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Galette, Rustic Fruit Tart, or Torte

Fruit Galette

Galette” or “rustic fruit tart” or “torte“?  This dish has been called all three. I don’t much care which one is accurate, and I’m betting you won’t care either when you discover how delicious and easy these one-crust “pies” are to make.        Speaking of crust, I’ve seen several recipe variations, but being pressed for time, I’ve chosen pre-made, refrigerated pie crust. I simply unroll it, fill it, and fold it over the filling. Easier than pie, if you get my humor. The filling can be just about any fruit you have on hand. I love how the blueberries lend color to this pear and apple rendition. 


While baking, this dish will fill your kitchen with a heavenly fragrance. Servings: 6   Prep: 25 minutes   Bake: 40-45 minutes    

Ingredients Pre-made refrigerated rolled pie crust About 1-1/2 pounds of fruit like: 2 large apples, *peeled and thinly sliced 1 medium firm pear, *peeled and thinly        sliced !/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries ​2 tablespoons cornstarch 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/4 cup sugar 2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 2 tablespoons butter (optional)

*Peeling is an option. 

Instructions Preheat oven to 375 degrees. 1. Unroll pie crust and place in the bottom of a 9″ pie pan with the sides hanging over the edge. 2. In a large bowl, combine the prepared fruit.  3. In a small bowl, combine the cornstarch and spices.  4. Pour in the lemon juice while stirring. Stir until smooth. ​5. Stir in the sugar. 6. Add to the fruit mixture and stir gently to coat. Spoon this mixture over the pie crust. 7. Fold the edges of the pie crust inward, leaving the center uncovered.  8. Bake for 40-45 minutes until the crust is golden and the filling is bubbling.  9. Remove from oven and let cool slightly before serving. ​If desired, top with the butter while cooling . 10. Serve warm with whipping cream or ice cream.

I hope you enjoy this dish. Let me know if you’ve tried it and how it turned out.

Good cooking to you, ​Linda Note: Would you like a printout of this and other recipes? These directions may help: Use your mouse to select only the text you want to copy rather than the entire page. Then press Ctrl+C, open your Word program and press Ctrl+V to paste the semi-formatted text. Print it from there.

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