Cherry Galette: A Rustic Dessert

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This cherry galette post is a burden of love. ‘Why’ you ask? Oh, well I wrote it all out, but in the process of trying to improve my recipe posts, I accidentally deleted the entire thing! And of course I did NOT have a backup copy. So here we go again, round two, I hope you enjoy it!

I love to make pies. It is about the only dessert I can accomplish with satisfaction. For me as a cook, I like to throw a dash here or add some extra there in recipes, but when it comes to baking that is an absolute no-no, so I have a hard time getting anything right!

Enter Martha Stewart’s Cooking School. This is a cookbook I love and live by in my kitchen. She not only gives you recipes, but teaches you about ingredients, tools, & techniques so you have a good base of knowledge for any kind of cooking! I seriously recommend getting one for yourself!

Back to pies: all my knowledge of pies comes from Martha’s book. It has never failed me & I wanted to try out a cherry galette this go around because it just looked so rustic and delicious. I like that it leaves room for messiness because the crust is not meant to be perfect!

Try this amazing rustic dessert tonight! It's so easy to make, but your guests will think you're a master baker! - NovaturientSoul.com

Crust Ingredients:

  • 1.5 cup flour
  • 1 stick butter, cut into 3/4 inch pieces
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup ice water

Filling Ingredients:

  • 4 cups cherries, pitted & de-stemmed
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 Tbsp cornstarch or flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp butter

For Finishing:

  • 1 large egg
  • 1 Tbsp heavy cream or milk
  • 1 Tbsp sugar

First, you want to make your crust by combining the flour, sugar, & salt in a food processor or in a medium bowl if mixing by hand.

Then cut in the butter by adding it to the flour mixture and mixing until you get small crumbs forming.

Try this amazing rustic dessert tonight! It's so easy to make, but your guests will think you're a master baker! - NovaturientSoul.com

Next, add the water. Start with ONLY 7 tablespoons & mix until the dough holds together but is not sticky. If you need more water, add 2 tablespoons at a time.

Try this amazing rustic dessert tonight! It's so easy to make, but your guests will think you're a master baker! - NovaturientSoul.com

Now turn the dough out on a large piece of plastic wrap, form into a disk, & wrap tightly with wrap.

Refrigerate at least one hour before using it for the cherry galette.

When ready to make, preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

Then, mix together all the ingredients for the filling in a medium bowl & set to the side. I only use a 1/2 cup of sugar so there is some tartness remaining from the cherries; feel free to add more if you desire!

Try this amazing rustic dessert tonight! It's so easy to make, but your guests will think you're a master baker! - NovaturientSoul.com

Next, you want to roll out dough on a lightly floured surface until it’s about a 14 inch circle. The circle does not need to be perfect.

Try this amazing rustic dessert tonight! It's so easy to make, but your guests will think you're a master baker! - NovaturientSoul.com

For a baking sheet I used a normal pizza pan with a piece of parchment paper covering it.

Gently roll the dough around the rolling pin and unroll onto the baking sheet.

Then, arrange filling in the center of your dough, leaving about 2 inches of border around it.

Next, gently fold the border over the filling. Let it crease naturally and continue all the way around, leaving filling exposed in the middle.

Try this amazing rustic dessert tonight! It's so easy to make, but your guests will think you're a master baker! - NovaturientSoul.com

Now finish the crust off by mixing together the egg & cream and brushing it onto the crust. Sprinkle sugar on crust.

Try this amazing rustic dessert tonight! It's so easy to make, but your guests will think you're a master baker! - NovaturientSoul.com

Bake for one hour or until the juices are bubbling and the crust is a dark golden brown.

Try this amazing rustic dessert tonight! It's so easy to make, but your guests will think you're a master baker! - NovaturientSoul.com

Try this amazing rustic dessert tonight! It's so easy to make, but your guests will think you're a master baker! - NovaturientSoul.com

Let cool for ten minutes & enjoy! Cherry galette can be served on it’s own, with whip cream, or ice cream!

Try this amazing rustic dessert tonight! It's so easy to make, but your guests will think you're a master baker! - NovaturientSoul.com

Let me know if you try this in the comments below!

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Cherry Galette
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
1 hrs
Total Time
1 hrs 15 mins
 
I wanted to try out a cherry galette this go around because it just looked so rustic and delicious. I like that it leaves room for messiness because the crust is not meant to be perfect!
Course: Dessert
Servings: 6
Ingredients
Crust Ingredients:
  • 1.5 cup flour
  • 1 stick butter cut into 3/4 inch pieces
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup ice water
Filling Ingredients:
  • 4 cups cherries pitted & de-stemmed
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 Tbsp cornstarch or flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp butter
For Finishing:
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 Tbsp heavy cream or milk
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
Instructions
  1. First, you want to make your crust by combining the flour, sugar, & salt in a food processor or in a medium bowl if mixing by hand.
  2. Then cut in the butter by adding it to the flour mixture and mixing until you get small crumbs forming.
  3. Next, add the water. Start with ONLY 7 tablespoons & mix until the dough holds together but is not sticky. If you need more water, add 2 tablespoons at a time.
  4. Now turn the dough out on a large piece of plastic wrap, form into a disk, & wrap tightly with wrap.
  5. Refrigerate at least one hour before using it for the cherry galette.
  6. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

  7. Mix together all the ingredients for the filling in a medium bowl & set to the side.
  8. Next, you want to roll our dough on a lightly floured surface until it's about a 14 inch circle.
  9. Gently roll the dough around the rolling pin and unroll onto the baking sheet.
  10. Then arrange filling in the center of your dough, leaving about 2 inches of border around it.
  11. Gently fold the border over the filling. Let it crease naturally and continue all the way around, leaving filling exposed in the middle.
  12. Now finish the crust off by mixing together the egg & cream and brushing it onto the crust. Sprinkle sugar on crust.
  13. Bake for one hour or until the juices are bubbling and the crust is a dark golden brown.
Recipe Notes

I only use a 1/2 cup of sugar so there is some tartness remaining from the cherries; feel free to add more if you desire! Cherry galette can be served on it's own, with whip cream, or ice cream!

16 thoughts on “Cherry Galette: A Rustic Dessert

  1. Awesome looking- I will totally try this during the holidays instead of a normal pie. Question: does the dough for your crust normally stay pretty wet looking and then “set” up in the fridge? Would you say this is different than a pie crust? I don’t typically chill my pie dough(never really found it necessary)… I have seen multiple food bloggers mention doing this though so I will have to test it out with my recipe.

    1. The crust is the same as a normal pie & putting in the fridge to chill helps to have a flakier crust because the butter isn’t melted already. And yeah, my dough was a littler wetter than I wanted so I just used a bit more flour when rolling it out to make up for it. Hope you like it!

  2. This recipe looks marvelous! I can’t wait to try it. I find galettes to be so much easier than messing with fancy pie edges. I used to make a caramel apple pie galette that never had any crumbs left. Haha. My husband is really going to like this cherry version. He’s a cherry fanatic. In fact, I just ordered 2 cherry trees he likes cherries so much.

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