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Savory Apple and PearĀ Galette

November 16, 2021
1 Ratings
Photo by Annie Sherrick
  • Prep time 35 minutes
  • Cook time 30 minutes
  • Serves 8
Author Notes

Growing up I was lucky enough to have trees overflowing with fruit in my backyard. My mom would make masterpieces with them, creating incredible pies, cobblers, and cakes. (my brother and I would help by sticking our hands in the apple mixture to grab a bite when she wasn't looking). We would devour the finished products on my candlelit porch, wrapped in blankets, huddled together for warmth. These trees taught me the joy of family, to be grateful for what we had, and most of all.... that food is meant to be shared. And this is why apples and pears taste like love to me.

I wanted to recreate a dish inspired by my mom, in a savory form. Because what's better than eating something sweet and indulgent that also fills you with fuel. And of course the best part about sweet and savory.. you can eat half the pie and that's okay because its "dinner".

After testing over 10 recipes for this galette I finally found the perfect one. The sweet onions pair (pear? too much?) perfectly with the brightness of the apple, spice of the black pepper, creaminess of the brie, and tanginess of the goat cheese. I hope you love it as much as I do and can share it with someone you love!
Annie Sherrick

What You'll Need
  • Galette Crust
  • 1 1/2 cups Flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon Sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Pepper
  • 9 tablespoons Butter
  • 4 tablespoons Ice cold water
  • 1 Egg
  • Galette filling
  • 2 Yellow onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons Olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons Butter
  • 1 Pear, thinly sliced
  • 2 Apples, thinly sliced
  • 4 ounces Goat cheese
  • 4 ounces Triple cream brie
  • 1 teaspoon Rosemary, chopped
  • 4 pieces Prosciutto
  • 1 teaspoon Honey
  • 1/2 tablespoon Hazelnuts, chopped
  • Pinch Salt
  1. Galette Crust
  2. Add butter, sugar, pepper, salt and flour to a bowl and combine until it is crumbly and there are no large chunks of butter.
  3. Create a well in the dry ingredients and sprinkle in cold water. Combine dough until it forms a ball. Add more than 4 tablespoons water if necessary. Cover and place in the fridge for at least 30 minutes (or overnight).
  1. Galette filling
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees, and prepare a sheet tray with parchment paper.
  3. Add oil, onions, and a pinch of salt to a pan over medium heat. Add a tablespoon of butter after the onions have softened and lower heat. Add water to the pan occasionally to keep the onions from burning on the bottom. Cook onions down until brown and caramelized (around 20-25 minutes).
  4. Roll dough into a circle and place on parchment covered sheet tray. Spread brie on the middle of the dough, keeping a rim of about 2 inches on the outside. Top with goat cheese, caramelized onions, rosemary, and prosciutto. (Remember to keep your edge)
  5. Top this with sliced apples and pears in a circle, laying from the outside in.
  6. Fold the dough's edges around the middle. The inside will not be covered.
  7. Beat an egg with a fork and add the egg wash to the top of the crust, this will help it become a beautiful golden brown!
  8. Add a pad of butter to the top of the apples, the put your galette on the middle shelf of the oven and cook for around 30 minutes, or until the fruit is soft and the crust is golden.
  9. Remove from oven. Add a drizzle of honey (don't be shy with it!) and ENJOY!
  10. ** optional to add some chopped toasted hazelnuts over the top of your tart **easily make vegetarian by subbing out the prosciutto! Add a sprinkle of salt if you do this because the prosciutto adds nice saltiness. **This can easily be packed up to sent to loved ones, you can also wait to cook this! Cover it and put it in the fridge till you or someone you deliver it to is ready to cook.

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