Prickly Pear Galette

Prickly Pear Galette by Natalie Paramore 2

If you can believe it, Food Fetish turns 3 years old today! Oh man, how much has changed for this little blog in that time. I went from using my iPhone and a free wordpress blog to learning about hosting, photography and a lot about cooking and baking. I am so thankful for each and everyone of you who has followed along, commented, requested, shared and ate with me with. Especially the ones who have put up with the food picture taking at restaurants. I wouldn’t be anywhere without y’all. To celebrate this big birthday, I decided to tackle making a pie crust. I’ve done one before, but I wanted to master making a classic one this time. I really, really, like pie. I like cake too, but PIE. What I found out is that making a pie crust isn’t nearly as hard as I thought, just like so many other recipes and techniques that I’ve tackled.

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Cinnamon Sugar Baked Pears

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But I say, Desserts First! This dessert was actually made for me by one of the moms I babysit for. Undoubtedly, hers turned out prettier than mine but hey, we’re still learning here. This dessert is super simple and can’t really go wrong with pie crust and cinnamon, just sayin’.

You’ll need:
Pears (each whole pear makes 2 servings)
Uncooked pie crust

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

First, peel the skin off the pears. Thanks Burns for helping out on this one!

Pretty little naked pears.

Next slice pears in half.

Slice off stems and butt of pears, don’t want your guests eating those!

Next, cut pie crust around the edges of the pear and wrap around. I sprayed the pan with non-stick spray.

Option: brush egg whites over top of pie crust and pear before baking. This will give the dessert that shiny look. I had no egg, so no dice this go around.

Sprinkle cinnamon and sugar overtop the pears.

Bake at 350 degrees for 10-15min or until golden brown.

Voila! Don’t you LOVE the smell of baked cinnamon? Because I sure do!

Good looking’ pear!

Serve these hot!

And serve with vanilla ice cream!

A dessert that’s not totally bad for you? I’ll take two 😉