Galette with sugar

A Mouth-watering Dessert Recipe

I love making desserts, but I don’t always have a lot of time at the end of the night. I try to use a few pre-made ingredients to turn what would be an ordinary dessert into something a little bit more special. I made a Pear and Cherry Galette.  Galette is a term used in French cooking that refers to a sort of free form pastry.  It’s all the goodness of pie without the plate or the crimping. It is “easy as pie.”

Pear and Cherry Galette
  • 1 (9-inch) refrigerated piecrust
  • 2 pears, peeled, cored, and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 (21-ounce) can cherry pie filling, drained to remove excess liquid
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar
  1. Preheat the oven to 375F. Unroll the pie crust onto a large piece of parchment paper and roll out to an 11-inch round. Combine the pears, pie filling, and flour and mix well.
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  3. Spoon the mixture onto the center of the piecrust, leaving a 1-inch border around the edges. Fold over the edges, slightly covering the filling (the crust will overlap slightly as you bring it up over the filling - that's what makes it look rustic and cool!).
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  5. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until the crust is golden brown.
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  7. Cool slightly and sift the confectioners' sugar over the top just before serving. Cut into four (or more) pieces.  Enjoy!


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Ellen is a busy mom of two teenagers who left the corporate world in 2008 to focus on a more eco-friendly life. She lives in rural Vermont where she juggles family, two blogs and a career in social media. You can find her at Confessions of an Overworked Mom


  1. Oh this sure sounds good! I love peaches but usually have a hard time thinking of what to do with them so I just eat them plain. 🙂

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