Filling Ingredients

• 3-4 pears – peeled and thinly sliced

• Juice of 1/2 lemon

• 1 tbsp granulated sugar, plus 1 tsp for bottom of pie crust

• 1/4 cup plus 1 tbsp packed brown sugar

• 1 tbsp flour, plus 1 tsp for bottom of pie crust

• 1/4 tsp ground ginger

• 1/4 tsp cinnamon

• Pinch of allspice

• A few grinds of pepper

• 1/4 tsp sea salt

• 1 1/2 tbsp bourbon

• 1/2 tbsp maple syrup

• 1/2 tsp vanilla

• Egg wash to coat (1 egg and 1 tsp water mixed) and raw sugar for sprinkling


For detailed instructions, head over to Pie Girl Bakes.

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