Oregon Grape Galette
by Kristin Marchesi of Montinore Estate in Forest Grove, Oregon
Ingredients – Serves 8
Pie dough rolled out into a large circle 18-20 inches in diameter*
1 pound seedless grapes
1/2 – 3/4 cup sugar, depending on tartness of grapes
2 tablespoons cornstarch
*since preferences vary widely use your favorite recipe
Whisk the sugar and cornstarch together and then add it to grapes. Stir to combine until the starch is completely hydrated and sugar has evenly coated the grape skins.
Place the dough on a sheet tray lined with parchment paper. Pour the filling into the center of the dough circle and fold the edges over the filling covering the perimeter but not the center. Chill for 20 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 400° and bake the galette for 10 minutes, then reduce the heat to 350° and rotate the sheet tray. Continue baking for approximately 30 minutes until the crust is golden brown and the filling is bubbling. Cool for at least 30 minutes before serving.
Pair it with Oregon Sparkling Wine
A crisp sparkling wine will not only stand up to the fruit and sugar in the galette, but the bready quality will also pair well with the flaky golden crust.