Pumpkin, Kale and Walnut Galette with Pancetta and Onion Jam

Pumpkin, Kale and Walnut Galette with Pancetta and Onion Jam

Pumpkin, Kale and Walnut Galette with Pancetta and Onion Jam

Pumpkin, Kale and Walnut Galette with Pancetta and Onion Jam

Applewood Hamper

Applewood Hamper

I love receiving hampers of food, and recently a wonderful hamper arrived for me courtesy of Applewood Cheese, filled to the brim with delicious ingredients, as well as some Applewood spreadable cheese. As you may have guessed, I am taking part on a recipe challenge, hence my hamper full of food, and I have to create three recipes using the ingredients in my hamper, as well as Applewood spreadable cheese, as part of my recipe creation challenge…….which, hasn’t been hard given all the amazing fresh ingredients that was in the hamper.  The first ingredients I decided to use were the very seasonal vegetables, pumpkin and kale, along with some puff pastry, onion jam, pancetta, walnuts, onions and some Applewood spreadable cheese too. I am a BIG fan of pies, tarts, flans and quiche, so it seemed perfect to create an easy to make “galette” for my fist recipe, and so my recipe for Pumpkin, Kale and Walnut Galette with Pancetta and Onion Jam made it too our family meal table last week.

Pumpkin, Kale and Walnut Galette with Pancetta and Onion Jam

Pumpkin, Kale and Walnut Galette with Pancetta and Onion Jam

Galettes are my favourite way to serve pastry, and I have already shared some sweet versions on Lavender and Lovage earlier this year….. Spiced Mirabelle Plum Galette Recipeand Rustic Apple Galettebut savoury galettes are also delicious and are so easy to make, and some of my hamper ingredients were just crying out to be encased on pastry! This galette serves 6 to 8 people and that makes it extremely thrifty, and we enjoyed this as a family twice, once with a simple salad and then as a light supper with some oven chips and grilled tomatoes. It also makes for an excellent picnic or lunch box savoury treat and if you prefer, you can make the galette with shortcrust pastry, which is always better served cold in my opinion, than puff pastry, which  is better served hot or warm.

Pumpkin, Kale and Walnut Galette with Pancetta and Onion Jam

Pumpkin, Kale and Walnut Galette with Pancetta and Onion Jam

Applewood cheese was first created in 1965 in Ilchester, deep in the heart of Somerset. Surrounded by miles of lush green grass, some of the best cheeses are crafted in this pocket of England, by people who really know a few things about cheese. Wherever possible they use the best quality local ingredients with a great deal coming from Somerset and the surrounding counties, which makes it a very local product indeed. It’s a smoked cheese, and one that my family and I love – in fact we always have some on our Christmas cheeseboard. The new addition to the Applewood cheese stable is  Applewood Spreadable…..a spreadable cheese that can be spread (over bread, crackers or vegetable crudites), stirred into various recipes such as soups, pasta and egg dishes and then of course shared, with friends and family alike!  If you want to see what the other Applewood Spreadable bloggers have been up to, you can follow our culinary journeys on twitter and Facebook by searching for the hash tag #SpreadStirShare 

Galette served with salad

Galette served with salad

My first recipe for Pumpkin, Kale and Walnut Galette with Pancetta and Onion Jam is shared below, and look out for my next two recipes, which will follow soon! Have a great Wednesday, half way to the weekend now…..see you soon with more NEW recipes, as well as some long overdue 5:2 diet recipes, Karen 

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Just out of the oven

Pumpkin, Kale and Walnut Galette with Pancetta and Onion Jam

Serves 6 to 8
Prep time 30 minutes
Cook time 1 hour
Total time 1 hour, 30 minutes
Allergy Wheat
Dietary Vegetarian
Meal type Lunch, Main Dish, Snack, Starter
Misc Child Friendly, Pre-preparable, Serve Cold, Serve Hot
Occasion Casual Party, Christmas, Easter, Formal Party, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Valentines day
Region French
By author Karen S Burns-Booth
A riot of colour as well as some wonderful flavour ingredients make this open-style tart (galette) a wonderful autumnal meal for all the family or for a relaxed weekend supper dish for friends. The pumpkin filling can me prepared and cooked in advance, making this an easy recipe to rustle up after a hard day at work or a simple weekend lunch. For vegetarians, just omit the pancetta.

Ingredients

  • 1 x 320g ready rolled puff pastry
  • 2 tablespoons onion jam or chutney
  • 100g Applewood spreadable smoked cheese
  • knob of butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and finely minced
  • half a small pumpkin, peeled, desseded and diced small
  • 1 small bunch of kale leaves, about 6 to 8 leaves, trimmed and roughly cut
  • 100g pancetta, diced, or lardons
  • half an onion, peeled and siced
  • 50g chopped walnuts
  • fresh herbs, chopped such as parsley or thyme

Note

A riot of colour as well as some wonderful flavour ingredients make this open-style tart (galette) a wonderful autumnal meal for all the family or for a relaxed weekend supper dish for friends. The pumpkin filling can me prepared and cooked in advance, making this an easy recipe to rustle up after a hard day at work or a simple weekend lunch. For vegetarians, just omit the pancetta.

Directions

Step 1 Pre-heat oven to 200C/400F/Gas 6. Line and/or grease a large pizza tray or baking tray.
Step 2 Cut the ready rolled pastry into a large round to fit the tray, if it is square or rectangular. Lay it on top of the baking paper. Spread the Applewood spreadable cheese over the pastry and then spoon over the onion jam/chutney, almost to the edge of the pastry circle.
Step 3 Heat up a large wok-style pan and saute the garlic and pumpkin in a little butter, sauté over a medium heat until the pumpkin is nearly soft and charred around the edges. Alternatively, you can roast the pumpkin in a hot oven in a little oil and/or butter for 30 to 35 minutes - the pumpkin must be cut into small pieces for this recipe.
Step 4 Once the pumpkin has cooked, add the chopped kale and allow to wilt in the pan. Then add the chopped onion and mix well. Season to taste with salt and black pepper.
Step 5 Spoon the pumpkin mixture over the cheese and onion jam and then scatter the pancetta and walnut pieces over the mixture.
Step 6 Bring the edges of the pastry circle up and make a crust around the filling, see photos, so the tart or galette is like an open-faced tart.
Step 7 Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until the pastry is cooked and has puffed up, the pancetta is cooked and crisp and the walnuts are toasted but not burnt.
Step 8 Serve immediately, cut into wedges, with some fresh herbs sprinkled over the top and with a mixed salad and/or seasonal vegetables. For a vegetarian option, omit the pancetta.
Pumpkin and Kale Galette

Pumpkin and Kale Galette

Disclaimer: I received and hamper of ingredients from Applewood Cheese in order to create three recipes; I was not paid for this and all views and opinions are my own.

Pumpkin and Kale Galette

Pumpkin and Kale Galette

Pumpkin, Kale and Walnut Galette with Pancetta and Onion Jam cut and served

Pumpkin, Kale and Walnut Galette with Pancetta and Onion Jam – cut and served

Comments

  1. says

    This looks so tempting, but is still pretty healthy (well without too much pastry!). I love the simplicity of it and the rustic nature of galettes. I really must make one.

  2. says

    Oh Karen I am in love with this recipe. Love how simple gallettes are and these flavours are wonderful. Now be a good friend and pop down to London and make it for me… Please…

  3. says

    Love the look of this recipe in that it uses so many ingredients that I have to hand in the garden and kitchen. Well, the squash is actually on a cool shelf in the workshop for storage and the home-made air-dried ham that I’d substitute for pancetta is currently in an unheated bedroom! Really want to make it soon, looks delicious Karen.

  4. says

    Beautiful! And sounds equally as tasty with such a gorgeous combination of seasonal flavours. I really should make a galette one of these days! And I loving the sound of the Applewood spreadable smoked cheese, delish!

  5. ali thorpe says

    Just love the look of this, and one that can be easily adapted for veggies and those who don’t eat pork. Delicious!

  6. Maya Russell says

    Well I have not made this yet but I can see how all the ingredients work well together. It looks so tempting!

  7. Lucy says

    This sounds wonderful. I’m the only person in our home who likes pumpkin, so I think I will be making this as a special treat for myself!

  8. dragonfly63 says

    This is something that I have never tried! When you get to my age most things are familiar but galettes are a new find and this one looks gorgeous thank you, I will try one soon.

  9. Elizabeth Gurney says

    This looks great – it’s almost like a healthy pizza, kind of lol. I’m going to try this one after some more practise in the kitchen.

  10. christy beckett says

    This looks very yummy and not too hard too make. Great way of using up our pumpkins and getting some veg into my twin boys x

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