Rustic Tomato Galette

Rustic Tomato Galette
Lynn Allred Robinson


1 pound (about) ripe, but firm tomatoes, sliced into 1/4 inch thick slices.
Sea salt and freshly ground pepper
1 refrigerated piecrust
1/2 cup cheese of your choice (Sharp cheddar, Ricotta cheese, Romano cheese, cheese blends)
1 Tablespoon fresh herbs (basil, thyme, oregano, or mix it up!), finely chopped
1 egg for egg wash


Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

When cutting the tomatoes, it’s easiest to cut the tomato in half vertically and use “half slices” which layer better.

Spread tomato slices on paper towels and lightly sprinkle with salt. Let sit 20 to 30 minutes while oven preheats and you prepare crust. Blot occasioally with paper towels.

Roll crust to roughly a 12” circle on parchment paper. Slide onto a baking sheet (still on parchment).

Spread cheese snd herbs on crust, leaving space all around edges—about 1.5 inches. Season with pepper.

Arrange tomatoes on top, and fold border over the edge of the tomatoes (rough fold is fine-baking will make it rustic!)

Beat egg with 1 tablespoon water; brush onto crust.

Bake on middle rack until the crust is golden and the tomatoes are tender—about 30 minutes.

Let cool for 5 minutes, then serve. Delicious with a light summer salad!


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Looks good!

This is how I make my 'cheater' fruit pies. I lay a purchased crust on parchment and put it on a cookie sheet. I use a pint of my home canned apples with a little flour, brown sugar and cinnamon as a filling in the middle. I fold up the edge and give it a wash and a sprinkle of white sugar. Bake at 425 for 15 minutes and then at 350 for 20 more minutes. The tomato pie looks great but I might add some cooked Italian sausage for a more pizza result. Tomato and cheese, yum!

What kind of pie crust?

Hi This looks great. Just wondering if this is shortcust pastry? Flaky pastry like rough puff? What kind of crust exactly?

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The creator of the recipe just uses a store-bought piecrust. Like the ones in the refrigerator section. Hope that helps!