Holiday Recipe: Acorn Squash Galette with Goat Cheese


A savory galette is a good addition to any vacation desk. Not solely is the dish spectacular but surprisingly straightforward to make. And who doesn’t like pie for dinner? 

Acorn squash fundamental dishes are trending this vacation season for good cause: They add brightness to the desk. Combining the sweetness of the squash and caramelized onions with juicy tanginess of the cherry tomatoes and creamy goat cheese provides a burst of taste and shade as temperatures cool. 

A galette is a country pie crust that may function a straightforward catchall recipe to show nearly any seasonal fruits or greens  right into a filling meal or dessert. On this recipe we characteristic acorn squash, caramelized onions, and goat cheese. This combo pairs properly with vacation flavors and squash is a vegetable folks usually loads of. Different favourite winter toppings are patty pan squash, sluggish roasted tomatoes, or leeks and kale. And naturally, plums, apples, and pears make for a fantastic candy galette. 

This crust is uncomplicated, utilizing complete wheat and olive oil. It's healthful and nutty, however nonetheless wealthy and flaky. When making a galette the crust is your first probability to infuse taste into the dish. This model is straightforward and dairy-free, however you can construct on the flavour and texture with additions akin to cornmeal, dried herbs, or parmesan cheese. Plus, pre-roasting the squash provides the greens time to develop a deep wealthy sweetness.


Parchment paper or silicone baking mat

For the crust:

1 cup (120g) whole-wheat flour

3/4 cup (95g) all-purpose flour, plus extra for dusting

1 1/2 teaspoons (7 g)  salt

1/3 cup (80 ml) olive oil

1/3 cup (80ml) water

2 teaspoons (10 ml) crimson wine vinegar, divided

For the filling: 

1 acorn squash (roughly 1 lbs or 450 g), peeled, sliced into half moons 

2 tablespoons (30 ml) olive oil

1 teaspoon (5 g)  kosher (coarse) salt (divided throughout preparation)

1 teaspoon (5 g) contemporary floor pepper (divided throughout preparation)

1 medium Vidalia (candy) onion, sliced into rings

½ teaspoon (3 ml)  balsamic vinegar 

8 cherry tomatoes, halved 

1 tablespoon (15 g) Dijon mustard

6 tablespoons (85 g) of goat cheese

3 sprigs thyme, contemporary    


For the pie crust: Whisk the  flour and salt in a big bowl, add the olive oil and blend gently with a fork till crumbly. Slowly add the  water till it simply combines to make a smooth dough ball. Add the water in small quantities, it's possible you'll not want all of it. Don’t over deal with the dough as this may make it powerful. Wrap the dough tightly in plastic wrap (meals wrap) and refrigerate for at the very least 45 minutes. 

For the filling: Subsequent preheat the oven to 375F (190C). Peel, deseed, and slice the acorn squash into ½ moons. Add to a big baking sheet with one tablespoon olive oil, ½ teaspoon of salt, and ½ teaspoon contemporary floor pepper. Roast the squash for roughly 20 minutes, or till they are often pierced with a fork and are starting to brown. As a result of they are going to bake once more with the galette, it's higher if they're agency   than overly smooth. 

Whereas the squash is roasting, warmth the remaining one tablespoon of olive oil in a pan. Add the sliced onion to pan and prepare dinner over low warmth. Prepare dinner slowly, ensuring the onions don't persist with the pan. Proceed, till the onions are a wealthy brown shade, roughly 30 to 45 minutes. Sprinkle with salt about 10 minutes into the cooking course of. (One trick to retaining the onions from drying out as they prepare dinner is so as to add just a little water to the pan as wanted.) On the finish of the cooking course of, add the balsamic vinegar to deglaze the pan and produce out some extra taste to the onions.

For the galette: As soon as the dough is agency and the cooked substances are prepared, preheat the oven to 400F (200C), and set racks within the center place. Create a workspace on the counter by tearing a chunk of parchment paper (greaseproof paper) the dimensions of a baking sheet (oven tray). Place it on the counter and flippantly mud with flour.

Unwrap the dough and place it on the paper. Sprinkle the dough with flour and roll right into a spherical about 12 inches (30cm) huge. Switch the paper with the rolled-out dough on it to a rimmed baking sheet (oven tray). 

First unfold Dijon mustard evenly onto the dough, leaving a 1 ½ inch (4cm) border. Spoon the caramelized onions evenly over the mustard. Lay the squash half moons evenly over the onions. Drop small spoonfuls of goat cheese across the squash, and eventually prime all of it with cherry tomatoes and some thyme sprigs. Gently fold the sides of the dough over the filling, pleating it about each 2 inches (5cm).

Bake till the crust is agency and golden-brown, about half-hour. Let the galette cool for at the very least 5 to 10 minutes earlier than serving. Garnish with the reserved thyme and serve heat, reduce into wedges.

Makes 6 servings.


Energy 330

Protein 7 g

Whole fats 19 g

Saturated fats 4 g

Ldl cholesterol 5 mg

Carbs 34 g

Fiber 4 g

Whole sugars 4 g

Added sugars 0 g

Sodium 1000 mg

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