This easy and show stopping fig and brie galette is baked until the cheese is perfectly melted, then drizzled with a lavender honey. This is the perfect appetizer that is sweet, savory, and so festive!
You’ll love this fig fruit galette
Figs are in seasons and I’m looking for alllllll the ways to enjoy them! Figs give me major holiday and Thanksgiving vibes, so I’m combining them to make a brie galette that will be sweet, savory, and oh so delicious! This brie galette makes such a statement and is so easy to put together.
- It’s perfect for any occasion. I love to serve this fruit galette with charcuterie boards, as an appetizer on holidays, or just a snack to go with some red wine! It’s very balanced with a sweet but savory flavor and the added crunch of the galette crust is scrumptious!
- It’s crunchy, cheesy, sweet, and savory. This galette really does have it all… I’ll just leave it at that.
- It’s an effortless way to impress guests. It doesn’t get any easier that wrapping brie in a store bought crust, topping it with fresh figs, and adding a drizzle of honey. It’s so easy to make and yet so very beautiful!
Yes, while this recipe uses figs, you can substitute them with other fresh fruits such as peaches, pears, or apples. If you’re using frozen fruit, make sure to thaw them and drain excess juice before using.
Brie is recommended for its mild flavor and meltability. However, you can substitute with Camembert or a creamy goat cheese. The flavor profile may change slightly.
If you prefer, you could replace the honey with maple syrup or a fruit-based syrup.
Absolutely! If you have a favorite homemade pie crust recipe, feel free to use it. This will likely enhance the flavor of your galette.
Dried lavender flowers can be found in well-stocked grocery stores or online. Remember to only use food-grade lavender.
This galette pairs well with charcuterie boards, a side salad, or a glass of red wine. It makes a fantastic appetizer for holidays or a fancy snack for a casual gathering.
This galette is best served fresh out of the oven. However, you can prepare the galette (without baking) a few hours in advance and keep it refrigerated. Just pop it in the oven when ready to serve.
Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the oven at 350 degrees until warm.
It’s best to freeze the galette before baking. Assemble the galette on a baking sheet, freeze until firm, then transfer to a freezer bag or wrap tightly in plastic and foil. When ready to bake, there’s no need to thaw. Just add a few extra minutes to the baking time.
Absolutely, the lavender is optional. If you want to replace it, you could use other edible flowers or fresh herbs like thyme or rosemary for a more savory note.
Fig and brie galette key ingredients
Fruit– I used fresh figs for this recipe, but any fresh fruit would work great for this fruit galette. You can also use frozen fruit, just make sure that you allow the fruit to thaw in a colander to extract the excess juices.
Brie cheese– Most grocery stores carry brie, which is a French cheese that is very mild in flavor. It is the most perfect melty cheese that goes well with fruits and vegetables.
Store bought pie crust– This recipe is extra easy because it uses a store bought pie crust! Of course, you can make a pie crust from scratch (they always taste better, anyway!), but for ease and time purposes, store bought pie crust is perfect!
Honey– The addition of drizzle honey on a warm baked brie galette is indescribably delicious. I recommend using local, raw honey (it supports not only local businesses but the local ecosystem!).
Lavender- Dried lavender flower is a dainty little touch that really kicks this brie galette up a notch. You can find dried lavender in most well-stocked grocery stores. Only use food-grade lavender, not lavender from craft stores, which is sometimes sprayed with additional perfumes.
How to make a brie galette
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Let the refrigerated pie crust rest on the counter for 15 minutes. Roll the pie crust out on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
- Cut the brie cheese into small 1X1″ pieces, then place then in the center of the pie crust in a single layer.
- Add the sliced fig on top of the brie cheese.
- Bring the edge of the pie crust over the brie and fig, then gather it and pinch it so it creates a bowl. Brush the edges with egg wash.
- Bake the brie galette for 30 minutes, or until the edges are browned. Remove the galette from the oven, then drizzle with honey and top with lavender. Serve immediately. Mangia!
Fig and Brie Galette
- 1 store bought pie crust
- 16 oz brie cheese cut into 1 inch chunks
- 1 cup figs sliced
- 1/4 cup honey
- 2 tsp dried lavender flower
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Allow the pie crust to rest on the counter for 15 minutes. Roll the pie crust flat on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Place the brie cheese in the center of the crust, then top with the sliced figs.
- Drizzle the honey over the figs and brie cheese.
- Grab the edges of the pie crust and bring it over the edges of the brie and figs, Pinch the dough into the next edge, then countinue until the all the edges of the pie crust are pinched over the cheese and figs.
- Place the baking sheet in the oven and cook for 30 minutes or until the crust is golden brown. Slice and serve immedietaly.
Nutrition values are estimates, for exact values consult a nutritionist.