Pear and Pistachio Galette

Pear and Pistachio Galette

The Spruce / Anita Schecter

  • Total: 60 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 45 mins
  • Refrigerate dough: 60 mins
  • Servings: 8 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
369 Calories
27g Fat
33g Carbs
3g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8
Amount per serving
Calories 369
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 27g 35%
Saturated Fat 15g 75%
Cholesterol 61mg 20%
Sodium 218mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Protein 3g
Calcium 45mg 3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Pistachios are nuts that are native to the Middle East and are a common and versatile ingredient in that region's cooking. Not only do they make healthy snacks on their own but they're also great for use as savory coatings on chicken or fish. But their use is especially prevalent in desserts such as the classic Baklava or Pistachio Cake.

A galette is a free-form, rustic looking pie, much easier to make than typical pie crusts. This easy pastry incorporates pistachios into the dough for a wonderfully nutty flavor and also uses them sprinkled on the finished baked dessert for a bit of extra crunch. The base is great with almost any fruit filling but this simple, pear filling makes a great seasonal treat. Honey, another common Middle Eastern ingredient, is a great match for the pears along with a touch of fragrant cinnamon. This recipe is a delicious, easy to make a treat for an afternoon sweet fix or after-dinner dessert. Enjoy! 


  • Crust
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup pistachios (shelled)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick butter (unsalted, chilled and cut into 1" pieces)
  • 2 tablespoons ice water
  • 2 pears (Bosc, peeled, cored and thinly sliced)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 lemon (zested)
  • Topping
  • 1 tablespoon pistachios (chopped, for topping)
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 Pinch of salt

Steps to Make It

Make the Crust:

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Add the 1/4 cup of pistachios to a food processor and pulse 2 or 3 times just to slightly break them up. No need to turn them into a powder.

  3. Add the cup of flour, 2 tablespoons of sugar, 1/2 teaspoon of salt and the stick of chilled butter. Pulse a few times just until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

  4. Then, with the machine running, slowly add the ice water and continue running until a dough ball forms.

  5. Wrap the dough in plastic and refrigerate for at least an hour.

  6. Preheat the oven to 350 F.

  7. On a floured surface, roll out the dough to about a 10-inch circle.

  8. Layer the pear slices evenly on the dough, sprinkle with the 2 tablespoons of sugar and the lemon zest.

  9. Fold the edges of the dough up about a quarter to half of the way in.

  10. Place the galette on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for 45 minutes.

Make the Glaze

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Add the honey, sugar, water, cinnamon, and salt to a small pot and heat until the sugar dissolves.

  3. Sprinkle the chopped pistachios over the finished galette and drizzle on the honey glaze as desired.

  4. Serve and enjoy!