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Pecan Galette

Everything we love about a pecan pie but easier and I think prettier and more rustic!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Chill time for dough1 hr
Total Time1 hr 40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fall dessert, galette, pecan, pecan dessert, pecan galette, pecan pie, pecan tart, thanksgiving dessert, thanksgiving recipes
Servings: 8 slices
Author: Heifa


Pie Dough Ingredients

  • 1.5 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 tbsp Sugar
  • Sprinkle of salt
  • 1 stick Cold Unsalted butter 8 tbsp., 113 grams
  • 5 tbsp Cold water

Pecan topping

  • 2 cups Crushed Pecans
  • 1/3 cup Corn Syrup
  • 2 tbsp White or brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp Melted Unsalted butter
  • 1 Egg beaten
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla flavoring
  • 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/4 Tsp Ground Ginger
  • Sprinkle of nutmeg


Making the Pie Dough

  • In a food processor, combine the flour, salt, and sugar. Pulse a few times.
  • To this, slowly start adding the bits of cold butter pulsing in between a few at a time until mixture resembles cornmeal. Watch my youtube video above to see how to make the pie dough for a visual.
  • Then, slowly add in the cold water but 1 tbsp at a time while pulsing as well. At this point, the dough may look like crumbs but once you get your hands in there; it will come together very easily. Shape into a thick disc and wrap in plastic wrap very well then place in the fridge to chill for 1 hour.
  • After chilling, roll out the dough into a 12 inch circle. Do not make this thick nor paper thin either but make sure to be even in spreading it out.

Pecan Topping

  • In a bowl, mix together all the ingredients under pecan topping very well.
  • Add the pecan topping to the center of the dough filling until you leave 3 inches on all the edges without any liquid or pecans. You want the outskirts to be dry so make sure to spoon the topping on very carefully.
  • Fold in the edges to the top of filling creating a nice border/barrier so the filling does not come out. This will act as a seal. See my caramel apple galette photos for referance if you woould like.
  • Brush that border with egg wash and sprinkle with some sugar.
  • Bake at 375 F for 30-35 minutes. Don't worry if it oozes out a bit. It will taste delicious and have a rustic look! Enjoy warm or room temperature with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, fresh whipped cream and even a drizzle of caramel or chocolate.