Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Pineapple-Goat Cheese-Prosciutto Galette

I like this tart because it has many of the same flavors of one of my favorite kinds of pizza - pepperoni and pineapple.  Those flavors are classed up quite a bit here, with fresh pineapple, prosciutto, fresh tomatoes, and goat cheese.  The toppings cover a crunchy polenta crust that's a breeze to pull together by hand - no food processor needed.  I actually found the crust a little too crunchy for my taste, so I would probably use half polenta and half cornmeal next time I make it.  Either way, it's a fantastic base for the salty, creamy, tart, and sweet fillings on top!  If you end up with an extra slice, the tart does keep pretty well in the fridge and is good cold the next morning for breakfast - just like the pizza that inspired it!

Pineapple-Goat Cheese-Prosciutto Galette (adapted from Fuss Free Cooking, original recipe here)
Serves 1-2

For the crust:
2.5 ounces white flour
2.5 ounces polenta or cornmeal
Generous pinch of salt
2.5 ounces cold butter
Cold water

For the filling:
Olive oil

2 ounces goat cheese
1/3 cup thinly sliced pineapple
1 small tomato, seeded and sliced
A few thin slices of prosciutto, torn into small pieces
Freshly ground black pepper

1. Make the crust.  Whisk together the flour, polenta or cornmeal, and salt.  Cut in the butter until only small lumps remain.  Drizzle in about 2 T water and stir together with a fork.  Add more water as needed until the dough just holds together.  Wrap in plastic and chill at least 1 hour.
2. When ready to make the galette, preheat the oven to 400 degrees.  Line a baking sheet with foil.
3. Roll out the crust on a floured surface until it's as thin as you like (remember the edges will be folded over, so you want it fairly thin).  Transfer to the foil-lined baking sheet.
4. Brush the crust with olive oil.  Dot with the goat cheese, and then arrange the pineapple, tomato, and prosciutto over the cheese.  Fold the edges of the crust over to slightly cover the filling.  Grind black pepper over top.
5. Bake for about 20 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown.  Remove from the oven and let rest for about 5 minutes before serving.


  1. I like the look of this recipe, especially since it's not a huge galette for 12 people or so.

  2. This sounds amazing! I know what I will be bringing to a Halloween party this weekend.

  3. I love the idea of a polenta crust! And, what a great way to dress up your favorite pizza flavors.

  4. This recipe sounds very good and i think it is delicious and it fits perfect with my taste. My opinion is that this isn`t a very hard recipe so i will try it very soon, thanks a lot for sharing.

  5. this galette sound very intriguing Sara. Love the combination of pineapple and goat cheese in there.