If I could marry a blogger, any blogger, it would be Joanne.

Butternut Squash and Apple Galette

Pretty sure she knows this. It was love at first sight.

Butternut Squash and Apple Galette

We met last year in New Orleans. After commenting on her blog talking about how much I love rhubarb, and receiving an email back with about 15 rhubarb filled recipes, we kept up a correspondence on other things we liked as well, and eventually realized that we both ran marathons!!

So, after “knowing” each other for about two months we decided to run a half marathon together, share a room in New Orleans, and eat as many beignets as we could.

Butternut Squash and Apple Galette


On our trip, we also talked a lot about our boys, and like gals do, guessed how “the.boy” might propose one day. It was obvious that he was going to…but when and how was the question.

Later that year, in the most romantic way for a runner ever, the.boy proposed to my girl after running the NYC Marathon. The NYC MARATHON!!! Annnnnnnnd a video was taken of the whole thing!!! I was swooning for days!

Butternut Squash and Apple Galette

Needless to say, I couldn’t be happier to be celebrating Joanne today with some of her blogger friends. She’s getting married in less than a month guys!!! SQUEE!

So, I’m sharing something specifically catered to the queen of squash. A simple homemade galette made with butternut squash, crisp sliced apples, provolone and fresh thyme. I’m so excited to share this with you today!!

Butternut Squash and Apple Galette

Joanne's Shower Graphic (1)

And be sure to check out all the other posts made by Joanne’s friends! We’re so happy to be celebrating her – she “eats well with others” after all!


Pumpkin Spice White Russian – Nutmeg Nanny
Warm Apple Pie Cocktail – Miss In The Kitchen
Bourbon Apple Cider Cocktail– Cook Like Champion

Baked Brie with Honey and Sliced Almonds – The Lemon Bowl
Butternut Squash and Apple Galette – Warm Vanilla Sugar
Roasted Pumpkin Crostini – Annie’s Eats
Kale Salad with Maple Butternut Squash and Pomegranate Dressing – Blahnik Baker
Lemony-Pasta Stuffed Zucchini – Very Culinary
Pumpkin Dip with Apple Chips– Meadows Cooks

Pumpkin Cinnamon Roll Cake – The Baker Chick
Peanut Butter Fudge Pie with Salted Peanut Butter Caramel– Taste and Tell
Caramel Apple Upside Down Cake – The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen
Snickerdoodle Bundt Cake – Chocolate and Carrots
Roasted Butternut Squash Pie with Brown Sugar Marshmallow Topping – Keep It Sweet
Caramel Corn Chocolate Chip Cookies – The Cooking Actress
Caramel Cranberry Apple Galette – Bakeaholic Mama
Coconut Pecan Tarts – Bake or Break
Cranberry Margarita Cupcakes – Baker by Nature
Gingerbread Truffles – Dinners Dishes and Desserts

Butternut Squash and Apple Galette

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Yield: One medium sized galette, serves 2


    For the pastry:
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp fine sea salt
  • 8 tbsp cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt
  • 2 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup ice water
  • Assembly:
  • 1/2 butternut squash, sliced
  • 1/2 honeycrisp apple, sliced
  • A few slices of provolone cheese
  • Olive oil
  • Fresh thyme, to taste
  • Sea salt and fresh cracked pepper
  • 1 egg


  1. To make the galette dough, whisk the flour and sea salt in a large bowl. Add the butter to the flour and using a pastry blender or your hands, work it into the flour until the mixture resembles coarse oat-like crumbs. In a small bowl, stir together the sour cream, lemon juice and water and add this to the butter and flour. With your hands or a wooden spoon, mix everything together until large lumps form. Pat the lumps into a ball, wrap with plastic and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  2. Preheat oven to 400*F.
  3. Cut butternut squash in half and scoop out the seeds. Keep one half and set aside the other half for another time. Peel the squash and cut into 1/4-inch vertical wedges. Place on a baking sheet and coat with olive oil, sea salt, and fresh pepper. Bake for 15-20 minutes until just softened and a little al dente in the thicker regions. Set aside and cool.
  4. Thinly slice apples and provolone. Set aside.
  5. On a floured work surface, roll the chilled dough until it looks to be about 10 inches around. Transfer to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  6. Begin layering cooled squash, then apples, and then cheese. Sprinkle some salt and crack some pepper over the cheese. Add a little fresh time to your liking. Fold the border over the filling and crimp the edges to make everything fit.
  7. Brush the outside edges of the dough with an egg wash and bake for 30-40 minutes in the 400*F oven. Cut into wedges and serve warm.


Recipe adapted from Happy Yolks and galette dough adapted from here.


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59 Responses to Butternut Squash and Apple Galette

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  3. Rachel Cooks says:

    Aww Joanne is the best! And this galette — wow!!! Looks phenomenal!

  4. Awww I love Joanne, too! What a fun trip you girls must have had! And this galette looks incredible!!!

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  7. Kind of wishing this was a real-life event so that I could have a slice (or two) of this galette!

  8. Sues says:

    Joanne is definitely one of my favorite bloggers, too! This galette looks perfect 🙂

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  11. I love Joanne! She’s seriously the funniest, coolest blogger. — She cracks me up every time with her awesome sense of humor. This galette looks like the perfect way to celebrate! 🙂

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  13. Joanne says:

    so….after the wedding can you and I move in together?! Cause that would seriously be the best. The boys won’t mind, right?

    Thank you SOOO much for making me this gorgeous galette! It is totally my style. Can’t wait till you’re back on this side of the Atlantic because I need to see you soon, like WHOA.

    • katrina says:

      I know!! We need to get together STAT! Once you’re a settled in married lady (and the snow is gone) we’re due for a visit!

  14. Joanne and I have known each other for 5+ years and we’ve also participated in a marathon together…of eating sushi. Ha. You win! Love this galette, it’s perfect!

  15. Yeah! This is perfect to celebrate Joanne’s bridal shower. Love it. And loved reading the story of your friendship!

  16. The story of how you ladies met is SO cute! Isn’t it funny how things work out in the blogging world? Also, slice me a piece of this, I’m alllll in!

  17. What an adorable story! And proposing after the NYC marathon – c’mon! That is too awesome 🙂

    And this galette – I need a piece right now! It looks absolutely delicious!

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  20. How cute is this post?! Girl crush written alll over it. So sweet of you to do this for her!! 😀

  21. Zainab says:

    Awww!! What a great trip. And the.boy did such a wonderful job at the proposal!!

  22. I love how randomly friendships come to be, and you and Joanne’s sounds amazing 😀
    This galette looks stunning by the way! I could totally do with this pastry delight right now! *tummy rumbles and grumbles* it’s just before dinner time, looking at food blogs is not the bestest of ideas 😛 x

  23. eeeee so much yay for Joanne! This galette is so beautiful and rustic and I know she would love it!

  24. I just want to high five this entire post! I love when you meet kindred spirits (because beignets + running = match made in heaven :). What a lovely story for a lovely lady. Also, I could scarf this galette down in a nanosecond–so dreamy!

  25. Joanne is the greatest. Loved reading about your friendship! I love reading about blog friends! This galette looks oh so good!

  26. Audra says:

    Oh man would I have loved to visit Nola with you two. This galette sounds amazing and I loved reading your story about Jo! 🙂

  27. Mmmm…I love the apples with the butternut. Perfect bridal shower (or Thanksgiving!) eats.

  28. Cailee says:

    YUM!! This looks amazing! Perf for Fall!! I want some!! 🙂 Hope that you are having a great week!!

  29. That’s such a great story of how you two met! Congratulations to Joanne and your galette looks delicious!

  30. sandra says:

    what a beautiful gallette – and yes, we should all marry joanne (how do we get invited to the wedding?)

  31. wow looks delicious! love the flavor combo:)

  32. Sugar et al. says:

    Such a sweet story! I love what you made…awesome flavours!

  33. This galette is perfection. What a great roundup of recipes for the sweet bride-to-be!

  34. Annie says:

    Wow! This looks and sounds awesome. I’m usually only so-so with squash, but this seems like something I would love!

  35. I love a good blogger crush! I can totally relate 😉 Beautiful recipe and photos Katrina! I want this for lunch right now instead of eating cereal out of the box… lol

  36. Amanda says:

    This is fantastic!

  37. Awww! I love reading about your friendship…nicely conveyed! And this galette – perfect!! 🙂

  38. This shower is such a cute idea! I think that it’s so lovely to hit it off with people you’ve met through spaces like these. Your gallete looks great, such a nice combination of squash and apple!

  39. That looks like an amazing galette, can’t wait to try it! And I loved your story about how you met!

  40. Awww thats so amazing!! Isn’t it the best thing that through this internet, we end up making amazing friends!

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  43. Oh my, what a sweet engagement tribute! Gotta love the food blogger community!
    And your galette looks awesome.

  44. I ADORE those flavours! You never cease to amaze me with your seriously creative (and delicious!) ideas!

  45. Your galette came out wonderfully. I would have never thought to add squash but I’m loving this recipe. Thanks for sharing

  46. I loved the story behind this post and this recipe sounds delicious.

  47. Sarah says:

    Awww I love reading Joanne’s blog too! The story of you two running a half marathon together is so sweet. This squash galette really captures both Joanne and Fall flavors, I’m excited to try it (getting my squash picking on at Trader Joe’s this weekend)! Pinned!

  48. Looks so good! Pinned! 🙂 Can’t wait to give this a try!

  49. Amazing! Look so good!! Squash is my fav autumn veggie! !:D

  50. Baking Tuts says:

    These look delightful! My mouth is watering just looking at the pictures. Great job!

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