Look! I got my act together and made us a Thanksgiving recipe! Granted, it’s another side dish, but who doesn’t need another side dish idea the upcoming week for when you realize [insert way that things didn’t go to plan this week, as it never does for anyone every year]. No worries. I totally have you covered with this acorn squash galette. It tastes so fancy! But only takes a little while to make! Rustic imperfection is part of its charm! And you get the help of appliances to make it!
First, make the caramelized onions. But make them in your slow cooker, so you can go do other things while they’re caramelizing and you don’t have to wait around watching the oven. Also, make them in advance, since you can make a big batch and keep them in the fridge for awhile (up to 2 weeks, in my experience) or in the freezer for even longer (up to 2-3 months in an airtight container). So, that’s done.
Next, make the filling by roasting or steaming a small, peeled, seeded and sliced acorn squash (you can use butternut if you prefer; in order to quickly cook it, I peeled, seeded and sliced the squash and then quick-steamed it in a covered pan until soft) and toss it with the caramelized onions and seasonings.
Finally, make the crust. All you have to do – and I mean this completely literally – is throw the ingredients, first dry, then wet, in a food processor and mix until a ball of dough forms.
To assemble the galette, gather the dough in a ball, sandwich it between two pieces of wax or parchment paper and roll (or press) into a disc. Pour the filling into the center and fold the edges over to seal it all in (if you have any issues with the dough cracking, just wet your fingers and re-hydrate that part of the dough until you can seal the crack back together). Then brush with egg wash – which is an optional step, but helps with browning – and bake.
I think it took me longer to type out the process than it did to actually carry it out. In case you don’t believe me that it really is that easy, you can see step-by-step pictures in this post. Or, better yet, you could try it for yourself and report back to me on how surprisingly low maintenance this savory acorn squash galette is to make, and how much credit you got to take for slaving away in the kitchen for “hours” leading up the Thanksgiving dinner. 😉
Ingredients for the filling
Ingredients for the crust
Ingredients for finishing
Nutrition Information: Yield: 8
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 205Saturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 38mgSodium: 150mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 4gSugar: 1gProtein: 6g