- 1 cup white whole-wheat flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 4 ounces cream cheese, cold
- 8 tablespoons plus 2 tsp. unsalted butter, cold, cut into small pieces
- 3 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1 1/2 pounds pears (about 3), such as Bosc, Anjou or Bartlett
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries
- 1 large egg, lightly beaten
- 2 teaspoons coarse sugar, optional
1. Whisk flour and salt. Using your fingers, rub cream cheese and 8 Tbsp. butter into flour mixture until butter is almost incorporated and pea-size lumps form. Add 1 Tbsp. each cold water and maple syrup; mix with a fork until a rough dough forms. Gather dough into a 1-inch-thick disk and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 20 minutes.
2. Preheat oven to 400ºF with a rack in middle. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment. Cut another piece of parchment to fit a 10-inch skillet. Halve, core and slice pears 1/8 inch thick; in a bowl, toss with lemon juice, cinnamon and nutmeg.
3. In skillet, melt remaining 2 tsp. butter over medium-low heat. Add pear mixture. Cover surface of pears with parchment round and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 5 minutes. Remove parchment and stir in cranberries and remaining 2 Tbsp. maple syrup. Cook until liquid is reduced to a glaze, about 2 minutes longer. Remove from heat and let cool slightly in skillet.
4. On a well-floured surface, roll out dough into a 13-inch round. Transfer to prepared sheet and brush top with egg. Using a slotted spoon, mound pears in center, leaving a 3-inch border. Discard juices. Fold pastry edges up and over filling, pleating dough as you go and leaving center exposed. Brush all over with egg; sprinkle with sugar, if desired. Bake until dough is golden brown on top and bottom and pears are tender, about 40 minutes. Let cool completely in pan on a wire rack. Cut into wedges and serve; refrigerate leftovers.
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- Yield: Serves: 10
|Calories per serving:||249|
|Fat per serving:||15g|
|Saturated fat per serving:||9g|
|Monounsaturated fat per serving:||0.0g|
|Polyunsaturated fat per serving:||0.0g|
|Protein per serving:||3g|
|Carbohydrate per serving:||28g|
|Fiber per serving:||4g|
|Cholesterol per serving:||58mg|
|Iron per serving:||1mg|
|Sodium per serving:||105mg|
|Calcium per serving:||39mg|
Good to Know
This recipe gets healthier thanks to fiber-rich whole grains and natural sweetness from pure maple syrup.