The following recipe was adapted from ‘The Smitten Kitchen’ and a must share.  You need to make this amazing savory butternut squash galette for dinner tonight!  A rustic tart that bursts with flavor, I could eat the whole thing myself!  Good thing I shared this with my husband…sort of.

Make this amazing savory butternut squash galette for dinner tonight!

Caramelized onions and roasted butternut squash add sweet and savory elements to the dish.  Although the original recipe calls for a homemade crust, I used a pre-made one.  Certainly, a homemade crust would send the flavor and texture to a new level, but I didn’t plan ahead.  If you need to save time, don’t feel guilty about using a pre-made crust.  Go ahead and use pre-cut veggies as well to turn one hour prep into a 35 min prep, cook and on the table dinner; easy peasy lemon squeezey!

 To save time, don’t feel guilty about using a pre-made crust.

Have you ever made caramelized onions?  Prepare for a game changer!  Unlike raw onions, caramelized onions are sweet and impart a deep, rich, slightly nutty flavor.
You need to make this amazing galette for dinner tonight!
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Caramelized onions are sweet and impart a deep, rich, slightly nutty flavor.

Savory Butternut Squash & Caramelized Onion Tart
Serves 2
A rustic and savory tart that will impress anyone and everyone
Ingredients
  1. 1 butternut squash, peeled, de-seeded and cubed
  2. 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  3. 1 Tbsp margarine
  4. 1 1/2 tsp salt
  5. 1/2 tsp sugar
  6. 1/4 tsp cayenne, optional
  7. 3/4 cup Gruyere cheese, shredded
  8. 1 1/2 tsp fresh sage, roughly chopped
  9. 1 tsp fresh thyme, roughly chopped
  10. 1 prepared frozen pie crust, thawed
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Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Toss butternut cubes with olive oil and 1 tsp salt.
  3. Roast squash on a large baking sheet for 30 minutes or until pieces are fork-tender. Try not to overlap squash. Set aside to cool slightly.
Caramelize onions
  1. Melt margarine in a large skillet over low heat. Spread onions evenly over pan surface with 1/2 tsp salt and sugar, stirring ocassionally until onions are soft and golden brown, about 20 minutes. Stir in cayenne, if using.
  2. Increase temperature of oven to 400 degrees F.
  3. Combine roasted squash, caramelized onions, cheese and herbs together in a bowl.
Assemble tart
  1. Roll prepared and thawed dough onto a lightly oiled baking sheet or round pizza stone. Spread combined ingredients over the dough, leaving approximately a 1 inch border. Fold the border over the squash mixture, pinching the edges. Leave the center uncovered.
  2. Bake tart until golden brown, about 25-30 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to stand for 5 minutes, then cut the tart into wedges. Serve.
Notes
  1. Tart may also be served at room temperature, making it an excellent party appetizer or pot luck dish
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Adapted from The Smitten Kitchen
One recipe should serve four and would pair wonderfully with a fresh salad.  However, we ate half the galette each as it was impossible to resist a second (extra large) slice.  In fact, we enjoyed it so much, I made an almost identical tart the following night using zucchini instead of butternut squash!

something you may not know:

Onions contain high concentrations of allyl sulfides which fight heart disease and cancer.  Also a good source of vitamin C, onions support the immune system.  The fiber in this dish helps maintain a healthy gut and the manganese plays an important role in the body’s metabolism of proteins and carbohydrates.  Fresh herbs are known for their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Who said eating healthy couldn’t be tantalizing and tasty?

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