Semi Sweet Chocolate Apple Pear Galette

how to make pear apple galette

Rustic butter crust is shaped into 14″ circle, filled with semi sweet chocolate and fruit, baked free form with crust folded over the filling.



Butter Pie Crust

2 cups all purpose flour

1/2 stick butter, cubed 1/2″ pieces

1 teaspoon salt

1 Tablespoon sugar

3 Tablespoons ice water

Fruit & Chocolate Filling

3 ripe Bartlett pears, and 2 Gala apples, peeled cored and sliced lengthwise into thin wedges.

1/2 cup sugar

1 tablespoon lemon juice

14 ounce package of semi sweet chocolate- tested Bakers premium baking bar

1/2 cup mini chocolate chips

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon & ground nutmeg

1 egg , lightly beaten

Whipped Cream- optional

Ground cinnamon and sugar sprinkle

1 tablespoon sugar + 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


Make Butter Crust

  1. In food processor with steel blade, add flour, salt, and chilled butter.  Pulse 2-4 times.
  2. Add ice water, teaspoon at a time process until dough comes to together.
  3. Remove from dough and shape into round flat disc, wrap in plastic wrap, chill 30 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, prepare apples and pears and place in mixing bowl, add sugar and lemon juice. Toss to coat.
  5. Chop chocolate and mix with mini chocolate chips, toss with ground cinnamon and nutmeg. Set aside.

Roll out dough for crust

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Remove plastic wrap from chilled dough. Sprinkle counter with flour, roll dough into 14″ round 1/8″ thick crust.
  3. Place crust on parchment lined baking sheet by wrapping the dough over the rolling pin.
  4. Sprinkle the center of crust with chocolate mixture leaving a 2″ border.
  5. Cover chocolate with fruit alternating pears and apples in a concentric circle.
  6. Fold crust border over the fruit, pleating where necessary to cover filling.
  7. Brush egg wash over crust and fruit, sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.
  8. Bake at 375 for 35-40 minutes or until golden.  Cover with foil to prevent fruit from burning and bake the first 20 minutes then remove foil and continue to bake.
  9. Serve warm with whipped cream.


Gala apple is sweet and bakes that retains shape during baking which is what you want for this free form tart/galette.