Pear Galette

This recipe gets healthier thanks to fiber-rich whole grains and natural sweetness from pure maple syrup.

Yields: Serves: 10

Prep Time time: 40 minutes

Cook Time time: 50 minutes

Total Time time: 20 minutes


  • 1 white whole-wheat flour

  • 1/4 salt

  • 4 cream cheese, cold

  • 8 plus 2 tsp. unsalted butter, cold, cut into small pieces

  • 3 maple syrup

  • 1 1/2 pears (about 3), such as Bosc, Anjou or Bartlett

  • 2 lemon juice

  • 1/2 cinnamon

  • 1/8 freshly grated nutmeg

  • 1/2 dried cranberries

  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten

  • 2 coarse sugar, optional


calories 249

fat 15g

saturated fat 9g

monounsaturated fat 0.0g

polyunsaturated fat 0.0g

protein 3g

carbohydrate 28g

fiber 4g

cholesterol 58mg

iron 1mg

sodium 105mg

calcium 39mg


  1. On a well-floured surface, roll out dough into a 13-inch round. Transfer to prepared sheet and brush top with egg. Using a slotted spoon, mound pears in center, leaving a 3-inch border. Discard juices. Fold pastry edges up and over filling, pleating dough as you go and leaving center exposed. Brush all over with egg; sprinkle with sugar, if desired. Bake until dough is golden brown on top and bottom and pears are tender, about 40 minutes. Let cool completely in pan on a wire rack. Cut into wedges and serve; refrigerate leftovers.