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Rustic Pear & Blueberry Tart (Galette)

Our Pear Galette or Rustic Pear Tart with Blueberries looks so elegant, that your guests will think you’ve spent hours slaving in the kitchen! 

Well, you can always dust a little flour on your nose, just for effect you know? 

I will share this amazing recipe with you, including a link to an easy pie crust video (now don’t be scared) making pie crust is dead easy. 

Then all you have to do is slice up some pears, toss them in the bowl with sugar and spices, and voila!

Your very own Rustic Pear Galette with Blueberries.  It’s a showstopper, I promise.

overhead shot of rustic pear and blueberry galette

You will need: a recipe for a one-crust pie (see video below) all-purpose flour, butter, salt, bosc pears, walnuts, frozen blueberries, brown sugar, cornstarch, nutmeg, ginger & one egg. Caramel sauce, and white sugar for garnish.

This yummy combination of sweets will make your taste buds sing!  And it’s so easy to put together, the only waiting time is while it bakes. 

The first time I made this galette I used frozen puff pastry.  But it just doesn’t have the right texture for me.  We want buttery, flaky pie crust, just like Mom and Grandma used to make.  Am I right?

overhead shot of rustic pear and blueberry galette

And the beauty of making a Galette rather than a traditional pie, is that you just fold over the edges, pinch them together with your fingers, and cook the whole thing on parchment paper on a cookie sheet. 

No fussing about getting the pie dough centered on the plate, fluting the edges — nothing like that at all. 

It really a rustic tart, and once you’ve made this recipe, you will be ready to experiment with different fillings.  I love to make Apple Galettes, and Cherry too! 

Whatever your imagination brings to the table.  That’s my gift to bakers everywhere.  Baking is totally creative and very left brain so the sky’s the limit!

overhead shot of rustic pear and blueberry galette

Pear and Blueberry Tart

A galette is a free-formed pie, so to speak, and originates in France, hence the name.  It is also often called a Tart.

In addition to dessert galettes, savory types are very popular too, and usually include lots of delicious cheese, vegetables, and often meat. 

Like a free-formed quiche perhaps?  And instead of using a pie plate, it bakes on a cookie sheet.  Easy as Pie!

overhead shot of  whole  pear and blueberry galette with two bosc pears, tiny glass bowl of blueberries and dried hydrangea heads to the left on a barn board table

For this recipe I used Bosc pears, blueberries, chopped walnuts, and brown sugar….well the recipe is below.  And my secret sauce? 

I love to pour warm caramel sauce over the galette just as I serve it.  The recipe for the caramel sauce is here.

The baking time and temps are for a regular household oven.  Be sure to check your oven from time to time to make sure it is calibrated. 

You can read about the importance of oven temperatures and times here in my How to Make Perfect Flaky Pie Crust.

Why You’ll Love This Simple Galette Recipe

  • This pear galette recipe is the perfect fall dessert (or any time of the year!)
  • This savory galette has an amazing buttery crust with an end result that will leave you craving more
  • It’s perfect for a dinner party and a great way to enjoy the flavor of sweet pears
closeup side view of pear galette with blueberries and bosc pears

TIPS TO MAKE A PERFECT PEAR GALETTE

  • Preheat the oven to 400F (or whatever temp the puff pastry instructions include)
  • Using a pastry mat, roll your dough to a 14″ circle and be sure it’s not too thin
  • Mix the brown sugar, cornstarch, nutmeg and ginger together
  • Follow the instructions carefully.
  • Toss the pears and walnuts in the sugar mixture until well coated
  • Arrange the pear slices in a circle – layering them evenly
  • Leave about 2″ edge all around your pie crust so that it will fold over and support the fruit
  • Place the frozen blueberries here and there over the pears to space them out
  • Fold over the pie crust as shown in the photos, the more uneven it looks, the better!
  • Brush the puff pastry with the beaten egg
  • Place in the bottom third of the oven and bake for 40 minutes or until the pie crust is golden
  • Remove and let cool for a few minutes before you move it onto a rack
rustic pear and blueberry galette on board table with two antique silver forks to the left

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overhead shot of pear and blueberry galette with blueberries in small glass bowl and bosc pears

I mentioned the Dough EZ rolling mat and if you’ve watched my videos you’ve seen it in action.  This product is worth it’s weight in gold, and I use it to roll out all of my pie crust now. 

You can buy it here, and get it shipped right to your home to start using it!  It rolls up and stores away easily, and washes up like a dream.

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Ingredients

  • pie crust
  • bosc pears
  • dark brown sugar
  • cornstarch
  • nutmeg
  • ginger
  • blueberries
  • egg
  • walnuts

FAQS

What pairs well with this delicious pear galette?

The pear filling pairs perfectly with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream. You can even just sprinkle some extra brown sugar on top of this pear dessert.

Since the ripe pears have their own natural sweetness, you can really pair them with anything that you’d like.

What time of year is this tart recipe perfect for?

I love to make these during the holiday season and also when the fruit is in season. If you have your own pear tree, this just means that you need to make this recipe when the pears are ripe!

Having the option to make this rustic galette any time of the year gives you so many options. The thin slices of pear are literally such a fresh and delicious flavor.

side view of blueberry pear galette

Can you make homemade galette dough?

You can! I like easy recipes that have the dough already made and ready to hold my juicy pears, but if you have a homemade dough recipe that would be great for a galette crust, use that!

Once you make the crust, you just follow the recipe and place pears in the center of the crust to cook. Having them in the center of the dough holds the pear halves and keeps them centered.

Make sure to make the edges of the galette so you have that extra dough. You can brush edges with melted butter as well.

Keep in mind that the edges of the dough will get darker when they’re cooking in the medium heat so keep an eye on it as it’s baking.

RUSTIC PEAR GALETTE WITH BLUEBERRIES

The flavors of the Bosc Pears mix with the tartness of the blueberries.  The brown sugar and spices covering everything make your mouth very happy indeed. 

And all of that goodness nestled in a buttery, flaky, melt in your mouth, pie crust.  Galettes are so amazing to make, and like I said earlier, not only will you impress your family and friends, you will make this decadent dessert over and over. 

Can’t you just see it on your dining room table, with lighted candles, and china, just waiting to be served?  Or maybe on the kitchen island, with the kids jumping up and down, waiting for a slice.

★★★★★

If you like this recipe (and I know you will) please give it a 5 star rating.

★★★★★

overhead shot of rustic pear and blueberry galette

Rustic Pear Galette With Blueberries

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Additional Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes

A delicious blend of Bosc Pear, Blueberries and Walnuts make the filling for this free form galette.  Easy to make yet so elegant! 

Ingredients

  • 1 pie crust, 12"
  • 2 bosc pears, peeled and sliced thinly
  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 4 tsp. cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp. ginger
  • 1/4 cup blueberries
  • 1 egg , beaten
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F 
  2. Using a pastry mat, roll your dough to a 14" circle and be sure it's not too thin
  3. Mix the brown sugar, cornstarch, nutmeg and ginger together
  4. Toss the pears and walnuts in the sugar mixture until well coated and then arrange the pear slices in a circle - layering them evenly
  5. Leave about 2" edge all around your pie crust so that it will fold over and support the fruit
  6. Place the frozen blueberries here and there over the pears to space them out
  7. Fold over the pie crust as shown in the photos, the more uneven it looks, the better!
  8. Brush the puff pastry with the beaten egg, and then sprinkle the entire pie with white sugar - just a teaspoon or so! 
  9. Place in the bottom third of the oven and bake for 40 minutes or until the pie crust is golden
  10. Remove and let cool for a few minutes before you move it onto a rack.  
  11. Serve warm with whipped cream, and caramel sauce! Bon Appetit!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 282Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 135mgCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 4gSugar: 15gProtein: 5g

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close up side view of pear and blueberry galette with 5 blueberries in sharp focus and the text rustic pear and blueberry galette in black on a white overlay box

Originally published September 2015

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Hi there, I'm Judy, it's awesome to meet you! I'm a writer, master pie baker and I've been helping people reach their personal and career goals for over 30 years.   I believe everyone should experience the joy of creating old fashioned recipes, just like Mom or Grandma used to make. And I also help you to create those memories for you and your family with Simple, Delicious, Wholesome recipes that you can learn to make. We also help you discover that Simple Living isn't just a concept.  It's a state of mind. Comforting food and Simple Living. It's all here. You can read more on my About page!

nicole (thespicetrain.com)

Tuesday 1st of January 2019

Love the combination of flavors in this tart, it sounds wonderful!

Judy

Wednesday 2nd of January 2019

HI Nicole! Thanks so much, it really is. The pears are very sweet, and the blueberries add just the right amount of tartness. xo

Ali @ Home & Plate

Wednesday 16th of September 2015

This galette looks delish. Perfect for fall.

Judy

Thursday 17th of September 2015

Thanks Ali! It is and really quick to make too.

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