Pear with Thyme Galette

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Thanksgiving is 2 days away and I could not be more unprepared! We are traveling to Portland for the Holiday weekend, so it's not like I have an entire Thanksgiving dinner to plan. I have a few appetizers to make and that is it. But honestly, I have no idea what I am going to make. Yikes!

Since I am slightly (a lot) obsessed with making galettes, I'm thinking about doing a few mini galette's for our appetizer. Just a thought....what are you making this Thursday?

I recently shared this recipe on The Fruit Company, I hope you enjoy!

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Pear and Thyme Galette

1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
¼ teaspoon table salt

8 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cubed
¼ cup plain yogurt or sour cream
2 teaspoons of fresh lemon juice
¼ cup ice water

3 pears (Comice, Bosc or Bartlett), peeled and thinly sliced
⅛ cup of sugar
4 sprigs of thyme

1 egg yolk with 1 teaspoon of water

In a large mixing bowl, combine flour and salt. Cut in cubed butter until the mixture forms small pea like size. In a small bowl, stir together yogurt, lemon juice and ice water. Combine this mixture to the large bowl, stir with a wooden spoon forming the dough into a large ball. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for 1 hour.

Peel the pears, remove the core and thinly slice. Place the pears in a medium size bowl and gently stir in the sugar.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Remove the dough and place on a lightly floured. Roll out the dough into a 12” round. Transfer the disc onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Place the pear mixture onto the dough, leaving a 2” border. Fold the border over the filling, pleating the edges. Top with fresh thyme sprigs in the center. Brush crust with egg glaze and bake for 30-40 minutes until golden brown. Remove and let cool for 10 minutes. The longer you allow the galette to cool, a custard like filling develops.

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