In honor of the International Garnacha Day, I created this beautiful, delicious Pear, Blue Cheese, and Caramelized Onion Galette. This rustic, nutty, sweet and savory galette is the perfect compliment to your Wines of Garnacha celebration!
International Garnacha Day is celebrated on September 16th. It is the perfect opportunity to gather your friends, make some delicious food, and celebrate with the seductive Wines of Garnacha.
Have you heard of Garnacha Wines? I haven’t before creating this post. I was given these wines to sample and try them out. I invited some girlfriends over to share in my experience. I honestly was pleasantly surprised and very impressed with the sultry, well developed flavors of the wine. My friends were equally impressed. We fully enjoyed tasting each bottle in progression from the whites to the reds pairing each glass with little tapas and sharing stories, laughter, and camaraderie. We are now all HUGE Garnacha fans.
Garnacha has been creating wine for centuries in the eastern region of Spain, however, over the last 20 years, a new generation of winemakers have taken a different approach to producing new varietal wines by controlling yields and taking advantage of the old vines. They have started applying modern techniques in combination with old traditions resulting in the production of wines with exceptional character and concentration.
The result has been the production of very expressive wines from sweet, fresh, and fruity to intensely mineral in some cases with a wide range of aromas depending on their origin.
Garnacha wines are excellent value for any budget ranging from $10-$20.
Although inexpensive, Garnacha wines are just as much for the collector as it is for the casual drinker.
Garnacha offers a diverse portfolio of wines. It is the only variety in the world able to produce red, white and rosé. Americans appreciate the expressive range of aromas and flavors the wines have to offer. Their versatility makes them ideal for pairing to any cuisine.
In honor of the International Garnacha Day, I hosted a tapas party featuring this beautiful, delicious Pear, Blue Cheese, and Caramelized Onion Galette paired with the lovely Wines of Garnacha. The galette is savory from the blue cheese, nutty from the toasted walnuts, buttery from the caramelized onions, and sweet from the pears. It is the perfect combination for a beautiful galette that will amaze anyone who takes a bite.
This Pear, Blue Cheese, and Caramelized Onion Galette is easy to make and is impressive to your guests. It is the perfect tapas addition to your #GarnachaDay Celebration. Visit Wines of Garnacha to find out where you can purchase these fabulous wines and host your own International Garnacha Day Party!
- 2 large sweet onions, thinly sliced
- 1 tbs butter
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 8 oz refrigerated pie crust
- 2 Bosc pears, peeled and thinly sliced
- 1 tbs all purpose flour
- 1 tbs brown sugar
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- 3 oz blue cheese, crumbled
- 1 large egg, lightly beaten
- Cook onion in butter in large skillet over medium-low heat for about 30 minutes until onion is caramelized. Stir in salt and pepper. Set aside.
- Unfold pie crust into a circle and transfer to a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
- Mix brown sugar and flour.
- Toss sliced pears in flour mixture to coat.
- Spread 3/4 of onion on pie shell leaving a 4in border around edges.
- Arrange pear slices over onion.
- Top with remaining onion. Then top with pecans and cheese.
- Fold over 4in borders of dough, pressing gently to seal.
- Brush dough with beaten egg.
- Bake at 425 for 25 minute or until pie shell is golden brown. (You may shield center if walnuts begin to excessively brown.)
- Cool on baking sheet. Serve warm or room temperature.