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Easy frozen puff pastry and your favorite firm fruit combine to make an exquisite, and impressive dessert. Indulge and serve it warm with vanilla ice cream, caramel sauce, or whipped cream.

Fruit Galette

  • 3 tablespoons whole blanched almonds
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 3 or 4 firm pears or apples, peeled and cored
  • 2 or 3 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, defrosted
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon cream
  • 1 tablespoon margarine or butter

Place Shredding Cone in SaladShooter® electric slicer/shredder. Pour almonds in food chamber and shred. Return almonds to food chamber and shred again. Combine 3 tablespoons sugar and flour with almonds; set aside. Place thin Slicing Cone in SaladShooter® electric slicer/shredder. Put pear quarters in food chamber and slice. Repeat until all pears are sliced (about 4 cups). Sprinkle with lemon juice and set aside. Unfold defrosted puff pastry sheet on a floured board; roll to form a 14- x 11-inch rectangle. Cut 1-inch strips from each side. Place pastry rectangle on a parchment lined baking sheet; prick with a fork. Arrange 1 pastry strip on each side of rectangle, meeting at corners. Sprinkle almond/sugar over pricked surface. Arrange sliced pears on top of almond/sugar mixture. Beat egg yolk and cream together. Brush mixture over pastry edges and pears. Sprinkle with remaining 1 tablespoon sugar. Dot with margarine or butter. Bake in 375°F oven for 30 minutes. Serve with vanilla ice cream, caramel sauce, or whipped cream.
Makes 6 to 8 servings

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