This Butternut Squash and Cranberry Galette isn’t quite sweet and isn’t quite savory. It’s perfect for a holiday side or appetizer!
So, you’ve never made a galette? It’s totally understandable, but here’s where you start. This Butternut Squash and Cranberry Galette is SO easy and it makes a perfect holiday dish. You have no excuse to not try it.
Think of a galette like an open-faced sandwich. It’s similar to a pie but it’s way less stressful to assemble in my opinion. Your galette can be sweet or savory like a pie, but I think you have more freedom with what ingredients you use for your galette filling. This one is slightly sweet but not dessert sweet so you can easily serve it as an appetizer or side dish.
In other news, my husband and I are hosting our first dinner party in our new house this weekend. I’m super excited because I get to cook a full meal for 13 people with no help from anyone. I’m a self-diagnosed control freak so that’s my sweet spot. I’ll let you know if it’s a complete disaster or not, but cross your fingers for me it’s the latter.
Are you a galette newbie? Check out my other galette recipe, Cardamom-Spiced Apricot Almond Galette!
- 1¼ cups flour
- ½ tablespoon sugar
- ½ teaspoon fine salt
- 1 stick unsalted butter, very cold
- ¼-1/2 cup ice wter
- 1 egg + 1 tsp water, beaten for egg wash
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 2 cups cubed butternut squash
- 1 cup fresh cranberries
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- Fill a cup with ½ cup of water, and drop in a few ice cubes; set it aside. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar and salt. Dice very cold unsalted butter into ½-inch pieces.
- Sprinkle the butter cubes over the flour and begin working them in with a pastry blender or fork using it to scoop and redistribute the mixture as needed so all parts are worked evenly until all of the butter pieces are the size of tiny peas.
- Start by drizzling ¼ cup of the ice-cold water (but not the cubes) over the butter and flour mixture. Using a rubber spatula, gather the dough together. You’ll probably need an additional ¼ cup of cold water to bring it together, but add it a tablespoon at a time. Once you’re pulling large clumps with the spatula, start using your hands to bring the dough together. Gather the clumps together into one mound, kneading them gently together. Form into a disk and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 30 mins.
- Heat a skillet over medium heat and add olive oil and butter. Add the squash, cinnamon and sugar, stirring to coat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the squash is slightly tender. Remove the contents from the skillet and place them in a bowl with the fresh cranberries. Place the bowl in the fridge until ready to use.
- Remove the crust from the fridge. Roll the pie crust until it is about ¼ inch thick. You want it to look rustic so no need to make a perfect circle. Place the dough on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Add the filling in the center leaving a 2-inch border of crust. Once the filling is added, fold the crust over top of the squash and cranberries. Brush the crust with the beaten egg wash.
- Bake the galette until the crust is golden, about 45 to 50 minutes. Remove and let cool slightly before serving.