Rustic Pear Galette

This country-style tart allows ripe Bosc pears to shine, kissed with brown sugar and a gorgeous honey glaze.

Ingredients:
Farm & Larder galette dough, chilled
3 Bosc pears
1 tablespoon Meyer lemon juice
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon cornstarch
3 tablespoons brown sugar
Pinch ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon honey
¼ teaspoon boiling water

Method:
1. Preheat oven to 425° and prepare the filling: Peel pears, coring and cutting them into ¼ -inch slices. In a large bowl toss the pear slices with the lemon juice. Sprinkle in the cornstarch, brown sugar and cinnamon and toss until the pears are evenly coated. Set aside.

2. On a lightly floured surface, roll the chilled dough into a large circle about nine inches in diameter. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and draping the dough over the rolling pin, transfer to the prepared baking sheet. (If the dough breaks at all patch it up with your fingers and a dab of ice water.)

3. Arrange the pears in a mound in the center of the dough, leaving a 2-inch border. Fold the border over the filling. Bake the tart for 15 minutes, and then reduce the oven temperature to 350° and bake for another 40 minutes, until the pears are tender and the crust is golden brown.

4. In a small bowl stir together the honey and boiling water to make a glaze. When the tart is done remove it from the oven and brush the honey glaze all over the top of the fruit and crust. Transfer to a plate to cool slightly. Cut into wedges and serve warm or at room temperature.

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