Now that we’re in the thick of winter, all we want to do is snuggle up with a warm pastry and a hot cup of tea until we bring out our flip flops again. For this week’s blog post, we did our best to beat the winter doldrums with some vibrant warm Fiesta hues and yummy seasonal fruits. We made a rustic Pear Persimmon Galette and shared it with our friends on a palette of Scarlet, Poppy, Sunflower, and Tangerine Fiesta.
Fiesta tip: By the way, did you know all Fiesta Dinnerware is oven proof up to 350 degrees and bakeware, like the Poppy Pizza/Baking Tray featured here, is safe up to 500 degrees?
- 1 1/3 all purpose cups flour
- 1 Tablespoon sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon whole milk
- 1 stick unsalted butter, cut in small chunks
- 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon zest
- 2 pears (we used Bosc), peeled and diced
- 4 persimmons, peeled and diced
- 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 3 Tablespoons brown sugar
- 2 Tablespoons corn starch
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 egg yolk (mixed with 1 teaspoon water, as egg wash)
- 1 Tablespoon sugar
- Parchment paper
- In a food processor, pulse together the flour, sugar and salt. In a separate bowl, whisk the egg and milk together. Add the butter to the flour mixture and pulse until you have pea-sized chunks of butter. Continue to pulse while drizzling egg mixture until the dough just starts to come together. Mix in lemon juice and zest.
- Place dough on a floured surface and flatten into a ball. Wrap in plastic and chill for two hours.
- In a bowl, mix pears, persimmons, lemon juice, brown sugar, corn starch, and ground cinnamon. Let the mixture rest for 10 minutes.
- Heat oven to 400 degrees. Place parchment paper on a cookie sheet or a Fiesta Dinnerware Pizza/Pie Baker, like we used.
- Remove dough from refrigerator. Place on a floured surface and roll to a 12 inch round. Place the dough on the prepared parchment paper. Place fruit mixture in the center leaving a generous 2 inch border. Fold the pastry over the fruit, pleating it as you go around. Remember, this is a rustic dessert, so it doesn't have to be perfect.
- Brush with egg wash and sprinkle with sugar. Bake for 35-45 minutes. Let cool and enjoy!
Fiesta tip: Like the linens you see featured here? They’re all Fiesta! You’ll find some dish towels, oven mitts, placemats, and tablecloths here. That Fiesta apron’s pretty cute too, right? Find it at Dillard’s or Bealls.