Pear Crostata with Figs and Honey

200 mins (prep 60)
17 ingredients
makes 8 servings
The technique: Simply roll out the dough, mound the pear filling in the center, and fold the edges of the dough up and over the edge of the filling, creating free-form "sides" to hold in the fruit. The payoff: No pressure, no crust anxiety. Just loosely shape the dough for a rustic and beautiful Thanksgiving dessert. Using unpeeled pears in this dessert saves time—and adds texture.

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  • 1 2/3 cups unbleached all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup cornmeal
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) chilled unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 3 tablespoons (or more) ice water
  • 1/4 cup (packed) golden brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon (scant) ground cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse kosher salt
  • 2 1/4 pounds firm but ripe unpeeled anjou pears (about 4), cored, each cut into 8 wedges
  • 10 dried but moist calimyrna figs (about 4 ounces), stemmed, quartered
  • heavy whipping cream (for brushing)
  • raw sugar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • special equipment: rimless baking sheet


Serving Size (49.01 g)
Servings 8
Amount per Serving
Calories 163.04 Calories from Fat 2.34
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.26g 3.16%
Saturated Fat 0.04g 1.63%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 291.8mg 97.27%
Total Carbohydrate 37.38g 99.69%
Dietary Fiber 0.74 g 23.8%
Sugars 14.18 g %
Protein 2.71g 43.37%
Vitamin A 0.0IU% Vitamin C 0.02mg%
Calcium 4.49mg% Iron 1.25mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
cornmeal, ground cloves, coarse kosher salt, unpeeled, firm, ripe, anjou pears, dried, moist, heavy whipping cream, special equipment, baking, sheet