Pear and Blue Cheese Savory Galette

Rustic Whole-Wheat Pie
Rustic Whole-Wheat Pie
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For shortcrust pastry
½ cup Unsalted butter cubed, chilled
1½ cups Whole-wheat pastry flour
¼ tsp Kosher Salt
1 Eggs
1 tbsp Water iced or more if needed
For onions
1 tbsp Olive oil extra virgin
1 tbsp Butter
1 pound Sweet onions such as Vidalia, thinly sliced
½ tsp Kosher Salt
1 tbsp Water
1 tbsp Dijon mustard
1 tbsp Milk
Sea salt flakes, for sprinkling
For Pear and Blue Cheese Topping
½ cup Blue cheese crumbled, such as Roquefort, about 2 ounces, divided
1 pound Pears such as Anjou or Bosc, cored and sliced
1 handful Arugula for garnish
⅓ cup Hazelnuts coarsely chopped, toasted, for garnish

Nutritional information

  • For shortcrust pastry

  • For onions

  • For Pear and Blue Cheese Topping

Pear and Blue Cheese Savory Galette


One of my favorite lunchtime, party recipes is this Pear and Blue Cheese Savory Galette and the best part is, with its beautiful, rustic look, this recipe doesn’t need perfection in detail, the perfection is in the filling flavor.

A whole-wheat shortcrust pastry enfolding caramelized sweet onions and Dijon mustard and filled with crumbled blue cheese, firm pears baked in the oven until golden. I garnish with fresh arugula leaves and toasted hazelnuts for an easy yet impressive finish.

To make Pear and Blue Cheese Savory Galette, you will need the following ingredients:

Ingridiens for Pear and Blue Cheese Savory Galette

Steps to make Pear and Blue Cheese Savory Galette


Prepare pastry


In a food processor, combine 1½ cups whole-wheat flour and ¼ tsp kosher salt. Add ½ a cup chilled and cubed butter and process until the mixture resembles coarse bread crumbs. Add egg and process for 5 more seconds. Add 1 tablespoon of ice water and process until the dough starts clumping, about 20 seconds.


Chill pastry


Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and gather it into a ball then flatten into a disk. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and chill for about 30 minutes.


Caramelize onions


In a medium skillet over medium heat, heat 1 tablespoon of oil and 1 tablespoon of butter, then add 1 pound of thinly sliced onions, ½ teaspoon of salt, and 1 tablespoon of water. Stir to combine and then reduce the heat to low. Cover with a lid and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 25 minutes until the onions are extremely soft. Uncover and increase the heat to medium-high then cook, while tossing, for about 2-3 minutes until all the liquid evaporates. Transfer to a plate and set aside to cool.


Preheat oven

Preheat the oven to 425 °F.


Roll out pastry


On a lightly floured surface, roll a disc of shortcrust pastry into a 15-inch circle and transfer to a baking sheet.


Prepare galette


Spread 1 tablespoon of Dijon mustard, evenly over the base, leaving a 2-inch border around the edges. Then, fill with cooled onion mixture and spread evenly. Top with ¼ cup of blue cheese sprinkled over and finally, add 1 pound of thinly sliced pears, arranged in a fan pattern.


Brush galette


Gently fold the 2-inch border edges of the pastry over the filling, creasing and pressing down lightly, all around. Brush with about 1 tablespoon of milk and sprinkle some sea salt flakes over.




Bake in the preheated oven for about 30 minutes.


Add more blue cheese


Sprinkle the remaining ¼ cup of blue cheese, evenly, over the galette.


Final bake


Return to the oven and bake for another 5 minutes until the crust is a beautiful, golden brown.



Cool on a wire rack for a few minutes.



Garnish with a handful of fresh arugula leaves and ⅓ cup of toasted and crushed hazelnuts and serve! Enjoy!

This Pear and Blue Cheese Savory Galette is a wonderfully simple recipe and aims to make the kitchen a little less intimidating. Did you enjoy this one? Let us know and contact us online. We love to see your creations so tag #cookmerecipes to keep in touch!

Nina dreams of gender equality and for women all over the world to feel empowered and enjoy the same freedom she has. She’s a careful consumer, believing that by being more conscious about the way we live we can make the world a better place! Already a vegetarian, she uses animal products sparingly and tries to produce as little waste as possible. Most of her recipes are vegan as a result!

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