Personal pear galettes



I bribe my friends with baked goods. And fortunately for me, my friend Angi has a nagging sweet tooth she can’t ignore. Like me, she swoons over freshly baked desserts, but turns her nose up at chocolate. So when I needed someone with impeccable handwriting to help me address our Save-the-Date cards, I pulled out the flour, sugar, and butter to lure Angi and her steady penmanship over for the evening. It also just so happened to be a few days after her birthday, so these personal pear galettes served a dual purpose. Win-win.

To add icing on the cake, my friend Spike had just inquired about the whereabouts of his Save-the-Date the day before. He’d already received a Save-the-Date for another wedding on the same day as ours and wanted to know what I could do to convince him to come to ours. When I told him I’d hand deliver it the next day, he responded, “hand delivered with delicious _______.” He was about 75% joking and 25% secretly hoping I’d see past his sarcasm and show up with a piping hot pastry. With luck on his side, I pulled into his driveway with a personal pear galette in one hand and his Save-the-Date card in the other. And within minutes, I got a text that read, “was I only supposed to eat part of that? because I ate the whole thing.” I normally make this galette as a full-sized tart, but it’s so addicting that I think turning it into a personal serving helps with portion control. Flakey buttery crust, warm juicy pears, and a hint of sweetness to tie it all together. Certainly not on the pre-wedding healthy eating regimen, but a welcome indulgence when your friends need freshly baked dessert.


Plus, this tart recipe is about the easiest dessert you can make, while still serving up a warm pastry that feels super fancy. With balancing writing, data collection, wedding planning, and preparing to move, quick and easy is the best kind of after-dinner treat. Yup, you heard me, WE’RE MOVING! On March 1st, we’re upgrading from about 350 square feet to 1400 square feet with a full kitchen, a dining room, and mature pear, fig, and lemon trees in the backyard! I foresee a lot more pear galettes in my future. We’re certainly sad to leave our little character-filled in-law, amazing landlords that have become like family, and quaint neighborhood, but we’re looking forward to being able to own more than 4 cups, store our stock pot out of its box in the garage, and cook dinner and dessert without having to do the dishes in between. That’s right – our move to El Cerrito means no more pint-sized kitchen for this home cook!

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  1. Sher says:

    Can’t wait to see the culinary stunts you you will be whipping up in your new “not so pint-sized” kitchen!! :)

  2. afracooking says:

    So pretty! I can just smell these baking!

  3. Alana says:

    How smart! I must make these.

  4. There’s a guilty pleasure in having your very own galette!

  5. My Geisha Clarkson says:

    I just popped these in the oven and they smell wonderful, cant wait to taste them, will let you know what everyone thought of them.

    • SnixyKitchen says:

      Ooo! Would love to hear how they turn out! We just moved into a house with a GIGANTIC pear tree in the back yard. Pretty soon I’ll have pear galettes coming out of my ears!

  6. I’m from the UK don’t know weight of tablespoon of butter?

  7. Terra says:

    Just made this and didn’t have enough pears, so I added fresh blueberries. Turned out amazing! Thanks!

  8. diana says:

    Can I use puff pastry? I know homemade would be better, but I am in a bind for time and have some leftover puff pastry! Any suggestions welcome!

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