I have another easy summer recipe for you today in the form of a galette, aka the lazy man’s pie. This rustic cherry galette is the newest addition to my galette collection and I am in love with it. I love cherries and pies, so what is not to love here?
But let me say upfront, if you are not a cherry fan, you can try these alternatives (blueberry galette, raspberry vanilla bean galette or this peach raspberry combo). I say this because my husband is not a cherry fan and was against this galette from the start. However, he somehow ‘tried’ it and said ‘oh, it is actually not bad’. Uhmmm…it’s CHERRIES!! No way it can not be good. But I digress. Let’s talk about the recipe.
Galettes are just topless pies. With the same juicy, warm fruits wrapped inside a flaky, pie crust. Luckily, they are easier than pies and don’t need long hours in the kitchen.
This rustic cherry galette uses sweet seasonal cherries paired with fresh lime juice and a hint of almond extract. It’s simple, flavorful and filled with one of summer’s favorite fruits. Top with vanilla ice cream (I used this blackberry coconut ice cream) and enjoy on a hot summer day.
Hope you can add this to your summer baking list. I know it will be on repeat for me as my husband suddenly doesn’t mind cherries.
Yield: 1 9-inch galette
Rustic Cherry Galette
Prep Time: 40 mins
Cook Time: 35 mins
- 1 1/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces
- 2 tablespoons shortening, cut into pieces
- 1/4 cup ice water
- 1 large egg, whisked with 2 teaspoons water for egg wash
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon lemon zest
- 1/2 teaspoon pure almond extract
- 1 tablespoon bourbon