Rustic Caprese Galette

ining Alfresco- capresse galette 2-

Rich buttery crust with parmesan cheese and crumb filling topped with fresh ripe cherry tomatoes, mozzarella cheese rounds, fresh basil with drizzled olive oil.  Easy recipe.




½ cup cold diced butter-not margarine
11/2 cups all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon garlic powder
½ cup shredded Parmesan cheese
4 Tablespoons cold water
3 teaspoons olive oil

¼ cup butter, melted
1 cup fine dry bread crumbs
2 Tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese
½ teaspoon ground thyme, garlic powder, salt

Egg Wash
1 egg
1 Tablespoon water

4 medium heirloom tomatoes, cored and sliced ¼”
10 small cherry tomatoes, red & yellow, sliced
½ cup Basil leaves finely cut
1 Basil leaf for garnish
5 small Mozzarella Balls, sliced
5 small Mozzarella Balls, whole as garnish
Olive oil to drizzle


  1. In food processor with steel blade, add flour, salt, garlic powder and butter. Cover and process until pieces are pea-size. Add Parmesan cheese process with on/off turns to combine. Add cold water and olive oil process until dough forms a ball. Remove and flatten dough into a disc. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, slice tomatoes and sprinkle with salt, drain on paper towel. Set aside 30 minutes.
  3. Preheat oven to 375. Line a baking pan with parchment paper.
  4. On lightly floured surface, roll out chilled dough into a 13” circle. If dough is too wet, roll into a ball and add more flour, roll into a circle. Transfer dough onto baking sheet. Using a large round cookie cutter, cut half moons around edge of crust, remove excess dough.
  5. Prepare filling: In microwave glass bowl, melt ¼ -cup butter add bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese and spices.
  6. Spread crumb mixture over center of crust. Gently lift edges of crust over the crumbs.
  7. Mix egg and water together and brush edges of crust with egg wash.
  8. Bake 30 minutes or until crust is brown and crisp. Remove from oven, cool crust.

Alternate sliced mozzarella and heirloom tomatoes in circular fashion over baked crust, follow with cherry tomatoes and thinly sliced basil leaves. Drizzle with olive oil before serving. Garnish with basil leaf in center of tart.


The crust is delicious!  This can be served warm or cold as a main dish or appetizer.  Original recipe created for you!

Keywords: caprese