Crispy, flaky pastry surrounds a rich pumpkin filling, making this pumpkin galette a delicious savory twist on the classic pumpkin pie. Shallots, goat cheese and fresh thyme enhance the savory flavor of the homemade pastry and pure pumpkin purée. This dish feels warm and comforting, and fills your home with a wonderful aroma as it’s baking.
A galette might look a little complex and intimidating at first, but it’s incredibly easy to make–simply spoon the filling into the center of the pastry, then fold it up around the purée. In a little over an hour, you’ll have a flat, crispy pastry that tastes great hot or chilled.
Galettes offer a unique take on traditional pies and pastries. Unlike a deep-dish pie, a galette has a flat shape and browned, crispy crust–almost like a pizza. You can use the same fillings that you use for pies: fresh strawberries, apples or blueberries or in this case, canned pumpkin purée. However, this is a savory galette, so don’t plan on eating it for dessert.
Instead of making an elaborate criss-cross design, all you’ll do is fold the pastry over the edges. One of the best things about making a galette, is that it doesn’t have to be perfect. Since galettes inherently have a rustic, homemade vibe, your crust doesn’t have to be perfectly round. In fact, an uneven crust gives your pastry more character.
The open-face design gives you the opportunity to garnish the filling, adding a restaurant-quality touch. This recipe uses crumbled goat cheese and thyme, but you could experiment with other herbs that go well with pumpkin.
After you bake your pumpkin galette, let it cool for a bit–it might be hard to resist, but the filling could burn your tongue if you bite into it too quickly. It also gives the filling a chance to set. Afterward, cover the leftovers with plastic wrap and store them in the fridge. You can heat them up again in the oven or microwave or simply eat them cold.
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For the Pastry:
- 1 ⅓ cups AP flour
- ½ tsp. salt
- ½ cup cold butter - cubed
- 1 egg
- 2 tbsp. cold water
For the Filling:
- 2 cups canned pumpkin purée
- 1 large egg
- 1 tsp. salt
- 5 oz. goat cheese - crumbled (about ¾ cup)
- ¼ cup shallots - sliced
- Freshly ground black pepper - to taste
- Fresh thyme leaves
- In a medium bowl, combine the flour and salt. Add the cubes of butter and cut them into the flour with a fork or your fingers until coarse.1 ⅓ cups AP flour, ½ tsp. salt, ½ cup cold butter
- Add the egg and 2 tbsp. cold water and work the mixture together, just until it forms a ball (adding one more tablespoon of cold water if needed). Flatten into a disc, cover with plastic wrap and chill for 30 minutes.1 egg, 2 tbsp. cold water
- Preheat oven to 425°F and line a baking sheet or pizza pan with parchment paper.
- On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough into a circle that is approximately 13”-14” in diameter. Transfer to the parchment-lined pan.
- Combine the pumpkin purée with the egg and salt. Spread the pumpkin mixture out onto the dough circle, leaving a 2” border of pastry around the outside.2 cups canned pumpkin purée, 1 large egg, 1 tsp. salt
- Add the crumbled goat cheese and sliced shallots evenly on top of the pumpkin. Sprinkle with black pepper. Fold the pastry border over the filling. The center of the galette should be left open.5 oz. goat cheese, ¼ cup shallots
- Bake for about 30 minutes or until the crust is golden brown. Keep an eye on it.
- Remove from the oven and let cool for 10-15 minutes.
- Sprinkle with fresh thyme leaves. Slice and serve!
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