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Cherry Tomato and Cheese Galette

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"While ‘galette' sounds a little fancy, they're actually one of the easier type of pies to make, and above and beyond the simple technique, they are incredibly adaptable to whatever is in season. Whether that's sweet fruit or savory vegetables, there are very few things you can't galette. Garnish with fresh basil if desired."
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2 h 20 m servings 228
Original recipe yields 12 servings (1 12-inch galette)


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  1. Combine flour, cornmeal, salt, and frozen butter in a food processor. Pulse until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add vinegar and ice water and pulse again until mixture comes together in clumps, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.
  2. Wrap dough up in plastic wrap and shape into a disc. Refrigerate until thoroughly chilled, about 1 hour.
  3. Combine goat cheese, egg yolk, kosher salt, pepper, cayenne, and basil in a bowl. Mix using a spatula until smooth and soft.
  4. Place dough on a lightly floured work surface and sprinkle top with flour. Roll out into 1/8-inch-thick circle, about 13 inches in diameter. Roll dough over the rolling pin and transfer onto a 12-inch pizza pan; refrigerate until ready to use.
  5. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  6. Mix tomatoes, 1 tablespoon olive oil, and Dijon mustard together in a bowl.
  7. Drop spoonfuls of the cheese mixture onto the dough and spread evenly, leaving about 1 1/2-inch space on the sides. Place tomato mixture on top of cheese using a slotted spoon. Fold excess dough up and over tomatoes, creating a pleat every 3 inches or so by gently pressing and folding.
  8. Combine beaten egg and water in a small bowl; brush over crust. Sprinkle Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese over galette.
  9. Place a foil-lined pan on the rack under galette to catch any possible drips. Bake in the preheated oven until well browned on bottom and top, 30 to 35 minutes.
  10. Remove from the oven and let cool completely, about 30 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining olive oil and sea salt. Serve room temperature or chilled.


  • Chef's Notes:
  • Be sure to bake long enough, since the bottom needs to brown, as well as you want whatever filling you're using to dry out a bit. Your oven time will vary depending on the exact size and shape of your galette, so once you take it out, peek underneath to make sure it's browned. Basically, you should bake this as long as you possibly can, without it burning, so be brave.
  • This will also work with larger, sliced tomatoes, but just be careful you let them drain on some towels first.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 228 calories; 16.1 14.2 7 67 335 Full nutrition

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I was looking for a recipe to use up my abundance of cherry tomatoes and thought I would try this. I had 4 oz of goat cheese on hand so I halved the recipe and it came out great. I've never m...

Excellent! Made for a casual dinner party of 6. The whole galette was devoured. I found the recipe perfect as written. I was slightly intimidated by making the crust however, the instruction...

Very good. I will definitely make this again!

I loved this! First time making my own pastry. The only thing I found I wanted to add was a bit of balsamic vinegar with the olive oil post-bake for a little extra zing. YUM. Thank you Chef John...

I have just made and eaten this with my husband. Really good! Had to make a few changes because didn't have some ingredients. Used cream cheese with some mozzerella with spices (garlic powd...