Oct 5

Cardamom Honey Grapefruit Galettes

in Breakfast, Fruits & Vegetables, Honey

Halves of juicy ruby red grapefruit, drizzled with honey and vanilla, sprinkled with ground cardamom, and then broiled until the juices of the grapefruit are bubbling and the edges of the rind start to blacken in places.  Sound different?

It did to me in October of last year when I stumbled across the recipe in the October issue of Fine Cooking magazine.  I was intrigued by the paring of flavors and so made some the next time I had grapefruit.  The sweetness of the vanilla and honey paired with the sour tang of the grapefruit and the spicy woodsy notes of the cardamom was amazing.  I’ve made these grapefruit now on multiple occasions–it’s a wonderful way to start the day.

I was thinking recently about the broiled grapefruit recipe and decided to make galettes inspired by those flavors.  These galettes have a wonderful flaky buttery crust and an unexpected slightly tart grapefruit filling.  The individual serving size makes them perfect for sharing!  When you are working with the dough for the crust, if it is getting too soft and sticky, put it back into the refrigerator to chill and firm up for a few minutes.  Colder dough is easier to work with because it is firmer and less sticky.

Cardamom Honey Grapefruit Galettes
Makes 16 galettes


2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons granulated sugar
1 cup cold butter, cubed
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
1/2 cup milk


2 medium grapefruit, peeled and broken into small pieces (remove any membrane and seeds) (about 11 oz. of fruit when finished)
1/4 cup clover honey
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 teaspoons ground cardamom


2/3 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons melted butter

1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, salt, and sugar.  Cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.  Sprinkle the mixture with the cider vinegar.  Gradually add the milk, tossing the mixture with a fork until the dough starts to stick together and can be formed into a ball.  Cover the bowl and refrigerate for 20 minutes or until the dough is firm and easy to handle.

2. While the dough is chilling, in a clean bowl gently mix together all of the filling ingredients.  Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.  Set out the assembly ingredients.

3. Shape the dough into sixteen balls and put back in the refridgerator for 5 minutes.  Remove one ball at a time.  Roll out the ball into a 5-inch circle.  Sprinkle the circle with 1/8 teaspoon of the granulated sugar. Use a fork to place about 1 tablespoon of the filling in the center of the circle (let any extra liquid drain off the fork before you put the filling on the circle).  Sprinkle 1/4 teaspoons of the granulated sugar over the top of the filling. (If you want your galettes to be a bit more tart, you can skip the second sprinkling of sugar).  Fold the edges of the dough over the filling in a crimped pattern, leaving the center uncovered.  Gently, but firmly, push down on the crimped edges to help prevent the crust from opening up during baking.  Brush the dough with melted butter and sprinkle with sugar.  Place the prepared galette on an ungreased baking sheet.  Repeat step 3 with each ball of dough.  Place the galettes at least 1 inch apart on the baking sheets.

4. Bake the galettes for 30 to 35 minutes or until golden brown, then remove them from the oven and let them cool.  Serve when cooled or just barely warm.

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{ 25 comments… read them below or add one }

OysterCulture October 5, 2009 at 2:49 pm

look and sound incredible!


ABowlOfMush October 5, 2009 at 4:15 pm

These are so cute!
They sound absolutely lovely!


Sandie October 5, 2009 at 5:21 pm

I love fruit galettes and while I've never had one with grapefruit, it sounds (and looks!) quite intriguing (especially with cardamom).


Jennifer A. Wickes October 5, 2009 at 5:24 pm

This sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing. I may have to try this!


Jenn October 5, 2009 at 5:40 pm

This looks fantastic. I've actually been having a grape fruit gracing lately. hehe… I think that means i have to make this.


Print Brochures October 5, 2009 at 5:45 pm

Wow! I'm really craving for it right now. The recipe is truly mouth watering not only because of the pictures, but the way you described it feels like I'm tasting it right now. You did a good job! Thank you for sharing this.:)


Fiber October 5, 2009 at 7:01 pm

These look absolutely fantastic!


dawnielle October 5, 2009 at 7:06 pm

Love cardamom, love grapefruit, love pie dough, love Fine Cooking. Must try! (Pretty pic, too.


Barbara Bakes October 5, 2009 at 7:53 pm

I never would have thought of this combination. It looks beautiful!


Mary October 5, 2009 at 9:43 pm

This look and sound incredibly good. The cardamom takes them to a whole nother place. I can't wait to try these. Have a great evening.


Tartelette October 5, 2009 at 10:13 pm

They look and sound incredibly delicious! Love them!


Bob October 5, 2009 at 10:36 pm

I'm not a big grapefruit fan, but I would definitely try it in this! It looks great.


Hello Sweety October 5, 2009 at 11:11 pm

Fuji Mama, you've done it again:)


Cate October 6, 2009 at 6:08 am

simple and beautiful. these look amazing! cardamom, well, i would TRY it with almost anything. super yum.


Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction October 6, 2009 at 9:24 am

Mmm… the flavors sound fascinating and intriguing! I will have to put this on my list of things to try. Beautiful pictures, too!


Sarah C. October 6, 2009 at 12:41 pm

Wow, this recipe makes my mouth water. What a great combination of flavors! Your pics are beautiful too. I will definitely make this…I even blogged about it here:


Paula - bell'alimento October 6, 2009 at 6:00 pm

Rachael! WOW. Beautiful. I love Cardamom & now have something new to try it with :)


Snakebit October 6, 2009 at 6:33 pm

I love grapefruit and this looks really good.


Liz - Meal Makeover Mom October 7, 2009 at 9:10 am

Grapefruit is so perfect now that the weather is getting colder! Looks delicious. Hey, congrats on your Foodbuzz nomination!! We were nominated for the same category. Will you be in SF for the Foodbuzz Festival?


Mardi @eatlivetravelwrite October 7, 2009 at 12:20 pm

Beautiful photos! Congrats on your nomination for the FB awards!!


Hungry Dog October 7, 2009 at 3:31 pm

What an interesting combination! I love grapefruit and all things cardamom. Beautiful photos!


Julia @ Mélanger October 7, 2009 at 4:34 pm

I have a soft spot for cardamom, but I would never had thought about pairing it with grapefruit. This sounds absolutely delicious. I love how you have incorporated this into a delicious galette. A perfect vessel for that wonderful flavour!


A & W October 15, 2009 at 11:58 am

These sound SO interesting! Definitely bookmarking these.


NMOS October 17, 2009 at 11:41 pm

That definitely sounds different. I've never heard of all those ingredients together with grapefruit.


Maria January 10, 2010 at 7:33 am

Love the galettes. What a special dessert!


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