Vegan Fig Galette with Caramelized Onions, and Pistachios

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Pie, but make it rustic—this fig galette walks on the savory side, filled with caramelized onions, pistachios, and figs. It’s also one of our vegan fig recipes on here that we think you will enjoy!

What’s for Dinner: Vegan Fig Recipes

Maybe you’re also wondering are figs vegan? We’ve written about that. If you’re vegan full-time or trying to eat more plant-based, we have a variety of dinner ideas of vegan fig recipes for you including this savory pie below.

Quick Crust

The crust couldn’t be easier if you have a food processor. You’ll start by pulsing the pistachios, flour and salt until combined. Then, you’ll add in vegan butter, pulsing to the consistency of coarse meal.

In a small bowl, you will make a flax egg slurry, combining ground flax, cornstarch, and water. This gets added to the flour mixture to be pulsed until a dough ball forms. Then, you’ll knead the dough for a minute to start building elasticity. Cut the dough ball in half, wrap in plastic, and chill in the refrigerator while you prepare the filling.

How to Caramelize Onions

The trick to the best caramelized onions is the right amount of fat and the right amount of heat. You want to go low and slow—it will take longer than you might expect, but will yield silky smooth onions without a hint of char. The fig galette recipe below also includes a little extra help here: a dash of brown sugar which helps with the Maillard effect and give a little bit of color to the onions. Next add in garlic and cook until aromatic, adding in the figs to cook until softened.

A word here about figs: use either Sun-Maid and Orchard Choice Mission or Golden Figs. Both bring their own delightfulness to the recipe. Mission Figs offer a deeply fig flavor that’s familiar. Golden Figs are more delicate, have a slight nuttiness, and tangy quality we really like with the pistachios and caramelized onions.

How to Shape the Fig Galette

You’ll start by rolling one of the dough balls thin. Into the middle of the fig galette you’ll spread the vegan cream cheese, half the caramelized onions, and figs. Petal in the edges of the dough toward the center so they slightly overlap. Create and fill the other galette. Transfer both to a prepared sheet pan.

You could brush the galettes with melted vegan butter or some plant-based milk if you like. Before baking, sprinkle crushed pistachios over the top of them.

What to Eat with the Fig Galette

Make a simple green salad or roasted vegetables.

Vegan Fig Galette with Caramelized Onions, and Pistachios

Go plant-based with vegan fig recipes like this vegan fig galette with onions & pistachios. It's a meatless meal that's easy to bake.
vegan galette
Servings 16 people



  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup pistachios shelled
  • 10 tbsp vegan butter sliced
  • 1 tbsp ground flax seed
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup cold water



  • In a food processor combine the flour, salt, and pistachios. Pulse a few times until the ingredients are combined and the pistachios are broken into pieces.
  • Add the vegan butter and pulse until you have the consistency of a coarse meal.
  • In a small bowl combine the ground flax seed, cornstarch, and water. Stir to combine. Add this to the flour mixture and pulse until a dough ball is formed.
  • Place the dough ball on a lightly floured surface. Knead some additional flour into the dough ball, for about a minute. Separate into two evenly sized balls, wrap in plastic wrap, and place in the refrigerator.
  • Next prepare the filling. Pour 1 tablespoon of olive oil and vegan butter in a skillet over medium heat. Once the vegan butter has melted, add the sliced onions and stir to coat them. Add the brown sugar and stir it throughout the onions. Cook over medium heat for about 20-30 minutes, stirring occasionally until the onions have caramelized. Use tongs to place the cooked onions in a bowl.
  • In the same skillet, reduce heat to low and add 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Add the minced garlic, being careful not to burn the garlic. Remove the pan from the heat for a minute or two if you have to. Add the figs and sauté over low heat until the figs are tender, about 5 minutes.
  • Use tongs to remove the tender figs into a separate bowl. Add the vegan cream cheese to your skillet and stir it until it softens and you can stir in the garlic bits and drippings from the onions and figs. This will make a very tasty cream cheese mixture!
  • Heat your oven to 400 degrees F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Place one of the dough balls onto a lightly floured surface. Sprinkle flour over the top of the ball and roll out to a large circle, roughly 1/8" thick. Place this on one of your prepared baking sheets.
  • In the center of the rolled out dough, spread half of the cream cheese mixture, followed by half of the caramelized onions, followed by half of the sautéed figs. Turn the edges of the dough in, toward the center, leaving the center open. You don't have to be exact with this. Having crumpled edges will give it a more rustic look. If you would like browner edges, spread some plant-based milk (not vanilla flavored) or melted vegan butter over the edges of the crust. Also, I sprinkled some additional chopped pistachios over the top of the entire galette, including the crust. Repeat steps #9 and #10 with the second dough ball and the remainder of the filling.
  • Place both galettes on prepared baking sheet and bake for 20-30 minutes, until the edges of the crust have turned golden brown. Once done, remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly before serving. This is best served warm, but can be stored in the refrigerator and reheated for serving later.


Recipe and photo created for Valley Fig Growers by Namely Marly.

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