9.17.2009

Market Basket: Apple, Cheddar & Thyme Galette



I’ve shared with you before my affinity for turning traditionally sweet dishes into savory ones. First, there was the Blackberry Tart. Followed by the French Toast. And now, an apple galette. It’s quite evident I have an addiction.

And it’s called salt.

I enjoy a good apple pie or cobbler. And if there is caramel sauce involved, please step aside. But, I thought it would be fun to change things up a bit for week 5 of the Harvard Farmers’ Market. When I visited this past Saturday, I chatted with the lovely lady at Springdell Farm about my intentions. She suggested MacIntosh and Sanza apples and filled my bag with a half-dozen of each. Always eager to help, Tommy carried the bag to the car and exclaimed that this was much easier than apple picking. Nice try. There is still a good month left for apple picking here in New England and I have my sights set on many, many caramel apple treats.



Boston-area readers, stop by the Harvard Farmers’ Market this Saturday from 9-1 for local produce, breads, cheese, meats and handmade goodies. And visit Springdell Farm at their little white farm stand on 119 in Littleton. Previous Harvard Farmers’ Market recipes can be found here or via the link on the right nav.

Apple, Cheddar & Thyme Galette
serves 4 as an appetizer

1 puff pastry sheet, rolled thin
1 c and 1 T shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
1 t salt
1/2 t pepper
2 t fresh thyme leaves, plus additional for garnish
3 apples, peeled, cored, and cut into 1/4" slices
juice of 1 lemon
2 T honey
1/2 t cinnamon

Preheat oven to 400F. Place pastry on a non-stick baking sheet, and trim edges to make a circle. In a small bowl, mix together 1 c Cheddar, salt, pepper and thyme. Sprinkle pastry with cheese, leaving a 1" border on all sides. In a large bowl, combine apple slices, lemon juice, honey and cinnamon. Mix well. Arrange apples on pastry, on top of Cheddar. Fold edges of pastry toward center, pressing gently to seal (dough will only partially cover apples). Sprinkle with 1 T Cheddar and garnish with thyme. Transfer baking sheet to oven, and bake for 30 minutes, pressing pastry sides in every 10 minutes, if needed, until crust is golden brown.

21 comments:

nithya at hungrydesi said...

mmm apples and cheddar cheese. what a yummy combination.

Jennifer said...

I adore apple and cheddar in tarts, biscuits, paninis and pies but oddly enough never have done in a rustic beautiful galette. This sounds wonderful especially with the addition of thyme! YUM

MsGourmet said...

How yum does that look?!

jacqueline said...

Oh my this looks YUMMIE! I think my fiance will love this recepe. :) Have a lovely merry happy day and love to you!

Aran said...

looks absolutely perfect!

ingrid said...

Holy jeez, that sounds good!

jenelisebeth said...

You always post the best recipes...I'll have to try this soon!

kara said...

mmmmmmm...sounds really good.
apple picking is definitely in season around here and I happen to have some sharp white cheddar in the fridge!

Dana said...

Brilliant again! I love apples in savory things. I had planned to make a pear galette when they really come into the market. This looks delicious!

Spotted Sparrow said...

I am so making this tomorrow. I always love a good sweet/savory combo.

AlliJean said...

wow, I have to make this! The perfect start to Fall and harvest season.

Sprouted Kitchen said...

my favorite childhood snack,cheese and apples, baked into a tart, amazing!

Rachel said...

I'm officially dying. This looks so amazing and the combo has me eager for fall.

Stephanie said...

Oh your pictures look so divine! I will have to try this recipe. I'm always on the lookout for something my kids will also love, and I think this, is exactly what I was looking for. I just didnt know it yet :)

eatme_delicious said...

This looks insanely delicious. I love the combination of apple and cheddar mmmm. I love sweet stuff too but I'd usually pick savoury over sweet so I am really enjoying seeing your creations!

simpledaisy said...

What a delicious looking combination!

April (Everything Little Miss) said...

i went apple picking yesterday with this recipe in mind. i'm so proud that i made it this afternoon! thank you for sharing another gorgeous recipe! (it was my first time using puff pastry - success!)

christy said...

oh, my! that looks and sounds absolutely wonderful!

alia.e said...

this looks amazing. I alway slip a few apples into my potato gratin because i love the sweet and salty combination as well.

sabrina said...

I love Springdell. I'm betting you spoke to Jamie. She's so sweet. We stop there all the time in season. Almost did their CSA this year but I still can't make myself do that anywhere rather than stopping at farm stands every night on the way home and getting exactly what I want fresh for that night.

jenelisebeth said...

Ok, I bookmarked this recipe and finally made it this weekend. Loved. It.