Tomato, Peppers & Onion Galette


PAIRING: A smooth and easy drinking Merlot paired nicely with this Galette. Because of the richness from the crust and caramelized vegetables, the Galette will pair well with many full flavored wines. Smooth red, rich white and dry sparkling wines are fine candidates. The Galette recipe can be modified to have other fillings, which might benefit from different pairings. For instance, a meat filling, with greater fat content, would work well with bold reds like Cabernet Sauvignon or Syrah.

Yield: 6 to 8 servings


For the Dough:

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1½ sticks unsalted butter, cold and cubed
  • ¾ cup ice-cold water

For the Tomato Jam:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ¼ cup tomato paste
  • 2 medium (10 ounces) tomatoes, diced.  If not tomato season, use plum.
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice (or a good citrus vinegar if you are out of lemon juice)
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

For the Peppers:

  • 2 peppers yellow, orange, and/or green deseeded sliced thinly
  • 1 onion, peeled and sliced thinly
  • 3 sprigs of thyme
  • 3 TBSP olive oil


For the Galette:

  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan
  • Tomato jam
  • 1½ pounds tomatoes, sliced ¼-inch thick
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 TBSP (2 ounces) blue cheese, crumbled in large chunks
  • 2 TBSP (2 ounces), goat cheese crumbled
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • Flaky sea salt, for garnish
  • Thyme, mint and basil leaves, for garnish


  1. Set the oven to 375°F. Mix the pepper strips and onion wedges on a baking sheet with thyme sprigs and 2 tbsp oil. Roast for 30 mins, stirring occasionally, until they’re softened.
  2. Make the dough: In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, salt and sugar. Using your fingers, work the butter into the flour mixture until pea-sized pieces form. Add the water and continue to knead until a dough forms. Cover the dough with plastic wrap and let rest in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, make the tomato jam: In a small saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the tomato paste and cook until caramelized, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the remaining tomato jam ingredients and cook until the tomatoes have broken down and reduced to ½ cup, 13 to 15 minutes. Using an immersion blender, purée the tomatoes into a thick purée, then let cool completely.
  4. Make the galette: Preheat the oven to 375º. Roll out the dough into an 18-inch circle, ⅙-inch thick. Transfer the dough over to a sheet of parchment paper and sprinkle the Parm over the center of the crust. Spread the tomato jam to form a thin layer on the dough, leaving a two-inch outer border clear. Arrange the tomato slices, peppers & onions over the tomato jam and season with salt and pepper, then dot with the blue cheese and goat cheese.
  5. Fold the outer ½-inch of dough over itself to form an even lip around the galette, then begin to fold the dough over the tomatoes, forming a series of pleats. Brush the outside crust liberally with the beaten egg.
  6. Bake until the galette is golden brown, 45 to 55 minutes. Let cool completely, then garnish with flaky sea salt and thyme, mint and basil leaves. Slice and serve.


Lori Schaefer 10/3/16

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