Appetizers

Fig And Caramelized Onion Galette

This fig and caramelized onion galette is a delightful fusion of flavors and textures! Sweet, juicy figs paired with savory caramelized onions, honey goat cheese, and walnuts get tucked into a buttery and flakey crust. The perfect seasonal treat that can go from an appetizer to a main dish.

If you want a versatile, simple, and delicious recipe, this galette should be the newest addition to your rotation! Making an elegant dish easy or an easy dish made elegant is my jam! And you get both with this sweet and savory delight.

Whether you’re hosting a cozy get-together, planning a date night at home, or simply craving a gourmet treat for yourself, this fig and caramelized onion galette is the perfect choice. Serve it as an appetizer, or top it with arugula for a light and simple meal.

I love its rustic charm and seasonal flavors, too! And with a handful of easily accessible ingredients, you can create a galette that could easily steal the spotlight at any dinner table.

Ingredient Notes And Substitutions

Ingredients for the Fig and caramelized onion galette

Fresh figs ~ most stores or farmers’ markets carry fresh figs this time of year, and any fig varietal will do. I have also made this with whole dried figs. Just slice them up.

Onions ~ I use sweet onions, but whatever you have on hand works.

Honey goat cheese ~ not a goat cheese fan? Blue cheese or brie is delicious as well. See below for my variations with this galette.

Walnuts ~ optional, or swap out any nut you have on hand or prefer, such as pecans, almonds, or pistachios

Crust ~ for this recipe, I used a store-bought (easier method), and just as delicious. A homemade crust is always my favorite, however.

Balsalmic ~ optional. It adds an elegant touch when it’s drizzled over the top and complements all the other flavors.

assembled unbaked Fig and caramelized onion galette

Why You’ll Love Making Galette’s

What is a galette anyway?? It’s a French dish that simply means a flat round cake of pastry. A crostata is an Italian version of the French galette.

  • First and foremost, they’re easy peasy! They are free-form and baked directly on a cookie sheet, which means no pans, and very forgiving; they are supposed to be rustic and imperfect!
  • Versatile. Check out my mix-and-match versions below, and most likely will have most of the ingredients on hand- depending on what type you’re craving.
  • They are inexpensive! They are perfect for entertaining on a budget, even more so if you make your crust, which only takes minutes to make.
  • Make them sweet or savory! Galettes can save the day when you are in a pinch for a last-minute dessert or appetizer.
Balsamic vinegar being drizzled over the  galette

Mix And Match For Different Galettes

For Sweet Galettes

  • Think seasonal, and go from there. For Summer, it’s all the fresh berries or stone fruits. Switch up the cheese, such as flavored goat cheese or creamy brie. Toss in nuts for a crunch. A favorite that I like to do is spread jam or lemon curd on the crust before I add the fruit.
  • Try this rustic french apple tart– it’s more or less galette. It’s a great alternative to apple pie/crisp!
  • Fall and winter, think apples, pears, figs. And for spring, strawberries, lemons, apricots, and cherries. Mix and match the cheese and nuts, or leave it out and be a purist! And remember the toppers- such as honey, ice cream, or whipped cream.

For Savory Galettes

  • Spring and summer galettes can be so light and bright—Asparagus or garden staples like zucchini and tomatoes, with fresh herbs such as basil.
  • Butternut, acorn, and spaghetti squash are excellent choices for Fall/Winter. Again, get creative and pair it with different nuts, cheese, and greens..

How To Make A Fig And Caramelized Onion Galette

Here is a quick run-through for this tasty galette. You can scroll down to find the printable full recipe and instructions.

  1. Start by caramelizing the onions. Melt the butter in a pan over low to medium heat, add the onions, and cook, stirring occasionally. Once they have softened and turned slightly brown, sprinkle the brown sugar over the onions and continue cooking until they are caramelized and jammy.
  2. Roll out the chilled dough on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicon mat.
  3. Spread the caramelized onions over the center of the dough, leaving about a 2-inch border. Arrange the sliced figs over the onions, followed by the goat cheese and nuts.
  4. Gently fold the edges of the dough over the filling, making pleats. Lightly brush the egg wash over the crust and sprinkle with coarse brown sugar (turbinado sugar).
  5. Bake the galette for 30-40 minutes or until the crust is golden. Once out of the oven, sprinkle fresh thyme leaves and drizzle with balsamic vinegar.
 a slice being taken
Print
clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon

Fig And Caramelized Onion Galette


5 Stars 4 Stars 3 Stars 2 Stars 1 Star

No reviews

  • Author: Teri Wallingford
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x

Description

This fig and caramelized onion galette is a delightful fusion of flavors and textures! Sweet, juicy figs paired with savory caramelized onions, honey goat cheese, and walnuts get tucked into a buttery and flakey crust. The perfect seasonal treat that can go from an appetizer to a main dish.


Ingredients

Units Scale

For the galette * see notes below

  • 1 store-bought pie crust, or homemade
  • 57 fresh figs trimmed, and sliced
  • 1/2 large onion thinly sliced into half moons
  • 1 tablespoon butter (for the onions)
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon EACH salt and pepper
  • 1 to 2 ounces of honey goat cheese, cut into small chunks
  • 56 walnuts chopped
  • 1 egg ( for brushing the galette)
  • balsamic vinegar- for drizzling
  • fresh thyme for garnish-optional
  • turbinado sugar -optional


Instructions

For the Galette

  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Start by caramelizing the onions. Melt the butter in a pan over low to medium heat, add the onions, and cook, stirring occasionally. Once they have softened and turned slightly brown, sprinkle the brown sugar, salt and pepper over the onions and continue cooking until they are caramelized and jammy. This can take a few minutes, so be patient..it’s worth it! Set aside.
  3. Roll out the chilled dough on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicon mat. Spread the caramelized onions over the center of the dough, leaving about a 2-inch border.
  4. Arrange the sliced figs over the onions, followed by the goat cheese and nuts.
  5. Gently fold the edges of the dough over the filling, making pleats. This is not the time to be a perfectionist! It’s supposed to be rustic and unique. If the dough tears or breaks, patch it by dabbing a little with your finger and pressing the dough together.
  6. Whisk the egg with 1 tablespoon water, and lightly brush the egg wash over the crust and sprinkle with coarse brown sugar (turbinado sugar). The sugar is optional.
  7. Bake the galette for 30 minutes or until the crust is golden and the figs are caramelized. Once out of the oven, sprinkle fresh thyme leaves and drizzle with balsamic vinegar.

Notes

* You may find you won’t need all the figs depending on their size. You can also add more or less of the onions, depending on your preference

* If you are not a fan of goat cheese, swap it out for a blue cheese or brie. And if you cant find honey goat cheese, use plain and drizzle a little honey over it!

  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Side
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

Recipe rating 5 Stars 4 Stars 3 Stars 2 Stars 1 Star