Cherry-Pear Galette

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1/2 cup brown sugar

1 teaspoon cinnamon

3 ripe but firm pears, peeled, cored and sliced

2 teaspoons cornstarch

1 (5 ounce) bag Sunsweet Cherries

Pastry dough for 1 pie crust (such as Pillsbury Refrigerated Pie Crust)

Beaten egg and coarse sugar (optional)


Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: about 25 minutes

Stir brown sugar and cinnamon together in a large bowl; add pear slices and toss until coated with mixture. Spray a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray and place over high heat. When very hot, add pears and cook, stirring frequently, for 2 to 4 minutes or until brown sugar has turned thick and syrupy. Transfer back to bowl and stir in cornstarch and cherries. Roll dough into 6 equal balls. Roll each ball into a 6-inch circle on a lightly floured board. Place equal amounts of fruit in the center of each and bring the edges up to form a shell. Pinch lightly to secure dough around fruit. Brush with egg and sprinkle with coarse sugar, if desired. Bake on a parchment-lined baking sheet for 20 minutes or until crust is golden brown. Best served warm.

Makes 6 servings

Nutritional analysis per serving:
Calories: 340, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Trans Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 5mg, Sodium: 135mg, Potassium: 134mg, Carbohydrates: 64g, Fiber: 8g, Sugar: 35g, Protein: 2g, Vitamin A: 10%, Vitamin C: 8%, Calcium: 2%, Iron: 4%