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White Cheddar Apple Galette

Photo: Katherine Flynn
Hands-On time 30 mins
Total time 2 hrs

Serves 8 (one slice per serving)


Layered with onions sautéed with thyme and white wine, this apple galette combines everything you love about fall in one dish. Sprinkle the galette with shredded white cheddar cheese right before you remove it from the oven so it can turn melty over the crust. This sweet and savory galette can be enjoyed for brunch, lunch, or a dinner side dish. Our favorite part? Stuff the crust with cheese before flipping the pastry on the apples for the perfect cheesy and salty bite. 


  • 3.4 ounces whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup semolina flour
  • 4 tablespoons chilled unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons ice water
  • 1/2 cup chopped white onion
  • 2 teaspoon fresh thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoon white wine
  • 1 thinly sliced granny smith apple
  • 4 ounce shredded white sharp cheddar cheese

Nutrition Information

  • calories 186
  • fat 10.7 g
  • satfat 6.7 g
  • monofat 1.5 g
  • polyfat .38 g
  • protein 6.11 g
  • carbohydrate 17.1 g
  • fiber 2.4 g
  • cholesterol 30.8 mg
  • iron .62 mg
  • sodium 383.7 mg
  • calcium 113.7 mg

How to Make It

  1. Weigh or lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup, and level with a knife. Combine flour, semolina, 3 1/2 tablespoons butter, and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a food processor; process until the mixture resembles coarse meal. With processor on, slowly add ice water through food chute, and process just until combined (do not form a ball). Gently press the mixture into a 4-inch circle on heavy-duty plastic wrap. Cover and chill for 30 minutes.

  2. Heat remaining butter in the skillet. Add chopped onion, remaining salt, pepper and fresh thyme and cook until softened. Add wine white to deglaze pan and cook until wine is evaporated. 

  3. Unwrap dough, and roll dough into a 14-inch circle on a lightly floured surface. Place dough on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

  4. Add onion and thyme mixture on top of dough, leaving a 1 1/2-inch border. Arrange apples on top. 

  5. Layer half of the cheese on crust then fold edges of dough over the apples to partially cover. Bake at 400° for 25 minutes or until golden brown. Sprinkle the rest of the cheese on the outside of the crust. Bake an additional 5 minutes or until cheese is melted and golden. Cool for 5 minutes. Cut into 8 wedges.