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The Best Sweet Cherry Galette

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This sweet cherry galette is an easy dessert recipe to throw in the oven while you’re eating your dinner. 

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Now that I have a gorgeous kitchen to cook in…I’ve been cooking like crazy. Lately, I have been really craving sweet, fruit desserts.  Putting away groceries the other day, I saw a bag of frozen cherries and thought…I bet a Sweet Cherry Galette would be delicious right about now. So I jumped in the kitchen and made one in a matter of minutes. And you know what? I was totally right! 

The best sweet cherry galette!

I have always loved cherries. They are my favorite fruit of all time so it’s kinda a bummer they’re only available fresh in the summer months. When they do finally arrive, I stock up like crazy and freeze them for my winter supply. Trust me, frozen cherries work perfectly in this recipe– the whole thing was devoured in a matter of minutes. (Just be sure to thaw the cherries first. 🙂 ) But you better believe, come June/July I will be making this galette again with fresh cherries! 😉 

The best sweet cherry galette!

 

I don’t know what’s the best part of this galette…the sweet taste or how easy this is to make? It’s a clear tie in my opinion. The prep time only takes like 15 minutes. Which makes this a great dessert recipe to throw in the oven while you are eating your dinner. Then your sweet cherry galatte will be waiting for you, all warm and delicious! Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top and I promise you…your family is going to be giving you extra hugs for days! 

The best sweet cherry galette!

 Enjoy your sweet cherry Galette!

The Best Sweet Cherry Galette 

Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 40-50 minutes
Serves 6

Ingredients:

  • 1 12-inch round refrigerated pie crust dough
  • 2 1/2 cups fresh or frozen sweet cherries (thawed), stemmed, pitted and halved
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar + 1 tablespoon (divided)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 egg + 1 tablespoon water

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a medium bowl combine cherries, 1/2 cup of brown sugar, lemon juice, flour and salt. Stir and then set aside.

Place pie crust dough in middle of parchment lined baking sheet. Place cherry filling onto the center of the dough, leaving a two-inch outer border. Fold edge up over filling, overlapping and creating pleats as you go all the way around.

Brush the dough with the egg and sprinkle the entire galette with the remaining brown sugar.

Bake at 375 for 40-50  minutes or until crust is golden brown and dough on bottom is done. Cool slightly before serving.

Slice, top with vanilla ice cream and enjoy!

 

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