Blood Orange & Goat Cheese Galette Recipe

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I made this French galette for my mother-in-law's birthday, and it was a sensational hit. There is something about the gorgeous hue of the blood oranges that transforms this rustic pie into an elegant dessert.—Tia Laws, Enterprise, Oregon
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1 hour + freezing Bake: 1 hour + cooling
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1 hour + freezing Bake: 1 hour + cooling
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 4 to 6 tablespoons ice water
  • 10 medium blood oranges
  • 3/4 cup crumbled goat cheese
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons coarse sugar, divided
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • SAUCE:
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons half-and-half cream
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. In a large bowl, mix flour, sugar and salt; cut in butter until crumbly. Stir in oats. Gradually add ice water, tossing with a fork until dough holds together when pressed. Shape into a disk; wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 1 hour or overnight.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to a 13-in. circle. Transfer to a parchment paper-lined 14-in. pizza pan. Refrigerate, covered, while preparing filling.
  3. For filling, cut a thin slice from the top and bottom of oranges; stand oranges upright on a cutting board. With a knife, cut peel and outer membrane from oranges. Cut along the membrane of each segment to remove fruit from eight oranges. Thinly slice remaining oranges; remove seeds.
  4. In a small bowl, beat goat cheese, cream cheese, sour cream, honey and salt until smooth. Spread over pastry to within 2 in. of edge. Arrange orange segments over cheese mixture. Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons coarse sugar; dot with butter.
  5. Fold pastry edge over filling, pleating as you go and leaving an opening in the center. Whisk egg yolk and water; brush over folded pastry. Arrange orange slices over pastry to within 1 in. of edge. Sprinkle with remaining coarse sugar. Freeze, covered, overnight.
  6. Preheat oven to 375°. Bake 60-70 minutes or until crust is golden and filling is bubbly. Transfer tart to a wire rack to cool.
  7. For sauce, in a small saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add brown sugar, cream, honey and cinnamon; bring to a boil. Boil 1 minute, stirring constantly to dissolve sugar. Serve with galette. Yield: 8 servings (2/3 cup sauce).
Originally published as Blood Orange & Goat Cheese Galette in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2014

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