This savory apple galette is filled with apples, chicken, and cheese. It is the perfect fall weeknight dinner recipe. Plus, a savory pie crust recipe!
I love galettes! Pies have always seemed like too much work; unless you are making a “rustic” pie, you need to be so perfect. Instead, I like to make galettes which are rustic and natural looking all on their own.
Most galettes I have tried are sweet. This is probably because a galette is the perfect way to quickly make a sweet, hot dessert. But you can also incorporate potpie flavors or something more out-of-the-box.
If you’re looking for savory recipes with apples, this apple chicken cheddar galette is the one. It is perfect for dinner – and autumn.
Since we are coming to the heart of apple season, it’s time to start thinking about how to use apples in more ways than a pie. This galette is both unique and delicious.
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How to Make Savory Pie Dough
Start with your dough. Combine the flour, salt and black pepper in the bowl of a stand mixer, stirring briefly until the mixture is aerated. Cut the butter into the mixture until it is pea sized. Check out this tutorial on cutting butter into dough!
Drizzle in the ice water and mix it up until it’s just wet. Then shape the dough into a ball and it cover with plastic wrap. Throw it in the fridge to chill. You can make your pie dough as soon as an hour before you plan to bake your galette. While the dough is chilling, I usually cook up some chicken breasts and sauté the veggies for the galette.
When your dough is ready, flour a clean surface and your rolling pin and roll the dough out flat. Don’t worry about it being perfectly round or if it has jagged edges – that’s part of the appeal of a galette.
How To Make A Savory Apple Galette
To make the savory galette filling, oil a skillet and sauté the onion, celery and diced apple. Mix in the cooked chicken. Sometimes I use rotisserie chicken instead of cooking chicken breasts while the dough is chilling.
Pile your apple and chicken filling in the center and top it with the cheddar cheese chunks and a few apple slices. Then fold up the sides, brush the dough with a beaten egg, and sprinkle a little salt and pepper on the dough. Lastly, throw the galette in the oven.
When your apple chicken cheddar galette comes out of the oven, you will have a savory apple dish that is perfect for lunch or dinner. Sprinkle a little cinnamon on top and grab a glass of white wine – sauvignon blanc is my favorite – and you’re all set!
Tools That Would Be Helpful
Let’s start with making dough. A stand mixer or a pastry blender. If you’re feeling strong, this hand whisk is pretty cool. When you roll it out, a pastry mat comes in handy. If you plan on making a lot of pie doughs, I suggest investing in a marble pastry board. And you can’t forget a rolling pin! I use a rolling pin that I inherited from my grandmother – here is a similar wood rolling pin. The next rolling I plan to buy is a marble rolling pin.
After you have finished baking (I like this baking sheet btw), it is helpful to use a pizza rocker or a pizza cutter wheel. And don’t forget about presentation when you’re bringing this out at brunch! A dark wooden pizza board is a gorgeous accent piece on its own. If you want to use this really cool wood tray, use half of the recipe to make your galettes.
Looking for more savory apple recipes?
Looking for sweet apple recipes?
- Apple Cake Sundae (with Video!)
- Apple Cranberry Crescent Rolls
- Apple Cinnamon Raisin Granola
- Homemade Apple Pie Filling
- Sweet Endive Salad with Apples and Pomegranate
- Spice Cake with Apple Curd and Cinnamon Marscapone Frosting
Pie dough loosely adapted from Chow - http://www.chow.com/recipes/10746-basic-pie-dough As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Savory Pie Dough
Nutrition Information: Yield: 5 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 662 Total Fat: 40g Saturated Fat: 19g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 18g Cholesterol: 117mg Sodium: 444mg Carbohydrates: 62g Fiber: 4g Sugar: 6g Protein: 15g
Pie dough loosely adapted from Chow - http://www.chow.com/recipes/10746-basic-pie-dough
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.