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Cranberry Cheesecake Galette

Source: 
Adapted by Michelle McGrath PR from the The Cranberry Marketing Committee and Meggan Hill of Culinary Hill
Servings: 
12
Yield: 
1 Galette
Cranberry Cheesecake Galette

Ingredients

Cranberry Sauce

1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup water
pinch salt
8 oz. fresh cranberries
1 small sprig fresh rosemary

 

Galette

 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
 2/3 cup sugar
 2 eggs, whites and yolks divided
 1 teaspoon vanilla
 1 (14 ounce) box refrigerated pie crusts (2 crusts), or homemade dough for 2 crusts
 1 tablespoon heavy cream or water

Method

In small saucepan, combine sugar, water and salt. Bring to boil. Stir in cranberries and rosemary. Cook until cranberries have popped and broken down and the sauce has thickened, about 10 minutes. Cool at least 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Unroll both pie crusts (or roll out with a rolling pin if homemade dough) into a flat circle and lay on prepared sheets. In a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, or in a bowl with a hand mixer, whip cream cheese, sugar, egg yolks, and vanilla until smooth.

Divide cream cheese filling between each pie crust, spreading evenly in center, leaving a 1-inch border of crust visible. Drop spoonfuls of cranberry sauce over filling, using about 1/2 cup cranberry sauce per galette. Gently drag a butter knife through cranberry sauce to create a swirl pattern, using a light weaving motion.

Fold each crust towards center in 2-inch segments, creating about 8 folds on each galette. In a small bowl, whisk together egg whites and cream or water. Brush on folded galette crust. Bake until crust is golden brown and filling is set, about 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from oven and cut each tart into 6 wedges to serve.