Fig and Goat Cheese Galette

Galettes are such an amazing food. Like a tart or a pizza, only much more elegant and easier to make. This dough came out so beautifully, with a buttery flakiness that could be eaten all on its own. There is a very good chance that this Fall will be filled with galettes, sweet and savory.

Fig and Goat Cheese Galette

CRUST

2 cups flour

1 tsp salt

1 tsp sugar

1 1/2 sticks of butter

1/3 cup ice cold water

FILLING

1/2 cup ricotta cheese

1 tsp salt

1 tsp pepper

6 figs, sliced

1 tbs raw honey

2 tbs minced red onions

1/2 cup arugula

2 oz goat cheese, crumbled

1 oz prosciutto, chopped.

1 tbs melted butter

In a food processor, combine 1 1/3 cup flour, salt, sugar and butter, process until well combined. Add the remaining flour and process again until combined. Transfer to a bowl and add the water with a wooden spoon (don’t add the water while the dough is in the food processor or your dough will be brittle and cracker-like). If the dough isn’t moist enough, you can add more water, a tsp at a time until the consistency is right. Form dough into a disk, wrap with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for 2 hours.

Preheat your oven to 375.

Once the dough is chilled, roll into a “rustic” circle. The great thing about a Galette is that an odd shape looks charming, don’t worry about making it too perfect. Transfer to a baking sheet or a pizza stone covered with parchment paper. Spread the ricotta in the middle, leaving about 2-3 inches on all sides bare. Top with salt and pepper. In a bowl, combine the figs, honey and onions, toss to coat. Add the figs to the top of the ricotta, then add the arugula, goat cheese andĀ prosciutto.

Fold the edges into the middle

Brush the crust with melted butter and bake at 375 for 40-45 minutes or until golden brown. I added additional arugula and goat cheese to the top before serving, but this is completely optional.

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18 Responses to Fig and Goat Cheese Galette

  1. chinmayie @ love food eat September 9, 2011 at 10:01 am #

    This is my kind of combo!! I see galette recipes everywhere! I think it’s time I try it!

    • Jaxie September 9, 2011 at 10:34 am #

      You should! I would love to see your take on one =)

  2. Tina@flourtrader September 9, 2011 at 10:48 am #

    I have been wondering when fig season starts. I am ready to use some of those in baking! Goat cheese and figs are delicious together. The way you described that crust is making me hungry for this. Yum!

  3. Lindsey@Lindselicious September 9, 2011 at 11:16 am #

    I have been wanting to make something like this! Just waiting for the right occasion… Your crust looks so nice and flaky and light! YUM!

  4. Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. September 9, 2011 at 12:54 pm #

    Yum!! This galette looks fabulous! I love goat cheese and figs!!

    • Jaxie September 10, 2011 at 7:35 am #

      Ever since I made this (and consumed nearly the entire thing in one sitting) I can’t stop thinking about figs and goat cheese!

  5. spiceblogger September 9, 2011 at 1:47 pm #

    This is so beautiful and looks delicious! I love the combination of ingredients. I’m not even intimidated by your crust recipe! LOL

    • Jaxie September 10, 2011 at 7:34 am #

      Thanks! You shouldn’t be intimidated, SO easy!

  6. Erika - The Teenage Taste September 9, 2011 at 6:26 pm #

    Wow! This looks amazing. Definitely something to make when you want to impress your dinner company!

    • Jaxie September 10, 2011 at 7:35 am #

      Thank you Erika!

  7. Tiffany September 10, 2011 at 1:28 am #

    Rustic elegance … and such a great flavor profile! Love this galette!

  8. Bella @WineandGoodFood September 10, 2011 at 5:48 am #

    Look so delicious and the presentation is beautiful! Thanks for the recipe!

  9. claire @ the realistic nutritionist September 12, 2011 at 12:41 pm #

    I think I’m going to force myself to like figs, this looks great!

    • Jaxie September 12, 2011 at 12:52 pm #

      Haha! I really didn’t like figs until this year. They are so pretty, I had to buy some and figure out how to use them. Now I love them.

  10. Erin@TheFoodMentalist September 14, 2011 at 12:30 am #

    oh wow! Delicious!!! Thanks for the post, this one is on my list . Perfect for the warmer weather :)

  11. Christine September 23, 2012 at 4:43 am #

    This galette makes a wonderful meal. I found your recipe several months ago and it has become a staple for me and my boyfriend. You inspired me to make galettes with all sorts of fillings (cheddar-onion-apple-maple marscapone was a hit) but I keep coming back to this one because its just so dreamy. Thanks!

    • Jackie September 23, 2012 at 8:52 am #

      That’s so great! I’m glad you liked it. I totally have to make that again :)

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