Apple and Pear Galette

Sugar-coated fruit in pastry.

Recipe courtesy of "The Illustrated Kitchen Bible: 1,000 Family Recipes from Around the World" by Victoria Blashford-Snell, copyright 2008. Used by permission of Dorling Kindersley Limited. All rights reserved.

Apple and Pear Galette

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    Ingredients

    6 tbsp cold butter, diced 1 lb (450 g) Golden Delicious apples
    2 tbsp cold vegetable shortening 1 lb (450 g) ripe Bosc pears
    1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1/4 cup sugar
    3-5 tbsp iced water 2 tbsp apricot preserves, melted

    directions

    Prep: 40 min Total: More than 60 min
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    • 1

      Rub in 4 tbsp butter and all the shortening into the flour until the mixture resembles coarse bread crumbs. Stir in enough water to make a dough that holds together. Gather into a disk. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

    • 2

      Preheat the oven to 425°F (220°C). On a floured surface, roll out the pastry to a 15in (38cm) round. Transfer to a baking tray, hanging the excess over the sides.

    • 3

      Peel, core, and cut the apples and pears into 1/4 in (5mm) thick slices. Arrange the fruit in concentric circles on the pastry, leaving a 1 1/2 in (4cm) border. Sprinkle with the sugar and dot with 2 tbsp butter. Fold up and pleat the pastry around the fruit.

    • 4

      Bake 45 minutes, or until the fruit is tender and the crust is golden brown. Brush with the preserves. Serve warm.

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