Hooray! We’ve made it to the final course of the first round of Turkey Day Pre-game! Never made or heard of a galette? Neither had I. Not to worry! It’s super simple, light, and loaded with warm pears, goat cheese and sweet spices. It’s a perfect end to a chaotic, but productive day of cooking and eating. If you aren’t so keen on the whole ‘goat cheese in a dessert’ idea, don’t be scared! What would your taste buds do? They would enjoy it. Don’t let them down! Just imagine all of the wonderful flavors melting together into one sweet, heavenly bite. This little tartlet also sits quite nice all cozied up next to a huge scoop of vanilla bean ice cream!
Warm Pear and Goat Cheese Galette!
1 package puff pastry (2 sheets)
3 pears, peeled and sliced (any type)
2 sprigs rosemary, chopped
1 cup white wine
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons butter
¼ cup sugar
As much Goat cheese as you can handle stuffing into the little tart
Cinnamon Sugar Mix
2 teaspoons cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ground cloves
¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
Preheat oven to 350°F. Melt butter in a medium pan with chopped rosemary. Stir in white wine, sugar and vanilla (cinnamon can be added if desired). Stir until well mixed. Add pear slices and simmer until tender.
Assembly is as easy as…
Layout puff pastry sheets on to baking sheet. Brush with melted butter. Sprinkle cinnamon sugar mix over each sheet. Add a layer of goat cheese to both sheets. Add another layer of cinnamon sugar mix. Arrange cooked pears over the goat cheese. Fold corners, then sides of puff pastry. Bake for about 30 minutes or until puff pastry is golden brown.
Cut into slices and share with friends! Or don’t. I mean, there are two pastries. Nobody will notice if one has gone missing. Especially if the evidence has been completely devoured.