Sage Pumpkin Galette w/ Spiced Pepitas & Vegan Jerky

5 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 red onion, sliced thin and caramelized
1 kabocha squash, peeled, seeded and sliced
1 cup fresh ricotta cheese
1/4 cup fresh sage leaves
Dry Monterey Jack cheese, grated
Gluten-free Date Galette Dough (recipe below)
Spiced Pepitas (recipe below)
Vegan Jerky (or your favorite) grated fine

Heat oven to 400 degrees. Mix kabocha squash with olive oil, salt and pepper, put single-layer on a baking sheet, and bake covered with foil for 15 minutes. Remove cover and bake till tender, 5 – 10 minutes more. Cool.

Roll galette dough out into a 14” round on lightly floured surface. Transfer to baking sheet covered with parchment. Cover with ricotta, then squash, onions, sage leaves. 

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Sprinkle with grated Jack cheese. Fold the pastry over and on top on squash. 

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Bake 35 – 40 minutes until crust is browned. 

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Transfer to wire rack to cool. Garnish with Spiced Pepitas and grated jerky-of-choice. 

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Spiced Pepitas
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp curry powder
1/4 tsp cayenne

Combine above ingredients. Heat 2 tsp olive oil in pan or iron skillet to medium heat. Add 1 cup pumpkin seeds and stir to coat. When seeds start to puff, add spice mixture and toast until light brown. 

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Gluten-free Date Galette Dough
1.5 cups Blends by Orly Manhattan Blend Pastry Flour
2 teaspoons date sugar
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 cup cold, cubed unsalted butter

Whirl together flour, sugar, and salt in a food processor. Add butter and pulse into pea-size pieces. Drizzle 1/3’rd cup very cold water over crumbs and pulse just until moistened. Add additional 1 – 2 tablespoons of water as needed. Turn dough onto a work surface and gather into a ball, turning to pick up crumbs. Form into a disk, wrap in plastic wrap, and chill for one hour.