What Do We Need?

For dough:
2 sticks cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 cup ice water

For filling:
2 cups sliced pears (or other favorite seasonal fruit)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 cup sliced almonds (optional)
1 egg

How Do We Make It?

  1. Cut cold butter with bench scraper or knife. Combine flour, salt, and sugar in a bowl. Add cold butter and combine by gently kneading with hands. Add ice water and squeeze a small amount of dough to make sure it holds together.

  2. Form dough into a disk and wrap in plastic, then refrigerate at least 45 minutes - up to 2 days.

  3. While the dough is chilling, prepare the pear the filling. Combine sliced pears, cinnamon, honey, nutmeg and almonds.  Add additional spices and or replace pears with other seasonal fruit like apples or persimmons. 

  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Roll out your dough into 4 or 5 smaller circles. Place fruit in the center and then fold up the sides. Brush the dough with egg wash and then bake in oven for 30-35 minutes.