Pies may get all the autumn glory, but galettes are your secret weapon just waiting to steal the show. Way more simple than creating the perfect pie crust or an immaculate tart, simply fold pastry around your favorite seasonal fillings and viola! You have a delicious, rustic autumn galette.
To get you started, we went ahead and rounded up our favorite seasonal galette recipe. From the sweet to the savory you can eat a galette any time of day. Whether you are looking to impress your guests or want to treat yourself, give one of these a try. Your taste buds will be happy you did.
1. Fall Vegetable Herb Galette
Kick fall off right with this bountiful galette. Root vegetables and apples are tossed in apple cider vinegar with sage and a sprig of thyme, then baked inside a flaky crust.
2. Brown Butter Pumpkin Galette with Caramelized Onions, Goat Cheese, and Sage
There are other tasty ways to use pumpkin in the fall beside pies and pumpkin spiced lattes. For instance, this savory galette. Pumpkin puree is infused with sage and brown butter then loaded on top a homemade crust with caramelized onion, goat cheese, honey, and sage.
3. Salt and Vinegar Potato Galette
Turn your salt and vinegar potato chip craving into a real meal with this recipe. Salty, vinegary, and savory, it satisfies your cravings in the most filling way.
4. Butternut Squash, Apple, and Onion Galette with Stilton
The best part of about autumn is apples and squashes are back in season. And what better recipe to celebrate than this galette? With the touch of blue cheese and onion in the mix, this galette is full of wonderful flavors. Something tells me with a recipe as good as this, you'll be enjoying apples and squash all season long.
5. Butternut Squash and Prosciutto Galette
Entertaining guests? Try your hand at this recipe. The sweetness of the butternut squash along with the saltiness of the prosciutto and addition of an umami butter sage sauce make this galette a winner. And just look at that free-form crust?
Chef's Tip: To get a gorgeous golden brown crust use an egg wash.
6. Gorgonzola Pear and Balsamic Galette
Gorgonzola and pear are a wonderful duo to try in a galette. For this particular recipe, you'll need to make the soon-to-be-flaky pastry dough from butter, all-purpose flour, teaspoon salt, thyme, and ice water. Arrange your seasonal ingredients of pear slices, gorgonzola cheese, and walnuts, then fold over a 2-inch border and place it on a baking sheet, or stone if you have it. Once it starts to bubble in the middle and the crust turns golden brown, it's dinner time. Or breakfast. Or perhaps dessert.
Chef's Note: You want to use cold butter, not room temperature for this recipe.
7. Plum Almond Galette
For breakfast? How about a fresh fruit galette filled with ripe plums. This stone fruit makes for a surprisingly tasty galette all on its own. Flaky on the outside, juicy plums on the inside, this is bursting with bold flavor.
8. Salted Caramel Apple Galette
Love caramel apples in the fall? Take your obsession to a new level with this sweet galette recipe.
To make this recipe, in a large bowl mix apples with nutmeg, ground cinnamon, brown sugar, and lemon juice, then layer them on the 5-ingredient pastry dough. Baked until golden brown, the apples come out tender and juicy. But it doesn't stop there. Salted caramel is then drizzled on top with an added scoop of vanilla bean ice cream.
9. Mini S'mores Galettes
When you can't have a fire on a cold autumn night, turn to your oven for a tasty s'mores treat. The galette pastry dough is the ideal serving vessel for all your favorite fall s'mores fillings. Try them at your next gathering so everyone can enjoy a little taste of the season.