Champagne Grape Galette With Whipped Goat Cheese For Fiesta Friday #27
I love champagne or corinth grapes and look forward to their appearance every year, these are not the grapes used to make champagne and I am not sure why they are called that, but I do know that I really like them. They are so tiny, sweet/tart and bursting with flavor. I eat them au naturale most of the time but also try to come up with recipes using them. One year I made a syrup with the grapes and mosto cotto syrup for a buttermilk panna cotta. This year I decided to try them in a tart or galette. I love the way it turned out, the grapes retain their shape and texture after being baked. I used very little sugar only 1/4 cup of organic brown sugar and some lemon both the zest and juice . The combination is wonderful. I serve with a chai honey goat cheese/whipped cream combo.
I made this galette for Fiesta Friday, I hope everyone likes it. Angie @ the novice gardener really knows how to throw a party and always has amazing co hosts and this week is no different we love our dynamic Aussie duo Saucy @Saucy Gander and Margot@Gather and Graze. Thank you both for hosting this shindig. Did someone mention Dame Edna, now this will be fun!!
Recipe from Baking with Julia
1 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup cornmeal
1/3 cup ice water
3 tbs sour cream
1 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
7 tbs cold unsalted butter cut into small pieces
In mixing bowl combine the flour, cornmeal, sugar and salt. Add the cold butter and using your hands or a pastry cutter work the butter into the dry ingredients until it resembles crumbs. Whisk the sour cream into the ice water and add to the flour and butter mixture, mix with a fork to combine. Press into a cohesive dough, it will be a bit sticky, thats alright it’s supposed to be. Divide into two equal pieces, wrap in plastic and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
The grapes and assembly
2 cups champagne grapes removed from stems
1/4 cup organic brown sugar
2 1/2 tbs flour
zest and juice from 1/2 lemon
pinch of sea salt
1 egg beaten with cream for egg wash
course sugar for sprinkling on dough
butter to dot on fruit before baking
Optional but recommended is to add a little lemon zest on top of the grapes before baking.
Roll out one disc of dough on surface dusted generously with flour, you want it thin but not so thin that it is hard to work with. Roll into a rough circle. Mix fruit with flour, salt, sugar, lemon zest and juice, stir gently to combine. Place the dough round on a parchment lined sheet pan, spoon the fruit in the middle of the dough, dot with butter and gently fold the dough around the fruit. Brush with egg wash and sprinkle with sugar. Place in freezer for 30 minutes. While in the freezer heat your oven to 400 degrees. Take straight from the freezer to the oven and bake for 35-45 minutes or until nicely browned and fruit is bubbly.
Whipped goat cheese and cream
2 oz goat cheese softened at room temperature
1/2 cup very cold heavy cream
1 tbs honey (I used chai honey from Calmer Sutra) If you don’t have then use regular honey
1 tbs brown or white sugar
1 tsp vanilla
Beat the goat cheese until smooth, add the heavy cream, honey, brown sugar and vanilla and beat until thick and creamy. Note: Add more or less sugar to suite your taste.
Beautiful! So cute that the grapes held their shape. I’ll have to give this a try, I’ve never baked grapes before 🙂
Thank you, neither did I before I made this and must say it’s amazing. The grapes are so good baked in the tart, be sure to be generous with the lemon it really makes it bright and fresh.
This looks way too tempting! I’m not sure of I’ve ever had champagne grapes but I want to try them now! The goat cheese cream is quite a surprise for me, sounds quite delicious! Should try it sometime. What a lovely galette Suzanne! 🙂
I only saw them for the first time a few years ago, they are wonderful tart/ sweet and so juicy. They bake really nicely too! Thanks so much.
This is my kind of desert. I love the sound of the whipped goat’s cheese and cream: I am going make a batch. 😉
Its really good, and with the grape tart it’s a great pairing. Thanks so much.
OMG… this one is just killing me. It sounds and looks so unbearably delicious. It’s perfection as it is, but I’m already wondering how it might be with cranberries… Hugs to you and the pugs!
I have made cranberry before, used orange zest and juice, it’s wonderful.Thanks so much. How are you feeling???
It’s sweet of you to ask. I’m relieved not to be worse. The ice every 15 minutes yesterday seems to have helped hugely. Of course i still whine & groan every time i get up or down. Next place i live — no stairs! 🙂
Yes ice helps tremendously, I’ve done it before going up stairs go figure, broke my toe, knocked my knee cap out of place, cuts bruises. Ouch, I know your pain. Take care of yourself.
Looks delicious and I love those grapes. I love how simple the recipe is too. Love the crunchy exterior…yummy! Have a wonderful weekend Suzanne!
You too Brandi, thank you so much.
Nice one, Suzanne! Happy FF 🙂
Happy FF Jess and thanks so much.
Oh Suzanne, this is the kind of cake I would die for. Give me a cup of iced-tea a good book and one, two slices of this galette. What else should I ask for? Maybe that the time stops.
It’s so good, I honestly had no idea how it would be having never baked grapes before but really they are amazing. Thanks so much and yes would love time to stop right now.
This is just gorgeous Suzanne! I never thought of using grapes for a galette ! A star winner recipe :).
Thank you, it turned out so well, I had never baked grapes before but the tiny corinth grapes are wonderful baked in the galette.
ciao! i am popping the cork…that’s just the best galette.
You pop the cork I’ll bring the dessert! Thanks so much.
I love these too and I like to put them in salads. I still always have so many left over. What a great idea to use them in a tart. They’re so sweet an bursting with flavor, it’s a perfect idea! I love your whipped goat cheese recipe. Wow. All around Yum.
They are so good I love them, Just the right amount of sweetness and tartness, They are perfect in salads, Thank you so much.
Ha ha, the booze-hound in me read champagne grapes and got all excited! But this looks amazing nevertheless. I’ve only ever baked grapes into a sweet version of Italian schiacciata, but this looks like a perfect summer dessert. Our neighbour always gives us his surplus grapes from his vines, so I will keep this in mind for when we just can’t eat any more!!
First time I saw them I thought the same. I have only made concord grape jam before never baked grapes. I have seen recipes for schiacciata before but never tried it although I have always wanted to. Thanks so much.
Ooh, do it. It’s lovely! In fact, maybe I’ll have to post that when the grape harvest lands on our doorstep (along with a couple of bottles of last years’ homemade wine/vinegar!), let’s hope he has lots!
Will wait for your post, would love to try your recipe.
Wow 😱 you are a pro
Thank you so much for the kind words.
never seen those grapes! I want some!
I can see that.. I think they would be a perfect snack frozen.. I LOVE frozen grapes!
Oh wow thats a great idea. I love frozen grapes.
Suzanne! This is gorgeous! And oh so delicious!!!
Thanks so much Lori, hope you are having a great vacation.
This looks so delicious
Thank you so much!
I love champagne grapes too, and grapes bring back fond memories, as they are the type of grapes mainly grown in Iran. I never thought of making galettes from them, but you’ve shown me how beautiful they can be in a galette too.
This galette looks wonderful! I never had goat cheese made into sweet cream, new idea for me to try. Thanks for the recipe 🙂
Well it’s mixed with sweet cream and whipped. Quite delicious with the fruit galette. Really creamy and a little sweet. Thanks so much.
After reading champagne grape I first thought grape marinated in champagne:-) I am laughing at my ignorance. M OKs delicious. Have tasted goat chesse in pizza I am sure chesse added flavour to this dessert
Well that would be good also, I would love to muddle some champagne grapes in champagne and drink ice cold. Would be pretty yummy! Thanks so much.
Hi Suzanne– Wow this looks good! I’ve never put sour cream or cornmeal into a crust dough but it looks so delicious– I like how you rolled it out so thin. Really want to try this. It’s beautiful.
Thanks Rhonda, its a wonderful dough. So easy to work with, you can roll quite thin, but not too thin or else the fruit breaks through and the juices leak out.
OK, I’ll make it thin, but not too thin!! I just like a thin-ish crust that doesn’t overwhelm the fruit. And yours looks perfect!
Such a beautiful rustic dessert. Wonderful idea, to use grapes! 🙂
Thank you so much, it turned out so well.
Sounds fantastic – I’m definitely coming along to your fiesta! I love the idea of the goat’s cheese, cream and honey mix to go with the galette.
It does go so well with the fruit tart, hope to see you at the fiesta, will put a piece aside for you!
Oh my goodness, Suzanne, I couldn’t wait to get home to comment on this beautiful galette! I was so excited when I saw this, and was just about to comment while I was at work, and one of the managers stopped by my desk and asked if I could run out and grab hot fudge sundaes for the people attending his meeting. Ugh!! Imagine… working at work!!
This is so beautiful!! You and I must be sisters.. I swear.. I love champagne grapes too! The thought of this galette with that wonderful whipped goat cheese just makes me so SO happy!! The combination is incredible. I’m loving this… truly loving this… and will be making it as soon as the grapes are in the store. LOVE. ❤
We have to be, every year I buy them until they don’t have anymore (which is now unfortunately) I love them so. It’s a wonderful galette and I have to say I was so pleased with how the grapes bake, really delicious. The whipped goat cheese and cream is the perfect garnish, Thanks so much Prudy. I’lll trade you a slice for some of that hot dog sauce.
How delicious and elegant these look. Can’t wait to make them! awesome Suzanne…
Oh Chitra you are so kind, thank you so much.
Hi Suzanne, I’ve only ever seen these tiny little grapes when we lived in the USA, so I’ll need to be a little creative in finding a way to replicate this recipe. It really does look wonderful with the grapes holding their shapes in the middle of a delicious crust. Thanks so much for bringing this gorgeous galette to FF#27 – hope you’re having a fun time mingling with the crowd! I think Saucy must be about to make a grand entrance – how exciting! 🙂 M
Well with you and Saucy running the show this will be EPIC, can’t wait to mingle and taste all the incredible food. Thank you so much,
I must make this Suzanne. Baking grapes must be delicious. I have been a baker this week trying all kinds of stone fruit desserts, I’m on a roll and now I’m going to head out and find some of these little grapes. And whipped goat cheese is brilliant!
If you have access to champagne grapes I really do recommend trying this, I wonder how it would be with red or black grapes, now I am loving baked grapes, Thanks so much and hope you like it if you do make it,
I have seen some very small little grapes at the market. I’ll have to take a closer look. Do you know if champagne grapes are the same as concord? I am pretty sure what I saw was concord grapes.
No they are not the same at all, Concord grapes are what you make grape jelly or jam or welches grape juice, Champagne grapes are otherwise known as Corinth grapes and are much smaller than concord. They have a short span of time that they are in the stores, I can’t wait to see the concord grapes they are wonderful.
I’ve never had a grape galette–this sounds so yummy and I love the rustic look of it!
I also had never had one until this and must say I loved it. Maybe it’s the champagne grapes but it was pretty amazing, Thanks so much.
Suzanne this looks insanely delicious and beautiful. If you need help finishing it up I can always swing by 🙂
Awwwww….. Thanks Melissa, it was good would gladly share with you!
This looks so good, Suzanne! Whipped goat cheese and cream sounds yummy…I saw the champagne grapes in the grocery store the other day and now I know what to do with them:) happy FF!
I wanted to get more but they were out. My family requested another one. Thanks so much if you make it I do hope you like it.
amazing, Suzanne. So so pretty. The grapes are like jewels in that tart.
They do right? Thanks Liz!
I’ve never had champagne grapes before but this is definitely making me want to try them. Baking grapes has never even occurred to me before, I love that you did this, it sounds awesome! And the whipped goat cheese? amazing!
I don’t know if they are available outside the US, they are also called Corinth grapes. If they are available try them, they are so wonderful. Thank you so much Michelle.
I will definitely keep an eye out for them
Suzanne, your Galette is absolutely beautiful. The glaze and the color of the raisins are gorgeous. Perfect dessert for a Fiesta!
Thank you so much, I love the color of the grapes too!
Oh, Suzanne, this galette looks amazing! Love that you used champagne grapes and I can only imagine how delightful it is.
It tastes really nice, thank you so much.
wowwww….loved it!!thanks for bringing it to the party…
You’re so welcome, thank you.
Cooking grapes is something I’ve never tried though I’ve been meaning to for ages. This looks like a lovely way to set about it! Yum yum 🙂
This is my first time also and not sure other grapes would have the same result but love how this tasted. Thanks so much,
Oh Suzanne! I have gone weak at the knees just reading this post! Incredible! Also, I have never heard of whipping up goat cheese and eating it this way! I just can’t wait to try it. I am becoming addicted to goat cheese and am using it in more ways than I had ever thought possible a few years ago. You are brilliant! 😀
Oh thank you so much, you are too kind. I am totally addicted to goat cheese. I use it all the time. I am amazed at how many types there are too, Thank you so much.
This galette looks and sounds amazing. What an unusual use for corinth grapes – I’ve never thought of cooking them… I can just imagine how exquisite it must have been – I hope accompanied by a glass of champagne! 🙂
Oh they are wonderful baked and amazingly retain their shape. Yes, a glass of champagne or sparkling wine is the perfect accompaniment to this. Thank you.
It is amazing that the grapes retain their shapes! Your gallette looks wonderful and rich and tasteful and your whipped goat cheese sounds heaven too.
I was really shocked, thought for sure they would break up in the baking process. They are wonderful baked, seems to bring out even more flavor, Thank you so much Francesca.
So pleased to read that you’ve baked with grapes. I love grapes, full stop. And have used them in both baking and savoury before now. Especially for a sweet kick with the latter. I don’t know of these particular grapes, but will definitely keep my eyes open for them. And I’m loving the idea of that creamy goat cheese – especially served cold.
Thanks Johnny, I am now officially won over on baked grapes, they are wonderful, Corinth or champagne grapes are fantastic if you can find them. Thank you so much.
Oh my, Suzanne, I’m in love with this galette. And the whipped goat cheese. I want to find champagne grapes so I can make the galette. But in the meantime, I will make the whipped goat cheese to serve with other pastries…maybe some quince tarts?
Thank you for sharing this beautiful galette with this week’s Fiesta Friday, and I hope you are enjoying the party and costumes and craziness! 🙂
Thank you so much Saucy I would love one your quince tarts but have my eye on those gorgeous cookies you brought, love getting all dressed up for a party. So much fun! You and Margot are the best hosts ever.
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Thank you so much for such a great compliment. I will certainly visit your blog also. Thank you again
Such a great treat dear. Never baked grapes before. Would love to try this. Luv the exterior texture too. Good one.
Thank you so much Sadia, it was my first time baking grapes and I didn’t know how it would come out but I was really pleased with the outcome.
Yum! It looks so tasty! What’s the texture of the pastry like? It reminds me of a Finnish Karelian Pastry, but far nicer! Happy Fiesta Friday!
Thank you, it’s buttery and flaky not like a regular pie crust more substance but still quite light, it really tastes amazing. I don’t think I have tried a Karelian Pastry will have to check that out,
Love buttery pastry!
Fabulous! I just discovered champagne grapes about 2 years ago and buy them now every year when they come into season – Never thought to put them in a pie or galette. I could just bite into that last picture on your blog 😉
I also just discovered them about 2 years ago and every year I look for them. I was kind of shocked at how well they baked into that tart. It’s really wonderful. I think I just got the last container of the grapes the other day and am enjoying them as nature intended right now. Thank you so much Cindy!
Wow, the idea of champagne, it just makes me super happy to add it into a dessert 😀
Love this delicious galette!
Choc Chip Uru
Champagne always makes me happy, thanks so much Uru!!
This looks like a delicious galette! 🙂 Thanks for sharing it.
Thank you so much Ahila!
My kind of dessert! And I love the whipped goat cheese!
That looks absolutely delicious. I have never seen or had champagne grapes but I can only imagine how great this must have tasted with all those wonderful flavors! Love the idea of whipping cream & goat cheese- tangy and creamy!
Thank you, it was delicious and a real hit in my house, I just bought more grapes to make another one, LOL. Thanks again.
Looks delish !!
Thanks so much!
Thanks Sarah and so happy to have found your blog, thanks so much for stopping by!
Wow – I would never have expected these little grapes to hold their texture and shape when baked! I was expecting them to have popped open – this galette is simply adorable and totally irresistible combined with that whipped goat cheese!
Me neither Shash, I thought for sure they would break down but nope, not at all. Thank you so much.
HI Suzanne, your galette is beautiful, love that you used grapes here, and the goat cheese whip cream mixture is very creative.
Thanks so much Cheri, it really is a nice combination.
Oh Suzanne – this is divine and your photographs made me so hungry. I love a galette – something so appealing about a pie cooked this way. Beautiful job!
Thanks so much Seana, it really is quite good I was surprised how much I loved baked grapes.
Suzanne this looks so yummy! I don’t think I’ve come across champagne grapes before. Possibly it’s because I live in the UK, and they’re just not around. I’ll keep a look for them though, as I love how they retained their shape. I wonder if redcurrants or blackcurrants would work as an alternative if I can’t get hold of any….
They are also called Corinth grapes, maybe see if you can find, any odd looking tiny tiny clusters are probably just that Thanks so much. I think currants would be delicious baked into a tart, I think they are more sour than these grapes but adjusting the sweetener to accommodate would work I think. Thanks so much.
This galette looks amazing, Suzanne!
Thanks so much Jessica.
That Calmer Sutra honey is awesome stuff. I bet it’s fantastic with the goat cheese.
It is Mary Frances both awesome and great with the goat cheese. I am going to order some more it goes too quickly,
Oh yeah! I agree with your last comment of your post…I can SEE how “seriously good” this is! Oh my, what i would do for a piece of that right now, and whipped goat cheese! You hit the jackpot, Suzanne!
Lol, thanks so much Christina, it really was. I do love pie or tart and especially fruit.
Really wishing I could jump through the screen and steal a bite of this right now! Major yum!
I’m making another one come on over!! I’ll trade you a tart for some veggies.
Lol, thanks Michelle!
My daughter will love the whipped goat cheese & cream! 🙂
It’s great with the tart, thanks so much.
I love this tart, elegant and tasty and the galette exquisite!
Thanks so much Katarina!
wow, delicious dessert, it looks so fancy!!!
savoury salty goat cheese with sweet filling taste must be superb…..
Thank you so much Dedy, it really was a nice combination!
This post made me drool over the gorgeous galette and also covet and crave champagne grapes to munch on. Beautiful recipe!
I love champagne grapes, sweet tart explosive really and love them baked, never would have thought but they are great. Thanks Azita.
Hi Suzanne, I am finally getting around to the FF treats . . . beautiful gallette here. I noticed that grapes first appeared at the markets last week and they are fantastic. Just gobbled the last of one bunch for breakfast with berries this morning. I notice also that you use the Baking With Julia dough recipe . . . so funny, many many years ago a co-worker told me of that very particular dough and how perfect it was and lent me the book. I’ve been using it ever since, it’s wonderful. I always like to have a fruit dessert with a little something creamy or milky or . . . something . . so thanks for including a great whipped accompaniment.
It’s a fantastic recipe for the dough. I also gave been using for a long time. The grapes are the best. Thank you so much.
Sure, but hey what are you doing up at midnight? Eating galette? 🙂
Lol no galette left should be asleep. U r up too !
Ok now I know why you were up.
I’ve tried such tiny little grapes, but never known which kind it was or name; especially here in supermarkets, it’s just mentioned from which country grapes are brought.. I do like galettes, and baked grapes is always gourmet meal for me 🙂
Aren’t they wonderful, I love the champagne grapes. Thank you so much.
I can’t believe how perfect this is. I’ve seen champagne grapes in the store for weeks, but never knew what one did with them! Now I do, and I think it’s perfect! That galette -with whipped goat cheese-?! Oh my gosh I’m in looooove
I love champagne grapes, they are wonderful and had no idea how great they are baked into a pie or tart, Thanks so much.
My word! This looks absolutely amazing!!!!!!
Thank you Kloe!
Where oh where are you Suzanne? Hopefully on some fabulous sun drenched vacation, too busy to cook or post! miss you (and do you know how many comments I had to scroll past to get down here to write to you?!! whew!)
Hi Rhonda; yes been a bit absent busy with much. Thank you do much makes me happy to hear I was missed. Thank you so much.
Know you always have lots of projects… xoxo!
Waw! It looked amazing & that is why I made it this afternoon! My hubby Peter & I both devoured it quickly! xxx It was superb! xxx
OMG Sophie you made it, that makes me so happy and even more so that you and Peter liked it. Thank you.
Holy Yummy Batman!
LOL, Batman and Robin approved. Thanks Sarah!
OH my, this looks beautiful and yummy!!! Served with goat cheese??? I am totally sold 🙂
Thanks so much, I am partial to goats cheese on just about anything.
Me too! I cannot get enough of it 🙂
This looks so nice… Excellent recipe too…:)
Gorgeous galette, Suzanne. Looks pretty enough for a magazine!
You”re too sweet thank you Patty!
That looks amazing!
Grapes are so rarely used in desserts, but this galette looks dreamy. I love the idea of whipped goats cheese. As a cheese fiend, I’m always looking for cunning new ways to sneak it into dishes…
Thank you, the champagne grapes baked beautifully and were so delicious and the whipped cream/goat cheese went so well with the fruity tart. Thank you so much,