pear & plum galette

Food for thought –
the world’s most popular fruit is the tomato.

what’s happening in my kitchen…?

this pear & plum galette is very similar to my rustic apple pie and just as tasty. if not tastier. sweet and tart in a flaky pastry. most certainly my idea of divine any time of the day.
a galette is a free form pie-like pastry that does not require a special pan, allowing you to get those creative juices flowing.
again, it is a pie that looks like it requires a lot of time but really it is super simple and super delicious!! serve it warm or at room temperature with creme Chantilly or ice cream.
you will not be disappointed…

ingredients (serves 8)
1 roll puff pastry, room temperature
1 egg, beaten
3 pears
4 plums
3 tbs castor sugar + 1 extra
4 tbs unsalted butter, melted
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
juice of 1 lemon
Pinch salt
2 tbs apricot jam
2 tbs honey

preheat the oven to 180 degrees C. on a floured surface, roll out the pastry and trim the edges neatly. place the pastry onto a greased oven pan.
using a sharp knife, cut edges to fit on top of the pastry to form a casing. dock with a fork and brush with the beaten egg. set aside.
slice the pears and plums and place into a bowl. toss the fruit with the lemon juice, pinch of salt & castor sugar. pack neatly into the pastry casing. melt the butter, vanilla essence and 1 tablespoon sugar and drizzle over the fruit.
place the galette into the oven and bake for 25 minutes or until the edges are nicely browned and the fruit soft.
melt the apricot jam in the microwave, add the honey and drizzle over the fruit once baked.
serve with whipped cream, creme Chantilly or ice cream.

from my kitchen to yours, with love x

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