This week didn’t exactly start off on the right foot. After receiving some mildly upsetting news about my ear on Monday, quiet-frankly all I wanted to do was cry. I’ve been struggling with these ear problems for the past 5 years and it’s only getting worse. Multiple surgeries later, my ear specialist believes he can no longer help and is sending me to a surgeon in London who will investigate rebuilding my inner ear. Doesn’t sound fun.
But you know what makes everything better? A Pear & Walnut Galette. When in doubt, eat pie… right? This quick and easy to prepare galette is just what I needed to take my mind off my medical issues, and use up a basket of quickly over-ripening pears.
Pear & Walnut Galette
A premade pie crust makes this galette easy to prepare. Sweet, ripe pears are complemented nicely by the crunch of the walnuts and the buttery flaky pie crust. Serve plain or with a dollop of whipped cream.
1 premade Tenderflake Pie Crust
3 ripe pears (I used Ontario Bartlett)
Handful of chopped walnuts
1/4 raw sugar
1. Preheat oven to 350C.
2. Wash, and slice pears into 1/2 inch thick slices.
3. In a large frying pan, over medium heat, cook sliced pears until they start to release moisture, about 1-2 minutes. Add raw sugar. Continue to cook, stirring frequently, for another 2-3 minutes.
4. Once sugar starts to thicken and coat the pears add the walnuts, pour mixture into thawed premade Tenderflake Pie Crust. Work you way around the pie crust, folding the sides in over the pear mixture.
5. Place on a greased baking tray (or stone) and bake for 25-30 minutes or until pastry is golden brown and flaky.
6. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream
Pie really does fix everything….