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Fig, Blue Cheese & Butternut Squash Galette

If you’ve never made a galette before, this rustic butternut squash galette recipe has all the flavors of fall folded inside a flaky butter crust for a meatless dinner. Speaking of the all-butter galette dough, you can make it by hand or in a food processor (directions in parentheses). Roll the butternut squash galette dough between two sheets of lightly floured parchment paper to make prep and clean-up easy. To save time, purchase prepared pie crust dough and roll or pat into a 12-inch circle. You can also streamline the squash prep by buying 12 ounces of ready-cut butternut squash and cutting it into ½-inch cubes.

Serves 8 to 10

Ingredients

Galette Crust:

  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour or all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • 9 tablespoons unsalted butter (1 stick plus 1 tablespoon), cut into small bits
  • 6 tablespoons ice water, more as needed

Fig Butternut Squash Galette Filling:

  • 1 cup Blue Ribbon® Orchard Choice® or Sun-Maid® California Figs
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 ½ cups thinly sliced yellow onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 3 cups (12 ounces) cubed (1/2-inch) peeled butternut or other winter squash
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • Ground black pepper, to taste
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh sage leaves (4 teaspoons dried)
  • ½ cup plus 2 tablespoons white wine, dry sherry or orange juice
  • ½ cup shredded, fresh Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 2 tablespoons thinly sliced green onion
 

 

Directions

  1. Make dough: Combine flour, salt and sugar in a large bowl (or bowl of food processor). Whisk to blend well. (Cover processor and whirl to blend.) Cut in butter with pastry blender (or pulse in food processor) until butter is the size of peas. Stir in enough water to make a dough that keeps together and feels moist when squeezed with your hand (or add water and pulse in food processor). Turn dough out onto a lightly floured piece of parchment paper or work surface. Form dough into a ball; flatten to a disk. Wrap airtight and chill. Let soften at room temperature 30 minutes before rolling.
  2. Make filling: Stem Figs. Cut each into thin slices, then cut each slice lengthwise in half. Set Figs aside. Swirl olive oil into large nonstick skillet. Place over medium heat. Add onion and garlic. Cook, stirring often, until onion is soft and beginning to brown. Stir in squash. Sprinkle with ¾ teaspoon salt and black pepper, to taste. Stir in Figs, sage and wine. Cover and steam, adjusting heat as needed, for 12 minutes or until squash is fork-tender. If liquid remains, continue to cook, uncovered, until all liquid evaporates. Remove from heat and cool while rolling dough.
  3. Preheat oven to 375°F. Roll dough between two sheets of lightly floured parchment paper to a 12-inch circle. Slide bottom parchment sheet with dough onto an un-rimmed baking sheet.
  4. Stir Parmesan and ½ cup blue cheese into Fig mixture. Spread filling on tart dough, leaving a 2-inch border. Sprinkle remaining blue cheese and green onion on top. Fold up and pleat the border of dough around the filling. Bake for 25 minutes or until crust is golden and filling is hot.
  5. Serve warm or at room temperature, cut into wedges.

Recipe and photo by Lorelle del Matto

Nutrition Information

amount per serving

  • Calories 310
  • % Calories from Fat 23%
  • Fat 18
  • Cholesterol 40
  • Protein 7
  • Carbohydrates 29
  • Fiber 4
  • Iron 2
  • Sodium 520
  • Calcium 172
  • Potassium 267