Serve the most elegant, delicious, and (shh… easy!) dessert in the room: Pear Galette with Sparkling Cranberries. Get ready for the compliment to roll in!

This beautiful and fancy dessert may look daunting, but if you can make a pie crust, you can make this spiced pear galette! You may be wondering what a galette even is. It is simply a French style free form pie dough that doesn’t require a pie dish-just a flat surface. This recipe is super easy to maneuver even for the first time cook. There are a few moving parts to this dessert but with proper timing and prep, it comes together seamlessly. You’re sure to love the spicy-sweet flavors of Chinese five spice and tart sugary cranberries.

Clever Tips and Swaps

  • Use pears that are no taller than 4 inches when making this dessert in order to properly drape the dough over the fruit.
  • If you can’t find Chinese five spice where you live, pumpkin pie spice is a great stand in.
  • Swap tart apples for pears for variety.
  • The Sparkling Cranberries aren’t required but really bring the dessert to the next level.
  • For the integrity of the buttery, flaky crust to be maintained, eat the galette on the day it is cooked. Don’t ditch leftovers though. It is still delicious for up to two days.
  • Store, loosely covered with foil, for up to two days at room temperature.

What is your go-to dessert during the holidays?