Cherry season is nearing its end, and if you’re looking for a quick and easy way to get your cherry fix, then I have a little something to share. Namely, this cherry galette. Like all galettes, the technique is simple and rustic—just roll out some pastry dough and dot it with fruits before curling the edges back up over the juicy filling. This recipe, however, adds a little something extra to the mix. Right underneath that cherry filling lays a layer of almond cream, spread thin enough that it won’t poof up and overcome the cherries while cookies, but thick enough that you taste it in each and every tart-sweet bite.

Cherry GaletteAlmond cream is very easy to make, just throw some almond meal, butter, and spices in a blender or food processor and puree until smooth and fluffy. It’s my *favorite* filling for pastries, from croissants to galettes to doughnuts…you really can’t go wrong with any sweet application of it. And the nutty and warm notes of almond work almost suspiciously well with the slightly tart and very sweet cherries. It kind of makes me wonder what nature has up her sleeve when I taste flavors like these together. You’ll just have to try this cherry galette and see for yourself 🙂 And if you’re longing for more even more cherries in your life, I have some rolls and a shrub that are calling your name…

Cherry Galette Pastry

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Cherry Galette with Almond Cream

This flakey and buttery pastry crust is filled with cinnamon-spiced cherries and a layer of sweet almond cream. It bakes up to a wonderfully nutty and fruity galette and takes hardly any time to make at all, perfect for a cherry-season-staple!

Course Dessert
Keyword cherry galette
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Cooling Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 people
Calories 190 kcal

Ingredients

Cherry Almond Filling

  • 1/4 cup almond meal
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter room temperature
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoon honey
  • 1 large egg room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 14 oz cherries pitted and halved
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Crust

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 6 tablespoons butter cold and hard
  • 3 - 5 tablespoons ice water
  • 1 whole egg whisked with 1 teaspoon water for egg wash

Instructions

  1. For the crust, ​m​ix together the flour, sugar, salt, and ​cinnamon​ in a large bowl​ until combined. ​Grate the butter in the largest hole setting of your grater above the bowl, stopping to stir and coat the butter bits in the flour mixture every few minutes.
  2. Pinch the mixture together with your fingertips until it resembles the texture of damp sand. Add the water, a tablespoon at a time, mixing it with a fork, until the dough just holds together when you squeeze a fistful of it in your hand. Pat it into a rough circle shape, cover, and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  3. For the filling, beat together the butter, almond meal, 1 tablespoon of the sugar, 1 tablespoon of the honey, the egg, and 1/4 teaspoon of the vanilla extract until pale and fluffy, about 3 - 5 minutes at medium speed. Set aside. In a medium bowl, toss together the cherries, remaining 2 tablespoons sugar, 1 tablespoon honey, 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract, and cinnamon until the cherries are coated in the mixture.

  4. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Roll the dough out onto a lightly floured surface until it is about 13 inches in diameter. Transfer to a lipped baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  5. Spread the almond paste filling in a thin layer across the center, leaving an empty 2-inch border around the edges of the crust. Arrange the cherries, cut side down, in concentric circles on top of the almond filling. Fold the empty crust edge over the filling, and brush the exposed folded crust with the egg wash.
  6. Bake in the oven until the crust is golden and the cherries have wrinkled slightly, about 40 to 45 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 15 minutes before slicing and serving.
Nutrition Facts
Cherry Galette with Almond Cream
Amount Per Serving
Calories 190 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 34mg 11%
Sodium 105mg 4%
Potassium 95mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 25g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 11g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 5.5%
Vitamin C 2.8%
Calcium 1.5%
Iron 5.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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