Apparently today is National Apricot Day. While we’re not sure why a summertime stone fruit is celebrated in the middle of winter, we nevertheless accepted the challenge and created this Apricot and Pistachio Galette with dried apricots. With an orange flavored crust and a creamy cheesecake-like pistachio layer beneath the vanilla syrup soaked apricots, it is a delicious way to celebrate a random day in January.
Wrapping up our ode to strawberries this month, let’s not forget the savory side of this berry. A flaky, buttery crust full of freshly ground black pepper encases a creamy filling of spinach and goat cheese. Topped with fresh strawberries to highlight the simple perfection that is a ripe strawberry, and then drizzled with a balsamic vinegar glaze.
Wanting something different to serve at the upcoming holiday feasts? This savory galette has a cool and creamy filling of feta cheese, farmers cheese and lemon zest, is topped with spicy quick pickled beets, and finished with a sprinkling of herbaceous parsley. Serve warm or room temperature. And all the components can be made in advance, which is key when planning holiday meals.