Apple & Pear Galette with Walnut Streusel

Nothing is better than having a Happy Birthday Galette after Happy Birthday Mushroom Soup! 🙂 I made this delicious free-form galette for my mom’s early birthday dinner celebration. Today is my mom’s actual birthday, so I felt like it was about time I posted it! Happy Birthday, Mom! ❤

This recipe was adapted from a Food and Wine “staff favorite” recipe, contributed by Justin Chapel. I loved that the fruit was left unpeeled. It would also be absolutely fabulous for Thanksgiving.

I haven’t joined a link party for some time, so I’m sharing this deliciousness at Throwback Thursday and Fiesta Friday this week! Woo hoo! Enjoy. 🙂

Yield: Serves 12

For the Crust:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for rolling
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 sticks cold unsalted butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup ice water

For the Streusel:

  • 2/3 cup walnuts
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cubed

For the Filling:

  • 2 Granny Smith apples—halved, cored and thinly sliced lengthwise
  • 2 firm Bartlett pears—halved, cored and sliced lengthwise 1/4 inch thick (I used Red Bartlett pears)
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 large egg beaten with 1 teaspoon water
  • turbinado sugar, for sprinkling the crust
  • Confectioners’ sugar, for dusting, optional
  • freshly whipped cream, for serving, optional


Make the Crust:

  1. In a food processor, pulse the 2 cups of flour with the salt. Add the butter and pulse until the pieces are 
the size of small peas.
  2. Sprinkle the water on top and pulse until the dough just comes together.
  3. Turn the dough out onto a work surface, gather up any crumbs and pat into a disk. (I turn it out onto a large piece of plastic wrap to decrease the mess.) Wrap in plastic and refrigerate until well chilled, 1 hour or up to overnight.

Make the Streusel:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°, on convection. Spread the walnuts in a pie plate and bake for about 5 to 8 minutes, until lightly browned. Let cool, then chop.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk the flour with the brown sugar and salt. Add the butter and, using a pastry blender or your fingers, pinch it into the dry ingredients until the mixture resembles coarse meal.
  3. Add the walnuts and pinch the streusel into clumps. Refrigerate until chilled, about 15 minutes.

Make the Filling:

  1. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, toss the apples with the pears, 1/4 cup of granulated sugar, the salt and lemon juice.
  3. On a lightly floured work surface, roll out the dough to a 19-by-13-inch oval. (I roll the dough out on a piece of parchment paper fitted to the baking sheet.) Ease the dough onto the prepared baking sheet.
  4. Mound the filling in the center of the oval, leaving a 2-inch border. IMG_1019
  5. Sprinkle the streusel evenly over the fruit and fold the edge of the dough up and over the filling. IMG_1020
  6. Brush the crust with the egg wash and sprinkle evenly with turbinado sugar.
  7. Bake the galette for 37 to 40 minutes in a convection oven, or up to 45 to 50 minutes in a standard oven, until the fruit is tender and the streusel and crust are golden brown.
  8. Let the galette cool. 
Dust with confectioners’ sugar, if using, before serving. Serve with fresh whipped cream, if desired.

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Throwback Thursday #15 is hosted by Mollie @ The Frugal Hausfrau and Quinn @ Dad Whats 4 Dinner.

Fiesta Friday #94 is hosted by Judi @Cooking with Aunt Juju and Stef @The Kiwi Fruit.

About Josette@thebrookcook

I live in Stony Brook, New York on Long Island. I love garlic and baking. My hobby (and love) is to try new recipes. My favorite recipe resources include The New York Times, Food and Wine, Bon Appetit, and Martha Stewart Living. Enjoy!

42 responses to “Apple & Pear Galette with Walnut Streusel

  1. I like the way you’ve presented your pictures of this galette – really shows the layers. I never cook with apples and pears together (I don’t think) but the combination sure is popular. Thanks so much for coming to the party and sharing with Fiesta Friday 🙂

    • Now that you mention it, I’m not sure I’ve baked with apples and pears together either! I can’t get enough Bartlett pears this season- they are just beyond delicious. I am drawn to every recipe that incorporates them! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Judi! 🙂

  2. this looks amazing! i’ve only had galette once and i loved it, however, it’s not a common treat in taiwan 😦 bummer. i’m going to have to try to tackle this one on my own sometime! thanks for sharing this delicious recipe!

  3. What a great fall galette. Looks so very delicious!

  4. I love love love Gallettes! Apple and nuts is a house favorite here!
    Walnuts and pears are adding to the flavors of the Gallettes here!
    Happy Galette anniversary Josette! ❤️

  5. This galete looks just beautiful. I love apple and pear together and that streusel is just calling my name!

  6. My birthday is coming up!!!!!!! loved the soup and totally swooning over this galette!!!

  7. I love that you don’t have to peel the fruit! Not my favorite kitchen task. This looks wonderful!

    • I am always trying to make fruit desserts that keep the (well-washed) peels intact. Sometimes I just skip peeling the fruit on my own – even if it is recommended… not always with success but quite often it works out well! 🙂

  8. Apple season!! yay!! this looks yummy!!

  9. Streusel? Count me in! I love the stuff. 🙂

  10. I like the idea of using pears and apples. I don’t think I’ve ever combined the two before. It looks delicious 🙂

  11. This looks so delicious! I wish I would just have a piece for dessert!! Happy birthday to your mum! Thanks for sharing at this weeks fiesta friday!

  12. Oh YUM! This looks delicious and your photos are stunning.

  13. Gorgeous galette Josette (they rhyme) :). I enjoy making galettes too, there’s just so much goodness in yours with the pears, apples and streusel topping.

  14. Oh my! This looks amazingly delicious! Love the pear and apples …

  15. Oh my – this is going on my bucket list~ It sounds wonderful, looks great, and is perfect for Thanksgiving~all those who are stressed about pies will love this~Thanks for sharing on Throwback Thursday!

  16. What a beautiful galette Josette!! And love the streusel topping, makes a good thing even better 🙂

  17. Galette looks delicious and beautiful, Josette! I like making galettes too, and using different fillings make it an often guest on my table. 😀
    And happy birthday to your mom! 🙂

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