Smoked Ham Galette with Brandied Cherries

Smoked Ham Galette with Brandied Cherries

Red Apple Cheese in this recipe:

Hickory Smoked Bourbon Gouda Cheese

Time: 40 min cook / 30 min prep
Servings: 4


  • 1 store bought pie crust, thawed, and pliable
  • ½ lb thick cut smoked ham
  • ⅔ a wheel of Bourbon Gouda by Red Apple Cheese
  • 2 tbsp brandied cherries
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • ½ tbsp brown sugar
  • ¼ tsp flake salt
  • Zest from one orange


  1. To begin, preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Chop your ingredients into little domino sized pieces.
  3. Roll your pre-bought pie crust onto an un-greased baking sheet lined with wax paper.
  4. Starting about an inch from the outside, create your first ham and cheese ring. Place one piece of cheese followed by a piece of ham. Repeat the pattern in a circular rotation until the outer circle is complete.
  5. Repeat the process creating a smaller ham & cheese circle on the inside.
  6. Fill the center full of brandied cherries.
  7. Using both hands, fold the pie crust over the outside of the larger ham and cheese ring, pinching it to stay put.
  8. Using a brush, gently brush the pie crust with the egg wash and sprinkle with salt, orange zest, and half the sugar.
  9. Sprinkle the rest of the sugar onto the ham and cheese dominos.
  10. Put the prepared galette in the oven. Cook it for 30-40 minutes until all the cheese has melted and the pie crust is a beautiful flaky golden color. If your cheese or a part of the crust begins to burn, try tenting it with a sheet of tinfoil so it stops it from overcooking.
  11. Lastly, let the galette rest for a moment so the cheese has a chance to thicken up. This way, when you cut it, it won’t ooze out.

Recipe first posted by the Grilled Cheese Social with pictures of a step by step instructions. More recipes for our gouda cheeses can be found on this blog as well.

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