Gluten-Free Pear and Mascarpone Galette
This Gluten-Free Pear & Mascarpone Galette is incredibly easy to make, and looks elegant enough for a holiday dessert. It would also make a great addition to Christmas brunch!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Pre-heat oven to 375°.
On a sheet of parchment paper, roll out pie crust into a circle about 12" wide.
Leaving a 2" border on all sides, spread mascarpone evenly over the pie crust.
Cut pears into thin slices, removing and discarding the core. If pears have a thick, tougher skin, pare and discard the skin as well. If using thin-skinned pears (like Bartlett), I like to make this galette with the skins left on.
Arrange pears evenly over the mascarpone.
Drizzle honey over the mascarpone and pear slices, then sprinkle with almond slices and cardamom.
Working your way around the circle, bring bare edges of pie crust up to just overlap the edge of the mascarpone and pear slices. Using the parchment paper to help lift each section of pie crust can really help keep a delicate crust from breaking as you're doing this.
Using the parchment paper, slide the galette onto a rimmed baking sheet (or pizza stone), and bake until pears are soft and pie crust is golden brown - about 35 minutes.
Let cool slightly and enjoy!
Any good pre-made pie crust, or favorite pie crust recipe will work well. Here is a good recipe to try, if you don't already have a favorite gluten-free pie crust recipe.
If using Bob's Red Mill Gluten-Free Pie Crust Mix, one mix is enough to make two of these Galettes.
If the only pears you have available are still very hard and not very sweet, you may want to increase the honey to 1/4 cup.
I love the flavor of cardamom, but I know it's not for everyone! Feel free to substitute with another spice - nutmeg, cinnamon, or ginger all work well. I find it easiest to use my fingertips to gently sprinkle the spice evenly over the unbaked galette.
This galette is outstanding while hot, but it's also delicious served cold or at room temperature. At room temperature, it actually holds up as a finger-food and can be served in small wedges as part of a snack buffet.
Calories: 316kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 119mg | Potassium: 96mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 409IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 1mg